Santa Clara – uh, Swiftie Clara has elected a new mayor.
The city is handing the reins to Taylor Swift, who is sure to light up the whole place during her two-day stint at Levi’s Stadium this month.
On Tuesday night, the Santa Clara City Council named Swift honorary mayor and renamed the city Swiftie Clara as the singer prepares to spend July 28-29 on her record-breaking Eras Tour.
“Taylor Swift is coming to Santa Clara for the third time and this time we wanted to honor her in a respectful way so we had a proclamation and [showed] “Our swiftie spirit on the Eras tour,” said Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor told NBC Bay Area.
The recognition is given to “celebrate the positive local and regional impact that Taylor Swift’s music, touring and exceptional fan base has had on the Santa Clara community,” continued Gilmor.
Santa Clara joins other US cities in honoring the “Lover” singer as she travels across the country on the 53-night, 20-city US tour. Various local politicians have awarded Swift keys to their cities and honorary mayorships. Some have renamed streets while in their city, changing their city name to a Swift-inspired name.
Glendale, Arizona was the first to roll out the red carpet for the “Ready for It” singer. Mayor Jerry P. Weiers announced Glendale would become the “Swift City” during their two-day stay in March.
“There is no need to calm down, we are fearless and are doing something most unusual to celebrate the fact that Taylor’s concerts begin right here!” Weiers said in one opinion. “We know only too well that she is one of the most influential artists of her generation and we are writing our own love story for her and welcoming every Swiftie in style!”
Arlington, Texas renamed a street the “Taylor Swift Way,” gave the pop star a key to the city, and decorated the arena with red lampposts. And Las Vegas lit up its Gateway Arches every night before Swift’s concerts, matching the color themes of the “Red” singer’s albums.