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Swift hits different with Era’s Tour documentary

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The unstoppable pop star sensation has done it again. Taylor Swift continues to amaze her fans in everything she does, including the release of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film that came to theaters on Oct. 13.

The Eras Tour has enthralled all Swifties, even those who were not able to attend. But now they have a chance to experience it in theaters to make up for their absence in person. The movie focuses on the concerts in Los Angeles.

Going through all 10 of her albums, Swift performed a three-hour long performance for every show. As someone who was lucky enough to attend the Eras Tour, this movie felt like I was there again. Being able to relive one of the best days of my life over and over again is something that is so special to me and other fans.

I loved how the movie really went into detail, focusing on the dancers and the stage effects made the movie so much more magical. The only thing that was slightly disappointing was they cut “The Archer,” one of my absolute favorite songs from her, and a song I have a personal connection with.

At every concert, Swift included two surprise songs. For the movie she chose “Our Song” from her debut album and “You’re On Your Own Kid” from her Midnights album.
While I love both of these songs, I really wish she would’ve chosen the songs I saw live — “Dress” from Reputation and “exile” from Folklore.The film was not like seeing a regular movie.

Walking into the theater you get the opportunity to buy reusable Eras Tour themed cups and popcorn buckets.
Inside, viewers were up dancing and singing. It felt like it was an actual concert. Which is exactly what Swift expected.

But, just because those were her expectations, not everyone lived up to them. Some fans were posting on social media cringing at people who were treating it like a concert and making fun of them.
All I have to say about that is to quote her from a 2019 BBC interview, “The worst kind of person is someone who makes someone feel bad, dumb, or stupid for being excited about something,”
Swift made each and every era special.

Her performances were just as touching as they were in real life. In the Evermore era, she sings “Tolerate It” one of my favorite songs on the setlist. Being able to relive her outstanding performance again on the big screen had me speechless.

When Swift moved on to sing “Ready For It?” from her Reputation era, it sent chills down my spine. Watching Swift perform any song from Reputation is jaw dropping. The stage effects, lights, and her vocals are everything to me, creating a top tier performance. I appreciate the attention to detail when it comes to this era. In my favorite album, the Folklore era she sits on top of a woodsy themed cabin and while singing the beginning of, “The 1”, she changed the riff, which made fans go out of their minds, non-stop posting about it on social media.

Next is the 1989 era. Swift comes out in a breathtaking two piece outfit which during the tour was a different color every night.
She ends the night in her most recent era, the Midnights era. The flawless transitions were one of the highlights.
Swift and her crew did such a magnificent job with the Eras Tour and this movie.

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