Imagine being handed the key to an entire city and being tasked with running things for a whole 24 hours. That’s exactly what Tampa Mayor Jane Castor is offering to megastar Taylor Swift in honor of her “Eras Tour” shows. It’s not every day that a world-renowned celebrity gets to be mayor for the day, but with this offer, Swift could find herself in a position of power she never imagined. Will she accept the challenge? Only time will tell.
“We know Glendale changed its name, Arlington made a street sign, and Vegas illuminated their Gateway Arches,” Castor said in a video posted to the city’s Instagram. “But here in Tampa, we’ve got a reputation to uphold… and we want to go bigger.”
In honor of her upcoming tour dates in Tampa, Mayor Jane Castor awarded Taylor Swift with an official key to the city on Monday. The symbolic gesture serves as recognition for Swift’s achievements in music and philanthropy over the years. It also opens up opportunities for her to explore more of what Tampa has to offer.
With this honorary key comes great responsibility — but also lots of fun — as she takes on new experiences during her time in Florida’s most vibrant city.