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Best moments from Taylor Swift’s Eras tour opening night

Taylor Swift kicked off her Eras tour on Friday, March 17

Taylor Swift kicked off her Eras tour on Friday, March 17

With singer-songwriter Taylor Swift returning to the performance stage this past week, many fans were excited to see the depth and variation in the opening tour’s setup. Lasting over three hours, Swift’s first performance contained many exciting and jaw-dropping moments.

Evermore joke reference

Swift addressed a fan theory about her album Evermore at her concert yesterday. The fan theory hints at Evermore being less beloved by the singer than its predecessor, Folklore.

Despite this theory, thought to be an inside joke amongst Swift’s fanbase, she was quick to reveal that she pays attention to what fans are saying and that she does in fact cherish Evermore as well.

“We are in the middle of the Evermore album,” Swift announced.

She continues, “it’s an album I absolutely love, despite what some of you say on TikTok. I’ve seen it, I’ve seen all of it.”

Old Taylors trapped in glass boxes

For the Reputation era, Swift sang four of her songs on the album and wore an outfit covered in glittery, dark red snakes. For her ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ performance, she surprised fans when her backup dancers dressed in iconic Taylor Swift outfits from times past, imitating the old Taylors being left behind.

The dancers were each placed within glass boxes, banging on the walls to be released from their confinement. Swift strutted around them, taunting them with her infamous lyrics.

“The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now... Why? Oh, ‘cause she’s dead!” the star sang.

Fans also loved how Swift transitioned from her previous song, ‘Don’t Blame Me’, to ‘Look What You Made Me Do’.

Piano rendition of ‘Tim McGraw’

Swift returned to her roots for this next one, performing her first-ever song released, Tim McGraw. The singer released the song in 2006 and propelled Swift into a long-lasting, successful music career.

Her Eras tour performance of ‘Tim McGraw’ took the form of an emotional piano rendition. Her vulnerability tugged at fans’ heartstrings, with many taking to social media to show how much they loved Swift’s affinity for nostalgia.

One fan tweeted, “when she wrote tim mcgraw she had no idea how huge she’d become.”

Another fan commented on this full-circle moment for the internationally beloved pop star.


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