How Taylor Swift Is Honoring Her 17-Year Music Career On The Eras Tour

Taylor Swift performing on the Eras Tour // Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Shared by @taylorswift via Instagram

Taylor Swift kicked off her highly anticipated Eras Tour last weekend (Mar. 17) in Glendale, Arizona with two back-to-back performances at State Farm Stadium.

The country-pop superstar dazzled fans with multiple costume changes, surprise acoustic songs, and an over three-hour setlist. In addition, the “Karma” singer paid homage to the various “eras” of her career from her self-titled debut album to her latest release, Midnights.

Read on for our short break-down or click out of your browser immediately if you’re attending a concert later in the tour and don’t want spoilers!

Here we go:


Swift wore a gorgeous floor-length gown straight out of the Speak Now era for her performance of “Enchanted.” She also donned a sparkly pink crop top and shorts combo similar to the one she used on her 2015 1989 World Tour. Our personal favorite, however, were the “A LOT GOING ON AT THE MOMENT” and “WHO’S TAYLOR SWIFT ANYWAY? EW” t-shirts she sported while performing “22,” a song she originally released on 2012’s RED and then again on 2021’s Red (Taylor’s Version).

The Iconic Hand Heart

If you’ve been of Taylor’s for as long as we have, then you probably remember the iconic hand heart symbol she made popular during the Fearless era. At a certain point during her concerts, Taylor would stop and raise her hands above her head to make the heart symbol and fans in attendance would do it back to her. She brought back the gesture during the beginning of the Eras Tour while singing “Fearless,” prompting fans to mirror her. Check it out below:

Set Designs

Taylor used a cabin set reminiscent of the one that appeared in her 2021 Grammy’s performance while performing tracks, including “illicit affairs” from her eighth studio album, folklore. Taylor also used a dining room setup to perform her song, “tolerate it” from her ninth studio album, evermore.

The 10-Minute Version Of “All Too Well”

Unarguably, one of Taylor’s all-time most popular songs is “All Too Well.” Since her reputation Stadium Tour in 2018, she’s released the 10-minute version of the song, which she also turned into a short film. Taylor got to debut the new version of the song on the first two stops on the Eras Tour to the delight of her rabid fanbase.

Although Swift has only performed two concerts on her tour thus far, she’s earned the praise of fans, music critics, and even the NFL’s J.J. Watt.

The country pop-superstar got fans hyped up for the opening weekend of her tour by posting photos from her rehearsals to Instagram last Thursday.

For a complete list of Swift’s tour dates, click HERE.

To view or purchase tickets for the Eras Tour at reduced costs, click HERE.

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