Taylor Swift Dazzles Fans with Daring Stage Dive at Eras Tour Opening
Taylor Swift has taken her impressive skillset to a new level by incorporating long-distance swimming into her performances. The 33-year-old Grammy winner stunned audiences during the Eras Tour kickoff in Glendale, Arizona, when she executed a stage dive during one of her musical acts, vanishing into the floor. Fans captured the unforgettable moment, posting videos of the extraordinary effect on social media.
In these clips, Swift, adorned in a floor-length, ruffled dress, dives into a square-shaped opening on the stage. Following her plunge, visuals on the stage depict her swimming beneath the water back to the main stage. The scene concludes with the “Lavender Haze” artist submerging as a massive wave washes over the big screen, creating ripples across the stage. As the wave fades, Swift reappears in a new ensemble, climbing a ladder to the clouds.
📲 | Taylor Swift liked this compilation video on TikTok of her diving into the stage #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/dIW0SfHUGR— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) March 20, 2023
Online, fans praised the “inventive” moment, with one Twitter user lauding it as “special effect brilliance” and another commending Swift on the “excellent transition” into her Midnights era. Some even used quotes from her past songs to describe the event, with a TikTok user writing, “she truly went head first, fearless.” Others joked about her breath-holding abilities and her pursuit of an Olympic swimming medal. One person declared her the “queen of swimming.”
Big brands chimed in on TikTok, with Too Faced exclaiming, “WOWWWWW,” and Amazon Music adding, “Taylor said we could all come over and play mermaids.” The theatrics didn’t stop there, as Swift entertained her fans with a remarkable 44-song set. Audience members caught the dive on camera, with many taking to social media to express their amazement.
The country-turned-pop superstar donned a billowing gown, approached a rectangular gap on the stage, raised her arms, and executed a graceful dive. As she vanished, a splash sound effect filled the stadium, accompanied by a graphic of her swimming under the stage before reappearing to perform songs from her Midnights album.
Taylor’s eagerly awaited tour has not yet announced international dates, but it will conclude in the US on August 9 in Los Angeles. She’s treating fans to an extraordinary experience, performing a staggering 44 songs each night, amounting to over three hours of singing.