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Taylor Swift Does Not Belong in Your Christian Era

• - Lauren De Witt

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last year, you've no doubt heard about Taylor Swift's record-breaking Eras Tour. A reference to the various "eras," or phases, of the singer's life, the Eras Tour features a 44 -song set list spanning hits from every album of her 17-year-career. Time magazine reported that "[by] the end of 2023—less than halfway through the tour's scheduled 152-show run—the Eras Tour had earned over $1 billion to become the highest-grossing concert tour of all time." Sky-high ticket prices and near-instant venue sellouts led to the release of The Eras Tour movie on Disney+, and over 4.6 million viewers have now streamed the concert from the comfort of their own homes.

Now, I may be dating myself here, but I will readily admit to being among the first of the now-three generations to fall in love with Taylor Swift's music. I vividly remember driving around Charleston, South Carolina, where I attended college, with a 20-piece chicken nugget meal from McDonald's (oh to have that metabolism again!) singing "Love Story" at the top of my lungs like it was written especially about me. The next year, in 2009, I had a blast with my best friend at Swift's Fearless Tour. I sobbed to her song "Back to December" on repeat in 2010 after what felt like a life-shattering breakup. And then there was that time I jumped on stage at a friend's wedding reception, circa 2014, to belt out "Shake It Off" with the band.