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Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

by Manahil Zulfiqar ('26)

The Eras Tour by Taylor Swift is one of the biggest tours of 2023 by far. The tour’s first leg started in March 2023 at Glendale, Arizona, and has been constantly breaking records, including having the most-attended concert performed by a female artist ever in the U.S., gaining much publicity from the media and fans.

A reason that the tour is so huge is because it’s very special for Swift’s fanbase, the Swifties, especially for ones that have been supportive since her debut in 2006. The show is filled with performances from each of Swift’s 10 iconic eras, Taylor Swift (2006), Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014), Reputation (2017), Lover (2019), Folklore (2020), Evermore (2020) and Midnights (2022).

The outfits that fans wear to the show make the night special as well. Fans dress up in clothes that would represent an album/era, album colors/themes, etc. For example, for Swift’s “Reputation” album/era, fans mainly wore black because the theme of that album was black.

This is also the first time Taylor went on tour after 5 years. Taylor’s last tour was the Reputation Stadium Tour, which ended back in 2018. In late 2019, Taylor released her 7th album “Lover” and was eventually going to have a tour named "Lover Fest." However, since Covid happened shortly after the tour was announced, Swift postponed the tour and then eventually had to cancel it.

People still ask, however, what makes the show itself so good? Is it really worth all of this hype?

Sophomore Emma Sava said, “The show itself was fun because it is genuinely such an amazing experience. Being surrounded by people who love your favorite person as much as you do was such an amazing time. The performance was incredible and she’s amazing live.”

Swift also encouraged Swifties to make friendship bracelets and trade them at every show. The friendship bracelets reference a lyric in Swift’s song, “You’re on Your Own Kid.” In these friendship bracelets, fans would reference Swift’s songs, lyrics, and other things about her.

Along with the friendship bracelets, Swift plays 2 surprise songs each night! These surprise songs bring more excitement to fans because they can get them thinking and making theories about what songs Swift will play.

“My favorite part was the surprise songs because they were different every night, and everyone screamed them together when she started playing the songs,” said Emma.

All in all, The Eras Tour is one of the best concert experiences that anyone can have.

“It [the show] is such an amazing experience. I think everyone should get to experience it firsthand. It was so special and moving” said Emma.

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James Zinsmeister
James Zinsmeister
Nov 22, 2023

I'm guessing a lot of fun for a lot people!

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