Ranking the Eras from the Era's Tour
Updated: Oct 5
The most magical night and quite possibly be the highlight of our year was the one and only Era's Tour. We’ve been thinking about it ever since and have finally agreed on our ranking of the era’s!
As Taylor Swift’s biggest fans, we obviously had to do everything in our power to attend the Eras Tour. We fought in the Great TicketMaster War and unfortunately lost (sad face). After a few weeks of morning, Christmas rolled around and our Mom gave us the best gift of all time, tickets. So after months and months of listening to Taylor swift on repeat, crafting elaborate friendship bracelets, and even DIYing our outfits (shoutout to Hannah!) it was time to attend the concert of our lifetime.
This is solely based on performance, not on which albums we like the most.
That list would be completely different!
9) Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)
Coming in last, but certainly not least is Speak Now (Taylor’s Version). We love this era, but we have to put it last due to the fact that she only played two songs from it. Although "Enchanted" and "Long Live" (we all cried) are some of our favorite songs from Taylor’s discography, it just wasn't as entertaining as the other eras.
8) Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
This one is super nostalgic for us. The Taylor we knew and loved growing up delivered in this set! "Fearless", "Love Story", and "You Belong With Me" are all amazing songs and her performance was lively and fun. We were up and dancing the whole time!
1989 (Taylor’s Version) is coming and we couldn’t be more excited! This album is arguably a non-skip album with each song proving why it made the final cut. The reason it sits lower on our list is because even though classics like "Shake It Off" and "Wildest Dreams" were played, we just thought that she could’ve put so much more into this section! It was shorted and, although her performance was truly spectacular, we just wish some of our favorites from the album could have been played.
6) Red (Taylor’s Version)
With fall rolling in the Red vibes are as strong as ever, and that was no different in her performance. I mean, she played "All Too Well (10 minute version)" and made us tear up. The energy her dancers gave, the costume changes throughout the songs, and getting to scream "We Are Never Getting Back Together" will never be forgotten!
Everyone thinks that Taylor neglects Evermore, but they must have never gone to the Era’s Tour because she killed it! This era was so well done, the effort she put into the choreography was clearly seen in songs like "Willow" while she showcased her acting in "Tolerate It". Don’t get us started on "Champagne Problems" and "Marjorie", we probably won’t ever be able to listen to them again after hearing them live!
Opening with Lover was the best decision that Taylor could have made for this tour. The stadium was HYPE. Coming off of the adrenaline from seeing Taylor emerge from the stage made singing with her even better. With "Miss Americana and The Heartbreak Prince" and "The Man" we were able to dance and sing while we got a little emotional during "The Archer". Besides, her costume made our jaws drop.
Being the newest addition to her repertoire of albums, it is no surprise that Taylor decided to end her concert with this era. It is theatrical with its costumes, choreography and props and every song has its time to shine. Some of our favorites performances from this era were "Vigilante Sh*t" and "Midnight Rain"!
The beginning of Reputation gave us chills. The sound of her heels echoing through the stadium was unreal. We knew something was about to go down and she exceeded expectations. The transition from "Don’t Blame Me" into "Look What You Made Me Do" had us shook. The vocals were incredible in this section and Taylor had some of the most intense choreography we’ve ever seen (you saw that drop!)
At the top of our list has to be Folklore for a multitude of reasons. One being the sheer amount of time that she spent on this album allowed us to fully immerse ourselves into the era. She had never toured this album before (along with Evermore, we don’t forget about Evermore) and she went all out with the sets. Another being how she committed to the performance and storytelling in this album. "Illicit Affairs" and "My Tears Ricochet" were beautifully done and the emotion that Taylor delivered with her performance was iconic.
The Era’s Tour was a night that we will never forget, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to go!