Taylor Swift Shuts Down Hollywood Blvd. for Jimmy Kimmel Concert, Traffic Chaos Ensues

L.A. drivers are being warned to avoid the area

Last Updated: October 23, 2014 @ 8:15 PM

We are never, ever, ever getting to Hollywood.

That’s because Taylor Swift is taking over Hollywood Boulevard, much to the delight of fans and the chagrin of L.A. drivers.

The busy Los Angeles boulevard was closed Thursday, for the “Shake It Off” singer to perform an outdoor concert on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

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Thousands of super-excited fans began crowding into the area Thursday morning and posted pictures of the crowds on Twitter.

But not everyone is thrilled about Taylorgeddon.

Traffic was re-routed in the area, which is standard when there’s a huge event on the boulevard. Still, it causes major traffic headaches.

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Among those being affected, actors attending a pre-release Screen Actors Guild Foundation screening of “Interstellar” at the TLC Chinese Theatre on Thursday night.

The SAG Foundation posted an advisory on its website warning members to arrive really, really early, because “there is an unrelated event on Hollywood Blvd. between Highland Ave. and Orange Dr. during this time that may cause a major traffic jam.”

According to the L.A. Bureau of Street Services, Hollywood Boulevard will remain closed between Sycamore and Highland Avenues until 6 a.m. Friday.

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