Taylor Swift's recent Eras Tour concert in Seattle caused quite a stir, with her devoted fans, known as Swifties, dancing so passionately that they unintentionally created seismic activity akin to a minor earthquake. Geology professor Jackie Caplan-Auerbach from Western Washington University made the fascinating discovery, measuring the seismic event at Lumen Field to be equivalent to a 2.3 on the magnitude scale.
Caplan-Auerbach explained that the intense rhythm and energy from the music, speakers, and beats at Swift's concert all played a role in generating enough force to cause the ground to shake.
Interestingly, this wasn't the first time such an occurrence happened at Lumen Field. Back in 2011, during a Seattle Seahawks game, the crowd's uproar over an impressive touchdown by Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch also registered on the local seismometer. However, the Swifties' dance-induced seismic activity was twice as strong as the memorable "Beast Quake."
Remarkably, the difference in enthusiasm between the two Seattle shows was negligible, even though the second show started half an hour later due to delays. Swift herself was thrilled by the tremendous energy displayed by her fans, expressing her gratitude on Instagram for their fervent cheering, screaming, jumping, dancing, and singing.
As the Seattle leg of the Eras Tour concludes, Swift has only one more state to visit on the U.S. leg before she heads to California for more concerts. Following that, she'll embark on an extensive international tour, covering Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with support from Sabrina Carpenter and Paramore.
Fans at the upcoming Eras Tour venues certainly have high expectations to meet after witnessing the record-breaking movement in Seattle. During the concert, Swift praised the Seattle crowd, stating that they were the best she had ever played for during her Reputation Tour in 2018.