Andrea and Paige went to Denver for Taylor Swift's concert on Friday, July 14th, 2023. We hadn't planned to go to the concert, but had been hearing about it all summer and decided to splurge for the girls to go on a fun trip to Paige's first concert. The seats weren't the best, but they had a nice view of the stage and were still exorbitantly expensive to buy from Stubhub. Unfortunately, there was a tall black pole that was positioned in their line of sight to the center of the stage, so at times their view was a bit obscured, but we were lucky to find decent seats on somewhat short notice.
Paige wrote up the blog post that follows.
Mom and I decided to fly out to Denver and extend the Gulf Shores trip by going to the Taylor Swift Eras Tour. We got there a day before the concert and walked around, enjoying a nice dinner. The next day, we woke up late and went to Cheesecake Factory for lunch. While walking around the shopping area, I realized the outfit I had planned on wearing was too hot for the weather. I managed to find a white dress and a cowboy hat to go as the era Debut. Once I had my outfit sorted, we headed back to the hotel room to get ready.
We had to leave a little early because the stadium was about a 35-minute walk away. Luckily, we found a pedicab to take us there when we were about a mile out.
Once we entered the stadium, mom and I walked around and realized our seats were in the sun. To make matters worse, mom had forgotten our earplugs. We managed to get some from the first aid station and finally made our way up to our seats.
The concert started with the album "Lover." Taylor sang some of my favorite songs like "Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince," "Cruel Summer," "The Archer," "Lover," "The Man," and "You Need to Calm Down." She then moved on to the era of "Fearless" and performed "Fearless," "Love Story," and "You Belong With Me." Next up was "Evermore," and Taylor sang "Tis the Damn Season," "Willow," "Tolerate It," "Champagne Problems," and "Marjorie."
I was particularly excited when she performed songs from my favorite album, "Reputation." She sang "Reputation," "Delicate," "Don't Blame Me," and "Look What You Made Me Do." The next album was "Speak Now," and she surprised us by singing not only "Enchanted" but also "Long Live" from her re-released version of the album. She then moved on to the "Red" era, performing "22," "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," "I Knew You Were Trouble," and a 10-minute version of "All Too Well."
"Folklore" came next, and Taylor sang "The 1," "Betty," "The Last Great American Dynasty," "August," "Illicit Affairs," "My Tears Ricochet," and "Cardigan." She then moved on to her songs from "1989," which included "Style," "Blank Space," "Shake It Off," "Wildest Dreams," and "Bad Blood." As a surprise, she performed "Picture to Burn" from her debut album, which happens to be my favorite song. She also sang "Timeless" from "Speak Now."
After that incredible set, Taylor did her iconic stage dive and returned to perform songs from her final era, "Midnight." She sang "Lavender Haze," "Anti Hero," "Midnight Rain," "Vigilante Shit," "Bejeweled," "Mastermind," and "Karma." The concert ended on a high note.
Afterward, mom and I headed back to the hotel. Thankfully, we didn't have to walk alone as there were about 40,000 people leaving the stadium at the same time. The next day, we packed up and caught a direct flight back home.