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Swifties—and rest of us—can relive ‘The Eras Tour’ through film of concerts


Taylor Swift truly took over and had “her whole world” with the release of her Eras Tour movie on Oct. 13. The movie was shot over the first three shows at Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium. SoFi Stadium was the last leg of Swift’s five-month United States tour which started back in March. 

In the actual concert, which lasted a mearing three-and-a-half-hour, Swift performed one to five songs from each of her ten albums. The concert went era by era, beginning with Lover and ending with Midnights, Swift’s latest album release. 

Having gone to the actual concert back in May at MetLife Stadium, I wanted anything to see her performing again because it was such a surreal experience. Three months after I attended the concert of my dreams, I was able to watch her concert again, but this time from the big screens. 

The movie was filled with the same amount of excitement as the concert. People were dressed up in their outfits that were era-themed. Swift made a big profit with the amount of movie tickets that were sold, but also created a Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour popcorn bucket and cup. I bought the set, and it was a great souvenir from the movie. 

When the movie began, everyone got up from their seats and was dancing and singing along to the music as we moved from era to era, just like at the concert. It did not feel like we were in a movie theater, it almost felt like I was back in MetLife Stadium. The film was very impressive because it captured some of the small moments that made the concert what it was. For me, I was able to see certain aspects that I did not get to see during the actual concert up close and live. One thing that I enjoyed about the movie was how close, and how we felt like we were on stage going through the concert by her side. 

It was also very evident just how much Swift cares about her fans, even through the movie screen. She was able to connect emotionally with fans through her songs. Her showmanship is astonishing—her hustle and joy as we see her evolve from one album to the next right before our eyes, just as many fans have been by her side through her 17-year musical career. 

One beautiful, heartwarming memorable moment from the movie was during 22 from her Red era. A tradition that Swift has partaken in is giving the hat that she wears while performing 22 to a young child. She chooses a random kid to give this hat to, and in the film, the recipient was Bianka Bryant, the six-year-old daughter of legend Kobe Bryant. This moment warmed my heart because it was really meaningful to see the smile on Bryant’s face when she received that hat from Swift. 

Going to watch the Eras Tour movie was an experience that I think everyone should get. Even though I had already been in attendance at the tour, I still loved every moment of watching the movie and had an amazing time reliving it. 

Grade: A

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