Review: ‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,’ get ready to sing

By Isla Seitz, Nov. 7, 2023

Following the success of her world-wide Eras Tour, Taylor Swift released a movie recapping her show at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles Oct. 13.

For those who were unable to get tickets for her tour, this movie is perfect for fans who missed the opportunity to see her in person.The movie features Swift performing songs throughout her various eras with set design and costumes attune to the specific period.

Audience members can look forward to enjoying two hours and 48 minutes of Swift’s most popular songs while saving the whopping amounts of money others spent on the The Eras Tour.

The movie does a fantastic job of emulating the spirit of seeing the show live. Attendees in the theater were singing and some even got out of their seats to dance.

The first era was “Fearless,” Swift’s second album that was released in 2008. Watching her perform songs such as “Love Story” created a nostalgic feeling for Swifties who have loved the artist since the beginning. Even non-Swift fans can remember the first time they heard these country hits.

The movie transitioned to the “Evermore” era which was Swift’s second pandemic album. The singer put on an incredible performance for the album’s more somber sound. The movie showed Swift setting up flowers, candles, place settings and dinnerware on both ends of a long table. A dancer sat at one end of the table as Swift sang “tolerate it.” Swift then began to knock over props while standing on the table, delivering a dramatic performance.

The next era was “Reputation” and Swift sang songs such as “Delicate” and “Look What You Made Me Do” while wearing a black sequin suit with red sequin details.

The “Reputation” era was followed by the “Speak Now” era that looped audience members back to the sentimental feelings that “Fearless” represented.

Swift moved on to the “Red” era, her pop genre break-out album as she transitioned away from country music. She performed he catchy “22,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Although the audience was watching these songs on a movie screen, the audio was captured so well, simulating an actual crowd in one of her concerts.

The following era was “Folklore” followed by the “1989.” Swift performed an acoustic set that brought audience members back to her roots, playing a surprise song titled “I Can See You” from the “Speak Now” album.

The “Midnights” era featured Swift playing songs from her newest album. Swift looked stunning in a royal blue sequin bodysuit, blue sequin boots and a matching garter on one of her thighs.

She closed out the show with “Karma” from the “Midnights” album and brought out all her back up dancers to do a final bow before giving thanks to all her backup vocalists and band that helped her put on a terrific show.

The movie did a substantial job of recapping the concert and emulating the tour’s spirit. Even if viewers are not Swift fans, the show was engaging, and audience members could feel like they were in an intimate, familial setting with the pop and country music singer with the way she was addressing her fans while on stage and performing songs that have had fans obsessed with her for such a long time.

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