“Oh, New Jersey, I feel so great right now.”
Taylor Swift brought her famous IRAS tour — on track to gross an estimated $590 million in sales and becoming the biggest tour of her career — to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Friday night (May 26) for the first of the three sold-out tours. Great place offers.
The tour (beginning in March in Glendale, Arizona, and moving to Chicago after Jersey dates before concluding in August in California) is a three-hour marathon of Swift’s imposing catalog of pop, folk and country classics, spanning a massive number of hits on Billboard. Hot 100 plus deep fan favourites.
After a powerful opening set from GAYLE and a crowd-pleasing performance by the always dependable Phoebe Bridgers, Swift took to the stage to thunderous applause.
“There’s one thing I dream about with childish admiration for a hundred birthdays — first night at MetLife,” Swift told the audience at the top of her set. And her concert Friday night for the NJ/NY crowd was clearly meaningful to her — she not only introduced three new costumes, but brought in three guest artists — and she offered MetLife attendees a preview of the music video. for “Karma” about an hour before it hit the Internet.
From her gorgeous song choices to a moment when Swift surprised the crowd with her sparkly new strands, here are the best moments from Taylor Swift’s first night at MetLife on her Eras Tour.
New fit #1
to me lover An era portion of the night, Swift debuted an all-new outfit — a silver gown with deep purple stripes and tassels. It clearly allowed Swift plenty of room to move during his most choreographically intense moments.
New fit #2
during forever Featuring “Tis the Damn Season,” proving that a song doesn’t need to be loud to get a high-decibel response from the audience, Swift took the stage in yet another new outfit. The new garment was a rich, dark gold, with shimmering dots of light arranged in vertical stripes. Almost like it’s lit from within, it might be the most unique look from this roundup.
While attendees were presented with bracelets that periodically light up in unison throughout the night, there was one moment when the audience took matters into their own hands. During “Marjorie,” a song about Swift’s late grandmother, tens of thousands of people turned on their cell phones and held them up. After the song, Swift said, “You guys have been telepathically communicating with each other to create a special moment for me.” “My grandmother was a singer too, and I know she would have loved to sing at MetLife. But her voice is on that song, so I just did.”
New fit #3
During “Enchanted”, it is the only song talk now – who receives a (Taylor version) The release comes July 7, and presumably there will be an even bigger track list after that — Swift just pulled out another new dress. This costume was in tulle, which appeared to be an elevated version of a Disney Princess ballroom gown; The look beautifully matches the romantic longing of the fairy tale heart.
Phoebe’s victory lap
After Swift spoke about how her re-recordings gave her the opportunity to delve deeper into her past, she brought out the opening act of Phoebe Bridgers, guitar in hand, for a duet on a song Swift wrote when she was 22 — “Nothing New.” The duo’s collaboration Red (Taylor version). Bridgers had already performed a knockout combo on her own, and was visibly elated to join Swift onstage for her lap duet for victory.
“Karma” is the premiere of the video
Friday’s MetLife audience was treated to another premiere: the premiere of the “Karma” music video about an hour before it was released online. “At the beginning of the year, when I had just started rehearsing for this tour, Ice Spice called me,” Swift explained. “She reached out and said, ‘If you’d like to do a collaboration, I’d love to. ‘ And what she didn’t know at the time was that when I was rehearsing for the tour, I only listened to her music exclusively every single day. All day.” The two eventually make it to the studio. “Not only did I fall in love with her, but I decided she was the entire future,” Swift said. “I’ve been around with so many artists and so many artists who are just starting out, but I’ve never met an artist who’s so prepared and so curious and so focused on what she wants.” After that introduction, the upbeat and playful video for “Karma” made its world premiere to an intimate audience of several tens of thousands of passionate fans.
Audio surprise #1
“I know you want to hear this song,” Swift quipped before her surprise vocal debut. And you weren’t exaggerating. The choice was “Getaway Car,” a fan darling, and for the song, she was joined on stage by frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff. “He was one of my best friends — he just feels like a member of the family,” Swift said while welcoming the Antonoffs. In addition to singing lead on a few lines, Antonoff assisted Swift with some solid vocal playing on the track reputation Highlight.
Voice surprise #2
midnight is the most recent album to drop before Taylor’s Eras Tour, so it’s no surprise that it takes up a large portion of the track list. However, the standard setlist on the Eras Tour doesn’t include one of the album’s absolute best songs – but the Friday night crowd was there to enjoy. “This is one of my favourites midnightsaid Swift, before performing a dazzling rendition of “Maroon” while sitting on an upright piano adorned with a floral design.
Spice up the stage
If the premiere of the “Karma” video wasn’t enough, Swift bolstered herself at the end of the night by bringing out Bronx-born rapper Ice Spice to casually deliver her confident verse on the just-dropped “Karma” remix. “Make as much noise as I’ve made all night,” Swift said. When the “Princess Diana” fashion designer performed in front of the biggest crowd of youngsters of her career, she looked relaxed and a bit stunned. The two held hands as they strutted around the catwalk, and when the confetti exploded Paper at the end, their arms were around each other as they indulged in the enthusiastic response.