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    21 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Taylor Swift's Eras Tour That'll Make You Appreciate The Concert (And Movie) Even More

    The bodysuit Taylor Swift wears during the Midnights section of the Eras Tour includes 5,300 hand-embroidered crystals and beads, and was designed by Oscar de la Renta.

    1. First, the opening night of Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour in Glendale, Arizona broke the record for the most-attended concert by a female artist in the US with 69,000 fans. The record was reportedly previously held by Madonna.

    Taylor onstage

    2. During the Seattle tour dates, fans caused a "2.3 magnitude earthquake," according to a seismologist. The small earthquake activity was recorded at Taylor's second Seattle show on July 23, where the only difference from night 1 was that it started later and she performed "Message in a Bottle" and "Tied Together with a Smile" as surprise songs.

    Taylor onstage

    3. The guitar Taylor uses during the Fearless portion of the concert was decorated by her parents using, as Taylor put it, "super glue and a free afternoon." The guitar is coated in silver rhinestones, which matches the guitar she used during the Fearless tour in 2009.

    4. Gladys Tamez is the designer behind Taylor's "22" hat, which is a handmade classic fedora that she gives to a fan every night on tour. Gladys is also the hatmaker behind Lady Gaga's iconic pink hat, which is featured on the cover of her fifth studio album Joanne.

    Taylor giving a fan her hat

    5. The "Enchanted" dress Taylor wore during the Speak Now portion of the concert while performing her second show in Arizona was custom-made Zuhair Murad Couture, which reportedly required "50 meters of tulle" and took "over 350 hours of atelier handwork" to create.

    6. The blue "Enchanted" ball gown Taylor wore during the final Eras Tour stop in LA, when she announced 1989 (Taylor's Version) was from Nicole + Felicia, and it was their third gown featured on the tour. It took roughly "2,100 hours for completion," according to the brand.

    Taylor onstage

    7. The now-iconic bodysuit Taylor wears during the Midnights section of the show, namely "Vigilante Shit," was made by Oscar de la Renta, and features "315 hours of construction [and] over 5,300 hand-embroidered crystals and beads."

    Taylor onstage

    8. The bodysuit Taylor wears during the Lover portion of the show, and the blazer she puts on for "The Man," are designed by Versace, and it's paired with Christian Louboutin knee-high boots.

    9. The Eras Tour creative director and production designer is Ethan Tobman, who previously worked with Taylor on her 2021 Grammys performance and her music videos for "Anti-Hero," "The Man," and "Cardigan." Ethan has also worked with Beyoncé, and he was the production designer for movies like The Menu, Room, and more.

    Taylor onstage

    10. It reportedly takes a team of an estimated 90 trucks to construct the elaborate stage for The Eras Tour. Dave Brooks, Billboard Senior Director of Live Music and Touring, assumes there is a team that is "prepping and pre-building" as much as possible leading up to the show.

    The state during The Eras Tour

    11. As many fans know, in order to get Taylor from backstage to behind the stage without concert goers spotting her, she reportedly rides inside a janitor cart. You can typically spot this happening during when "Applause" by Lady Gaga starts playing during the pre-show playlist.

    Arrows pointing to Taylor

    12. During the moment when Taylor dives into the stage, there appears to be a red light, which tells Taylor not to jump yet, then when it turns green, she's able to jump down. Then, Taylor seemingly crawls, and she goes underneath the stage.

    Taylor diving into the stage

    13. For "Tolerate It," when Taylor sets the table before singing, everything is pre-set up for her in a drawer that is on the backside of the table. You can see into the drawer if your seats are on either side of the stage.

    Taylor setting a table onstage

    14. Fans creating friendship bracelets for The Eras Tour has led to a spike in jewelry sales, with Michaels stores reporting that in cities where Taylor has a show, they've seen a "300% sales lift in beads and jewelry categories in the days leading up to the concert." In Pennsylvania, where Taylor played four shows, Michaels reported a 500% increase in sales.

    Hands with friendship bracelets on them

    15. The Eras Tour was choreographed by Mandy Moore — no, not the actor — who has worked on TV shows like So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. She also worked on Damien Chazelle's La La Land.

    Taylor onstage

    16. In order to achieve the visually stunning experiences seen in The Eras Tour film, it was filmed "like a proper movie" over the course of three nights at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. According to the New York Times, "upwards of 40 camera operators" are typically hired to film a tour of this size.

    Screenshots from "The Eras Tour"

    17. In terms of recording the audio for Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, "sometimes more than 100" microphones are placed in larger stadiums in order to capture the vocals, instruments, and crowd noise on separate tracks. "Just a recording of the room would be useless," explained John Ross, the rerecording mixer for The Eras Tour.

    Taylor onstage

    18. Toward the end of the first US leg of the tour, Taylor reportedly gave over $55 million in bonuses to everyone working on The Eras Tour. Sources reportedly told People that everyone from caterers to truck drivers to dancers and more received bonuses.

    Closeup of Taylor Swift

    19. As many people remember, the tour's presale caused chaos on Ticketmaster. On Nov. 15, 2022, "over 2 million tickets were sold," according to Ticketmaster, making it the most tickets ever sold for an artist in a single day.

    Taylor onstage

    20. In order to combat re-selling Eras Tour tickets for a lot of money, Brazilian lawmakers introduced a bill, nicknamed the "Taylor Swift Law," that would "criminalize ticket scalping with penalties of up to four years in prison and fees up to 100 times the original ticket price," according to NBC News.

    Taylor onstage

    21. And finally, Taylor currently holds the record for the highest-grossing concert tour by a female artist for The Eras Tour. As of right now, the tour has grossed $780 million with Taylor only playing 56 concerts so far.

    Taylor onstage