Seeing Taylor Swift this weekend? Two West Seattle notes, including extra Water Taxi runs

Our inbox suggests the citywide excitement over this weekend’s sold-out Taylor Swift concerts at Lumen Field is more intense than what preceded last week’s All-Star Game. So, two notes:

EXTRA WATER TAXI AND RAPIDRIDE RUNS: Transit services are adding more runs for Saturday and Sunday, including Metro buses and the West Seattle Water Taxi. The WT will add 11:45 pm and 12:15 am runs from Pier 50 downtown both nights, and Metro has a special shuttle that will take concertgoers to the dock, as well as (updated) added C and H Line service.

YOUNGSTOWN COFFEE: The coffee crew at 6030 California SW is stoked. Here’s their announcement:

In celebration of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour coming to Seattle this weekend, Youngstown will be running a special Taylor’s Version menu and giveaway! Our menu and contest is running now through July 23rd (Taylor’s final night in Seattle) and a winner will be chosen that evening.

Prizes include Speak Now tay’s version CD, Youngstown gift card for $25, Youngstown t-shirt, and sticker. To enter, visit our shop and purchase any drink off of our Diva Summer or Taylor’s Version menus and get one entry form.

19 Replies to "Seeing Taylor Swift this weekend? Two West Seattle notes, including extra Water Taxi runs"

  • DC July 18, 2023 (11:56 am)

    H Line (also serving West Seattle) will also have added runs. 

    • EJ July 18, 2023 (4:35 pm)

      What is the H line? 

  • Kyle July 18, 2023 (11:57 am)

    Metro announcement says additional H line runs too.

  • WSB July 18, 2023 (12:18 pm)

    Thanks, I read right through that. Added.

  • Als July 18, 2023 (12:36 pm)

    Came here specifically to see any transit notes about this! Thanks for the info.see you this weekend swifties!

    • WSB July 18, 2023 (12:53 pm)

      We’re adding to the daily morning traffic/transit notes for the rest of the week too.

  • waikikigirl July 18, 2023 (12:47 pm)

    Isn’t it amazing how well Taylor has done in her life?! I saw her when she was the opening act for Rascal Flatts some 20 plus years ago now look at her. Well done little lady.😀🎶  

  • Paul July 18, 2023 (3:37 pm)

    I work at Lumen Field, and can give you the following tips.  First DO NOT bring any bags that are not clear, and no bigger than 12″X6″X12″.  You can also use a zip lock gallon bag.  The stadium is completely CASHLESS.  There are machines that convert cash to a prepaid visa, and there is no charge or surcharge to do this.  Remaining balance can be used anywhere.  IF you take Lite Rail, get off at the International District stop, its closer to the entrance.  BE PREPARED FOR LONG LINES.  Some stadiums reported that the merch lines were 2-4 hours long.  The parking garage attached to the stadium is sold out.  Parking lots will be around 100.00 (they were 120 for All Stars Game).  Security is extremely tight.  Do NOT argue with anyone when entering, they will automatically not let you into the stadium.  We have been briefed on this show multiple times.  I highly suggest you check Lumen Field web site for any further updates and information before you head out.  And be nice to the employees.  Many of us will be working very hard long hours so everyone can enjoy her shows.

    • Sara July 18, 2023 (4:39 pm)

      Thanks did the great tips Paul! 

    • Als July 18, 2023 (5:14 pm)

      Speaking as someone who heavily reviewed the bag policy – (more so dimensions because I eventually bought a new purse) – Bags that are not clear ARE allowed but can only be up to 6.5” x 4.5”? (Which is smaller than most peoples cell phones)I bought a tiny purse that’s slightly under the envelope size but a friend is still debating how to approach the bag piece.

      • Als July 18, 2023 (5:25 pm)

        Clarifying – “bag” versus a tiny purse / wallet / clutch, lol , as the permitted non-clear 6.5” x 4.5” “accessory”

    • flimflam July 18, 2023 (6:41 pm)

      Sounds like a lovely, relaxing evening…oof.

    • WA July 18, 2023 (9:35 pm)

      Can you clarify if I can use a Seattle Storm clear tote bag (with their logo/words) that is the right 12x12x6 size? Some info was suggesting completely clear or Seahawks logo only

  • EJ July 18, 2023 (4:36 pm)

    Should we get tickets for the ferry in advance?

  • J July 18, 2023 (8:45 pm)

    Will there be shuttles running from the dock up to Alaska Junction for both those late sailings?

    • WSB July 18, 2023 (9:48 pm)

      Excellent question. The latest advisory doesn’t mention that either. I’ll ask.

  • Libra July 19, 2023 (6:30 pm)

    The C stops right at the ferry terminal and goes to the Junction.

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