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Parents Guide To The Eras Tour: What To Know Before Your Kids Go!

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Parents of younger Swifties: you’ll want the details from this Parents Guide to the Taylor Swift Eras Tour before you head to the stadium- or movie theater!– for the show. I know I’m looking forward to my next shows and can’t wait to share the experience with my daughters. From the set list to the stadium map to the parking, I’ll ensure you know what to take to the Taylor Swift Eras Tour. This parents guide will help you navigate the concerts with kids. Here’s what to know about the Eras Tour before the kids go! Affiliate links are included in this post.

What To Know Before You Take Kids To The Taylor Swift Eras Tour: Parents Guide

Taking your kiddo to their first big concert is a big deal! Now, you can watch the Eras Tour movie with your kids.

Honestly, there’s no bigger concert right now than the Taylor Swift Eras Tour. Taylor plays for 3 1/2 hours on stage (without breaks), and her opening acts play for about an hour and 20 minutes before her.

The Eras Tour movie is a little shorter clocking in at 2 hours and 45 minutes.

If you are taking kids or dropping off your teens, we’ve compiled a parents’ guide to this specific tour to help you prepare for the event.

And trust us: it is a BIG EVENT. (BTW- How many times can we say big in this post? SO MANY TIMES.)

This guide is full of important information that should work for every concert you are heading to, regardless of the city.

Here’s your parents guide to Taylor Swift Eras Tour… Are you ready for it?

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How Can You See The Sold Out Eras Tour? The Eras Concert Movie

Taylor is a Mastermind- we all know it.

This tour has sold out every venue in every location, making getting tickets challenging. If you are buying tickets to the tour, be sure to check out this information on how to spot a concert ticket scam.

So what’s a Swiftie to do?

Head to Disney+ because Taylor recorded and released the Eras Tour Concert (Taylor’s Version) movie to the masses.

What Parents Need To Know About The Eras Tour Movie: Age Rating

The movie has an official PG-13 rating. So, is the Eras Tour movie appropriate for kids under 13?

While this is expected to be a similar experience to her tour performances, there are some things parents should be aware of.

In this section, I’ll explain the age rating of the Eras Tour movie.

Parents Guide To The Eras Tour Movie

First of all, a PG-13 rating could be given for the use of F-bombs. And yes, Taylor does cuss in her songs (as do the participants singing along).

And I can confirm that the songs contain #alltheswears you know and love (?) from Taylors songs.

Please note: not only does Taylor sing cuss words (including multiple F-bombs) the crowd does as well. Your child will 100% hear some sweary language if you take them to the Eras Tour or watch the movie.

See the list of songs with cuss words below.

Mature Content: Is There Sex Or Nudity In the Eras Tour Movie?

You may also want to know that there is one song in particular with suggestive movements. I won’t lie; it’s steamy, but there’s no on-screen sex or nudity in The Eras Tour movie.

If your youngest kiddos are with you and the conversation gets a little too provocative, fast-forwarding during “Vigilante Sh!t” might be your best parenting move.

There is another song called Willow that opens the folklore set. This one has some witchy vibes and gives off coven energy.

Photosensitivity Warning

Sequences of flashing lights and darkness occur. If anyone in your family has issues with this, be advised.

age rating for the eras tour movie parents guide. Taylor Swift singing Vigilante Sh-t in a blue outfit.

Do Some Taylor Swift Homework: Listen To The Eras Tour Song List Before The Kids Go

Taylor has a TON of songs, but she can’t sing them all for you at the concert. So, I think listening to the setlist is key to preparing your kids for what they’ll hear live.

Does Taylor Swift Cuss In Her Songs?

Taylor was pretty clean when she first started as a country singer, but her music, style, and lyrics have evolved.

She does indeed cuss in her songs, including dropping some F-Bombs.

Not only does Taylor Swift sing them, but the crowd at the concert also amplifies them by singing along loudly. This guide to the Eras Tour would not be complete without a list of Taylor’s cuss words.

A casual radio listener may be surprised at the explicit lyrics, so here’s what you need to know about the times Taylor will sing a curse word during the Eras Tour.

