Are you ready for it?
Skipping into the theater with my Taylor Swift cup and matching popcorn bucket (with glittery pink popcorn), I excitedly rushed to my seat to watch “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,” which was set to release on Oct. 13.
In true Swift fashion, the performer surprised her audience by releasing her Eras Tour documentary a day early, on Oct. 12. Swift appeared at AMC theaters in Los Angeles for the premiere of her movie, wearing a blue floral gown and greeting dedicated Swifties with appreciation and gratitude.
Seeing this documentary after watching Swift live at the Eras Tour in SoFi Stadium, I loved getting to relive the experience. Singing my heart out in my seat and bringing plenty of friendship bracelets to share, I was getting flashbacks of my time at the concert.
I was not the only one who enjoyed the on-screen concert as there were several other Swifties who got up and danced to the songs on either side of the theater steps. Looking online, there have been several videos of fans gathering at the front of the movie screen to dance and sing along with the performance.
This gregarious behavior was supported by Swift, saying on X (formerly Twitter), “Eras attire, friendship bracelets, singing and dancing encouraged .”
“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” follows Taylor as she performs songs from each of her 10 eras; beginning with songs from her album, “Lover” and fearlessly making her way through the remaining nine, closing the show with the song “Karma” from her latest album “Midnights.”
Even though I loved every second of every song, my heart ached and yearned for certain performances which were cut from the film. The main loss (for me) was “Cardigan,” breaking up the iconic love triangle which resides in her “Folklore” album.
Anticipated to make more than $100 million in the film’s opening weekend, and with a 100% tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes (as of Oct. 14), this film is 100% a success among audiences.
Concluding the credits with a special ‘thank you’ to her audiences, Swift continued to show appreciation for her fans throughout the entirety of the film.
I was truly “Enchanted” by this film, and some may even say it “Hits Different.” With “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” coming out on Oct. 27, this month (or Swiftober, as I like to call it) is truly one for the books.