It’s official: Taylor Swift is heading to the Super Bowl.
And by Taylor Swift, we mean her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who led his team to victory against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night and clinched a spot in Feb. 11’s big game.
Swift was on hand Sunday night to celebrate the win, and was photographed embracing Kelce and his family on the field. But, with an Eras Tour date on Feb. 10 in Tokyo, will Swift be able to make it to Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII?
This was the question on many a Swiftie’s mind Sunday night, with fans taking to social media to try and figure out if the trip was possible. Some even referenced a 2001 episode of “The West Wing” as evidence, which mentions the international date line — something that will be greatly beneficial to Swift in this situation.
Running between the South and North poles, the international date line serves as the boundary between one calendar day and the next. When traveling eastbound over the line, the date decreases by one day, while going west over the boundary moves things forward by one day. Luckily, Swift is traveling east — meaning that she’ll be able to perform her concert on Saturday night in Tokyo, get a full night of rest, and as long as the 13-hour flight leaves before 6 p.m. Japan Standard Time on Sunday, she’ll land in Las Vegas before kickoff at 3:30 p.m. PT. Also helping the matter is Swift’s private jet, which will ensure a non-stop flight on an international journey where that usually does not exist.
Basically, Swift will be engaging in the closest thing to time travel in order to cheer on Kelce as the Chiefs face off against the San Francisco 49ers — but after all, she is a “Mastermind.” And, beyond supporting her beau, Swift’s presence at the Super Bowl is something CBS and advertisers are undoubtedly hoping for, given that her presence at football games this season has significantly boosted ratings.
Super Bowl LVIII will air live on CBS on Feb. 11.