The Eras Tour film is finally in cinemas with Taylor Swift’s fans flocking to see the three hour long masterpiece – but Swifties aren’t easy to please.
The excitement is palpable as fans arrive, buying limited edition popcorn buckets and cups, dressed in their favourite Taylor merchandise.
‘There’s a lot of hype around it,’ the Customer Assistant, rocking a gold sequinned blazer, told Metro.co.uk.
‘It’s very close to Barbie with the excitement and everyone’s dressing up. I
don’t think any other movie [has had people] dressed up like this.’
Costumes and friendship bracelets are ditched in favour of tour tops and merchandise but fans are still beaming as they sing along to the Grammy winner’s tracks blasting in the lobby.
The Eras Tour is probably the only time you want a cinema to be packed full of fans ready to sing along and despite being sold out, there were still a few empty seats so we were worried it would be a quiet showing.
We couldn’t have been more wrong as even the film classification card got a huge cheer from excited fans – although nothing compared to scream let out for the Midnights clock.
This wasn’t just a film, the experience is comparable to midnight screenings of the final Harry Potter or Marvel’s Endgame, with gasps, cheers, and tears at all the right moments.
Surprisingly, it wasn’t fan favourite Cruel Summer that had fans on their feet but the second era, Fearless, as Swifties gauged whether singing along loudly was okay (the answer was yes).
The awkwardness of being in a cinema melted away and fans were up and dancing, with reverence held for slower, emotional songs. Looking at you All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault).
The cinema was buzzing as fans forgot they weren’t actually at the SoFi Stadium with Travis Kelce – maybe if we all cheered a little bit louder Taylor might hear us.
Leaving the theatre, Aussie cinema-goer Tayla, 30, who has been a fan since Fearless told Metro.co.uk: ‘I loved seeing it so close, seeing her face as she sang.
‘Honestly, there’s nothing I can compare it too, even the audience in there andthe production value is unlike anything I’ve seen.’
‘Maybe I’m being greedy but I wish everything was in there. Treat it like the Cursed Child [Harry Potter play] and do two sittings?’
This feelings was resonated by other Swifties as the film controversially cuts six songs from the mammoth setlist – including her dedication to fans Long Live.
Deepti, 18, who sadly missed out on actual tour tickets, shared: ‘It’s our only chance to see the concert but this 100% made up for it.
‘Some of the songs that were on the actual concert got cut. I would have preferred Long Live in the film [rather than end credits] but I loved it still.’
Fan since Red and one of the lucky ones with Eras Tour UK tickets, Lauren, 25, added: ‘It’s a shame some of the songs like Long Live and The Archer got cut from the film for people who won’t get to see the tour.
‘That being said, Cruel Summer was a cosmic experience to get to sing along to the bridge like that.’
The Eras Tour Film has confirmed – if anyone was still in doubt – that Taylor Swift is truly The Man.
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