“…Ready For It?”

The exciting wait for Taylor Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour.’


Swift performing at the 2013 CMT Awards.

Tallulah Maramba, Lifestyle Editor

Shock, excitement and eagerness to attend were just some of the emotions that Swifties experienced when Taylor Swift announced she would start touring in March of 2023. However, fans’ desire to see her is not only because they love her music, but because Swift has not toured since her Reputation Stadium Tour back in 2018, and they finally get to see their favorite artist perform once again. Since her last tour, Swift has released four new albums and two re-recorded albums: “Lover”, “Folklore”, “Evermore”, “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)”, “Red (Taylor’s Version)” and her newest album “Midnights”. Because Swift could not tour for these albums, she has incorporated all ten of her albums into her tour, which is appropriately named ‘The Eras Tour.’

Fans waited eagerly for the day that tickets would be released, some Suncoast students even signing up for the presale tickets as a verified fan.

Senior Stephanie Funk said, “I received the verified fan email, but the day the tickets were released, the website crashed, and I couldn’t get them.”

However, Funk was able to get tickets at a later date. Other students were lucky enough to buy presale tickets the day they were released, like senior Sophia Kapsos.

Kapsos said, “I was not sure if I would get a ticket because I was already waiting hours and the line did not seem to be getting any shorter.” Kapsos  continued to say, “It was definitely a nerve wracking experience, but I am happy I get to see her perform.”

After the stress of purchasing tickets, fans can now focus on what they are hoping to see at the concert. Because Swift is performing all ten of her albums, fans are anxious to see what songs from each of her albums will be featured, and others are curious to see how Swift could even choose what to sing because she has such an extensive discography. Some fans are accepting the fact that their favorite song might not be performed because they feel it might not be Swift’s most popular or most appropriate song to play at a concert. Nevertheless, fans are still excited to see how she has changed as a singer/ performer and how her overall presence on stage has changed over the past five years.

Funk said, “I am excited that Taylor is performing all of her albums because it is going to be interesting to see how her voice has matured, especially from her earlier albums.”

So much of Swift’s most recent music, from Lover to Midnights, has not been performed on stage and in front of an audience, so it is understandable that fans are ecstatic. Fans, however, have been lucky enough to get a glimpse of what ‘The Ears Tour’ will be like, as Swift has made some appearances at other bands’ concerts, such as The 1975, where she sang “Anti-Hero”, a song from her most recent album “Midnights”. But for now, Swifties will just have to wait a few more weeks until they see Swift performing once again.