Taylor Swift brought her Eras Tour — which, so far, has arguably seen the world’s biggest pop star play to sold-out crowds on a trek that racked up at least $590 million in ticket sales — to East Rutherford, New Jersey for a second night on Saturday (May 27).
Aside from the hoopla everyone went through to attend MetLife Stadium (Swift’s tour ticket sales proved too much for Ticketmaster to handle, a situation that escalated to the US Congress), people showed up with fairly high expectations for the evening. . Finally, last night’s Eras Tour stop in Jersey saw a surprise appearance from Ice Spice on his newly released “Karma” remix; Jack Antonoff joined his frequent collaborator for “Getaway Car” on one of two surprise songs; And Swift debuted three hot new outfits.
so saturday was prepared for the rush Show, And after a three-and-a-half-hour tour through the catalog of one of the biggest artists of the 21st century – whose discography shows a lyrical breadth and evolution that few of her peers can claim – attendees were more than satisfied. , if not gleefully, after two MetLife dates.
It didn’t hurt that Ice Spice made its second consecutive appearance on the tour for the show-ending “Karma,” a sly pop bop that gave the Bronx-based rapper an opportunity to flex in front of a 74,000-strong crowd. The guys from New York and New Jersey followed the success of “Munk (Feelin’ You)” and the Nicki Minaj collab “Princess Diana”.
Here are the seven best moments from Taylor Swift’s second night at MetLife Stadium.
At the start of the show, Swift acknowledged that the crowd—three times the capacity at a venue like Madison Square Garden across the river—was a feat. Swift said, “New Jersey, I’m not going to lie to you, you make me feel amazing.” “There are a trillion things you could do this evening…. Correct me if I’m wrong and shout if I’m right: You made a lot of effort to be here with us. Unsurprisingly, no corrections were forthcoming.
‘Tis the dusk season
For a show of the caliber of the Eras Tour, it’s not always easy to tell which magical moments are carefully crafted and which just fall into place. But on Saturday night, orbiting Earth meshed well with the show. As dusk fell, pine trees emerged from under the stage (conifers that seemed almost lifted from the experiential theater sleep no more in NYC), Swift began singing “Tis the Demon Season” while golden hues drenched the stage against the evening’s twilight.
fans call out villainous behavior
during Prestige The evening segment — an era that found Swift exploring and embracing some inevitable rifts in the guise of perfection — saw some fans take it upon themselves to play the bad guy. A trio of Swifties invaded the floor seats of a couple when they left their chairs for a moment, and when gently questioned, they “… ready for it” before performing only “this is our favorite song” offered. Well, that’s one way to celebrate Swift’s so-called villainous era. (It must be said that Swifties, for the most part, were exceedingly friendly and considerate during the show.)
farewell to phoebe
With opening act Phoebe Bridgers having one night left to go on her Eras Tour, Swift was already mourning the impending loss of one of her “favorite artists” on Saturday. Calling the fact that Jersey was Bridgers’ last Eras Tour stop “devastating”, Swift seemed particularly attuned to Bridgers as the two dueted on “Nothing New” during the show.
Wonder Song #1
Swift has stated that during the surprise song segments at each stop on the Eras Tour, she intends to perform songs that have not previously appeared on the tour’s setlist – and never repeat a tune. Given the perimeters, speculation ran high each night of the tour, hence Taylor’s announcement that she would be playing “one of my favorites”. I think it’s a pretty good choice for tonight,” the crowd melted when he started playing. Red track “Holy Land.”
Surprise Song #2
Moving straight to the piano after “Holy Ground”, Swift gave a Lover track its first live moment in the spotlight: “False God,” her saxophone-backed exploration of religion and sex, which helped set up the final part of the night, as Swift transitioned Midnight,
spice is twice as good
Twenty-four hours after Ice Spice helped Taylor make her live debut of the “Karma” remix at MetLife Stadium, the Bronx rapper once again returns to the massive New Jersey venue to deliver her smooth, confident verse on the collab . For anyone who thought lightning couldn’t strike twice in the same place, they got a rude awakening on Saturday — Spice and Swift were hit just as hard the second time around.