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Parents choice on their kiddos can join in on the full lyrics or not! (We’re not judging, swearsies.)

  • tis the d@mn season
  • Vigilante Sh!t
  • Lavender Haze (says sh!t)
  • Karma (says sh!t, g-d d@mn)
  • Tolerate It (says sh!t)
  • The One (says sh!t)
  • The Man (says b!tch)
  • All Too Well (F— the patriarchy)
  • betty (says Would you tell me to go f— myself)
  • champagne problems (sings What a shame she’s f—ed in the head)
  • Delicate (Taylor doesn’t cuss but the crowd chants the word b!tch loudly)
  • last great american dynasty (says b!tch)
  • But Daddy I Love Him / So High School (f-bomb)
  • Down Bad (f-bomb)

Eras Tour Set List For Parents

Here is the Eras Tour Set List of songs in order:

  • Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince
  • Cruel Summer
  • The Man
  • You Need to Calm Down
  • Lover
  • Fearless
  • You Belong With Me
  • 22
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  • I Knew You Were Trouble
  • All Too Well (10 Minute Version)
  • Enchanted
  • …Ready for It?
  • Delicate
  • Don’t Blame Me
  • Look What You Made Me Do
  • cardigan
  • betty
  • champagne problems
  • august
  • illicit affairs
  • my tears ricochet
  • marjorie
  • willow
  • Style
  • Blank Space
  • Shake It Off
  • Wildest Dreams
  • Bad Blood
  • But Daddy I Love Him / So High School
  • Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me?
  • Down Bad
  • Fortnight
  • The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived
  • I Can Do It With a Broken Heart
  • Lavender Haze
  • Anti‐Hero
  • Midnight Rain
  • Vigilante Shit
  • Bejeweled
  • Mastermind
  • Karma
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We’d suggest finding the setlist on Spotify or Apple Music.

What Are Surprise Songs At The Taylor Swift Eras Tour?

Something critical to add to the guide to the Eras Tour is information about Surprise Songs.

Taylor adds 2 additional songs each night that are dubbed Surprise Songs. Sometimes she will mashup songs together, so you can get 3 or more songs each tour stop.

She has announced that she has NO RULES so she can mix up songs and repeat as often as she wants to.

Here is a list of the Suprise Songs she’s played so far:

