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Taylor Swift enchants fans with ‘The Eras Tour’ concert movie

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Taylor Swift performing songs from “Folklore” at The Eras Tour.

There’s nothing Taylor Swift can’t do and “The Eras Tour” concert movie is proof of that. Made especially for her fans who didn’t have the opportunity to attend the show, Swift’s cinematic production encourages the audience to revel in the show.

The movie, recorded during her last three shows at SoFi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, is everything fans expected and more. A flashback for the lucky ones who had the opportunity to attend the live show and a one-of-a-kind experience for those who didn’t, Swift’s film is a journey through her 17 years in the music industry. 

Directed by Sam Wrench, known for his work with Billie Eilish and Lizzo, “The Eras Tour” offers viewers a front-row experience for every song. From aerial shots capturing SoFi Stadium putting the stage and visuals on display to up-close views of Swift, there is no place like a movie theater to see this concert. 

A highlight for me was the emphasis it gives on the stage with its visuals and lighting effects. From the striking guitar-strewn stage in the “Fearless” era to the dramatic glass breaking in “Delicate,” it is hard to miss any details that viewers who attended the live concert might not have seen. 

Not to mention how deeply Swift wants the audience to feel they are in the show. Apart from the “bloopers” in the post-credits, there are no backstage scenes or interviews, just 170 minutes of the incredibly well-edited show. 

Swift is undeniably a force of nature and one of the greatest artists ever. Opening the concert with an unpretentious “Oh hi,” she invites the audience to enter her house and embark on a magical adventure with her. 

With ten eras, 41 songs and 16 costume changes, “The Eras Tour” is a celebration of a lifetime and in the movie theaters, people were vibing with her so loudly that the screams from the screen merged with the screams and singing from the theater. 

On Oct. 12 and 13, premiere and debut days of the movie, AMC Boston Common was filled with Swifties. The theaters were packed and people were wearing Swift’s costumes, friendship bracelets and ready to buy the limited edition “Eras” themed popcorn buckets and reusable cups. 

As the clock started counting from 13 to zero, the theater went wild. It was like Swift was physically there. The audience danced, sang and vibed with the songs throughout the movie. As soon as the last song, “Karma” from her latest album, began to play, the movie theater magically transformed into a Swift-themed party. 

It is clear that Swift knows how to grab an audience’s attention and knows how to demonstrate her love for her fans through her songs. “The Eras Tour” post-credits included the sweetest message from Swift written out in friendship bracelet beads. 

“Thank you to the most generous, thoughtful loving fans on the planet. This is all because of you and for you,” she wrote.  

The movie wraps up with colorful confetti and fireworks outside SoFi Stadium, just like the ending of an extraordinary party. The question that remains is: How will she ever top the uniqueness and breathtaking impact of this tour? 

She will definitely find a way: after all, she’s Taylor Swift. 

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour is now in theaters.

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Elise Coelho, Staff Writer | she/her
Elise is a sophomore from São Paulo, Brazil. She is majoring in philosophy with a minor in journalism. She loves to read, write, listen to music and take pictures. Her favorite band is Maneskin, and most of the time you can find her at a theater watching a musical. After graduation she plans to become an author and share her stories with the world.

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