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Published on July 30, 2023
Taylor Swift's Curfew-Breaking Bay Area Concerts Send Fans Wild, Strict Santa Clara Ordinance IgnoredGetty Images

Taylor Swift broke local curfew regulations during her two recent Bay Area Eras Tour concerts at the Levi's Stadium on July 28 and 29, 2023, performing past the 11 pm deadline and leaving her fans in awe, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, but it's not just her fans who have been left to ponder the repercussions of her actions. As the Mercury News reported, no noise complaints were filed with Santa Clara's police department about the shows; however, the 11 pm weekend curfew is a strict ordinance that Levi's Stadium is expected to follow. The potential ramifications for the venue remain unclear at this time.

Her first show at Levi's Stadium on July 28 lasted until 11:37 pm, breaking the venue's 11 pm cutoff time. Swift continued her defiance at the second concert on July 29, concluding her performance with a cascade of fireworks at 11:26 pm.

This isn't the first time Levi's Stadium has dealt with noise issues since its 2016 opening. Situated in a residential neighborhood in Santa Clara, the stadium has faced multiple curfew violations by famous artists like Beyoncé, the Rolling Stones, and U2. The Santa Clara City Council allowed up to five non-NFL events each year to extend until 11 pm starting in 2021, but these recent incidents seem to have gone a step further.

Although the potential consequences for Swift and the venue are still undetermined, the singer appears unbothered by the situation. Past violators of the curfew have faced relatively minor fines, like the $1,000 noise violation fine issued to the 49ers when U2 broke curfew in 2017.

It remains to be seen if Taylor Swift's curfew defiance will lead to any major sanctions or if the Santa Clara City Council will reevaluate its curfew policies, but one thing is certain: Swift's loyal fanbase is thrilled with her unforgettable performances, regardless of any ordinances she may have broken.