Saturday, October 21, 2023

Taylor Swift: The ERAS TOUR Concert Film Review


“I dreamt of you all summer long." —"betty,” folklore

"And all at once, you are the one I have been waiting for." —"King of My Heart," Reputation


"NICE!" "Bejeweled," Midnights


"Are you ready for it?" —"...Ready For It?," Reputation


Opening Weekend brought in almost $100 million in U.S. sales, the second best October opening for a film ever.


Unconditionally recommended, even if you're not a Taylor Swift fan.

In every century there is a concert they talk about decades later. For the 20th century, it was Woodstock. For the 21st century, it will be the Eras Tour. 

The concert film puts you in the middle of a 72,000 person sold-out crowd, often just feet away from Taylor, her dancers, and her backing vocalists and band.

From the opening shots of the deliriously screaming crowd in LA’s SoFi stadium, to the gorgeous power strutting of Taylor and her backing dancers during “…Ready for It?,” through the final love fest of “Karma” at the concert’s end, this is Taylor Swift at her best ever. A show that blows out of the water every live concert I have ever seen.

While no doubt the film will come to streaming, catch it on the Big Screen the final three Thursday-Sundays, as it was made to be seen: all-encompassing audio that shakes the room yet is crystal clear, other people totally "wonderstruck" (some perhaps dancing off to the side in the aisles,) and a visual image so big it feels like you're up on stage with Taylor.

Not to be missed. Concert of the Century.