Taylor Swift is racking up hits and putting up numbers in 2023. This year, alone, she reached over 109.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify and launched her Eras Tour Concert with an average of 72,459 attendees for 68 shows in America. And most impressively, 4.8 million people gathered at theaters to watch the two-hour and 49-minute film featuring her sparkling night on tour.
“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’, highlights the last stop of Swiftr’s cross-country tour at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The Haim sisters and Gayle served as special guests for Swiftcat the August 2023 show. By opening a shared experience of the Eras tour to her fans and those not familiar with her music, Taylors’ new film leads listeners to visit the span of a musical journey.
The film opens with a shot of Sofi Stadium, which accommodates thousands of people. Their glow shines from the reflection of night lights. A massive stage spins with the advance of video screens and colorful smoke, reflecting the foreground based on each era presented. All stage aesthetics are out with the focus on musical idol, Taylor Swift, based on how she moves, and how her lyrics affect the atmosphere of the scene.
However, the eras Swift presents are perhaps the most constructive elements to the film and tour: Lover, Taylor Swift, Folklore, Evermore, Speak Now, Red, 1989, and Midnights. Swift uses her musical and life experience to convey a theme and a whole separate musical genre. Through atmospheric imagery, the lyrics closely highlight the main conflict and premise of each song.
Song albums: Taylor Swift, Fearless, Evermore, and Folklore are sung with country-like tunes. They are primarily known for their emphasis on nature and independent spirituality.
1989, Lover, Midnights, Speak Now and Red represents the life of older teenagers and young adults flirting with the future ahead of them. All these eras include elements about long-term relationships, enjoying friends, and wondering about themselves and the world around them.
Despite featuring all ten eras, not all songs from each album were distributed evenly at the show. This disappointed fans of the Speak Now album, since “Enchanted to Meet You” was the only song performed from that album. Among those whose expectations were not met was: YouTube user, taylorswifthockeybro, who supposed that “Taylor Swift hated Speak Now.” “I was just thinking how much time Rep and Red got in,” says the user.
Since the musical tastes of Taylor Swift fans are diverse, many fans favor particular albums over others. When Taylor Swift did not include songs from a particular album important to that particular fan, it may have negatively impacted their outlook of the Eras Tour Movie. However, for fans who enjoy listening to albums: Reputation and Red, the movie met their expectations.
It is possible that Swift couldn’t represent all songs from each era in the time span of three hours. Yet, she wanted to satisfy her fans, and based on general preferences decided to stick with well-known songs.
USA Today Writer, Julliete Holder phrases the liberation girls and women experience at Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Movie. “It tokens of freedom and progress, while still being stuck.”
As women, we are living in a constantly changing world, where female power is limited. Yet, Taylor Swift an American singer-songwriter, inspired a sector of feminist reputation. For once, women and girls are celebrating a female musician who encapsulates many of their shared experiences. Swift created a production of pop culture that is uniquely branded feminine; a piece of art that never stops losing appreciation. Whenever feeling stuck or low in a world that is mostly male-dominant they have a friend to help and inspire them: Taylor, through the beats and assertions of lyrics.
No limits can capture the amount of depth Taylor has grown as an artist over the years. Her fans have been waiting for her, and she’s exceeding the expectations of an American Singer and Songwriter. Taylor will never stop creating no matter how old she is, and she will never stop cruising. Before you go, it is important to note that she’s always out there, she’s not going away, so get on your backs to see the sparkles in your eyes.