The Best Social Media Reactions to ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)!’

After Taylor Swift announced 1989 (Taylor’s Version) at her sixth and final show at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, social media blew up with fans reacting to the news. Let’s take a look at how fans reacted to the exciting news!

At her sixth and final show of the US leg of The Eras Tour, Taylor Swift announced the re-recording of her fifth studio album 1989 (Taylor’s Version), set for release on October 27, 2023. She told the audience, “There’s something that I’ve been planning for a really, really, ridiculously, embarrassingly long time. And I think instead of just telling you about it, I think I should just sort of show you something.” Fans went wild as she then revealed the cover of the album behind her, seen in the clip below. Here are some of the best reactions fans had to her announcement!

@chaoticcutoffs Thay swift announces 1989 taylors version on the last night of the eras tour in LA. Hear her speach #latstheerastour #1989taylorsversion #taylorswift #losangeles ♬ original sound – Tay All Slay Bae

One fan was on an airplane as they passed the stadium just in time for the big news.

The Empire State Building joined in on the excitement and posted a Tiktok of the building lit up in blue, which is the official color of the 1989 era.

Ryan Tedder, who collaborated on 1989 tracks like ‘I Know Places’ and ‘Welcome to New York’ took to his Instagram story to react to the news.

Fans are already thinking about the lyrics they are most excited to hear in the re-recordings of their favorite songs 9 years later.

Swifties are already sharing theories on who may be featured on the “From the Vault’ songs, one of them being Swift’s close friend Sabrina Carpenter. Fans are also hoping for a collaboration with Swift’s longtime best friend Selena Gomez.

@octopusslover8I’ve been waiting for this day for so long

♬ original sound – Jake Shane

Popular TikTok user and die-hard Swiftie Jake Shane was at the concert and heard the news in person.

Fans have made memes about the rerecording, pushing the original version to the side to make way for Taylor’s Version.

@skzzolno its not often that the clowning is right but DAMN DOES IT FEEL GOOD #1989taylorsversion #1989 #1989tv #1989announcement #clowns #taylorswift #swiftie ♬ original sound – Dino

Eagle-eyed fans noticed that the new cover art is the first of her entire career that she’s smiling in.

With the news of 1989 (Taylor’s Version), fans are already making predictions for when Reputation (Taylor’s Version) will be announced.

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