Taylor Swift—the mother of millions worldwide, a true icon of the music industry. With a fanbase of hundreds of millions of people, it’s no wonder that her concerts sell out within minutes, leaving fans around the world scrambling to get their hands on tickets. And now, as Taylor takes her Era’s tour on an international journey, she’s also been busy rerecording and re-releasing her old albums, delighting fans with a fresh take on her classic hits in the form of Taylor’s Version.
The excitement and anticipation for the Era’s tour have been felt worldwide, with pandemonium erupting as fans around the globe scramble to secure their spot at the concert. Lucky for Singapore, Taylor will be gracing us with her presence for six nights in March – the only Southeast Asian stop on her tour. If you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to snag a ticket to the Era’s tour, we suggest you read on.
As the tour has made its rounds in North America, unspoken rules and traditions have arisen thanks to the Swifties out there to help you experience the full magic of the concert. So, to ensure that you have the time of your life, here are some tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your experience and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
1. Dressing up as your favourite Era
Behold the splendour of Taylor Swift’s concert, where not only her music but also the fans’ style choices take centre stage. It’s a sight to behold, as fans dress to the nines to pay homage to their favourite Taylor Swift album, creating a beautiful tradition. For those who are yet to decide which era they fancy the most, fear not, for we have got you covered. Continue reading to discover which of her glorious eras you’d like to embody and dress up as.
Let us journey back in time to the beginning of Taylor’s illustrious career, where she first captured our hearts with her debut album, the Taylor Swift Era. This album marked the introduction of a young and talented singer to the world, featuring timeless classics such as ‘Teardrops on My Guitar’ and ‘Our Song’. During this era, Taylor often adorned herself in pretty sundresses, tight curls, and a pair of cowboy boots, a look that embodied a sweet country girl aesthetic. To channel this era, embrace your inner country girl and don a pair of cowboy boots, for they are an absolute must.
Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
Let’s now move on to Taylor’s second album, the Fearless Era, where she continued to captivate audiences with her incredible talent. This album featured some of her most iconic songs, such as ‘Fifteen’, ‘You Belong With Me’, and the ever-popular ‘Love Story’. Interestingly, this was also the first album that Taylor has taken back and re-recorded, showcasing her commitment to her craft. During this era, Taylor still donned her trusty cowboy boots, but with a touch of added glitter and glamour, especially in the form of gold. The number 13 was also highly significant during this time, as it constantly appeared on the back of Taylor’s hand. To channel this era, fringe is an absolute necessity.
Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
The Speak Now Era, is a personal favourite of mine. This album was a work of pure art, featuring soulful tracks like ‘Speak Now’, ‘Enchanted’, and ‘Back to December’. This era was characterised by its whimsical nature, with a delightful splash of purple hues across the stage. It seemed like Taylor had traded in her iconic cowboy boots for a fairytale, as she enchanted fans with her stunning performances. For this enchanting era, let yourself be swept away by the allure of romance. Indulge in the whimsy and charm that Taylor Swift embodies, and let your fashion choices reflect that. Amongst fans, the short purple dress that Taylor wore on her Speak Now tour is a favourite to recreate.
Red (Taylor’s Version)
The beautiful Red era—a time when Taylor’s music was just as vibrant as the hues of red that dominated her album. With classics like ‘All Too Well’, ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ and ‘22’, this era was truly unforgettable. Not only was her music a hit, but her fashion sense was on point, too. Vintage and thrifted looks were all the rage, with Taylor dazzling in her signature red lips and bangs. For those looking to emulate her look, this era might be one of the easiest to pull off. All you need is a pair of high-waisted shorts, and voila! You’ll be ready to rock this era.
1989 (Taylor’s Version)
The 1989 era, featured chart-topping hits like ‘Bad Blood’, ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Blank Space’. And now, Taylor has some exciting news for fans – she recently announced that she will be releasing a re-recorded version of this album soon during her Los Angeles show. But let’s not forget about the fashion of this era. Taylor debuted a fresh new blunt bob that had everyone talking. But that was just the beginning. Glitter crop tops, tight skirts, and plenty of shimmer were the go-to looks for this era.
The Reputation era was a bold and edgy chapter in Taylor’s music career. This album was born out of Taylor’s infamous scandal with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, and it was released in the aftermath of the situation. Despite the controversy, Taylor managed to create some of her most memorable hits to date, including ‘Don’t Blame Me’, ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ and ‘Style’. And the fashion? It was just as fierce. Taylor rocked all-black ensembles, hoods, leather, and plenty of glitter. But the real star of the show was the snake—a recurring design that added a touch of danger and mystique to the era. And let’s not forget about those signature red lips—they got even darker, adding a touch of vampy glamour to Taylor’s already stunning look.
The enchanting Lover era—a time when Taylor’s music was just as sweet as the pastels and butterflies that dominated her album. With hits like ‘Cruel Summer’, ‘The Archer’ and ‘Lover’, this era was a true masterpiece. And let’s not forget about the fashion—out with the dark and in with the light! This era saw Taylor embracing a vibrant and playful style, with bold colours, glitter, and plenty of fun patterns. The result? Fans everywhere were inspired to create their own colourful and playful looks, making this era one of the most beloved at the Era’s tour. From the whimsical designs to the dreamy melodies, everything about the Lover era was a true work of art.
The Folklore era was a beautiful departure from the high-energy Lovers era. Taylor slowed down the pace and channelled a cosy and enchanting cottagecore aesthetic for this album. She traded in the glitter for flowers, and the result was nothing short of magical. And let’s not forget about the hit song ‘cardigan’ – the cardigan she wore in the music video became a symbolic item that fans couldn’t get enough of.
