Tour Hiccups Can’t Deter Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’
Written by Mac Watson on June 6, 2023
But she is facing some complications on her 52-date American tour.
During her concert in Chicago on June 3rd, Swift nearly made a fan’s dream come true by bringing a child on stage while performing her popular song, “22” on the “Eras Tour,” but quickly changed her mind after she considered the child’s safety.
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At every stop on her tour, the hit singer usually gives a hat decorated with the song title “22,” to a fan in the audience. Last Saturday, she gave her hat to a young girl, then tried to outdo herself by giving the young fan a once-in-a-lifetime experience by attempting to pull her on the stage.
Before the girl could completely get on the stage, Taylor realized there was a risk to the girl’s safety and quickly ushered the girl back toward her seat in the audience.
Swift recollects that at first, she had a great idea saying, “I’m going to bring her on the stage.” But then, in an instant, she recalls thinking, “And then I realized that we don’t have a safe way to get her off the stage.”
“My brain went competently blank,” remembers the singer, “She was confused, and I was confused, and if anyone else was confused it’s because the girl was so adorable that I tried to make her part of the show, and I had no control over it,” says Swift.
To make matters worse during her Chicago stop, the award-winning singer-songwriter then had an insect fly into her open mouth before she started singing, “Tolerate It.”
“I just swallowed a bug,” she groaned while addressing the crowd. While she was gagging and attempting to spit out the creature, she insisted to the estimated 55,000 fans that she would “be fine.” Laughing, she made a self-deprecating joke about the potentially embarrassing incident. “Oh, God. Is there a chance none of you saw that?” she asked the audience.
Still chuckling over her protein-filled snack, she continued to address the audience, “There’s so many bugs. There’s 1,000 of them.”
Tay-tay, as her fans call her, also faced some minor microphone malfunctions earlier in the show that resulted in the audience not being able to hear her. Holding her composure, she smiled until a stage tech was able to bring her a replacement mic.