Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” is already taking the world by storm, with Swift having only just finished the first North American leg of the tour. Starting in March 2023 and planned to last until November 2024, this tour has impacted people all over the globe. 

For the fans–also known as Swifties–who got to see their favorite artist in person for the first time, it’s been a dream come true. For the people who watch grainy livestreams of the show on TikTok, it’s been a mystery as to what the “surprise songs” will be every night. For the cities that she’s performed in so far, it’s been a blessing to the economy. Right when everyone thought it couldn’t get any better, Swift gave us something new to talk about. 

On August 31, 2023, Swift announced that a concert film for the “Eras Tour”, recorded during her first three shows in Los Angeles, would be released on October 13, 2023. She also posted a trailer for the movie, generating tons of hype and excitement. Ticket presales for the movie reached $26 million in that one day alone, breaking the record for the highest single-day ticket sales at AMC of $16.9 million, previously held by Spider-Man: No Way Home

So what will this concert film consist of? 

With a runtime of two hours and 45 minutes, the movie clocks in at about 30 minutes shorter than the live shows. However, it’s been confirmed by Swift’s publicist, Tree Paine, that no official setlist songs were cut for the movie. It’s likely that moments during costume changes and set changes were shaved down to make the film shorter. 

For all the people who are familiar with the setlist, though, there is something to be aware of when it comes to the movie. During most of the shows thus far, Swift has sung “‘tis the damn season” as a part of the evermore set. But, during the LA shows when filming of the movie took place, Swift replaced this song on the setlist with “no body, no crime” featuring the band HAIM, due to the fact that they were opening for those shows and available to perform with her. So, for all the fans of “‘tis the damn season”, brace yourselves in case it doesn’t end up in the movie. 

All in all, Swift wants the viewing experience of the film to be a fun time for everyone, stating in her Instagram caption, “Eras attire, friendship bracelets, singing and dancing encouraged.”

Freshman Emily Myers is a Contributing Writer. Her email is emyers3@fandm.edu.