Taylor Swift Eras Tour: Everything You Need to Know

On March 17 and March 18, Taylor Swift kicked off her Eras Tour in Glendale, Arizona. The tour has multiple stops in the U.S. and fans await international dates. The last date of the tour is August 9. Swift officially broke the record for the highest-attended concert for a female artist in the U.S. with over 69,000 people in attendance at her concert in Glendale.
The first important piece of information that is needed to know is that the concert in total, with the openers, is about 5 hours. Swift’s actual performance is 3 hours and 15 minutes long as she performs over 44 songs. The setlist is split between all of her “eras.” As of right now, the setlist includes multiple different songs from Lover, Fearless, Evermore, Reputation, (this is the odd one out with only one song) Speak Now, Red, Folklore, 1989, and Midnights.
One of our own GHS students, Isabella Conrow, stated, “I am looking forward to listening to Taylor’s first ever albums!”
She also has two surprise acoustic songs. These surprise songs are different at every concert. So far, Swift has played “Mirrorball,” “Tim Mcgraw,” “This is me trying,” and “State of Grace.” The first of those songs are acoustically on guitar while the second is on piano. An important thing to know for the actual concert is that most Swifties have chants for songs played. Before going to the concert, do some research on the chants for “Delicate,” “Bad Blood,” “You Belong with Me,” and “Anti-Hero.”
Eras Tour merch is being sold online at TaylorSwift.com as well as in person at the actual concerts. The merch line features different t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, posters, bracelets, and even an Eras Tour tote bag. T-shirts start at $45 and sweatshirts begin at $75. There are many more different items offered on the website as well. Depending on what you decide to buy, prices begin at $10. If you’re on a budget, the clothing items aren’t majorly overpriced, so you should be able to find something. If you aren’t on a budget, you can go crazy with the number of options available.
The most essential information is about the venue, timing, and outfits for the concert if you’re going. Most stadiums have their policy on what types of bags you can bring, so it will be super important to check your stadium’s policy before going. However, you can never go wrong with just getting a clear bag to take as most stadiums prefer them anyways. As for when you should show up, it might be best to get to your venue two to three hours before the start of the concert. It gives you plenty of time to get checked in, get food, merch, or anything else you might want to do before finding your seats. It is also best to get there early because you might have to wait in multiple lines, so giving yourself time will be helpful. Also, depending on your venue, the doors might open at different times. It would be helpful to check what time the doors for your venue are open. As for outfits, if you’re a new Swifty it’s important to dress up. Most Swifties know it’s important to wear lots of sparkles, sequins, and themed outfits.
Leah Dubravetz, GHS Junior, gave us some insight on her outfit saying, “It’s a sparkly purple dress that’s flowy and a little sparkly.”
It’s important to think of comfortability as you will be standing for 3 hours or 5, depending on if you stand during the openers. Think about wearing comfortable shoes that you know you could stand in for longer periods. Most importantly, don’t forget to put a 13 on your hand.

Sidebar- Alex Lapenes ‘23
Interview Questions + Answers
Q. Have you been to previous Taylor Swift concerts? If so, which ones and how was your experience?
A. I went to the 1989 World Tour and Reputation Stadium Tour along with this year’s Eras Tour concert and every single one was amazing. Taylor not only sings but she puts on an entire show including dancers, incredible set changes, and props. Even being in the nosebleeds you still have a blast!
Q. What was your favorite thing she did on the Eras Tour that was different from the previous tours you’ve been to?
A. She was performing for around an hour more than her previous tours which was amazing. I also love that she has been switching up her set list and singing different songs on different nights. Also she does a really amazing job recreating her past looks and vibes from each album.
Q. How was the atmosphere in the stadium with the other concert goers?
A. Great! Almost everyone I was around was standing the entire 3 hours and knew every song. A lot of swifties were trading friendship bracelets that were Taylor Swift themes.
Q. What era was your outfit inspired by?
A. I was her debut album era
Q. Is there any advice you think is necessary for those also attending a concert date to know?
A. I would say to make sure to look for parking online before going to the actual concert and be prepared for bad traffic after the concert is over. Also don’t go to the merch truck outside of the venue. There are many other places to get merch once you get into the stadium, and just be respectful of other people there. You don’t have to get there super early because the gates to get into the stadium don’t open until closer to when the concert starts. We got there a couple hours early and ended up being the first one in our entrance and didn’t wait a long time in the merch line.