- Security guard Davis Perigo at a Taylor Swift concert went viral for singing along to her songs.
- On Thursday, Perrigo told News Channel 5 Nashville that he took the job just to watch Swift perform.
- The full-time accountant told the outlet that it was a “blessing” that she could not get a ticket.
Nashville resident Davis Perigo proved he’s the ultimate Swiftie when the security guard went viral for singing along to Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” during the star’s Eras Tour.
In fact, Perrigo told News Channel 5 Nashville on Thursday that he took the job just to watch Swift perform.
Perrigo works as a full-time accountant, according to News Channel 5 Nashville. When Swifty couldn’t get tickets to see the artist live, he got creative and took a job as a security guard at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
TikTok user Ryan Bailey posted Perigo’s video on May 8, and as of Saturday it has been viewed 6 million times.
“I showed it to someone at work, like, ‘Hey, this video got 10,000 views,’ and then by that night, it was over a million. I was like, ‘OMG, this is out of control,'” Perigo said.
Several fans in the audience were captivated by Perigo’s passionate rendition, with some even asking the Nashville native for her hand in marriage. However, Perrigo told News Channel 5 Nashville that he is happily married.
Perigo joked to the outlet, “My wife jokes that I sing Taylor Swift songs with a passion I’ve never had a breakup with.”
In November 2022, Ticketmaster was forced to cancel general sales for Swift’s Eras Tour due to “extraordinarily high demands”. The competing ticket lottery for the Arras Tour prompted a congressional hearing in January, where lawmakers argued that Ticketmaster was too influential in the ticketing industry, according to CNN.
“I actually got a reprimand from Taylor’s security, saying I was going too hard and I needed to take it down a notch,” Perrigo told the Nashville-based news outlet. Despite the backlash from Swift’s team, Eras Tour audience members loved the energy Perigo brought to the show.
“It was really a blessing that I didn’t get a ticket,” Perrigo told News Channel 5 Nashville.
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