  • March 17 in Glendale, Ariz. — “Mirrorball” and “Tim McGraw”
  • March 18 in Glendale, Ariz. — “State of Grace” and “This Is Me Trying”
  • March 24 in Las Vegas, Nev. — “Our Song” and “Snow on the Beach”
  • March 25 in Las Vegas, Nev. — “Cowboy Like Me” with Marcus Mumford and “White Horse”
  • March 31 in Arlington, Texas — “Sad Beautiful Tragic” and “Ours”
  • April 1 in Arlington, Texas — “Death by a Thousand Cuts” and “Clean”
  • April 2 in Arlington, Texas — “Jump Then Fall” and “The Lucky One”
  • April 13 in Tampa, Fla. — “Speak Now” and “Treacherous”
  • April 14 in Tampa, Fla. — “The Great War” with Aaron Dessner and “You’re on Your Own, Kid”
  • April 15 in Tampa, Fla. — “Mad Woman” with Aaron Dessner and “Mean”
  • April 21 in Houston, Texas — “Wonderland” and “You’re Not Sorry”
  • April 22 in Houston, Texas — “A Place in This World” and “Today Was a Fairytale”
  • April 23 in Houston, Texas — “Begin Again” and “Cold as You”
  • April 28 in Atlanta, Ga. — “The Other Side of the Door” and “Coney Island”
  • April 29 in Atlanta, Ga. — “High Infidelity” and “Gorgeous”
  • April 30 in Atlanta, Ga. — “I Bet You Think About Me” and “How You Get the Girl”
  • May 5 in Nashville, Tenn. — “Sparks Fly” and “Teardrops on My Guitar”
  • May 6 in Nashville, Tenn. — “Out of the Woods” and “Fifteen”
  • May 7 in Nashville, Tenn. — “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve” with Aaron Dessner and “Mine”
  • May 12 in Philadelphia, Penn. — “Gold Rush” and “Come Back…Be Here”
  • May 13 in Philadelphia, Penn. — “Forever & Always” and “This Love”
  • May 14 in Philadelphia, Penn. — “Hey Stephen” and “The Best Day”
  • May 19 in Foxborough, Mass. — “Should’ve Said No” and “Better Man”
  • May 20 in Foxborough, Mass. — “Question…?” and “Invisible”
  • May 21 in Foxborough, Mass. — “I Think He Knows” and “Red”
  • May 26 in East Rutherford, N.J. — “Getaway Car” with Jack Antonoff and “Maroon”
  • May 27 in East Rutherford, N.J. — “Holy Ground” and “False God”
  • May 28 in East Rutherford, N.J. — “Welcome to New York” and “Clean”
  • June 2 in Chicago, Ill. — “I Wish You Would” and “The Lakes”
  • June 3 in Chicago, Ill. — “You All Over Me” with Maren Morris and “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”
  • June 4 in Chicago, Ill. — “Hits Different” and “The Moment I Knew”
  • June 9 in Detroit, Mich. — “Haunted” and “I Almost Do”
  • June 10 in Detroit, Mich. — “All You Had to Do Was Stay” and “Breathe”
  • June 16 in Pittsburgh, Penn. — “Mr. Perfectly Fine” and “The Last Time”
  • June 17 in Pittsburgh, Penn. — “Seven” with Aaron Dessner and “The Story of Us”
  • June 23 in Minneapolis, Minn. — “Paper Rings” and “If This Was a Movie”
  • June 24 in Minneapolis, Minn. — “Dear John” and “Daylight”
  • June 30 in Cincinnati, Ohio — “I’m Only Me When I’m With You” and “Evermore”
  • July 1 in Cincinnati, Ohio — “Ivy” with Aaron Dessner, “I Miss You, I’m Sorry” with Gracie Abrams and “Call It What You Want”
  • July 7 in Kansas City, Miss. — “Never Grow Up” and “When Emma Falls in Love”
  • July 8 in Kansas City, Miss. — “Last Kiss” and “Dorothea”
  • July 14 in Denver, Colo. — “Picture to Burn” and “Timeless”
  • July 15 in Denver, Colo. — “Starlight” and “Back to December”
  • July 22 in Seattle, Wash. — “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” and “Everything Has Changed”
  • July 23 in Seattle, Wash. — “Message in a Bottle” and “Tied Together With a Smile”
  • July 28 in Santa Clara, Calif. — “Right Where You Left Me” and “Castles Crumbling”
  • July 29 in Santa Clara, Calif. — “Stay Stay Stay” and “All of the Girls You Loved Before”
  • Aug. 3 in Los Angeles, Calif. — “I Can See You” and “Maroon”
  • Aug. 4 in Los Angeles, Calif. — “Our Song” and “You Are in Love”
  • Aug. 5 in Los Angeles, Calif. — “Death by a Thousand Cuts” and “You’re on Your Own, Kid”
  • Aug. 7 in Los Angeles, Calif. — “Dress” and “Exile”
  • Aug. 8 in Los Angeles, Calif. — “I Know Places” and “King of My Heart”
  • Aug. 9 in Los Angeles, Calif. — “New Romantics” and “New Year’s Day”
  • Aug. 24 in Mexico City, Mexico — “I Forgot That You Existed” and “Sweet Nothing”
  • Aug. 25 in Mexico City, Mexico — “Tell Me Why” and “Snow on the Beach”
  • Aug. 26 in Mexico City, Mexico — “Cornelia Street” and “You’re on Your Own, Kid”
  • Aug. 27 in Mexico City, Mexico — “Afterglow” and “Maroon”
  • Nov. 9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina — “The Very First Night” and “Labyrinth”
  • Nov. 11 in Buenos Aires, Argentina — “Is It Over Now?”/ “Out of the Woods” and “End Game”
  • Nov. 12 in Buenos Aires, Argentina — “Better Than Revenge” and “Slut!”
  • Nov. 17 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — “Stay Beautiful” and “Suburban Legends”
  • Nov. 19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — “Dancing With Our Hands Tied” and “Bigger Than the Whole Sky”
  • Nov. 20 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — “Me!” and “So It Goes”
  • Nov. 24 in São Paulo, Brazil — “Now That We Don’t Talk” and “Innocent”
