A security guard who went viral for singing along at a Taylor Swift concert says he only took the job to see her perform

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Davis Perrigo, a Nashville-based Eras Tour security guard who's actually a full-time accountant, took the job to see Taylor Swift perform.
Davis Perrigo, a Nashville-based Eras Tour security guard who's actually a full-time accountant, took the job to see Taylor Swift perform.John Shearer/TAS23/Getty Images; Ryan Bailey/TikTok
  • Davis Perrigo, a security guard at a Taylor Swift concert, went viral by singing along to her songs.

  • On Thursday, Perrigo told News Channel 5 Nashville that he took the job just to see Swift perform.

  • The full-time accountant told the outlet it was a "blessing" that he couldn't get tickets.

Davis Perrigo, a resident of Nashville, proved that he is 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.

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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, News Channel 5 Nashville reported. When the Swiftie couldn't get tickets to see the artist live, he got creative and took a job as a security guard at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville instead.

@sobaditsgoodwithryanb Loved this video one of my listeners Leah sent where a security guard gives Taylor a run for her money at one of her Nashville shows! #taylorswift #taylornation #swiftie #swifttok ♬ original sound - Ryan Bailey

 

TikTok user Ryan Bailey posted the video of Perrigo on May 8, and it has garnered 6 million views as of Saturday.

"I showed someone at work, like, 'Hey, this video got 10,000 views,' and then by that night, it was over one million. I was like, 'OMG, this is out of control,'" Perrigo said.

Multiple fans in the audience captured Perrigo's passionate singing, with some even asking for the Nashville resident's hand in marriage. However, Perrigo told News Channel 5 Nashville that he is happily married.

"My wife jokes that I sing Taylor Swift songs with such passion for someone who's never been broken up with," Perrigo joked to the outlet.

@allthingsalison Hey @Taylor Swift Meet Davis, the most adorable swiftie security guard at @Nissanstadium! He had everyone in section 112 swooning on night2 in #Nashville! He got the job just to see our girl, give him some love @Taylor Nation! ❤️🥰😍 @Ginnie his lyric memorization is up there with any other #taylorswift #theerastour #nashvilleerastour #taylornation #taylorsversion #swifttok #swiftie ♬ original sound - Alisondra Tee

In November 2022, Ticketmaster had to cancel the general sale for Swift's Eras Tour due to "extraordinarily high demands." The competitive ticket lottery for the Eras Tour inspired a congressional hearing in January, where lawmakers argued that Ticketmaster was too dominant in the ticketing industry, CNN reported.

"I actually got reprimanded by Taylor's security, saying that I was going too hard and that I needed to take it down a notch," Perrigo told the news outlet. Despite the feedback from Swift's team, Eras Tour audience members loved the energy Perrigo brought to the shows.

"It really was a blessing that I didn't get tickets," Perrigo told the outlet.

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