Taylor Swift’s Onstage Error Takes Off Online
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Taylor Swift’s Onstage Error Takes Off Online

Taylor Swift is in the middle of her record-breaking Eras Tour and while the pop superstar is a professional, that doesn’t mean sometimes mistakes aren’t made, such as that highlighted in a video of a recent concert in Scotland that has gone viral.

The worldwide Eras Tour, spanning 152 shows across five continents, began on March 17, 2023.

It has already visited the U.S., Australia, Asia, Mexico, and South America before arriving in Europe in spring. Jokingly dubbed the Errors Tour, it’s known for occasional mishaps on stage

A recent onstage incident occurred in Scotland during Edinburgh Night 1 on June 7. Swift almost missed standing on the correct part of the stage in time for the steps to appear while she was singing “Wildest Dreams.”

Without missing a beat the singer managed to climb onto the steps, which were already rising.

A video of the incident was posted to X, formerly Twitter, by user @thisisvertrying.

“not taylor being in the wrong place when the stage started moving,” the account captioned the post. At the time of writing, it had been viewed 727,200 times.

People took to the comments to share their admiration for the singer and her professionalism.

“Okay, but how did she step that high while singing and not even missing a breath? Because I would get a leg cramp,” one person commented.

So smooth ! She is a pro and handled it perfectly !” someone else wrote.

“Nice recovery though. :),” said another.

A fourth added: “Handled it like the pro she is.

Others said the error wasn’t Swift’s fault but a mistake that was made behind the scenes.

“Stage def moved too early cause even the background singers had to scramble to their places,” a different X user wrote.

“This is a bad call by a stage manager or automation team leader. Someone always watches the talent and waits to call the ‘go’ until they’re where they’re supposed to be. Scenic pieces, especially mechanical ones, are controlled in real-time,” said another.

The original video was uploaded by @KookiesnJKream, who captioned the post: “Correct me if I’m wrong but I think Taylor was in the wrong spot for the Wildest Dreams lift on Edinburgh N1! Her reaction was so cute! Another addition to the Errors Tour?”

During Edinburgh Night 2 on June 8, Swift was accidentally hit in the face by her backup dancer’s fan feathers while performing “I Can Do it With a Broken Heart” from The Tortured Poets Department.

In a TikTok video of the viral moment, Swift sings the line, “Lights, camera, b****, smile,” while dancer Kam Saunders waves out the feathered fan, which accidentally catches the “But Daddy I Love Him” artist right in the cheek.

Swift’s Eras Tour ensemble includes 16 backup dancers, four vocalists and a dedicated live band.

The three-and-a-half-hour show features 44 songs across 10 acts, each inspired by a different album and time in the singer’s life. The set list was recently updated following the release of her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department, in April.

After the European leg, Swift will appear in American cities, including Miami, New Orleans, and Indianapolis.

The tour is scheduled to be concluded in Canada, with multiple shows in November and December. It is expected to end on December 8 in Vancouver, five days before her 35th birthday on December 13.

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