How Taylor Swift Prepared for The Eras Tour: The Singer Reveals Her Secret

The Eras Tour

Taylor Swift was announced as the 2023 Person of the Year by TIME Magazine. In her detailed interview with the magazine, she revealed how she prepared for The Eras Tour.

Each show of The Eras Tour is more than 3 hours long, consisting of more than 40 songs from at least nine albums, with individual choreography for each song. There are 16 costume changes in each show. Needless to say, Swift needed intense preparation for this tour. “I I knew this tour was harder than anything I’d ever done before by a long shot,” she said. “I finally, for the very first time, physically prepared correctly.”

This time, she decided to start training for the tour six months before the show. “Every day I would run on the treadmill, singing the entire set list out loud. Fast for fast songs, and a jog or a fast walk for slow songs,” she told Time magazine. Revealing the name of her gym, Dogpound, she said the gym provided her with a specialised strength, conditioning, and weight program.

Her training program also included three months of dance lessons. She collaborated with choreographer Mandy Moore, who was referred to her by friend and actress Emma Stone, who also collaborated with Moore on the movie La La Land. Swift said, “Then I had three months of dance training, because I wanted to get it in my bones. I wanted to be so over-rehearsed that I could be silly with the fans, and not lose my train of thought. Learning choreography is not my strong suit.”

Swift and her team camped out in Glendale for almost a month before the first show, rehearsing and running the show several times a week, which, according to Swift, helped her prepare better for the tour.

Moreover, in her interview, Swift joked that she used to tour ‘like a frat guy’. Along with continuing her workout in between shows, Swift also stopped drinking alcohol while preparing and throughout the duration of the tour. “I stopped drinking for a couple months before the show, except for on Grammy night, which was hilarious. I gave myself a fun night for that one. Doing that show with a hangover, I don’t want to know that world.”

To recover from the intense physical strain of performing more than three hour long shows for back-to-back three nights in a week, Taylor Swift takes a day-off, and says, “I do not leave my bed except to get food and take it back to my bed and eat it there. It’s a dream scenario. I can barely speak because I’ve been singing for three shows straight. Every time I take a step, my feet go crunch, crunch, crunch from dancing in heels. But it’s the most fulfilled I’ve ever felt.”

Taylor Swift only cancelled two of her shows in the last year, once due to a heavy thunderstorm and then due to an extreme heat-wave. According to her, all of her intense efforts are worth it if her fans have a great experience. “I know I’m not drinking on tour. I know I’m working out in between shows. I know I’m keeping my strength and stamina up. I know I’m going on that stage whether I’m sick, injured, heartbroken, uncomfortable, or stressed,” Swift said. “That’s part of my identity as a human being now. If someone buys a ticket to my show, I’m going to play it unless we have some sort of force majeure.”

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