Taylor Swift kicked off her much awaited and record-breaking ‘The Eras Tour’ with a bang, having a 44-song setlist for her show.
The singer’s tour started in Arizona on March 18, which marked her first live concert since her Reputation Tour back in 2018. During her concert, Taylor took time to explain the ‘recurring themes’ in her songs.
“So, sort of a recurring theme in my music is that I love to explain to men how to apologize. I just love it,” Swift said to the crowd during her concert last Friday in Glendale, Arizona.
“I love to explain to men how to apologise”
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“It’s kind of my thing. I love to tell them step-by-step, ‘Here’s how simple this is to fix things if you just follow these easy steps that I’m laying out for you in a three-minute song.’ I just love the idea of men apologizing.”
She continued, “And basically, this is a song about a teenage boy named James who was trying to apologize to the love of his life, and her name is Betty.”
“[My songs are] kind of like journaling for you or something. [And] I wanted to do a different thing that I had done before [with Folklore],” she explained during the show, before being met with a widespread applause from the crowd.
“You know, my albums have characteristically been, sort, of, excruciatingly autobiographical where, like, when I put out an album, it just feels like getting some sort of live-streamed, public autopsy.”
She added, “With this one, I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be so fun to create characters and storylines? They’ll live in different times, and they’ll do all these things and fall in love and hurt each other, go to wars and all these things. So, I created all these characters.”
Taylor’s ‘The Eras Tour’ is a celebration of all the records she has put out throughout the decades.
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