What We Love About the Eras Tour Besides Taylor Swift!

No cruel summer here! From surprise guests to friendship bracelets, Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour is full of special moments that we love. 

With a 44 song setlist, The Eras Tour takes fans on a journey through Taylor Swift’s career, from her oldest songs like “Fearless” to more recent ones like “Anti-Hero”. The tour may have only begun a few weeks ago, but there are already show staples that fans can’t get enough of. Let’s take a look at some of the magical moments Taylor Swift has created on her summer tour!

Surprise Guests

Swifties know if there is one thing about a Taylor Swift tour, it’s that she’ll bring out surprise guests. In her New Jersey show at Metlife Stadium, Swift brought out rapper Ice Spice to perform their newly released collaboration of “Karma (feat. Ice Spice)”. Other surprise guests have included frequent collaborators Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner. Fans are making guesses on social media of who the next surprise guest could be based off of Swift’s many collaborations, including Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey.

Surprise Songs

Taylor Swift loves surprising her fans throughout her shows, and her setlist is no exception. This custom has caused a large magnitude of speculation on social media amongst fans and concert goers. Each show so far has featured 2 surprise songs. Fans eagerly anticipate the acoustic section of their show to see what song they are going to get. Some surprise songs that she performed include “White Horse” in Las Vegas, “I Wish You Would” in Chicago, and “Red” in Foxborough. Fans have even created a Spotify playlist of surprise songs that they update live at each show which is linked above!

Friendship Bracelets

Another moment on the Eras Tour we can’t get enough of is the sweet gesture of fans trading friendship bracelets with one another. The origin of this comes from Swift’s lyrics to “You’re On Your Own Kid” which say “So make the friendship bracelets/take the moment and taste it”. Swifties are customizing their bracelets with song titles, lyrics, or their favorite Taylor Swift era. Gifting bracelets to celebrities at the show has become a tradition as well. Some celebrities who were gifted bracelets include Nicole Kidman, Gigi Hadid, and Aaron Rodgers. This sentiment shows how united and supportive Swift’s fan base is – not only of her but of each other as well.

All the Celebrity Fans


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In addition to her surprise guests on stage, Swift has a number of celebrity supporters offstage watching from the crowd. From Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban to Selena Gomez, and Bradley Cooper, the tour has not been short of celebrity sightings. In addition to fan videos of them singing along, her famous friends take to social media to praise the show.

Personalized Touches

Swift is known for giving fans a personalized experience – whether it’s welcoming them into her home to attend “secret session” listening parties or dropping fan-targeted Easter eggs in her music videos, Swift’s relationship with her fans is important to her. Each night during her performance of ‘22’, Swift hands off her hat to a lucky fan. Swift also plans her surprise songs for the city she’s in. In Philadelphia, she performed ‘gold rush’ which includes the lyrics “With my Eagles t-shirt hanging from the door.” After a large amount of fan speculation over whether the lyrics were in reference to the band The Eagles or the football team, Swift confirmed they referenced the latter which the crowd went wild for.

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Emma Celentano

Emma Celentano is a senior at the University of South Carolina majoring in public relations with a minor in film and media studies. She is an intern at Afterbuzz TV and Heal Squad with Maria Menounos and hopes to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.