I'm planning to spend $5,000 to see Taylor Swift in Europe with my kids. Our floor tickets, hotel, and flights are set to cost less than our nosebleed seats in the US did.

When Taylor Swift first announced her Eras Tour, I laughed when I heard that coworkers had cleared their schedules to get tickets.  

I didn't understand why they were shopping for tickets to shows hours away. I liked a few of Swift's songs, but I'm not a "Swiftie" and didn't get the hype.  

That all changed when my kid began pleading for tickets. And as The Eras Tour began, it was evident that it would be the concert of the century. It was also virtually impossible to obtain tickets.  

I didn't want my child to miss out on this generation-defining event, but I couldn't justify spending $4,000 or more on the resale market for two nosebleed seats, plus travel expenses to another city.  

My daughter, a Swift fan, thoroughly enjoyed The Eras Tour. Swift's 3 ½-hour presentation left me in awe of her skill, despite my initial reservations.   

In the weeks that followed, I only listened to Swift. On a vacation to Nashville, I sang along to Swift's songs at the Country Music Hall of Fame. I was wondering if I'd be able to see her perform again, this time going all in.

When Swift revealed international dates for her tour in June, I took the first of many efforts to secure tickets to one of her gigs abroad. I decided on a show in Warsaw, Poland, for numerous reasons.  

However, unlike past family trips, this one allows us to discover our roots and visit a new region of the world. I never expected Swift to be the driving force behind my trip to Poland, but it's just another reason why I adore her.  

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