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Paris venue responds after baby is spotted on floor of Taylor Swift concert

The La Défense Arena said an alternative seating arrangement was “refused by ticket holders”.

By Will Richards

The pop star introduced an entire The Tortured Poets Department era to The Eras Tour as she kicked off the European leg

The Paris venue that hosted a recent show by Taylor Swift has responded after a baby was spotted on the floor of the venue.

Swift played four gigs at the La Défense Arena in the French capital in the last week, one of which (on May 10) hit headlines when the child was photographed on the venue’s floor.

After the venue and baby’s parents were criticised for the incident, the venue have now shared a statement and said an alternative seating arrangement for the baby and parents was “refused by [the] ticket holders”.

They told Page Six: “[The] general terms and conditions of sale stipulate that all minors (without any age limit) holding a ticket for a concert at Paris La Défense arena must be accompanied by an adult,” it read.

“Under 18 children remain under their legal guardian responsibility, it’s venue policy. For spectators with a young child in the floor, an alternative seating arrangement has been proposed but refused by ticket holders.”

Taylor Swift (Picture: Beth Garrabrant)

At the first Paris date of the Eras Tour, Swift debuted live versions of her latest double album releaseThe Tortured Poets Department and The Tortured Poets Department:The Anthology.

She played the tracks ‘But Daddy I Love Him,’ ‘So High School’, ‘Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?’, a mash-up of ‘Down Bad’ and ‘Fortnight’ and finally ‘The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived’.

The tour will continue all summer, and see Swift joined by a host of special guests including Paramore.