Taylor Swift concert wristbands cited as saving fans’ lives following car crash

Three girls from Baton Rouge, Louisiana were found after shining the light from the flashing bands to alert passers by

Taylor Swift merchandise reportedly saved the lives of three fans following a car crash last week.

Elizabeth and Caroline Dazzio, along with a friend, were driving home from Swift’s concert at the LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last Friday (May 22) when the driver, Elizabeth, fell asleep at the wheel, causing the car to crash. She was knocked unconscious.

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With the other two girls trapped inside the car and all three individuals’ phones out of battery, Caroline and her unnamed friend used the concert wristbands bought at Swift’s gig, which contained flashing lights, as flares to alert passers by. “You could smell the gas and smoke,” Caroline told WBRZ. “I was just thinking we need to get out of this car.”

A fellow driver eventually stopped, with Caroline attributing their survival to Swift’s wristbands: “[The driver] could tell that there was someone in the car.”

Taylor Swift later tweeted about the news, describing the story as “unreal” and adding that she’s “so happy they’re okay”. See that tweet below, along with pictures of the wristbands.

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters dedicated a song to Taylor Swift during their Radio 1 Big Weekend headline set. Grohl dedicated ‘Congregation’ from latest album ‘Sonic Highways’ to Swift, who performed on the same stage just before his band. Foo Fighters wrote and recorded the song in Swift’s hometown of Nashville.

Grohl told the crowd: “I’m officially obsessed, she might want to get a restraining order because I’m all about Swift. I’m going to dedicate this song to Taylor Swift, how about that? This one goes out to my opening band, Taylor Swift.”