I’m sitting here on my couch eating Twizzlers trying to write this review after experiencing one of the greatest nights of any Swiftie’s life. To do this justice, let’s take a step back in time. Younger Brittaney would have never dreamed that she would have been in attendance at a Taylor Swift concert or gotten the chance to photograph the show on behalf of her publication, THP.
To the little girl who loved debut, who grew up celebrating both her and Taylor’s birthday (we are birthday twins, if you can believe that), to the teenage girl who had heartbreak and friendship breakups and would blast one of Taylor’s albums just to feel seen, all the way to the adult that feels comfort that someone who has gone through tough times as well has come out on top… Last night was a moment that I will never, ever forget.
“Welcome to The Eras Tour“
The Eras Tour is for all Swifties: those in attendance, and those watching the live streams online. To the ones who have been there since before debut to ones that just came around at Midnights, this tour is for you. Being one in the crowd of over 70,000 fans was an experience for the history books and I will never take it for granted.
Aptly named, The Eras Tour has Taylor traveling through all of her iconic eras. From Fearless all the way to Midnights, this tour is bound to have one of your favorite songs played. During the 3-hour-long set, Taylor did not take one break because she is a real-life superwoman and has lungs of steel. I was in complete awe of her the entire time and still feel like last night was a dream. The production, costumes, dancers, and the way she weaved each era together is the work of an absolute genius. Creating a setlist and production that spans 20 years of work and making it seamless is not easy to do, but Taylor has somehow done it. Everything you’ve read about this show is true. It is a true work of art and seamlessly blends nostalgia for her beginning works and her newest albums while keeping everyone on their feet and dancing.
The Surprise Songs
The part everyone was waiting for was to see which songs she chose for the opening night of the Houston shows. When Taylor said “I haven’t played this in a really long time. I kind of based it off of a twisted Alice in Wonderland…” and played the opening chords of ‘Wonderland,’ the entire stadium broke the sound barriers. I remember getting insane full-body chills and being in shock. Taylor somehow knew I was in the crowd with that one because it is my absolute favorite song from 1989. (I’m only slightly joking about her knowing I was there.)
Her second surprise song was ‘You’re Not Sorry’ played on the piano and I think I blacked out, along with all the fans standing around me. I never would have expected her to pull that one out from the archives, and all I can say is “Thank you, Taylor!”
Who Opened The Show?
Gracie Abrams was the first opening act and she was an incredible addition to the tour. Although she stayed toward the back of the stage, she came up about halfway and would interact with the crowd. Her debut album, Good Riddance, is out now and is one of my favorite albums to come out in 2023 so far. If you can’t make it to The Eras Tour, try to catch Gracie when she heads out on her own tour, hopefully soon!
“Houston, Texas, I love you”
I’ve been to many shows in my day, but this one tops the list. Taylor is the first person to sell out three back-to-back dates at NRG Stadium and the fact that the show was sold out and everyone was on their feet for the entire 3-hour-long set was something that will be studied for years to come.
Check out our gallery from the show below!
Getting to attend The Eras Tour was an absolute dream come true and I still cannot believe it really happened. I will be talking about this for decades to come. Have you been to one of the shows or will you be attending a future show? Let me know in the comments below or come chat with me and other THP Swifties on Twitter, Instagram, and Discord.
Want more live reviews? We got you!
What's Your Reaction?
Co-Owner + Lead Photographer of The Honey POP. Lover of Dr Pepper Zero, Christmas lights, and cross-country road trips.