  • Nov. 25 in São Paulo, Brazil — “Safe and Sound” and “Untouchable”
  • Nov. 25 in São Paulo, Brazil — “Say Don’t Go” and “It’s Time to Go”
  • Feb. 7 in Tokyo, Japan — “Dear Reader” and “Holy Ground”
  • Feb. 8 in Tokyo, Japan — “Eyes Open” and “Electric Touch”
  • Feb. 9 in Tokyo, Japan — “Superman” and “The Outside”
  • Feb. 10 in Tokyo, Japan — “Come In With the Rain” and “You’re on Your Own Kid”
  • Feb. 16 in Melbourne, Australia — “Red” and “You’re Losing Me”
  • Feb. 17 in Melbourne, Australia — “Getaway Car”/”August”/”The Other Side of the Door” and “This Is Me Trying”
  • Feb. 18 in Melbourne, Australia — “Come Back Be Here”/”Daylight” and “Teardrops on My Guitar”
  • Feb. 23 in Sydney, Australia — “How You Get the Girl” and “White Horse”/”Coney Island” with Sabrina Carpenter
  • Feb. 24 in Sydney, Australia — “Should’ve Said No” and “New Year’s Day”/”Peace”
  • Feb. 25 in Sydney, Australia — “Is It Over Now”/”I Wish You Would” and “Haunted”/”Exile”
  • Feb. 26 in Sydney, Australia — “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve”/”Ivy” and “Forever & Always”/”Maroon”
  • March 2 in Singapore — “Long Story Short”/”The Story of Us” and “Clean”/”Evermore”
  • March 3 in Singapore — “Mine”/”Starlight” and “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”/”Dress”
  • March 4 in Singapore — “Foolish One”/”Tell Me Why” and “This Love”/”Call It What You Want”
  • March 7 in Singapore — “Death by a Thousand Cuts”/”Babe” and “Fifteen”/”You’re on Your Own, Kid”
  • March 8 in Singapore — “Sparks Fly”/”Gold Rush” and “False God”/”Slut!”
  • March 9 in Singapore — “Tim McGraw”/”Cowboy Like Me” and “Mirrorball”/”Epiphany”
  • May 9 in Paris, France — “Paris” and “loml”
  • May 10 in Paris, France — “Is It Over Now?”/”Out of the Woods” and “My Boy Only Breaks His Favorite Toys”
  • May 11 in Paris, France — “Hey Stephen” and “Maroon”
  • May 12 in Paris, France — “The Alchemy”/”Treacherous” and “Begin Again”/”Paris”
  • May 17 in Stockholm, Sweden — “I Think He Know”/”Gorgeous” and “Peter”
  • May 18 in Stockholm, Sweden –“Guilty as Sin?” and “Say Don’t Go”/”Welcome to New York”/”Clean”
  • May 19 in Stockholm, Sweden — “Message in a Bottle”/”How You Get the Girl”/”New Romantics” and “How Did It End?”
  • May 24 in Lisbon, Portugal — “Come Back Be Here”/”The Way I Loved You”/”The Other Side of the Door” and “Fresh Out the Slammer”/”High Fidelity”
  • May 25 in Lisbon, Portugal — “The Tortured Poets Department”/”Now That We Don’t Talk” and “You’re on Your Own Kid”/”Long Live”
  • May 29 in Madrid, Spain — “Sparks Fly”/”I Can Fix Him (No Really I Can)” and “I Look in People’s Windows”/”Snow on the Beach”
  • May 30 in Madrid, Spain — “Our Song”/”Jump Then Fall” and “King of My Heart”
  • June 2 in Lyon, France — “The Prophecy”/”Long Story Short” and “Fifteen”/”You’re on Your Own Kid”
  • June 7 in Edinburgh, Scotland — “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve”/”I Know Places” and “Tis the Damn Season”/”Daylight”
  • June 8 in Edinburgh, Scotland — “The Bolter”/”Getaway Car” and “All of the Girls You Loved Before”/”Crazier”
  • June 9 in Edinburgh, Scotland — “It’s Nice to Have a Friend”/”Dorothea” and “Haunted”/”Exile”
  • June 13 in Liverpool, U.K. — “I Can See You”/”Mine” and “Cornelia Street”/”Maroon”
  • June 14 in Liverpool, U.K. — “This Is What You Came For”/”Gold Rush” and “The Great War”/”You’re Losing Me”
  • June 15 in Liverpool, U.K. — “Carolina”/”No Body, No Crime” and “The Manuscript”/”Red”
  • June 18 in Cardiff, U.K. — “I Forgot That You Existed”/”This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” and “I Hate It Here”/”The Lakes”
  • June 21 in London, U.K. — “Hits Different”/”Death by a Thousand Cuts” and “The Black Dog”/”Come Back… Be Here”/”Maroon”
  • June 22 in London, U.K. — “Thank You Aimee”/”Mean” and “Castles Crumbling” With Hayley Williams
  • June 23 in London, U.K. — “Us” With Gracie Abrams and “Out of the Woods”/”Is It Over Now?”/”Clean”
  • June 28 in Dublin, Ireland — “State of Grace”/”You’re on Your Own, Kid” and “Sweet Nothing”/”Hoax”
  • June 29 in Dublin, Ireland — “The Albatross”/”Dancing With Our Hands Tied” and “This Love”/”Ours”
  • June 30 in Dublin, Ireland — “Clara Bow”/”The Lucky One” and “You’re on Your Own, Kid”
  • July 4 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands — “Guilty as Sin?”/”Untouchable” and “The Archer”/”Question…?”
  • July 5 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands — “I’m Gonna Get You Back”/”Dress” and “You Are in Love”/”Cowboy Like Me”
  • July 6 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands — “Sweeter Than Fiction”/”Holy Ground” and “Mary’s Song (Oh My My My)”/”So High School”/”Everything Has Changed” (Travis Kelce in audience)
  • July 9 in Zurich, Switzerland- right where you left me/All You Had To Do Was Stay and Last Kiss/Sad Beautiful Tragic
  • July 10 in Zurich, Switzerland- closure/Perfectly Good Heart and Robin/Never Grow Up
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Know The Taylor Swift Crowd Chants

