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The Eras Tour Is Back… With Changes

Annie Self
Taylor Swift performs “Mastermind” during night two in Kansas City.

For many, including myself, it was not at all surprising when I learned that Taylor switched up her Eras tour setlist. I thought she would add in a set for her new Tortured Poets Department album, but I was shocked with the way she switched up so many other things. 

The Eras Tour still opens with the album “Lover” in an iconic bodysuit and transitions into a blazer to perform the song “The Man.” During this Paris show, Swift stunned everyone stepping out in a brand new orange bodysuit with matching boots and a blazer. 

I personally loved this bodysuit. I think that it opened the show in a warm and bright way, and the colors compliment Taylors’ personality well. The new boots might be my new favorite shoes from the entirety of the show. 

Swift not only debuted a new “Lover” outfit, but also included many more new ones as well. Along with the “Tortured Poets” dress and new two piece costume, these new looks included a new “Fearless” dress with black detail, a new ball gown for the song “Enchanted,” a new “Red” t-shirt, a new yellow dress for the “Folklore” and “Evermore” set, a brand new “1989” blue and pink sequin outfit with a orange and yellow version the following night, a pink dress for the acoustic set and a new halter top bodysuit for “Midnights.”

Out of that list, my favorite had to be the new “Fearless” dress. I have loved that era since the tour started and always look for pictures of Swift singing in her classic fringe during this set. Seeing a new fringe dress with black accents and new black boots was so refreshing and brought a smile to my face. 

Of course, the largest change to the setlist was the addition of a brand new album, “The Tortured Poets Department.” The setlist for this new album included a mashup of “But Daddy I Love Him” and “So High School,” “Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?,” “Down Bad,” ”Fortnight,” “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived” and “I Can Do It With a Broken Heart.”

Having a new album come into the tour restructured her era’s performances. The new order of albums is “Lover,” “Fearless,” “Red,” “Speak Now,” “Reputation,” “Folklore/Evermore,” “1989,” “The Tortured Poets Department,” Surprise Songs, and finally “Midnights.” Swift combined “Folklore” and “Evermore” into one big set, bringing the sister albums back together again. 

We all knew that some big surprise regarding Swift’s tour was coming, based on her social media sneak peaks she had been posting throughout the past few weeks. However, fans weren’t ready for the song cuts now made in the tour. 

Fans, including myself, were devastated to find out that songs from the Lover, Folklore, Evermore and Speak Now albums were cut. These songs included “The Archer,” “The Last Great American Dynasty,” “The 1,” “Tolerate It,” “‘Tis The Damn Season,” and “Long Live.”

Even with these song cuts, the Eras Tour is in my opinion still the greatest tour to ever happen. Swift now gives the chance for her fans to experience something completely different and new from Glendale night one of the tour, and creates a higher demand to catch one of these tickets.

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Bryce Mallory
Bryce Mallory, Editor-in-Chief
This is senior Bryce Mallory’s second year on the Owl Post staff. This year, she is excited to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief, in addition to being a writer for the newspaper. Bryce is involved in the National Honors Society, Quill & Scroll and orchestra. Outside of school, Bryce loves to read books, watch romcoms, and go to dinner with her friends. She is looking forward to new print papers and loves having a community of friends to work with every day in the newspaper room. 
Annie Self
Annie Self, Design Editor and Social Media Manager
Annie Self is a senior and the Design Editor and Social Media Manager for the Owl Post. This is her second year, previously serving as a writer. In her free time she enjoys dancing, going out to eat and spending time with her family, friends and dogs. Annie is excited to take on the role of Design Editor and Social Media Manager and hopes to improve the consistency of the print paper. 

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