Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” finished up the first of its North American legs back on August 27th in Mexico City, Mexico. On Thursday, November 9, the record-breaking tour began once again. This time, she performed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where fans reportedly camped out for five months in hopes of getting tickets.
After almost three months without a show, Swifties were ready to watch their favorite artist perform once again – either in person or on a social media livestream.
In terms of the setlist, Swift kept the standard songs the same, and the acoustic set with “surprise songs” that everyone looks forward to each time she performs was present as well.
On the first night of three Buenos Aires shows, Swift played “The Very First Night” from Red (Taylor’s Version) on the guitar, and “Labyrinth” from Midnights on the piano.
There were also changes in outfits during this night in the Lover set. Swift showed off a new pink bodysuit when opening the show, and a new pink blazer during her performance of “The Man.” Swift has worn multiple different outfits for this set in the past, but this was the first time the pink was worn.
The Buenos Aires show scheduled for Friday night was moved to Sunday night due to dangerous weather forecasts.
Saturday night’s show, however, featured many surprises. The first surprise song she performed was actually a mash-up of two songs – “Is It Over Now?” and “Out of the Woods” from 1989 (Taylor’s Version). This is the first time a mash-up has been played during the acoustic set. The second song, played on the piano, was “End Game”.
Some other news was that Travis Kelce was in attendance at this show, watching from the VIP tent with Swift’s father. Swift did not keep this fact quiet, changing a lyric in her closing song “Karma” to shout him out. In the line, “Karma is the guy on the screen coming straight home to me,” Swift switched the word “screen” to “Chiefs”, shouting out Kelce’s football team. Reactions from the audience, Swift’s dancers, and Kelce himself were priceless.
When the show was over, Swift was seen running to Kelce and kissing him in front of cameras and fans. It’s safe to say that Swifties were very excited about this development, as this is the closest to a “hard launch” of a relationship that Swift has done in a long time. It was expected that she wouldn’t address the rumors directly, since she usually references her relationships vaguely and without many public displays of affection.
The third and final Buenos Aires show was on Sunday night. The surprise songs this night were “Better Than Revenge” from Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) on the guitar and “Slut!” from the 1989 (Taylor’s Version) vault tracks on the piano.
Many fans wanted Swift to announce the release of reputation (Taylor’s Version) at the show, but that did not happen.
Overall, Swift’s surprise-filled return to the stage was one that will be remembered by Swifties for a long time, and makes them even more excited for the performances to come.
Swift’s next show will be in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on November 17.
Freshman Emily Myers is a Staff Writer. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.