During some songs, the crowd can chime in and be part of the show.

You’ll want to prep the kids for these Taylor Swift crowd chants!

During the song Delicate:

Taylor sings:

We can’t make any promises now can we babe? But you can make me a drink.

Crowd chants:

1-2-3 LET’S GO B!TCH (obviously you may want to decide in advance if your kid can participate in this one!)

Also during the song Delicate:

Taylor sings

Do the girls back home touch you like I do?

Crowd: Shake your head no or scream NO THEY DON’T

During Bad Blood:

Taylor sings:

Bandaids don’t fix bullet holes, you say sorry just for show, if you live like that you live with ghosts

Crowd chants:


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During Anti-Hero:

Taylor sings:

Did you hear my covert narcissism I disguise as altruism like some kind of congressman?

Crowd chants: TAYLOR YOU’LL BE FINE!

During You Belong with Me:

Taylor sings

I’m the one who makes you laugh when you know you’re about to cry


During Marjorie:

This is a song about her grandmother who passed away. Fans turn on their flashlights on their phones as a tribute to her.

Champagne Problems:

Taylor plays the piano for this one.

The fans have been giving a 1-3 minute standing ovation after this song, trying to be as loud as possible for as long as possible!

Okay, so now you know what you’re in for; here’s what you need to know about the logistics!

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What To Bring To the Eras Tour

Since you’ll be there for a long time- and maybe stuck in the parking lot afterward even longer!- go ahead and use this list to prep what to take to the concert.

Stadium Bag Policies

Each location will have a different bag policy. Some require TOTALLY clear bags only (NFL stadiums).

So check with your location before assuming your normal purse will work.

Size matters!

Make sure you measure your bag before you attempt to bring it in, as some stadiums will refuse entry to larger bags.

