In an emotional return to Brazil’s Eras Tour stage, Taylor Swift delivered a heart-wrenching tribute to late fan Ana Clara Benevides, whose tragic death led to the postponement of Saturday’s show. While not explicitly mentioning Benevides, Swift’s poignant performance of ‘Bigger Than the Whole Sky’ left fans convinced it was a tribute to the departed college student.
“Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye. You were bigger than the whole sky.” Swift sang, accompanied by a piano, capturing the sombre atmosphere in memory of Benevides. The pop star’s emotional moment unfolded during a rainy concert, creating an intimate connection with the audience.
Swift, 33, had previously addressed Benevides’ death in an Instagram Story, expressing a “shattered heart” at the loss of a fan before her show. Concertgoers had raised concerns about the dangerous conditions at the Grammy winner’s concert amidst Brazil’s heatwave, with reports of fans fainting.
Witnesses recalled Swift’s efforts during the scorching conditions, pausing her set to assist fans in need of water. Despite her attempts, the extreme temperatures prompted Swift to prioritise safety, leading to the decision to reschedule the show for Monday.
This behind-the-scenes look at Swift’s emotional tribute reveals the tear-jerking moments that unfolded on stage, providing fans with an intimate glimpse into the heartfelt connection between the artist and her audience.