TAYLOR Swift has reached the final stop of the US leg of her much-anticipated Eras Tour and delivered an electrifying performance to a star-studded Los Angeles crowd.
The pop star wowed cheering crowds in Inglewood, Calif. during the first two shows of her sold-out performance at SoFi Stadium, which lasts six nights until her final bow on Aug. 9.
Taylor, 33, made his debut at LA Stadium on Thursday, August 3, performing to a cheering crowd of over 70,000.
The music icon traversed each “era” of her storied music career for the stunning three-and-a-half hour concert, which featured a total of 44 of her smash hits, deep cuts and everything in between.
Kicking off the show with her album Lover Era, which she released in 2019, she took the stage in a custom Versace crystal covered leotard with matching sparkling stiletto boots to her title Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince.
Anti-hero singer Taylor was surrounded by dozens of backup dancers, singers and her longtime bandmates as she shared the story of her musical career, which began with the 2006 debut of her country ballad Tim McGraw.
Following her six-song setlist Lover, Taylor performed the album Fearless, which first brought her international fame in 2008.
She rocked her now-iconic dress with sparkling fringes and cowboy boots while strumming her guitar and adding her signature touch to the songs she wrote as a teenager.
The Grammy winner then modernized her next talent showcase, wowing live renditions of Evermore — the surprise record she released in 2020 during the pandemic — on the massive stage that occupied nearly half the NFL pitch.
Her Reputation era wowed audiences with booming hits including …Ready For It? and Look What You Made Me Do – which had 70,000 people screaming at the top of their lungs, “Because she’s dead!”
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Enchanted and Long Live, which recently went viral on TikTok, rounded out her Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) portion of the show as she stunned in a shimmering purple tulle ball gown tailored by Nicole + Felicia Couture.
Audiences went wild when it came time for Red, which included her critically acclaimed hit “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” (Taylor’s version).
“I have one more song from the Red era that I’d like to play for you, Los Angeles. Do you have 10 minutes?” she asked the audience after performing hits like “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
Just before the heartbreaking anthem, which she belts out with only her acoustic guitar, Taylor sang the upbeat party track 22- as she presents her black fedora hat to a lucky fan in the audience.
During her first show in LA, Taylor shared a very special moment with Kobe Bryant’s daughter Bianka, 6.
Bianka was filled with sheer joy as Taylor approached her from the side of the stage to put the tot’s hat on and even kissed her on the cheek as they hugged lovingly.
Taylor, who was friends with the Lakers legend before his tragic death in 2020, also invited Bianka’s mother, Vanessa Bryant, as well as her older sister, Natalia.
The hitmaker continued her musical journey with Grammy-winning Folklore, followed by her Album of the Year-winning 1989.
When it came time for the much-anticipated surprise acoustic set, which will see Taylor singing two different songs each night, the Pennsylvania native didn’t disappoint.
On Thursday night, the songwriter performed her new single “Speak Now” (Taylor’s Version) “I Can See You” on acoustic guitar.
The stadium roared as she sat on her flower-painted piano and sang her midnight breakup ballad, “Maroon,” as the second surprise song.
On Friday, she changed things up by performing “Our Song,” a fan favorite from her 2006 self-titled debut album, as well as the 1989 bonus track “You Are In Love.”
After diving under the stage and “swamming” to the other side for a quick outfit change, Taylor completed her concert juggernaut with the album Midnights, which she released earlier this year.
Their single “Lavender Haze” opened the enchanting closing section, while the upbeat track “Karma” closed the monumental 44-song concerto, while confetti floated over the football stadium and all artists gave their well-deserved bows.
Taylor’s Eras show, which drew a lot of attention because of the difficulty in getting the highly sought-after tickets, drew some of Hollywood’s biggest names to watch her rock.
Newly single Sofia Vergara, 51, attended Friday’s show with some of her closest friends.
The Modern Family actress showed off her incredible figure in a dazzling strapless crop top with matching pants.
Despite her recent split from husband Joe Manganiello, 46, the AGT judge shared videos of herself singing along to love songs like “Love Story.”
Sofia Richie, 24, ditched husband Elliot Grainge, 29, for a date night with her friends while documenting their Eras night while everyone flaunted their handmade friendship bracelets – which fans in the crowd frequently swap among themselves.
The model shouted out the emotional lyrics to “All Too Well” while wearing a small white t-shirt, jeans and large gold hoop earrings.
Oscar winner Brie Larson, 33, couldn’t contain her excitement as she yelled “Taylor!” burst out of her suite at SoFi Stadium and was surrounded by other big A celebrities.
Lupita Nyong’o, Elle Fanning, Hilary Duff, Max Greenfield, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Ashley Tisdale, Kesha, Shay Mitchell, Paula Abdul and Sofia’s Modern Family co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson also attended the first two nights of LA including Eras Tour – with many more big names expected at the remaining four shows.
Taylor wraps up the US leg of her Eras Tour on Wednesday, August 9, but has recently added a second North American tour as well as international dates for later in 2024.
She can’t seem to shake off demand for her live shows, with international dates and newly added cities also selling out within minutes of going on sale.