List of Things To Bring to The Taylor Swift Concert

  • portable battery for your phone (plus phone cord!)
  • empty water bottle (can fill inside stadium)
  • completely clear bag if an NFL Stadium (12 x 6 x 12 is usually the largest size allowed)
  • snacks for the car after the concert. You’ll be waiting in the parking lot for up to 3 hours, so be prepared with some post-TS snacks.
  • poncho or rain gear
  • Concert Earplugs. We’ve seen a lot of younger kids really miserable because the concert is just too loud for them. Consider bringing earplugs along just in case.

Items Not Allowed At A Taylor Swift Concert

  • backpacks
  • camera bags
  • diaper bags
  • umbrellas
  • seat cushions (unless medically necessary)
Taylor Swift singing 22 at the Eras Tour. Wearing a black hat and a shirt that says Never Getting Back Together.

Bring and Trade Friendship Bracelets: Parents Guide to the Eras Tour

Why are people trading friendship bracelets at Taylor Swifts Eras Tour concerts?

It returns to the lyrics from You’re On Your Own Kid (Midnights). Taylor sings the line:

So make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it, you’ve got no reason to be afraid.

Taylor Swift, You’re On Your Own Kid

Say less, Tay Tay! The Swifties are on it.

Fans are making bracelets and trading before the shows as a way to create and foster community. Most of these trades are happening in the parking lot before the show starts, but we’ve seen lots of people trading with fellow Swifties in their seat sections.

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Examples of Eras Tour Friendship Bracelets

Some of creating bracelets with full song lyrics, and some are creating them with the titles of the songs or albums. Some of them are even more creative and niche- we’ve seen some wild ones out there!

But this is a friendly community activity that will help your kiddo feel connected to other fans at the concert.

Don’t be afraid to ask to trade with others or to gift a bracelet to someone!

To avoid any issue with security and trying to bring in a bag of bracelets, go ahead and plan to wear them when you walk in. After that, it will be a simple process to walk up and exchange with a fellow fan!

You can buy a friendship bracelet making kit here.

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Pack Snacks In The Car For Post-Concert

The best tip we’ve seen for this guide to the Eras Tour is to pack your patience for after the tour: and a snack bag for the parking lot wait.

There have been reports of sitting in traffic for 1-3 hours post-Eras Tour just to leave the parking lot. If that happens to you, you’ll appreciate planning ahead with a small cooler of snacks for the wait.

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What To Wear To The Eras Tour: Outfit Ideas

This isn’t your typical jeans and a t-shirt event. Moms: this includes YOU! Go ahead and dress up with your kids and embrace the bejeweled moment.

There are themes and niched costumes and sparkles galore! Honestly, anything goes.

What To Wear To The Eras Tour Movie: Taylor Swift Outfits

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The number one suggestion we’d make: dress in something you are comfortable wearing for a long time. You will be at this experience for at least 4 hours, but it is potentially an all-day event.

Comfortable shoes are a MUST.

We know, we know, the cute cowboy boots are tempting.

But unless you’ve broken them in, please reconsider. You and your kiddo may regret that choice by the end of the night!

Here are some items you may want to add to your outfit that are popular at the concerts:

Make A Plan To Get Ready Before The Show

Your hotel room may not be ready, but you’ll want to start getting dressed for the show.

What’s a young Swiftie to do?

First, check with your hotel. Many are opening ballrooms or conference rooms for pre-concert prep if the rooms are not available yet.

We’ve seen lobbies full of Swifties getting their glam on- so you will not be alone if that’s what you have to do.

But you might also want to plan on arriving a day earlier OR even consider what you can do in the car. This may include bringing portable car chargers for your straighteners or curling wands.

Merchandise Purchases

Merch is a VERY big deal for the Eras Tour.

If your child is interested in the most popular items (blue crewneck sweatshirts or quarter zip sweatshirts) you’ll want to arrive early. Like stupid early. As early as the parking lot opens early.

These items DO sell out.

Some locations are offering merchandise sales the day before the concerts even start, so be sure to double check the situation at your location.

The Best Taylor Swift Eras Tour Merchandise Tip: Once Inside the Stadium, GO UP.

Most people will stop at the first merch tent or truck or line they see.

