Watch Taylor Swift’s career “begin again” on The Eras tour

Mackenzie Zent, Opinion editor

Taylor Swift fans woke up to a nice surprise on Nov. 1 when she announced that she would be going on tour for the first time since her “Reputation” stadium tour in 2018. “The Eras” tour is a perfect theme for where she is in relation to her life and music right now.On top of being in the process of re-recording and re-releasing her first six albums, she is also releasing new music. Her latest album, “Midnights,” was just released on Oct. 21, and she quickly took over the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female artist in history to reach that achievement. At the end of 2019, Swift announced “Lover Fest,” following the release of her seventh studio album, “Lover.” This was going to be a smaller tour in a few different cities across the U.S. and Europe. However, due to the pandemic, “Lover Fest” never happened. Many fans were crushed that this was canceled, myself included because I had tickets to go to the show in Boston. Since then, Swift has released three new albums and two re-recorded ones, so she is in a place in her career where doing a tour for a single album would be very difficult. Personally, I was hoping she would re-release all of her albums and do a tour with just those six, keeping them separate from the new music she has released. But as they say, beggars cannot be choosers, and I am just excited I get to sing along to her music live again. When she originally announced the tour, there were only 27 shows for the United States. Many fans were nervous this would mean it would be a challenge to get tickets, but because of the demand for tickets, Swift has now added 25 more dates making a total of 52 shows for the entire tour. I live in Buffalo, New York, so I was hoping she would release international dates and have Toronto listed as one of them. Back in 2018, I drove to Toronto with my aunt and my sister to go to the “Reputation” tour. This was easy because it was only a two-hour drive, so I was hoping she would come to Toronto again so that I would not have to drive across the state to see her. Right now, my plan is to go to the New Jersey show, and while it will be a long drive, it will be worth it. Phoebe Bridgers is one of the openers for the shows in New Jersey, and I have not seen her in concert before, so I am really excited. Since the song “Nothing New” by Taylor Swift features Phoebe Bridgers, I am really hoping we will get to hear it performed live. I also wanted to go to the show in Pittsburgh because Girl in Red is an opener, but the people I am going with outvoted me on that.“The Eras” tour is going to be special for sure as it will be a mix of nostalgia and newer memories, and I cannot wait to go this summer.