Published on February 17th, 2024 | by Andrew Bistak

Taylor Swift The Eras Tour Review (Melbourne Australia 2024)

Taylor Swift The Eras Tour Review (Melbourne Australia 2024) Andrew Bistak

Summary: The Eras Tour by Taylor Swift is a true wow experience from start to finish


Wow... just wow!

Swifties can now rejoice… Taylor Swift commenced the first leg of her Australian Eras Tour at the MCG last night (16-Feb-2024) in Melbourne which was nothing short of spectacular.

If I seem a little bit like I’m losing my mind over the 96000 of you, that’s because it’s true. I am.
– Taylor Swift

Yes, it was a phenomenal concert with all the glitz and glam that only Taylor Swift can deliver with a perfect set list, costumes, set design, lighting, special effects and dancing – it was heaven for the Swifties and everything they could have hoped and wished for… even fireworks for this non-stop 3 1/2 hour concert. Additionally her backup singers and dancer’s added to this blockbuster concert experience and even added a touch of humour and a well-known Australian colloquialisms.

Hearing the fans sing in unison to their favourite songs created this amazing energy at the MCG with our songstress becoming emotional at times as she connected with the 96,000 attendees with Taylor noting that this is one of the largest audiences that she has ever performed. Melbourne… you should be proud!

The heart and soul of The Eras Tour is an autobiographical journey of music through the various stages (or eras) of her life that is a collection of songs from her blockbuster albums. Speaking of blockbusters – this is what this concert is and as Taylor is a true born entertainer, she drew the entire audience in as she performed some of her greatest songs with true power and passion that turned this event into a once in a lifetime experience. One young fan also received her black Fedora hat made famous in the Song, 22… talk about memories!

She also knows how to use the crowd like one of her acoustic instruments from the countdown at the start, using the giant screen to give fans a peek of the next song or starting the rift of one of her greats. There are not many performers who can do this for 3 1/3 hours and again, Taylor Swift is one of them.

Furthermore, this 3 1/2 hour concert boasted a brilliant and diverse set list (and yes, all are greats) such as Bad Blood, Blank Space, Shake it Off, Karma and All Too Well. Additionally Taylor spoke to the audience about how she came up with his idea and thought outside the box to develop The Eras Tour that included the following “eras”…

  1. The “Taylor Swift”
  2. The “Fearless”
  3. The “Speak Now”
  4. The “Red”
  5. The “1989”
  6. The “Reputation”
  7. The “Lover”
  8. The “Folklore”
  9. The “Evermore”
  10. The “Midnights”

The Eras Tour boasted around 45 songs (18-years of her career), including some surprise twists, every song was sung with this larger than life energy. Again this eleven-time Grammy winner proved why she is the best and is a super talented song writer and singer, not to mention a star on both the guitar and piano.

Her acoustics are to die for which brought a different style of energy, and then like coven magic, it transforms into that epic concert experience. Speaking of magic, seeing 96,000 xylobands light up the stadium in different colours and effects that match the music of Taylor… another wow moment. She even gave the audience a sneak look at her April 2024 album – The Tortured Poets Department… including a new track, The Bolter. Taylor also confessed to the audience that “Tortured Poets is an album that I think more than any of my albums that I’ve ever made, I needed to make it,” she continued “It was really a lifeline for me, just the things I was going through, the things I was writing about, it was like, it kind of reminded me why songwriting is something that actually gets me through my life”. When she discloses these snippets into her life, it makes her quite relatable to her fans that while she may be a billionaire, she has her own struggles… and yes, haters gonna hate.

Oh Melbourne look at you. I’m taking a metal picture for myself for any time I’m sad.
– Taylor Swift

Final Thoughts?

Seeing Taylor Swift perform live is something that must be experienced because she never missed a beat and her infectious energy continued without pause for 3 1/2 hours. Further the Eras Tour is a full-on celebration of her career and hearing her music through its different stages for her was fantastic. Equally the audience (majority being Swifties) just absorbed this amazing music energy and as a result, this concert will be a fond memory for everyone.

The Eras Tour ends with Taylor asking her fans a question… “Melbourne I’m never going to forget tonight. You have been unbelievable. Do you have time for one more song?” and that song is Karma!

Taylor Swift The Eras Tour is indeed the event for 2024 who literally smashed it out of the MCG and again cements herself as one of the best darn artists in the world. Oh… kudos to the die-hard Swifties with their amazing costumes as well!


Official Gallery from Taylor Swift The Eras Tour Melbourne (Photo Credits: TAS Rights Management)

Taylor Swift The Eras Tour Set List

  • ‘Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince’
  • ‘Cruel Summer’
  • ‘The Man’
  • ‘You Need to Calm Down’
  • ‘Lover’
  • ‘The Archer’
  • ‘Fearless’
  • ‘You Belong With Me’
  • ‘Love Story’
  • ‘’Tis the Damn Season’
  • ‘Willow’
  • ‘Marjorie’
  • ‘Champagne Problems’
  • ‘Tolerate It’
  • ‘Ready For It?’
  • ‘Delicate’
  • ‘Don’t Blame Me’
  • ‘Look What You Made Me Do’
  • ‘Enchanted’
  • ‘22’
  • ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’
  • ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’
  • ‘All Too Well (10-Minute Version)’
  • ‘The 1’
  • ‘Betty’
  • ‘The Last Great American Dynasty’
  • ‘August’
  • ‘Illicit Affairs’
  • ‘My Tears Ricochet’
  • ‘Cardigan’
  • ‘Style’
  • ‘Blank Space’
  • ‘Shake it Off’
  • ‘Wildest Dreams’
  • ‘Bad Blood’
  • ‘Tim McGraw’
  • ‘Lavender Haze’
  • ‘Anti-Hero’
  • ‘Midnight Rain’
  • ‘Vigilante Shit’
  • ‘Bejeweled’
  • ‘Mastermind’
  • ‘Karma’


About the Author

When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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