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Taylor Swift performs onstage for the opening night of "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at State Farm Stadium on March 17, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. The city of Glendale, Arizona was ceremonially renamed to Swift City for March 17-18 in honor of The Eras Tour.

One Taylor Swift fan decided to find a way to attend the artist’s Eras Tour without having to dish out hundreds of dollars. Nashville resident Davis Perrigo went viral earlier this month after videos posted online showed him working as a security guard at Swift’s shows at the Nissan Stadium. Perrigo can be seen singing along to every word of Swift’s hits like, “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “Love Story.”

Speaking with News Channel 5, Perrigo said that he is a huge Swiftie, but he couldn’t get tickets. Though he is an accountant, he thought of another way of getting into the event. He applied to work security at the venue with the hopes of gaining access to the show that way. After being approved for the position, Perrigo told the news outlet that Swift’s security team reprimanded him for “going too hard” during one show and told him he “needed to take it down a notch.”

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With a strict no-phone policy, Davis was unable to secure footage of the concert, but plenty of Swifties got video of him working and enjoying the event right in front of the stage. Though his security career was short-lived, the super-fan told the news outlet he shared the viral video with a co-worker, which received over 7 million views. As he watched the view count multiply tenfold to the millions, Davis recalled, “‘OMG, this is out of control.”

In the comments section of the viral TikTok, many fans compared Davis to Ryan Reynolds in the look department. Though they were swooning over him in the comments, the man is happily married. He even said his wife jokes about the passion he sings Taylor Swift songs “for someone who’s never been broken up with.” Though Davis had a great time working the concert, he said her fans “were so unbelievably loud,” louder than any sporting event he’s ever been to.

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