The day Southern California Taylor Swift fans have been waiting for arrived Thursday.
Swift will kick off six nights of concerts Thursday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. The shows were expected to be the final concerts of her Eras Tour, but additional tour dates were announced Thursday morning.
Thousands of fans lined up in sweltering heat under a blazing sun Wednesday to buy shirts, hoodies and other items during Early Merch Day. One woman drove from San Diego to pick up a tie-dye shirt and a highly sought-after blue crewneck.
“It was a long drive,” said Dominique Rocha.
She made the drive back to San Diego Wednesday with plans to return to Los Angeles for Thursday night’s concert. There will be another merchandise sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday — a concert tour off-day — at SoFi Stadium.
The concerts are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the Sunday break. Performances resume Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Additional tour dates announced Thursday include stops in Miami, New Orleans, Indianapolis and Toronto.
More images will be added below from outside SoFi Stadium.