The Evermore era kept the cottagecore aesthetic alive, but with a wintery twist. The result was a stunning collection of songs that captured the essence of the colder months. From the heartfelt ‘Champagne Problems’ to the playful ‘No Body No Crime’ and the dreamy ‘Willow’, this era was a true masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Folklore or Evermore, there’s no denying that Taylor has a special way of capturing our hearts with her music and fashion alike.
And last but certainly not least, we have the stunning Midnights era – a collection of songs and fashion that are simply out of this world. With midnight blue hues and sparkling celestial embellishments, this era is a true feast for the eyes. And let’s not forget about the sequins – they’re everywhere! As an ode to her hit song ‘Bejeweled’, this era’s outfits shine bright like the stars in the night sky. The Midnights album is a true masterpiece, featuring unforgettable tracks like ‘Lavender Haze’, ‘Anti Hero’ and ‘Snow on The Beach’ – which even features the incomparable Lana Del Rey. Whether you’re a fan of the music or the fashion, there’s no denying that the Midnights era is a stunning tribute to Taylor’s creative vision and pure artistry.
While dressing to the theme is undoubtedly important, let’s not forget the true purpose of the concert – to let loose and dance the night away! So, while those heels may look amazing, it’s always a good idea to bring a pair of comfortable shoes to ensure you’re able to dance to your heart’s content. After all, the best memories are made when you’re having fun and living in the moment. So, whether you’re rocking a bold and edgy look from this Reputation era or embracing the whimsical charm of the Lover era, make sure you’re prepared to dance into the night with ease and comfort.
2. Make the friendship bracelets
It’s no secret that Taylor Swift has a special connection with her fans, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the tradition of friendship bracelets at her concerts. Inspired by her hit song “You’re on Your Own, Kid” from her Midnights album, where she sings “So make the friendship bracelets. Take the moment and taste it. You’ve got no reason to be afraid”, Swifties around the world have taken her words to heart and embraced the tradition with open arms.
These colourful and beaded bracelets are a beautiful symbol of the bonds that exist between fans, each one referencing different Taylor Swift songs and moments. And for those who may not have the time or creativity to make their own, there’s no need to fret—you can purchase some stunning bracelets from Etsy.
But the magic doesn’t stop there—some lucky fans have even swapped bracelets with celebrities like Selena Gomez, Halsey, Taylor Lautner, Channing Tatum, and more.
@tshighlights #taylorswift #taylorsversion #swifttok #swiftie #swifties #1989taylorsversion #august #halsey #halseyfan #trending #fyp #fypシ #fypage ♬ original sound – TaylorLover✨
And let’s not forget that Taylor herself has partaken in this tradition, exchanging a bracelet with her best friend Selena Gomez’s little sister.
It’s moments like these that make the Taylor Swift concert experience truly unforgettable and magical.
As the tour continues on, a vibrant and lively atmosphere has taken hold, with fans coming together to create a truly unforgettable experience. And at the heart of this experience are the many chants that have emerged throughout the tour. These chants are more than just words—they’re an expression of the love and adoration that fans have for Taylor and her music. So, if you’re looking to fully immerse yourself in the magic of the concert, why not memorise a few of these chants?
From the powerful and moving to the playful and fun, there’s something for everyone. So go ahead and lend your voice to the crowd.
1 2 3 Let’s go b— in Delicate
@givemesomemo I love the crowds at Taylor’s concerts, and I love Taylor!!!!! #taylorswift #swifttok #theerastour #swiftie #taylornation #delicate #chant ♬ original sound – Monique Rountree
One of the most prominent chants to emerge from the tour is the playful and fun-filled “1 2 3 Let’s go b—”. This chant begins at the start of the song, when Taylor sings, the unforgettable line “you can make me a drink”. From there, the crowd erupts into a frenzy of energy and excitement, chanting along and bringing the song to life in a whole new way.
“You Forgive, You Forget, But You Never Let It Go” in Bad Blood
@brunetteinboots Chanting with her soggy swifties 🏻 @Taylor Swift #erastour #taylorswift #swiftie #erastournashville #erastourrainshow #erastournashvillenight3 #badbloodtaylorsversion #taylorsversion #fyp #erastourrain #taylorswiftchants #swifttok #tserastournashville #erastourts #taylornation ♬ original sound – Ken🃏🪶♠️
Another unforgettable chant that has taken hold during the tour is the powerful and moving “You Forgive, You Forget, But You Never Let It Go” – a reference to Taylor’s hit song “Bad Blood”, featuring Kendrick Lamar. Fans usually chant this after Taylor sings “if you live like that, you live with ghosts”.
Double Clap in You Belong With Me
@faeriepisces this girl deserves all the bonus points for delivering the you belong with me double clap so impeccably! #youbelongwithme #youbelongwithmetaylorswift #taylorswift #denvertstheerastour #erastourtaylorswift #tstheerastour #swifttok #swifties #swiftietiktok #taylorsversion ♬ original sound – ely 🐉
And let’s not forget about the playful and fun-filled double clap that takes hold during Taylor’s hit song “You Belong With Me”. Fans join in with Taylor, clapping along after she sings the unforgettable line “I’m the one who makes you laugh when you know you’re about to cry”.
With these tips and tricks, you are now well-equipped to have the time of your life at the Era’s tour—an experience that you’re bound to treasure forever. But let’s not forget the most important part of the night, to have fun, let loose, and enjoy yourself to the fullest. Whether you’re singing along to your favourite songs or dancing the night away with your fellow Swifties, remember that this is a moment to let go of your worries and just be in the moment. So go ahead—laugh, dance, and sing like nobody’s watching.