Spoiler alert: Taylor Swift’s boyfriend is playing in the Super Bowl next month.
OK, assuming today wasn’t the first time you got internet access, that’s probably not a spoiler. But you might be among those who are hand-wringing over exactly how the Queen of Pop could pull off getting to Las Vegas for the Big Game on February 11 when she has a concert in Tokyo the night before.
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It’s simple math — just ask The West Wing.
During an episode of the Aaron Sorkin-created NBC drama’s Emmy-winning second season, a group of high-level West Wing staffers are trying to figure out when President Bartlet will return from Tokyo back to Washington, D.C. That would be Deputy White House Communications Director Sam Seaborn, Press Secretary C.J. Cregg, Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman and Communications Director Toby Ziegler (played by Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford and Richard Schiff, respectively).
So just how would music’s biggest star get to football biggest game by going Tokyo–>Las Vegas, whose Allegiant Stadium is hosting Super Bowl LVIII, in a matter of hours?
Here is a tweet that shows how The West Wing staffers plotted it out, with the final destination being three more time zones away:
Can Taylor Swift make the Super Bowl from her Tokyo concert? A West Wing episode from 2001 already answered this: pic.twitter.com/6LBQMSrCVw
— Rohita Kadambi (@RohitaKadambi) January 29, 2024
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