Tonight, Swifties around the world are preparing for the opening night of Taylor Swift’s long-awaited and highly anticipated tour, titled “The Eras Tour”. The first show of 52 in the US Leg is set to take place at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on March 17, 2023. To truly welcome Swift, the mayor of Glendale has even temporarily renamed the city to “Swift City”. While The Eras Tour has had its fair share of controversy in the press, due to the Ticketmaster Fiasco that occurred when tickets went on sale back in November, 2022, the excitement surrounding its start is astounding.
For a few weeks now, fans in Glendale have been standing outside the stadium, overhearing Swift’s rehearsals. From these videos that they later post online for other Swifties to rave over, a tentative set list has formed, and it is amazing. Fan-favourites from every album have made it onto the lineup, truly embracing the tour’s name and overall theme.
On a personal note, I am blessed to be attending two of Swift’s shows in Seattle, WA this coming July. Every time I think about it, I begin to cry. Spoiler alert, but when I saw earlier today that Enchanted from Speak Now, a.k.a. my #1 favourite song of hers, was being rehearsed for the tour, my heart nearly stopped.
Earlier today, Swift posted pictures on her social medias from her rehearsals, where she is seen to be taking control of the stage and looking fiercer than ever. These posts only made fans even more excited to for the first show tomorrow, whether they’re seeing it live or through content on social media.
On top of this, Swift announced four new songs that will be released at midnight (EST) to celebrate the tour’s commencement. All four songs were previously unreleased and immensely beloved by true Swifties, making this particular release even more special for fans. These new songs include:
- Eyes Open (Taylor’s Version)
- Safe & Sound (feat. Joy Williams and John Paul White)
- If This Was A Movie (Taylor’s Version)
- All Of The Girls You Loved Before
Be sure to listen to them, and don’t forget to keep updated on social media to see Taylor shine during The Eras Tour!
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