Taylor Swift supported by adoring boyfriend Travis Kelce who wears her friendship bracelet as she storms stage on first night of Eras Tour in Sydney…

Taylor Swift supported by adoring boyfriend Travis Kelce who wears her friendship bracelet as she storms stage on first night of Eras Tour in Sydney...

 

Despite the set for support act Sabrina Carpenter being cancelled, Swift finally took the stage a little over 20 minutes after the scheduled start time of 7.30pm.

 

Taylor Swift supported by adoring boyfriend Travis Kelce who wears her friendship bracelet as she storms stage on first night of Eras Tour in Sydney...
Proudly watching on was her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, who caused a roar from the crowd as he arrived to proudly view his pop star lover do what she does best.

In videos shared to social media, the NFL star was seen strolling into the stadium before finding his seat at a special VIP box.

The footballer could not wipe the smile off his face as Taylor worked the stage in one of her iconic sparkling leotards.

Travis opted for a smart shirt in blue patterns and matching shorts as well as a pair of white sneakers.

Most notably, he had on a friendship bracelet from Taylor, which her fans are also known for wearing.

He had walked through the crowd applauding him before being led to his VIP seat, where he was seen beaming as he watched Taylor perform.

Other famous faces in the crowd included Katy Perry and Rita Ora, who took in the show together.

Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison proved he was a Swiftie when he was seen in the crowd alongside his two young daughters.

Wild weather lashing Sydney on Friday evening caused chaos for the 80,000 Swifties heading to her first show of the Eras Tour in the city.

Fans sitting on the floor and lower bowl levels of the stadium were asked to move inside after lightning struck just 10 kilometres away shortly before 6pm.

A statement from Accor Stadium issued just before 6pm told concert-goers the three-hour show had been delayed.

Please note, due to weather, show start time has been delayed,’ it said.

‘Stay undercover until further notice and follow venue screens and staff instructions.

‘Stay safe and remember to be kind to those around you.’

Swift took to the stage at about 7.50pm, while her support act Sabrina Carpenter was axed for Friday night’s performance.

Carpenter was due to begin at 6.20pm and Swift was supposed to start at 7.30pm.

‘We have a little bit of a weather situation, we might have some rain, but I’ve never known an Aussie crowd to let that get in the way of having a good time,’ Taylor told her fans once she began her performance.

A man’s voice was earlier heard on a loudspeaker at the stadium telling fans that lightning had struck 10kms away and ticket holders needed to evacuate.

A stream of concert-goers, most wearing plastic rain ponchos, were seen moving to undercover areas of the stadium following the announcement.

Accor Stadium had said the show will run unless there is ‘severe weather which could impact the safety of artists and patrons’.

I’m just really nervous about the rain, it’s pretty clear here but Accor still haven’t announced when the show is going to start,’ one Sydney Swiftie, Annabelle, told Daily Mail Australia before the show began.

My incredibly talented, wonderful, gorgeous, hilarious, genius opening act Sabrina Carpenter!’ Taylor said in introducing the 24-year-old American singer.

‘She heroically sacrificed her show which I think is a crime against Sydney and I think it needs to be fixed!’

Taylor spent time relaxing ahead of the show as she and her boyfriend Travis visited Sydney Zoo.

The popstar and her NFL star partner went on a date at the 16.5-hectare site earlier this week ahead of Swift’s three concerts in Australia’s biggest city, as they were spotted even petting a little kangaroo.