Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour has been making headlines since it began back in March, but one of this weekend’s shows in Philadelphia has proven to be one of the most dramatic so far.
The pop princess usually gives a totally seamless show, but thanks to an incident in the audience, the ‘Lavender Haze’ songstress lost her cool on stage.
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, thus far, Swift proved her complete and utter commitment to putting her best foot forward. The show lasts for over 3 hours, with the setlist clocking in at a mammoth forty-four songs.
While in Nashville, she even performed her entire set in torrential rain until 2am after it was very nearly cancelled thanks to lightning delays.
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.”
However, at one of her latest shows, Swift’s collected on-stage persona appeared to show some cracks after she broke out of her normally seamless performance to shout at a security guard in the audience.
During her performance of ‘Bad Blood’, the singer yelled out at the guard to ‘stop’ as her band and backing singers continued. Despite continuing with her lines in the song, Swift’s attention was still clearly on the situation developing in the audience.
“She wasn’t doing anything,” she yelled out at the guard.
Although it is thus far unclear exactly what happened in the crowd, people online have said that one fan was “simply trying to take pictures” when the guard tried to drag her away.
The care Swift showed for her fans in the incident has found her much praise online.
“Whatever happened, I remain impressed by Taylor’s confidence and professionalism—to be able to just… do that mid-performance, and then go back to performing. You have to know what you’re doing like the back of your hand and have faith in everything on stage. She is a Performer™,” one fan wrote.
Another said: “I have so much respect for her for this! She defended her fans and as a former security officer myself, I have witnessed so much overdramatised and unnecessary force/actions. Especially when people really aren’t doing anything wrong. Go Taylor!”