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Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Concert Film

   Were you ready for it? The Eras Tour movie premiered on Friday, Oct. 13, and the theaters were packed with people of all ages. Before this movie was released, I had never heard of something like what they did with this film. There have been concert documentaries, such as Taylor Swift’s “Miss Americana” film from 2020, but never anything quite like this film.

  As this style of film is new to the public, there were different reactions throughout the film. In the shows that I had attended, there were people treating it as an actual concert, which is what Swift had wanted. 

  “Eras attire, friendship bracelets, singing and dancing encouraged,” Swift said when releasing the news of the movie coming out. 

  Fans of Swift dressed up in certain outfits she may have worn previously and certain song titles, but a lot of the attire related to her certain “eras” which are based off of each of the albums she has released. These include; Taylor Swift (2006), Fearless (2008), Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014), Reputation (2017), Lover (2019), Folklore (2020), Evermore (2020), and Midnights (2022). As for the friendship bracelets, they came from a popular song lyric out of one of her notorious songs, “You’re on Your Own, Kid”. The lyric reads “So, make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it.” From this lyric, fans began to make friendship bracelets as a way to bond with one another at her concerts, and it was another way to separate Taylor Swift’s concerts from others.

  This type of film is designed for fans to be able to experience the concert, which they may have not gotten to experience in person. Swift’s actual “Eras Tour,” due to the high demand for tickets and high resale prices, caused many fans to miss the opportunity to attend the actual concert Though the movie was designed to have fans get up to sing and dance, some felt this was not the right behavior for this film. With that, the movie brought up controversy between the fan base and viewers, as every theater had a different experience. I experienced a mix of viewers both standing and sitting. During the film, I and the people surrounding me were having the time of our lives being able to sing along to our favorite songs and enjoy our time dancing to the music. Nothing could have beat the comradery and vibrant atmosphere within the theater, with people of all ages coming together for such a lively event. I saw so many friendships being built, constant laughter and joy, and overall the movie was an incredible experience that allowed for memories to last a lifetime. 

  The movie begins the same as her concert. I think that this movie was thoughtfully constructed, and as someone who attended the concert, I felt it was almost equivalent to the actual concert. What set it apart from the concert was the songs the producers had cut from the actual concerts. Some of the songs that she cuts include: “The Archer”, “Cardigan”, “Tis The Damn Season”, “No Body, No Crime (feat. HAIM)”, “Wildest Dreams”, “Seven “, and “Long Live” but they used this song as the closing credits. Swift also included two well-liked surprise songs from her shows in Los Angeles, Calif. 

  Overall, I would definitely recommend this movie, especially going in person. It is definitely something that you don’t want to miss if you are a fan of Taylor Swift and her songs. I would also say that if you were wanting to go to the concert, this is just as fun and exciting and available to everyone.

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Alexa Bageris, Social Media Specialist
Alexa Bageris is a Junior in her first year of newspaper. She decided to take newspaper because she wanted to try something new. Alexa is a reporter for the newspaper team, writing lots of exciting stories. Outside of school, she loves playing tennis, hanging out with her friends and family, reading, watching movies, and being outside.

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