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Eras Tour: The Movie vs The Concert

The movie poster for the concert film truly encompasses the energy of the Eras Tour.

Taylor Swift revealed her latest concert film, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Concert Film,” during its official premiere in Los Angeles. This cinematic experience takes fans through Swift’s expansive discography, encompassing hits from her first album to her most recent releases.

Capturing the essence of the successful Eras Tour Concerts, the film was recorded over the first three nights of Swift’s six-night residency in Los Angeles. However, despite providing Swifties with a complete replica of her live show,  there are notable differences from the live concert experience. Firstly, the movie’s runtime is condensed to 2 hours and 45 minutes, compared to the actual concert which was over 3 hours and 15 minutes. Meaning that several songs had to be omitted.

Given the film’s length, fans are left pondering a question: which songs did not cut? The movie’s release reveals significant exclusions, such as the collaborative performance of “No Body, No Crime” with Haim, along with “Long Live,” “Wildest Dreams,” “The Archer,” and “Cardigan.”

Considering the film was recorded during the Los Angeles shows, it becomes evident that other tour favorites are also missing. Songs like “‘Tis the Damn Season,” the collaborative piece “Nothing New” with Phoebe Bridgers, “Invisible String”, and the “Seven” interlude were found excluded from the film. 

Additionally, each live show of the Eras tour had surprise songs. While filming the concert movie, Swift performed six different surprise songs throughout the three nights, including “I Can See You,” “Maroon, “You Are in Love”, and “Death by a Thousand Cuts”. The two that made it in the film are “Our Song” and “You’re on Your Own, Kid”. While the loss of the other songs hurt, the two are a fitting choice as the first song includes her debut album on the setlist, and the second song became the unsung anthem of the Eras Tour by inspiring fans to make friendship bracelets with fellow Swifties. 

Many Yorba Linda High School students are fans of Taylor and will likely go to see this movie. When asked, Yorba Linda High School student and Swiftie Sarah Bennani (12) commented, “Honestly her cutting “Cardigan” which is one of my favorite songs hurt, but I’m still super excited for this movie!”. This idea seems to be a common sentiment among fans but this likely won’t affect the movie’s ticket sales. 

“Honestly her cutting “Cardigan” which is one of my favorite songs hurt, but I’m still super excited for this movie!”

— Sarah Bennani

Overall, fans are extremely excited for the Taylor Swift Eras Tour movie and it is sure to be very memorable.

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Imaan Moten
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Imaan Moten is a senior at Yorba Linda High School. This year will be her third year on The Wrangler as a photojournalist. In her free time, she loves to read, volunteer, and play lacrosse. As she begins her last year of high school, she hopes to contribute to the newspaper program and become a better writer. After graduating, she wants to continue her education as a public health major and pursue a career in the medical field.

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    Leilah HuttnerNov 30, 2023 at 7:40 AM

    I wish I got to see this movie, it sounds very fun. I love the surprise songs she chose to put in the movie because they are not only popular but represent Taylor Swift very well.

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    Nikole GaleaNov 30, 2023 at 7:40 AM

    I love Taylor Swift, and I thought the movie was pretty well made. Although I think something that could’ve been included was the fight with ticket master in the movie. This was such an interesting article to see the differences, such as the songs.

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    AyeshaNov 30, 2023 at 7:35 AM

    you didn’t say when the movie is going to come out

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    Arya Devi BanerjeeNov 16, 2023 at 7:43 AM

    Hi! Your article is incredibly well written. You were very articulate and organized your thoughts perfectly. Great job!

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    Mylie BrownNov 16, 2023 at 7:35 AM

    Great article! I was also heartbroken that “Cardigan” was cut

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    Giana V MejiaNov 16, 2023 at 7:32 AM

    Although I was sad about a few songs being cut, the movie was still so much fun!