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Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour Film Review

Swift takes to the theater after recording her 3 hour long performance.
Taylor Swift’s poster to promote the Eras Tour film. (AMC Theaters; Used under Fair Use)

Taylor Swift, the queen of pop music, performed 52 sold out shows across the US for her most recent tour, The Eras Tour. Swift performed opening night of the tour in Glendale, AZ back in March and finished her first leg of US tour dates in August at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. 

There was an average attendance per show of around 72,500 people. With all sold out shows, and the hard competition to acquire the ticket, Swift came up with the brilliant idea to allow those who weren’t able to attend the stadium. This idea allowed the alternative opportunity to attend the show in the theater. The film made around $92.8 million in North America and $123.4 million globally for opening weekend.

I had the opportunity to attend both the show in the stadium as well as in the theater. Taylor Swift is a mastermind and the experience was almost just the same. The weekend of October 13th I made the friendship bracelets dressed in my best glitter outfit and screamed the lyrics to all my favorite songs.

The film did a good job making it feel like you were there. It followed the same era order as the original setlist. However, I found out the hard way that she cut multiple songs from the original show setlist. These songs included The Archer(Lover), Wildest Dreams(1989), Long Live(Speak Now), Cardigan(Folklore), Tis’ the Dan Season(Evermore), and No body No Crime with opening act Haim Sisters.

Swift and her crew did an excellent job capturing the little moments. It focused on the dancers, would shine the light on the band, and her singers. Swift made sure everyone on stage made it in the film. Each singer had a time on the screen throughout the different eras.

In the post credit scenes, Long Live(Taylors Version) played over as bloopers or funny moments of the show played over it. It would show fans in their outfits, traded bracelets, and sharing excitement. In Swifts thank you letter to the fans after the show, it was presented in a friendship bracelet format with beads.

The Eras tour film was nothing short of a spectacular journey, where fans could have the time of their lives with her. Taylor Swift being the Mastermind she is, exceeds many people’s expectations. She was able to bring together a community for 3 hours giving them a lifetime of memories. 

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Lucy Prescott, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief; Yearbook Photography Editor
(she/her) Lucy Prescott is a senior at West High. This is her first year on the Wahawk Insider staff. This is her second year apart of the Wahawk yearbook, serving as  the  photography editor this year. Outside of involvement with West, you can find her looking up new concerts to attend, listening to Harry Styles, or taking pictures.
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    Debby PrescottOct 24, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Excellent review. Concise, with many anecdotes to allow the reader a feeling of ‘having been there’.

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