Taylor Swift may not be coming to the rest of Southeast Asia, but that has not stopped her devoted fans from celebrating highly anticipated album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), as they gear up for simultaneous celebrations in different countries.
Swifties Philippines, a dedicated group known for organizing fan events, recently announced this fan-made extravaganza, spanning six countries and one city-state, through a Facebook post on June 26.
The post reads, “Seven countries, one celebration,” inviting fans to join in on the enchanting gatherings commemorating the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version). Swifties will have the opportunity to participate in various fan projects organized by the Taylor Swift – Asia Team.
The celebrations will take place in the following locations: Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Notably, these countries were not included in Taylor’s The Eras Tour, where Singapore and Japan were the sole Asian destinations.
Swifties across different parts of Asia expressed their collective disappointment and frustration on social media upon learning that Taylor would not be visiting their countries. In response,
Swifties Philippines shared an encouraging message in their post, saying, “It may not be our turn yet, but we stand by the promise to keep all the magic we made. We will be remembered.” The statement was in reference to Long Live from Taylor’s 2010 album, Speak Now. The re-recorded version of the album, titled Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), is scheduled for release on July 7.
This marks Taylor’s third re-recorded album, following “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” and “Red (Taylor’s Version)” in 2022, in efforts to reclaim her musical catalog.