Why Taylor Swift could miss Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. We’ve all read about their romance over the past few weeks. You can’t watch the NFL on Sunday without hearing about them. They are the topic of talk shows, columnists and “Saturday Night Live” parodies.

How serious is it? Well, only those two truly know.

She’s been seen rooting on Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs at home games at Arrowhead Stadium and also at the Chiefs’ away games. The couple have been seen away from the field, too.

So, we know they are a couple.

But how serious are they?

By the time Super Bowl LVIII (that’s 58) rolls around on Feb. 11 in Las Vegas, we could find out.

If the defending champion Chiefs return to the big game, scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. local time at Allegiant Stadium, the music artist will need to be swift to get to see her favorite football player on the sport’s biggest stage.


She’s performing in Tokyo for four nights (Feb. 7-10). Each concert is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in Japan.

Thus, the night before the Super Bowl, she’s performing 5,530 miles away.

For most of us, that may be a problem.

For someone with Swift’s resources, it can be done.

In February, Tokyo will be 15 hours ahead of Las Vegas (Japan doesn’t switch from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time). That means when Swift begins her concert in Tokyo at 6 p.m. on Feb. 10, it’s actually 3 a.m. on Feb. 10 in Las Vegas. If her concert ends at 10 p.m. in Tokyo, it’s 7 a.m. on Feb. 10 in Las Vegas. Kelce would just be rolling out of bed in a Las Vegas resort, a day before the big game. So the kickoff is still a tad over 32 hours away.

A direct flight from Tokyo to Las Vegas takes an average of 14 hours. Gotta figure she can get there. She may be weary, but it is possible.

But don’t expect to see her perform at halftime. That job’s already been given to Usher.