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Fans line up hours ahead of Taylor Swift concert at Central Park

Posted at 8:35 AM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 09:40:35-04

MANHATTAN — Fans lined up hours before Taylor Swift’s Thursday morning performance at Central Park.

Fans line up for Taylor Swift’s Central Park concert, holding signs and wearing shirts showing their love for the singer.

The Grammy winner’s performance on “Good Morning America” came ahead of the release of her anticipated new album “Lover.”

Though tickets were required for the free event at the Rumsey Playfield, die-hard fans lined up in the early hours for the chance to get close to the stage.

Doors opened at 6 a.m., and lines were seen wrapping down Fifth Avenue, with “Swifties” cheering and holding signs.

“Lover” is Swift’s seventh studio album and is scheduled to be released Friday.

Singles from the album including “Me!” and “You Need to Calm Down.”

Swift will be opening the MTA Video Music Awards on Aug. 26, where she is nominated for 10 awards. It will be the first time she returns to the VMA stage since her 2015 performance.