Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
“Exploring the Discrepancies Between Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Film and the Live Concert, Including Excluded Fan-Favorite Songs”
Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is hitting theaters near you!
On October 11, the acclaimed “Blank Space” singer unveiled her latest concert film, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Concert Film, during its official premiere in Los Angeles.
This film, a comprehensive journey through Swift’s vast musical repertoire spanning her ten albums, encompasses chart-toppers from her inaugural release to her most recent work, “Midnights.”
While the movie delivers Swifties a front-row experience to the wildly successful Eras Tour, it does diverge from the live concert in several aspects. Notably, due to its shorter runtime (2 hours and 45 minutes as opposed to the live concert’s over 3 hours and 15 minutes), a few songs were omitted.
In the following sections, we will delve into the distinctions between the concert film and the actual live performance, highlighting the key disparities.
Given the film’s more concise runtime, fans are left wondering which songs were left out. When comparing the film’s setlist to the live performances in Los Angeles, the omitted songs appear to be: “No Body, No Crime” featuring Haim, “Long Live,” “Wildest Dreams,” “The Archer,” and “Cardigan.”
Since the movie was recorded during the Los Angeles shows, other tour songs that didn’t make the cut include “‘Tis the Damn Season,” “Nothing New” featuring Phoebe Bridgers, and “Invisible String.” Additionally, the “Seven” interlude was not included in the film.
Numerous fans have observed that the transitions between Swift’s eras have been condensed in the film. Specifically, it seems that the pianist intro for “Tolerate It” has been omitted, and the grand introduction to the Red era has been shortened.
However, it’s worth mentioning that other significant transitional moments remain intact in the film, such as the enchanting prelude before “Willow” and Swift’s iconic snake-themed entrance before the Reputation era.
While capturing the concert for the film, Swift treated the audience to a total of six surprise songs during her acoustic setlist. These included “I Can See You,” “Maroon,” “Our Song,” “You Are in Love,” “Death by a Thousand Cuts,” and “You’re on Your Own, Kid.”
Of these, the two that made it into the film are “Our Song” (performed on guitar) and “You’re on Your Own, Kid” (performed on piano). These selections are particularly fitting, as the first song hails from her debut album, adding historical significance to the setlist, and the second song emerged as an uncelebrated anthem of the Eras Tour, inspiring fans to create friendship bracelets with fellow Swifties.
It’s important to note that the entire concert film revolves solely around Taylor Swift’s setlist and does not incorporate any performances by her opening acts, which include artists like Gracie Abrams, Gayle, and Beabadoobee. Furthermore, the film does not feature Swift’s collaborations with Haim for “No Body, No Crime” or with Phoebe Bridgers for “Nothing New.”
Even though Swift welcomed several musical guests during her tour, including the likes of Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, and Ice Spice, none of their performances have been included in the concert film.
In contrast to Swift’s prior concert films, like “The 1989 World Tour Live” released by Apple Music, which included interviews and backstage footage, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Concert Film” doesn’t incorporate any bonus material throughout the movie.
Nonetheless, as the credits roll, accompanied by “Long Live” from “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version),” there is some enjoyable footage of fans and bloopers from the concert, providing a delightful touch to the conclusion of the film.