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Eras tour rocks the world

TRL’s Campbell Lester dives deep into Taylor Swift’s new tour
Ryann Daugherty
Taylor Swift is going on tour for the first time in five years. It’s called The Eras Tour, a journey through the musical eras of her career, past, and present.

On Nov. 1, Swiftie’s across the world screamed with excitement after hearing the news. Taylor Swift is going on tour for the first time in five years. It’s called The Eras Tour, a journey through the musical eras of her career, past and present.

Taylor Swift is an icon and arguably one of the most influential singer-songwriters of our time. Her musical style has drastically changed since the beginning of her career. From country to folk, she’s done it all.

“I’ve always listened to Taylor Swift ever since I was young because my older sister was a huge fan, but I really got into her music about three years ago during quarantine,” junior Edina Odza said. “My favorite album is definitely ‘Folklore.’ It’s been cool to see her transition through the different music genres and find the one she loves.”

Her new album, “Midnights,” released on Oct. 21, hit the charts with a bang, making her the number one artist almost immediately. “Anti-Hero” has been the number one song since its release. 

“My favorite songs on the album are ‘Maroon,’ ‘Lavender Haze’ and ‘You’re On Your Own Kid,’” sophomore Jordan Migura said. “They remind me of some of her old albums like ‘1989.’”

On Tuesday Nov. 15, people who went through the process to qualify for presale were in line for tickets. At 10 a.m., millions across the U.S. got onto Ticketmaster.

“My mom was on for the whole day,” sophomore Madelyn Weir said. “She refreshed to see if anything had updated, and it kicked her off to the main page. We didn’t get tickets.”

Ticketmaster said on Thursday Nov. 17 that “due to extraordinarily high demands on ticketing systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory to meet that demand,” Friday’s public ticket sales for Swift’s Eras Tour has been canceled. More than two million presale tickets were sold.

“My mom got in the line right at 10 a.m. for the presale tickets,” Migura said. “She was in the queue online for eight hours. When we finally got to the front of the line, there were barely any tickets left so we decided to wait until general sale or resale to see if we got tickets.”

Ticket prices were already extremely high, but now with even more limited spots, they have increased to ridiculous amounts. Tickets are being bought from third-party resale sites for over $10,000.

“I kinda wish I had tried to get on the site and get tickets, but I’m also glad because it would’ve been so stressful,” junior Jerzy Tokarz said. “I’ve been looking for resale tickets, but they’re limited and super expensive. It’s difficult to find good tickets.”

Already 17 more shows have been added, starting off its U.S. leg on March 17, 2023, in Glendale, Ariz. and ending on August 9, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. International dates are still yet to be released. Though many are disappointed to miss the biggest show of the year, the experience will be nothing short of life-changing.

“I’m most excited about hearing Taylor’s music live,” Odza said. “It is literally all I listen to 24/7, and the chance to hear it in person is so exciting. I think this will be her best tour yet because she has proven in the past that her tours and concerts get better and better each time she does them.”

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Campbell Lester
Campbell Lester, Editor-In-Chief
Junior year is here, and Campbell Lester still isn’t sure whether she is ready or not. Nevertheless, she is beyond excited to enter her third year on staff as Editor-In-Chief with her fearless karaoke partner, Mia Reaugh. Lester’s summer was top tier; from scuba diving to running in 110 degree weather, it doesn’t get much better. If drowning in schoolwork or passing out from cross country doesn’t get to her first, you can most definitely find her at Cottonwood Creek Church, Smoothie King, Celebration Park or any place where her friends and family are. Her windows are usually down while driving, and there’s a good chance you’ll hear Zach Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Tyler Childers, Luke Combs or Morgan Wallen blasting. Lester is ready for another great year!
Ryann Daugherty
Ryann Daugherty, Graphics Editor
Beginning her fourth and final year on staff, senior Ryann Daugherty is excited about being Graphics Co-Editor. When she’s not in the newsroom, Daugherty can often be found on stand at the Lifetime pool, hanging out with her friends and drinking lots of coffee. Daugherty loves to travel and her most recent destination was the Dominican Republic where a week felt like hours. Although she spends lots of time now stressing over college applications, Daugherty still manages to be involved in numerous extracurricular activities. She is a two-year letterman for the discus, as well as vice president of the anti-bullying club, and an active member of the movie club, organic permaculture club, animals for action club and Key Club. Although she struggles with crippling anxiety, Daugherty is ironically content with the thought of setting off on her own and hopes for a fantastic final year of TRL.

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