The Eras Tour in KC

Story & Photo by Kate Gerding – Feature/News Editor

  Taylor Swift’s highly-anticipated Eras Tour has been all over the news and media this past year. Her record-breaking tour stopped in Kansas City over the summer on July 7-8. Tessa Visconti, junior, attended night one with some of her closest friends.

   “Before the concert, my friends and I all went shopping and bought outfits, rhinestones, and glitter to put on our faces,” Visconti said.

   Getting decked out in glitter was not the only Swiftie tradition Visconti participated in. At each concert, people made and even traded bracelets with other people who were there.

   “I had a bunch of friendship bracelet-making nights with my friends, and then the day of, we all got ready together,” Visconti said.

   The first night in KC was a special one because “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” had just been released.

   “Our surprise songs were ‘Never Grow Up’ and ‘When Emma Falls In Love’, which are both from ‘Speak Now’,” Visconti said.

   On top of that, Swift premiered a new music video for her song “I Can See You”.

   “Seeing the premier of the music video was really cool, every time I think about that song I think about how we were the first people to watch it,” Visconti said.

   According to Visconti, the experience was unlike anything she had seen before, and it was hard to decide what the best part of the entire night was.

   “Honestly, the whole concert itself was unbelievable, but I would say since my favorite album is Evermore, hearing that live was just crazy,” Visconti said.

   The United States leg of the Eras Tour has now ended, but Swift will continue performing at international locations throughout next year.