Taylor Swift Dazzles Edinburgh Fans with Spectacular Performance and Twelve Outfit Changes at Sold-Out Eras Tour Kickoff

Taylor Swift Dazzles Edinburgh Fans with Spectacular Performance and Twelve Outfit Changes at Sold-Out Eras Tour Kickoff

On June 7, 2024, Taylor Swift dazzled fans with twelve stunning outfit changes during the opening of the UK leg of her sold-out Eras tour in Edinburgh.

The 34-year-old superstar performed at Murrayfield Stadium, showcasing a series of sequinned ensembles.

This led many to speculate about a possible announcement of a re-recorded version of her 2017 album, Reputation.

Since 2006, Swift has released ten studio albums and four re-recordings as part of her mission to fully own her music.

Iconic Outfits and Memorable Moments

Taylor took the stage in a bejewelled bodysuit, paired with fishnet tights and her signature red lipstick.

She later changed into a white T-shirt reading “This Is Not Taylor’s Version” while performing “22,” hinting at a potential new recording of a past album.

Throughout the evening, she delighted the audience with hits from her latest album, “The Tortured Poets Department (TTPD),” and other classics.

A Unique Tradition

A highlight for many fans was when Taylor performed “22” and gave away her iconic black fedora, a staple of the Eras tour.

This tradition, which started during the US leg of her tour, sees Swift gifting the hat to a lucky fan, chosen either randomly by her team or personally by Swift herself.

Opening Act and Spectacular Show

Swift began the show with a warm greeting to the Scottish crowd, saying, “What a way to welcome a lass to Scotland,” while wearing a sparkling blue and gold bodysuit. Her outfit changes throughout the night included a glittering red dress for “We’ll Never Ever Get Back Together,” a flowing lavender gown for “Enchanted,” and a black and silver tasseled mini dress for “Look What You Made Me Do.”

Hints at Future Releases

Fans have speculated that Swift’s choice of outfits, such as the “This Is Not Taylor’s Version” T-shirt and sequinned black dresses, could be clues pointing to the re-recording of her album Reputation. Originally, the first six albums’ recordings were owned by a record label and later sold to a private equity firm, which Swift opposed. With the release of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” last year, she has two albums left to re-record: her debut self-titled album and Reputation.

Fans’ Enthusiastic Welcome

Swifties were thrilled as the singer arrived in Edinburgh on Friday afternoon. Despite efforts to remain out of sight, fans spotted her arrival, reminiscent of her stealthy entry into Los Angeles airport in February. Rumors circulated that Swift was staying at the Balmoral Hotel, having reportedly booked two entire floors.

Accommodation Challenges

While Swift had no trouble securing a place to stay, her fans faced challenges finding accommodation in Edinburgh, as hotels quickly booked up and tripled their rates during her three-night residency. Some locals stepped in to help, with one listing his property on Airbnb for £585 per night.

A Noteworthy Audience

Matty Healy, the 1975 frontman and Swift’s ex, shared his thoughts on Swift’s latest album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” which features tracks seemingly targeting him. Despite their brief relationship, Healy was reportedly taken aback by the lyrical content, but appreciated the attention it brought him.

Early Arrivals and Dedication

Excitement for Swift’s UK tour debut had fans queueing since the early hours of Friday morning, hoping to secure the best spots. Among the dedicated fans was former Paralympian Ellie Simmonds, seen wearing a T-shirt with “I Love Taylor” written on it. Fans braved the chilly weather, setting up tents and donning waterproof coats to stay dry.

A Scottish Welcome

Swift was greeted by The Reel Time Band, an 11-piece group performing her song “Love Story” on bagpipes outside the venue. Roddy Deans, the pipe major, expressed delight in welcoming Swift to Scotland with their unique rendition, which took 32 hours of rehearsal.

An Impressive Show

Taylor Swift’s Eras tour in Edinburgh was a spectacular showcase of her talents. Performing to a crowd of 72,990 fans, Swift delivered a three-hour performance divided into ten acts, each representing different eras of her career. From the country-pop of “Fearless” to the brash hits of “Red,” and the emotional depth of her pandemic releases “Folklore” and “Evermore,” Swift captivated the audience with her storytelling and theatrical flair.

A Powerful Performance

Swift’s ability to combine spectacle with substance was evident as she performed 47 songs, each accompanied by enthusiastic singalongs. Her setlist included a mix of hits from across her career, showcasing her versatility and connection with fans.

Conclusion

With more concerts scheduled in Liverpool, Cardiff, and London, Taylor Swift’s Eras tour promises to be the music event of the year. Those fortunate enough to have tickets can expect an unforgettable experience as Swift continues to dominate the stage with her powerful performances.

UK Tour Dates

  • Saturday, June 8: Edinburgh, Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium
  • Sunday, June 9: Edinburgh, Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium
  • Thursday, June 13: Liverpool, Anfield Stadium
  • Friday, June 14: Liverpool, Anfield Stadium
  • Saturday, June 15: Liverpool, Anfield Stadium
  • Tuesday, June 18: Cardiff, Principality Stadium
  • Friday, June 21: London, Wembley Stadium
  • Saturday, June 22: London, Wembley Stadium
  • Sunday, June 23: London, Wembley Stadium
  • Thursday, August 15: London, Wembley Stadium
  • Friday, August 16: London, Wembley Stadium
  • Saturday, August 17: London, Wembley Stadium
  • Monday, August 19: London, Wembley Stadium
  • Tuesday, August 20: London, Wembley Stadium

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