Live Your Wildest Dreams: Essentials for Getting Ready for Taylor Swift

Ella Ray, Editor in Chief The Nest

With the spring season approaching, Taylor Swift’s Houston shows for her Era Tour on April 21 and 23 are just around the corner. While the proximity of these dates to now may seem overwhelming at first, the anxious feeling can be easily relieved with the right preparation. By following these tips, you will be ready to indulge in the excitement of the event without a stressful thought in your mind.

Song Prep

Although Swift is mainly known for her catchy pop songs, she actually has a very colorful discography. Since this tour covers all of her eras, it is crucial to become familiar with all of her songs, not just the ones that sneak their way onto the radio. Fortunately, streaming apps such as Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora have several playlists and collections of every single one of her albums. Taking advantage of this resource and listening, you will be able to pick your favorite songs from each set to scream at the stadium, avoiding an embarrassing situation of not knowing all of her songs.


Many Swifties would agree that the outfit that they decide to wear to the concert can either make or break their whole experience of seeing her live. Because The Eras Tour has become so symbolic of Taylor Swift’s musical journey as she refined her style and overall legacy throughout the years, fans prefer to join her in celebrating her past accomplishments by planning outfits that contribute elements from each of her albums.

Although there is a lot of pressure around putting together the perfect outfit, creating a Pinterest board and looking for inspiration on social media platforms such as Instagram or TikTok can reduce the amount of stress that you might face. If incorporating every album into the outfit is too overwhelming, many individuals will focus on one specific album that they hold close to their heart, focusing on the main color palette of the cover from the album of their choice as well as the lyrics from the tracks.

Packing a Bag

The final thing you need to do before going off and enjoying the concert is packing the necessary items that will get you through the event. Taking either a clear bag or a small purse, there are multiple things you could bring to satisfy any emergency that you could face and keep you comfortable during the show. Water and a fund for snacks are needed to boost your comfort level. Light makeup products are helpful for quick touch-ups during breaks. Lastly, taking your phone or camera is absolutely vital for taking quality photos to capture the moment as it takes place.