Two tickets to any future Swift show around the world were sold for a whopping $15,000 as part of an auction at the “Lavender Haze” singer’s friend Selena Gomez’s Rare Impact Fund Benefit at Nya Studios in Hollywood on Wednesday.
The event was emceed by Gomez’s Only Murders in the Building co-star Martin Short, who began auctioning the concert tickets at $5,000. The price, however, quickly rose as attendees began bidding.
“Wow, Taylor — see, it’s just amazing,” said Short, 73, as bidding surpassed $6,000, later remarking: “We’ve got $6,500 to see Taylor Swift in concert. That’s just valet to see Taylor Swift!”
Soon enough, the price crept up to $15,000 and sold to two fans, who appeared very excited to have scored seats to see Swift, 33.
At the event, Gomez spoke about her hopes for the benefit, which raised funds for mental health in young people, to have a lasting impact.
Asked if she wanted the Rare Impact Fund to be her legacy, Gomez said: “I really hope so. I’m kind of nervous.”
“It is my first time throwing something and I hate asking people for money, so I don’t know,” she added. “It’s a weird concept, but I know that we’re doing a good thing and I couldn’t be more lucky to have the platform to do that.”
Giving a speech at the benefit, Gomez became emotional as she opened up about her journey with mental health and how her sister Gracie, 10, inspired the creation of the fund.
“I struggled with the world inside my head for a long time and I felt lost and I felt hopeless at times,” she said in her speech. ”And in 2020, I received my diagnosis of bipolar disorder. And to be honest, everything quickly changed.”
Gomez went on to reveal that after her diagnosis she was able to get the answers and knowledge that she needed. The actress added that she hopes her sister’s generation will have a “kinder” and “clearer” future with the mental health support that they need.