The smartest Swifties will have read this guide to the Eras Tour and will know that more merch is being sold on the higher concourses.

Go ahead and take that elevator early and head to a higher floor. There usually are more merchandise options up there- and most have ZERO lines.

You can also pop out during a song to hit the merchandise lines- which is a great plan for parents who feel comfortable leaving their older teens alone for a bit.

Countdown To Taylor’s Kick Off: Know When To Be Back At Your Seat

Typically, you’ll see 2 opening acts at the Ears Tour. They hit the stage around 6:30pm every night.

Taylor usually comes on stage a few minutes before 8pm (could be as much as 10 minutes before 8pm).

If you leave your seat between the opening acts, be sure to know when to return.

The audio cue is when you hear “Applause” by Lady Gaga starting. This lets you know that you have about 5 minutes before the show will start.

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The next cue is a giant clock on the stage screen with a countdown timer. Your audio cue is “You Don’t Own Me” by Dusty Springfield.

You’ll have about 2 minutes.

Get back to your seat when this song starts because Taylor Swift is about to rock your world!

Loud Noises And Explosion Warning: Fireworks and Flashing Lights At The Eras Tour

For sensitive kiddos, please be aware that there are pyrotechnic moments and loud noises during the concert.

We put earplugs on the list of things to take for a reason!

Additional note for photosysitive children: the wrist bands will flash and blink all night long. This could be a trigger for some people.

If your stadium is open air, you’ll also have fireworks at the end of the night.

Stand For As Much Of The Eras Tour As Possible

Parents: take note!

The crowd will stand for the entire concert.

If you have a shorter child going with you, be prepared for them to be blocked or need to be held to see the stage or screens.

Swifties will not sit for the performance (at least not for most of it). If you have an aisle seat, you might make out a bit better but those in the middle of the row could be blocked from the view.

Remember when we said to dress comfortably? This is why.

When Can You Pee During The Eras Tour Movie?

This might be the most important part of the guide to the Eras Tour. But it’s also the most depressing section.

We hate to break it to you: but there is really no good time to go, run and pee during the Taylor Swift Eras tour movie

The best we can offer:

  1. 31 minutes when she changes from Lover to evermore
  2. 45 minutes there’s applause after Champagne Problems and the next song has a bit of a set up to it. You can go, run and pee during this portion.
  3. 1:20ish minutes During All Too Well. It’s a 10-minute song that gives you ample time to dash out to the bathroom. It’s a GREAT song, however, so keep that in mind. But when you gotta go, you gotta go!
  4. During Vigilante Sh!t if you have young ones who may not need to see the steamiest moves from Taylor.
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Light Up Wristbands Tips

When you come into the stadium, you’ll be given an interactive light up wristband. This will work with the music, flashing to the beat. It’s an incredible sight to see the whole stadium light up together!

The wristband comes with a little tab that you pull out to activate the battery and the lights.

If you want to keep this band as a souviner, KEEP THAT LITTLE TAB.

You can put it back into the slot after the concert and it will save the battery.

If you don’t want to keep the band, you can drop it in a recycling bin that will be available at all exits.

Parents Guide To The Eras Concert Final Tips

Pack your patience, leave the negativity at home- just Shake It Off!

This is one big, inclusive, fangirling and fanboying event. The Swiftiverse is passionate about their Mother, Taylor. And as we’ve noted many times… it’s BIG.

This means there will be a lot of people trying to enjoy the same great artist. Most stadiums are set up to handle large crowds, but keep an eye and ear out for security instructions during the event.

And know that you won’t get home quickly (even if you plan on taking public transportation- the trains and buses are running, but there are going to be tons of people utilizing the same modes).

Talk with your kids in advance so they know what to expect. We’d also suggest watching some videos (Tik Tok and Instagram Reels are great bitesized moments for this).

We hope this parents guide to the Eras Tour helps with your concert plans!

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Thursday 3rd of August 2023

Hi. Every kid regardless of age will need to pay the ticket in whole price?

Patty Holliday

Thursday 3rd of August 2023

It would depend on each venue! Most places require any child age 2 or older to have a ticket, but we'd suggest checking with the venue directly.

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