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Taylor Swift fans ‘overwhelming’ London pub The Black Dog



South London pub named in the title of a track on Taylor Swift’s new album has described the reaction as “crazy”.

The Black Dog in Vauxhall has been swamped after fans realized it was the subject of a song on her 11th album.

Event manager Lily Bottomley described the Swifties’ reaction as “amazing” and “overwhelmingly positive”.

The Black Dog is the 17th track on The Tortured Poets Department, which last week broke Spotify’s record for the most-streamed album in a single day. Speaking to the BBC, Ms Bottomley revealed that Swift had previously come to the pub herself and said the venue was now offering Swift-themed burgers and cocktails.

She said: “We’re just loving it, it’s been so fun. All of the attention has been pretty overwhelming but we can’t be happier.”The lyrics “And so I watch as you walk – into some bar called The Black Dog – and pierce new holes in my heart” appear in the first verse of the song.

The 34-year-old, who has four Album of the Year Grammy awards, sings of spotting an ex – who had forgotten to turn off his location-sharing – going into the venue.

Asked about the appeal of the pub to the global superstar, Ms. Bottomley said: “The Black Dog is a beautiful neighborhood pub.

“It’s really small and really cozy so I can imagine the neighborhood feel, the community, would appeal to her. Obviously, being as famous as she is [it’s] maybe a nice break.

“We’ve had [the album] on non-stop in the pub. We’ve had singalongs from fans. It’s been amazing.”

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