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    17 Wild, Awkward, And Shocking Moments From The First Leg Of The Eras Tour

    During the sixth (and final) LA show, Karlie Kloss — who once had a very public close friendship with Taylor before rumors of a falling out — was spotted in the lower bowl, sitting with other fans rather than in the VIP tent with celebs like Adam Sandler.

    Taylor Swift's first US leg of the Eras tour is officially over, but there are so many amazing performances, outfits, and memories to look back on. Some, however, are more shocking than others.

    Here are 17 wild moments from the Eras tour:

    1. Months before the tour even started, fans had to fight the "Great War" against Ticketmaster, which led to a nearly three-hour Senate hearing where Congresspeople were dropping references to Taylor's lyrics left and right.

    2. During the Philadelphia stop, Keith Urban seemingly accidentally hard-launched opening act Phoebe Bridgers' rumored relationship with Bo Burnham by posting a TikTok showing them kissing in the background.


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    3. In Chicago, Taylor accidentally swallowed a bug live on stage during her Evermore set.

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    4. A fan from Louisville went viral for doing an incognito news interview with a blanket over their head because they skipped work to go see Taylor in Cincinnati.

    5. In Kansas City, Taylor brought Taylor Lautner — aka her best ex — out on stage, and he did a backflip.


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    She also brought out Presley Cash and Joey King for the "I Can See You" music video premiere. 

    6. Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce tried to shoot his shot with Taylor by making her a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it. However, he wasn't able to give it to her.

    On his New Heights podcast, he said, "I was disappointed that she doesn't talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings. So, I was a little butt-hurt I didn't get to hand her one of the bracelets I made for her."

    Jokingly, he added, "She doesn't meet anybody — or at least she didn't want to meet me, so I took it personal."

    7. After her second Nashville show was nearly canceled due to severe weather and fans sheltered in place for four hours, Taylor still went on and played until almost 2 a.m. in the pouring rain.

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    On stage, she said, "There is one thing you can absolutely not plan on, and that is the weather. So, I wanna say...the fact that we had chaotic weather and you decided — all of you — to stay here and count on the fact that we were gonna play the show no matter what — that means the world to me and everyone on this tour. Thank you!"

    8. Early on, Swifties had a theory that Taylor was hiding in a janitor cart to get backstage — and it turned out to be true.


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    9. Before playing "Dear John" as a surprise song in Minneapolis, Taylor seemingly asked fans not to use Speak Now (Taylor's Version) as an excuse to troll her ex, John Mayer, saying, "I'm 33 years old, I don't care about anything that happened to me when I was 19. I'm not putting this album out so you can go on the internet and defend me against someone you think I wrote a song about 14 million years ago."

    After Red (Taylor's Version), fans began dragging her ex, Jake Gyllenhaal, online and at shows.

    10. On her first night in Cincinnati, the lift that's supposed to take Taylor under the stage at the end of her Reputation set failed, so she sprinted backstage to avoid messing up the timing of the rest of the show.

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    On a fan's TikTok showing the moment, Taylor commented, "still swift af boi."

    11. When Taylor opened the tour in Glendale, Arizona, she announced that she'd be playing two different surprise songs every night, making each show unique. Her first surprise set included "Tim McGraw," the opening track on her debut album, and her final surprise set in Los Angeles closed with "New Years Day," the final track on Reputation, the last album before she started to own her albums.

    12. During a Paramore meet-and-greet, Hayley Williams hinted at a possible collab, telling a fan who handed her a "Speak Now" bracelet, "Let me just tell you — this is coming at a very interesting time, that you're giving me to wear. And that's all I'll say." A few days later, Taylor announced "Castles Crumbling" ft. Hayley Williams as a vault track on Speak Now (Taylor's Version).

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    13. In her Midnights set, Taylor did the TikTok viral "Bejeweled" dance created by Mikael Arellano — and she gave him her signed "22" hat in Philadelphia.

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    14. Early in the tour, videos of Taylor's seemingly magical stage dive — where she appears to dive headfirst into a pool and swim down the stage — went viral.

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    After a few weeks, fans figured out that she was landing on a bag that inflated as soon as the stage door opened.

    15. Right before the first US leg ended, Taylor reportedly gave bonuses to everyone who worked on the tour — amounting to over $55 million going into the hands of everyone from dancers to truck drivers.

    According to a TikTok user, their uncle, who's Taylor's head driver, "had all of the drivers go out and clap as her limo drove away from the last show," then Taylor's dad called him and said, "Taylor is sobbing, she is so touched by it."

    16. During the sixth (and final) LA show, Karlie Kloss — who once had a very public close friendship with Taylor before rumors of a falling out — was spotted in the lower bowl, sitting with other fans rather than in the VIP tent with celebs like Adam Sandler.

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    17. And finally, Swifties correctly guessed that Taylor would announce 1989 (Taylor's Version) during her final Los Angeles show on 8/9 — 8 years, 9 months, and 13 days after the original version was released.

    What are your favorite moments and memories from the Eras tour so far? Let me know in the comments!