Singer Taylor Swift apparently seen riding Lime e-scooter in Auckland before concert

Ben Prince-Saxon says he saw Taylor Swift riding a Lime electric scooter in Mission Bay.
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Ben Prince-Saxon says he saw Taylor Swift riding a Lime electric scooter in Mission Bay.

Singer Taylor Swift has apparently been spotted riding an electric scooter on Tamaki Drive ahead of her Auckland concert on Friday.

Ben Prince-Saxon was on his way to work in Mission Bay about 11.30am when he saw the singer.

"At first I was like, 'nah it's not her – she wouldn't be crazy like that', but as she came closer I realised it was her," Prince-Saxon said.

"I was shocked and surprised she was that comfortable in New Zealand."

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Swift – or her lookalike – was seen with an unidentified man, and both were riding Lime electric scooters.

Ben Prince-Saxon says the singer looked like she was having a good time riding the e-scooter in Auckland.
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Ben Prince-Saxon says the singer looked like she was having a good time riding the e-scooter in Auckland.

Prince-Saxon said he was shocked at the singer's preferred mode of transport.

"They can be quite dangerous and they're not cheap as well but of course, money isn't a problem for her."

Prince-Saxon first decided to take a photo because he was not sure if it was Swift but as she came closer, he was certain it was the singer and took another photo that was more close up, he said.

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Prince-Saxon had gone to Swift's last concert in New Zealand but was not really a fan anymore, he said.

"She was having a good time on the e-scooter enjoying the lovely New Zealand weather."

As part of her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift would perform at Mt Smart Stadium on Friday night.

It would be her first performance in New Zealand since her 2013 Red tour. 

Lime's e-scooter share scheme was launched in Auckland and Christchurch on October 15.

There were 600 e-scooters in Auckland and 400 in Christchurch.

Two weeks after its launch, ACC had received at least 38 e-scooter-related injury claims.

* The woman on the scooter was a Taylor Swift lookalike, as part of a prank for the Jono and Ben TV show finale.

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