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Tracking Trends: Attention all Swifties: The Era Tour is here

Swifties, this is not a drill. Long story short, On Nov. 1, 2022, Taylor Swift, a well-known singer and songwriter, announced her first leg of “The Eras Tour,” in the U.S. via social media, which will be Swift’s first tour in five years since her “Reputation Stadium Tour.” 

This tour is following the release of her record-breaking album “Midnights” on Oct. 21. Presale tickets go on sale on Nov. 15 at 10 a.m., and it is sure to be a race for the ages to get them. Swift will additionally be touring with nine other popular music artists including Phoebe Bridgers and girl in red. Swifties will need to buckle up, because they’ve seen this film before, and they know the ending all too well.

“My sister’s a big fan and she made me listen to it (“Midnights”),” said Brandon Witmer, a freshman studying integrated language arts. “I personally thought it was okay.”

Swift released her three albums “Lover,” “folklore” and “evermore” in the years prior. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic did not allow for touring to happen, so all are anticipating the array of songs Swift has to offer including hits such as “Lover” and “cardigan.” 

Swift will kick off her tour on Mar. 18 in Glendale, Arizona at State Farm Stadium. She will then hit 19 more venues across the U.S., ending in Los Angeles on Aug. 5. Swift described the tour on her Instagram as “A journey through the musical eras of my career (past and present!).”

Super fans of the ever popular Swift will do anything for her. Taylor Deleruyelle, a senior studying biological sciences, is determined to get tickets.  

“I had my whole family sign up for the presale thing,” she said.

Other fans of Swift’s music are worried getting tickets may be treacherous due to her immense popularity. 

“I love Taylor Swift but I probably won’t (go) just because I don’t have that type of money,” Kate Rector, a senior studying environmental biology, said. 

Speculations on Twitter have pointed out how if this tour is to sum up all of Swift’s eras thus far, this could be Blondie’s final new album. Twitter has also alluded to the possibility of the rest of Swift’s re-recordings of her albums “Taylor Swift,” “Speak Now,” “1989” and “reputation” being dropped in the four months to come before her tour, as it would make sense if she is looking back on all her previous works. 

“I think she’s done,” Lucy Tschetter, a senior studying creative writing, said. “I think the three months leading up to the tour she’s gonna drop the three final Taylor versions and then this is gonna be her last thing. She’s going to retire and live a happy life with Joe.”

Swift also tacked on eight additional shows for the tour via social media. Swift is back and has never gone out of style, but the ticket prices and availability are having fans thinking getting to this tour might be death by a thousand cuts. 


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