A Play-By-Play of the First Stop on Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour4 min read
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Taylor Swift’s Eras era has begun. The singer officially kicked off her Eras Tour with two back-to-back shows in
Glendale Swift City, Eras-zona on March 17 and March 18. Despite unprecedented ticketing drama, thousands of Swifties showed up for the first stop of Swift’s long-awaited return to live concerts. Still, many people missed out on presale codes or can’t afford seats for the remaining dates. So, Ticketmaster, look what you made us do — below, we’ve compiled clips so that fans can relive what it was like to be at these opening shows, from her packed setlist to the famous faces in the audience. We’ll update this post if she does anything different tonight.
She kicked off her set with “Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince,” then followed with four more songs from Lover (hey, a lot of Swifties are still grieving the cruel summer when Lover Fest was canceled).
Taylor sang for about three hours, performing 44 songs in total (or 45, if you count her spoken interlude of “seven”). Don’t see your favorite one below? Don’t worry. She announced that one track will be unique to every show; the first of these surprise songs was an acoustic version of “mirrorball.”
Let’s just say that she spared no expense.
Duh. She danced on a chair to “Vigilante Shit,” and also turned Mikael Arellano’s viral “Bejeweled” dance into official tour choreography.
More than a dozen! She changed clothes throughout the night to match the vibe of each of her albums, though Swifties seemed to particularly love her “Enchanted” ballgown.
She did indeed give several speeches.
Paramore and Gayle were the first two musical guests. Other openers on the rest of the Eras Tour will include beabadoobee, Phoebe Bridgers, girl in red, Muna, Haim, Gracie Abrams, and Owenn.
Laura Dern, the Haim sisters, and an extremely excited Emma Stone all made a trip to Swift City. So, of course, did Mama Swift.
Well, yes, but they didn’t let that stop them from enjoying the show.