Welp, it seems that Taylor Swift and her Filipino stans are never ever getting back together anytime soon.
Alas, today is not exactly the best day to be a Filipino Swiftie. As Taylor Swift unveiled the highly anticipated schedule for ‘The Eras Tour,’ many hearts skipped a beat… or rather, a few beats. Unfortunately, there’s no Philippines stop on the list, and the nation’s hopes for a surprise announcement quickly transformed into sorrows and disappointments.
As one of, if not the biggest and most passionate Taylor Swift fanbase, it’s just reasonable that the Filo stans are losing it all over the Internet after the heartbreaking news. And honestly, they have all the right to be. If there’s anything that all the fan-led concerts around the country over the last couple of months have proven, it’s that the love and dedication of Filo Swifties are unparalleled.
From memes that will leave you in stitches to some hope-filled (borderline delusional) fan theories to some who remained optimistic amid the hopelessness, Filipino Swifties went on quite an emotional rollercoaster online, most especially on Twitter, where the topic “Philippines” trended nationwide. Below are some of the most interesting tweets we’ve gathered that are full of tears, screams, with a sprinkle of unwavering positivity.
NO GOOD MORNINGS
TAMPO MODE ON
filo swifties: tampo niño pic.twitter.com/0XXn4K8WuJ— horhe (@_superjoerge31) June 21, 2023
MAINE, THE QUEEN OF MANIFESTATION
Eras tour in Manila cutie!!!— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) June 21, 2023
Hihi try lang…🤞🏻 https://t.co/TvebvKQiBz
FILO SWIFTIES = THE BEST
Oh…— Justttt (@Foozetiin) June 20, 2023
Philippines… The land where the most @taylorswift13 streams in Asia, 2nd only to US in the whole world, is from; and where so many individuals appreciate and support her so much, suffered like this.
Condolence to filo swifties wanting to attend sadd @taylornation13 https://t.co/d3x8aMgpnQ pic.twitter.com/PG58jcIYNS
This is a fan-initiated “The Eras Festival” in Cebu inspired by The Eras Tour.— VAMPIRE kheen 🧛♀️ (@loveinfolklore) June 20, 2023
We organized this event, and there were around 1,500-2,000 Swifties jamming and singing along.
More Swifties will be accompanied if we have Eras Tour in the Philippines. Please? #WeWantErasTourPH https://t.co/mEKymJmXhX pic.twitter.com/7fsdvh925v
PINOY MEMES BACK AT IT
NO MANILA IN INTERNATIONAL ERAS TOUR— Kieran Tiu (@imkierantiu) June 20, 2023
filo swifties rn:
WISHFUL (SEE ALSO: DELUSIONAL) THINKING
what if there actually ARE manila dates but they left them out on purpose so filo swifties would talk abt it & generate more online traffic…& when they announce the manila date/s we love her for listening to us..& bcs its mainstream news she sells out in .3 secs!#TheErasTourTS https://t.co/jgI0MEmtQA pic.twitter.com/77H8bmjSNR— moopey ⋆｡°✩ (@mafilabucuas) June 20, 2023
no cuz there are no dates for most of march and all of april which is just after the singapore dates so what if she’s still negotiating for the ph dates like they still working out the venue and shit LIKE STAY WITH ME ! https://t.co/pfLtJrF99b pic.twitter.com/FLURQ2Y7Rb— 22 (ralph’s version) (@justalostboyyy) June 20, 2023
The Eras Tour Philippines. Confirmed. pic.twitter.com/YktvCeI42E— Carly Bry Jepsen 🌻 (@Bryyee) June 21, 2023
mabuhay! i’m a filipino swiftie looking for a spanish, american, or a japanese swiftie that could score the eras tour tickets for me in singapore as a payback for colonizing our country and making our ancestors suffer. thank you! 🇪🇸🇺🇸🇯🇵 https://t.co/RyKjQU72U5— c a r l i t o (@_crlto) June 21, 2023
ngl i want her tour to flop in european cities for ignoring southeast asia.— max 🐝 🧣 (@sovereignswifts) June 20, 2023
I'm bitter idgaf. she chose to cater to those colonizers who's reception of her has been mild throughout her entire career. https://t.co/PTcv62ysZp pic.twitter.com/SVNdUpSazx
REGRETS AND THREATS
Since there is no Manila The Eras Tour, I will be streaming the stolen versions. Filo Swifties, you know the drill. we are the second most streaming Swifties in THE WORLD. the disrespect.#TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/uBSIXUdwJN— toi (@to_toiii) June 20, 2023
THE STADIUM DISCOURSE
France and Sweden’s venue are Arenas with almost similar capacity as Philippine Arena so why is Philippines not on the list? I hope there’s a separate announcement. 💔😢#TheErasTourTS #TheErasTourPhilippines https://t.co/nYxVDrnFBe pic.twitter.com/Zg3dr5J1QD— V (@sempiternal_lav) June 20, 2023
Here's how The Eras Tour stage will look like if it's in New Clark City Athletics Stadium. This has a seating capacity of 20,000, the field has a total area of approximately 21,000 sqm. #TaylorSwift #TaylorSwiftTheErasTour @taylorswift13 @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/jxGN1otk0g— 𝘿𝘼𝙉 𝙞𝙨 𝙍𝙀𝘼𝘿𝙔𝙏𝙊𝘽𝙀 (@ardxnilo) June 21, 2023
TAYLOR SWIFT THE MAPANAKIT
i really don't mind her ditching other asian countries but phillipinnes??— t. (@crumbshizz) June 20, 2023
that nation deserves 10 shows and even that won't be enough to conclude the devotion they have towards her….. https://t.co/QTXoThhqK7
The international and US Swiftie community being completely devastated and frustrated about Philippines not getting their own Eras Tour dates… that speaks volumes. It shows how Filipino Swifties have always been dedicated! 🥲— VAMPIRE kheen 🧛♀️ (@loveinfolklore) June 20, 2023
THE WAY INTERNATIONAL AND US SWIFTIES HAVE BEEN PUSHING TAYLOR FOR PHILIPPINES ERAS TOUR DATES! THIS IS SOLIDARITY 😭 pic.twitter.com/l3a1JVv6P8— VAMPIRE kheen 🧛♀️ (@loveinfolklore) June 20, 2023
SWIFTIE LIFE CARRIES ON
This tour announcement is truly heartbreaking.. we don't know if there's still hope.. but still..— Swifties Philippines (@SwiftiesPHL) June 20, 2023
To every Filipino Swifties who's putting their hearts and efforts to show how much we love @taylorswift13 and her music, we still have each other.
There are no wasted efforts—… https://t.co/TBadzw3ku4
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