Taylor Swift recently embarked on her much anticipated Eras tour, which has a remarkable forty-four songs on the lineup – a significant increase over the typical concert, but we’re not complaining!
The buildup to the tour was huge, as it marks Swift’s first time on the road since 2018. Considering the star has released 6 whole albums since then, it’s no surprise that Swifties had to battle in the great war of Ticketmaster in order to get their hands on those precious tickets.
However, last weekend, Swift proved her complete and utter commitment to putting her best foot forward, as she performed her entire set in torrential rain until 2am in Nashville. The show was very nearly cancelled thanks to lightning delays which lasted 4 hours, but Swift still went ahead with her show.
People took to social media to share their astonishment and awe at Swift’s commitment to putting on her show, even in such dreadful weather conditions.
One person wrote: “She is a true professional …. says it all. Music business is hard work!!”
While another said: “No one, and I mean no one is doing it like her.”
A third commented: “Beasted it. Such a pro.”
Now, the country singer is a beloved figure in the world of music. Swift released her self-titled debut album in 2006 and received a whole array of positive reviews from music critics, including a glowing piece by The New York Times.
They described it as “a small masterpiece of pop-minded country, both wide-eyed and cynical, held together by Ms. Swift’s firm, pleading voice.” Not a bad job for a sixteen-year-old newbie writing her own material, right?
But her second album was the one that really blew up for her. With hits like ‘Love Story’ and ‘White Horse’, Swift found herself being propelled to superstardom and the album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
And from then on, her fame skyrocketed. IMDb describes Swift as “a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of twenty, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.”
It continued: “In 2011 Swift was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards Artist of the Year, as well as the Entertainer of the Year for both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, among many other accolades. As of this writing, she is also the top-selling digital artist in music history.”
And Swift once again broke records when tickets for The Eras Tour went on sale last year, with Ticketmaster crashing due to the sheer number of people trying to snag a ticket.
The tour has been highly anticipated, and although fans have been gushing about the impressive lineup during her concert, there’s one thing in particular that has got everyone talking.
In a video uploaded to TikTok, the singer could be seen performing a surprising stunt on stage at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where she dived head-first into the crowd, causing a shocked cheer from the audience.
The video, which was captioned, “Since when?? Where’s that gold medal??” has since received 863.4K likes, 5 million views, and a lot of surprised comments.
One TikTok user said: “Say what y’all want about her no one is topping this tour, I can watch this on repeat for the rest of my life.”
The tour has proved to be such a hit that one fan has even had a go at making money from selling the used pair of contacts that they wore on the night of their attendance!
They posted the listing on Depop with the description ‘contacts that have seen taylor swift eras tour,’ with no other information other than the hefty $10,000 price tag.
Despite the listing having gone viral, the seller has since taken it down, and changed their bio on the selling app to ‘LMAO IT WAS A JOKE.’
Joke or not, it is clear that Swift’s tour is making a huge cultural impact – to the extent that it is sending Swifties utterly bonkers!
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