The Eras Tour is like The Met Gala: Taylor’s Version

Mackenzie Zent, Opinion Editor

Taylor Swift is just about a month into her Era’s Tour, and fans have been going all out dressing up for her concerts. Since the tour is all encompassing of her previous albums, some people are choosing to dress up from the era of a specific album. Swift’s most recent album, “Midnights,” is a really fun theme to dress as in my opinion.

For people who have been going with this theme there have been a ton of glitter and sparkles, mainly because of the song “Bejeweled,” which is part of the setlist on tour. Sticking with the sparkly theme, I have seen people dressing up as a mirrorball, in all silver with reflective sparkles everywhere because of her song “Mirrorball,” on her eighth studio album, “Folklore.”

Fans have also been mixing different album themes together and adding cowboy boots to many outfits because Swift first started her career releasing country music. I have to say, I did not think I would like it, but the glittery outfits paired with cowboy boots do look pretty cool.

A few weeks ago when the tour first started I heard someone describe it as The Met Gala, and the theme is Taylor Swift, and that really is the best way to describe it.

When I think about it, I wonder if Swift thinks it is odd to look into the crowd and see people dressing up as her in a certain music video, or her in an interview she did years ago, because that is how specific people are getting.

Not that I know her personally, but I feel like she would look at it as nostalgic and surreal that people admire her so much to want to dress as her at different points in her life.

As for me, I was lucky enough to get tickets to go to The Eras tour and I am so excited to plan my outfit. I found a light pink crop top with butterflies (to match her “Lover” era) and ivy stitched into it (for the song “Ivy”). I have mirrorball earrings thatIamgoingtowearandIam also going to put a pink glitter heart around my eye because that was Swift’s signature look on the “Lover” album cover.

I would love to do something more sparkly but that is all I have figured out for now.

One cool thing fans have been doing at the concerts is bringing friendship bracelets to trade with other fans. People are doing this because of the lyrics “make the friendship bracelets take the moment and taste it, you’ve got no reason to be afraid,” in her song, “You’re On Your Own, kid.”

Another way I saw someone connecting with other fans at the concert is having them sign a t-shirt. This girl wore a plain white t-shirt that said, “I’ve got a blank space,” and on the back it said, “write your name,” so she ended up with a shirt packed full with names of other fans that went to the same concert.

I have loved seeing all the outfits on the Eras tour so far and I am excited to see what people will be wearing at the concert I am going to!