Houston City Hall to illuminate 'Lavender Haze' for Taylor Swift all weekend
The bold gestures in honor of Taylor Swift visiting Houston just keep coming. Less than two hours before gates open for the first of three Houston Swift concerts this weekend, the City of Houston announced that City Hall will light up in a Lavender Haze starting at dusk for all three evenings the popstar will be performing her sold-out The Eras Tour concerts at NRG Stadium (Taylor’s Version) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Lavender Haze is a song written by Swift and is included in her tenth studio album Midnights (2022).
“City Hall will illuminate Lavendar Haze at dusk in honor of the artist and her mother, Andrea Swift, a University of Houston alumna,” officials wrote in a press release. “Since there is no Bad Blood, and to showcase our Love Story, the City will light the municipal building at 901 Bagby for not one but all three evenings while the singer plays her sold-out concerts.” Swift’s mother Andrea grew up in Houston and also attended Memorial High School.
It seems that all of Houston has seriously got the Swifty fever. On Friday, NRG Park officially unveiled the stadium’s new name as a nod to Swift’s re-recorded albums with banners emblazoned with the name NRG Stadium (Taylor’s Version) placed at the venue’s north and south entrances. Two Houston radio stations also announced temporary name changes to welcome Swift to town. On Thursday, thousands of fans lined up outside NRG for hours just to snag some exclusive The Eras Tour merchandise.