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Now Showing: The Eras Tour

It’s been a long time coming but American songwriting sensation Taylor Swift’s “The Era’s Tour Movie” has finally been released in theaters, leaving audiences nothing less than enchanted to have seen it.

The film opens with Taylor’s introduction, featuring “Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince” from her album “Lover,” her first without Big Machine Records. Swift’s departure from her previous label in 2018 resulted from overmanagement and control over the ownership of her own music. The visuals showcased the tour’s “Lover House,” having various themed rooms to represent each of Swift’s eras of music. Subsequent tracks from the era, including “Lover” and “Cruel Summer.”

Tracks taken out of the movie included “The Archer,” “No Body No Crime” featuring Haim, “Long Live,” “Wildest Dreams” and “Cardigan.” Swift even went to take it a step further and took out the iconic “Seven Interlude,” tying the eras Fearless and Evermore together. While it still remains a mystery as to why these tracks were taken out, it is assumed that this was due to the overall runtime of the movie. 

The Lover era was brought to a crashing halt when the Lover House burns down, The Fearless Era segment featured classics like “Fearless,” “Love Story,” and “You Belong with Me,” with Swift changing into multiple outfits, including a golden tassel dress and her trusty guitar. Topping the entire era off, Swift doesn’t fail to include the legendary Fearless spin and hand heart.

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But Swift left just one song from Speak Now in the film, that being Enchanted. From her ballgown to the glittering lights and dancers, this song seemed to stand out as one of the highlights of the show, enrapturing audiences in a magical, yet packed performance.

 Her Red Era, following Speak Now, included Swift in her beloved fedora and white graphic tee as she performed songs such as “22,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and the iconic ten minute version of “All Too Well.”

Bringing back nostalgia from her debut album, Taylor Swift, Swift included “Our Song” as one of the tour’s surprise songs. Having one of her surprise songs take audiences back to the beginning of her journey, her next surprise song, a piano version of “You’re On Your Own Kid,” acts as the start of the Midnight’s segment.

Tracks that followed this performance included Lavender Haze, Karma, Mastermind, Anti-Hero and Bejeweled. With each track inching towards the end of the film, the theater’s ambience became bittersweet, we are reminded of ourselves: how we have supported her throughout her 17 year long journey. The credits ended with “Long Live” and a slideshow of fans supporting Swift at her concert. 

The Taylor Swift posters and popcorn buckets only added to the ambience of the film, and it was evident that viewers, ranging from die hard “Swifties” to mere radio listeners were all racing to get a glimpse of the film. When in the theater, the energy of Swift’s live concert was practically emulated by screaming fans, belting each lyric as if they were second nature.

The film, proving to be a hit at the box offices, served as a second chance to experience the magic of Swift’s world renowned Era’s Tour, further escalating her popularity this year. Not only that, but it served as another opportunity for those who attended the show to relive it for the second time.

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Hilary Hui, Feature Editor

Pronouns: she/her Years on staff: 1 Instagram: hilaryhui Life Motto: live laugh love. Unique thing about yourself: i tried to take my driver's test four times before passing Silliest childhood fear: strawberries Celebrity crush: jungkook from bts. Dream job: professional Napper Job you would be terrible at: woman in STEM Favorite movie/show/video game/etc: F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Favorite artist/genre/song/album: speak now (taylor's version) Most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you: I fell face down on the gymnasium floor playing four corners at freshmen orientation

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