Never have I experienced so much unbridled joy in one place as I did at the Taylor Swift Eras concert last Saturday night at Seattle’s Lumen Field. There’s no doubt that the 72,000 other people who attended that night, like me, may still be floating on air and glitter after experiencing the tour de force that is Taylor Swift.
My darling daughter, Ruby, treated me to this event of a lifetime. For three and a half hours, we were treated to a catalog of some 40 songs, multiple costume changes, sparkles, sequins, dancers, lights, flames, fireworks, set changes, and the most perfectly polished musical production that I’ve ever experienced! My hat is off to the dancers, singers, stage crew, musicians, support staff, stadium workers, and organizers.
What a privilege to see Taylor Swift’s dynamic work in action! She played piano, strummed her guitar, sang, danced, strutted across the stage in bejeweled boots, chatted with the audience, acted out dramatic scenes, and held the enthralled audience in the palm of her hand for the entire night. Most of the audience members were on their feet singing, dancing, and clapping throughout the show, many them, the die-hards, also known as “Swifties,” knew the words to EVERY song.
A delightful experiential touch at the concert was that each audience member was given a wrist band upon entrance. We were instructed to activate our wrist bands just before the start of the show. There were two round lights in the wrist bands that lit up with colors that complimented the stage light displays and changed colors throughout the night.
For a complete concert review with wonderful photos read The Seattle Times Review: