Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour continues to be a beaded and bedazzled celebration of music, love, and kindness.
Taylor Swift may not have announced a Philippine stop of her renowned The Eras Tour, but we can still enjoy the performances, surprise songs, and high-octane energy of the crowds on our own. In particular, thanks to the power of social media, several things that have happened throughout the tour got us swooning and tearing up in real time, and not to mention wishing we were there, too. Scroll down for some moments that lives rent-free in our hearts.
THE “LOVE STORY” PROPOSALS
Taylor’s team could probably make an entire music video out of all the proposals done during Love Story, a song she’s performed for years. The song’s bridge sets the stage for an unforgettable moment between couples, such as the pair in @lexisroseblog’s Instagram reel. The sunset, along with the crowd singing along with Taylor herself in a sort-of serenade, painted the perfect picture for the start of their bright future.
TAYLOR GIVING AWAY THE “22” HAT
During each performance of 22, Taylor picks out an audience member to come right up to the stage. She sings to them, greets them, and gives them the black hat she wears for that portion of the show. During her August 3 performance in Los Angeles, Taylor gave her hat to 6-year-old Bianka Bryant, daughter of late basketball player Kobe Bryant. Other lucky Swifties who have gotten the 22 hat include Bejeweled dance creator Mikael Arellano.
@skibiscuit My heart is full. ❤️❤️❤️ @Taylor Swift giving her hat to Bianka Bryant. #latstheerastour #tstheerastour #taylorswift #kobe #kobebryant ♬ original sound – Jeff Skibiski
EVERY “LONG LIVE” PERFORMANCE
Long Live is an extra-special song for Swifties as it chronicles her journey with all the people that have loved and supported her throughout her extensive career. The track was not originally part of the setlist, actually, but she added it upon the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) to fans’ utmost delight. The singer-songwriter has since shared emotionally-charged moments with the audience as they belted lines such as “Long live the walls we crashed through / I had the time of my life with you”.
@hillairexdawn taylor really did that 💜 such a surreal moment as someone who grew up with her music. I went from singing alone in my room with a boombox in middle school / hs to THIS. #seattleerastour #seattleerastournight1 #erastourtaylorswift #longlivetaylorsversion #theerastourseattle #theerastour2023 ♬ original sound – Hill | Lifestyle & Beauty
CROWDS OUTSIDE THE ARENAS SINGING ALONG
The parties are not just happening inside the arenas of the Eras Tour. Outside the stadiums, crowds of people often gather to experience the show from a distance. From picnics to mosh pits, celebrations extend beyond closed doors and reserved seating, proving that music truly has a magical way of bringing people together.
@faithr1v swifties unite🥰 #erastour #taylorswift #philly #night3 ♬ Bejeweled – Taylor Swift
THE MAKING AND GIVING OF FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS
A lyric from Midnights track You’re On Your Own Kid gave life to a now-widely practiced tradition at every stop of the Eras Tour and even beyond. “So, make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it” became an invitation for concert-goers to make their own friendship bracelets and give them away or trade them with others. Even stars like Lupita Nyong’o, Channing Tatum, and Jennifer Garner joined the festivities! The celebs adorned their arms with colorful beads as they savored the atmosphere of Taylor’s Eras Tour.
@gabydeimeke this was such a fun part of the #erastour thank you everyone who traded with me, it made the show such a blast!!!! #arlingtontstheerastour #bracelettrading #makethefriendshipbracelets #swifttok #taylorswift ♬ youre on your own kid – emily ☆
Clearly, the show itself is not the only thing to celebrate and look forward to. Concerts have become a place for self-expression, community, newfound friendships, and pure joy. So if you’re slated to attend one soon, Eras Tour or otherwise, make the most of it.