Oct. 11 was a win for the Swifties. Not only was it the premiere of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film, but it was a night filled with many surprises that left Swifties screaming. From the reunion of Swift and Beyoncé to the announcement of more Eras Tour showings, the night was the gift that kept on giving. But Swifties have been trained to know that Swift is always up to something.
It wasn’t too long ago that Swift carefully planned out the Aug. 9 announcement for her 1989 (Taylor’s Version) album by wearing 1989-coded Eras Tour outfits and aligning the date to fit the name of the album. She’s a mastermind, to say the least. Now, with 1989 (TV) coming out on Oct. 27, fans are itching for the next two rerecords left on her discography: Reputation and Taylor Swift. Since Reputation came out after 1989, fans are on a constant lookout for Reputation (Taylor’s Version) hints, so of course, many were on high alert at the Eras Tour concert film premiere.
Swifties have a theory that Rep (TV) is coming soon.
First off, is Reputation (Taylor’s Version) even on the horizon? Fans seem to think so. Swifties might be a little delulu, but I have to admit, their theories are pretty convincing.
On the album cover for 1989 (Taylor’s Version), fans were quick to notice that one “S” looked different than all the others. The “S” in “version” was oddly shaped like a snake aka the symbol that is heavily associated with Reputation. Next to the snake-like “S” is “ion,” which fans think is representative of Nov. 10. They have deemed this as the Rep (TV) announcement date and actually have some pretty convincing evidence.
Reputation was originally released on Nov. 10, 2017. Oddly enough, there is an Eras Tour show scheduled for Nov. 10 in Argentina. This show will mark six years since the original release of Reputation. But what’s significant about the number six? Well, Reputation was Swift’s sixth album. Call me crazy, but the stars seem to be aligning.
Swift may be the queen of dropping Easter eggs, but members of the Swiftieverse love to play into it too. Swifties are borderline detectives and when Ice Spice, who was a special feature on “Karma” and is one of Swift’s besties, posted on her Instagram story on Oct. 8, they were quick to scope out any potential Rep (TV) hints. Lone and behold Ice Spice posted a sign that said “Beware of snakes October to March.” Interesting… but it didn’t stop there.
Above the sign was a placard with the number “33” on it. 33 days from Oct. 8 is Nov. 10 and Swift is 33 years old. Listen, Ice Spice could’ve very well just been appreciating a unique sign on the side of the road, but this was enough for Swifties to go into full-on Reputation (TV) panic, and the Eras Tour premiere night fed into the frenzy.
Swift teased Rep (TV) in her premiere night Instagram post.
Before heading to the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film premiere night, Swift took to Instagram to check in with her followers, but Swifties know all too well that her posts hold more meaning than what meets the eye. And sure enough, her Instagram post was stacked with Reputation (TV) Easter eggs.
In the caption, Swift wrote: “ PREMIERE DAY. Andddd I can’t really wrap my head around this but…. Look what you genuinely made me do: Due to unprecedented demand we’re opening up early access showings of The Eras Tour Concert Film on THURSDAY in America and Canada!! As in… TOMORROW. We’re also adding additional showtimes Friday and throughout the weekend. All tickets will be available by 10am tomorrow morning. And it’ll be showing starting Friday in 90 countries all over the world. I can’t thank you enough for wanting to see this film that so vividly captures my favorite adventure I’ve ever been a part of: The Eras Tour. And the best part is, it’s an adventure we’re still on together. Getting in the car now…”
OK, if her announcing earlier premiere dates of the Eras Tour film wasn’t enough, then the hidden messages woven within this post put Swifties into a full-on spiral. Swift teasingly wrote, “Look what you genuinely made me.” Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Is a “Look What You Made Me Do (Taylor’s Version)” is on the horizon? The Reputation song references didn’t stop there. She closed out the caption with “Getting in the car now…” you know, just a casual reference to “Getaway Car.” Swift is too smart for her own good.
The caption held enough Easter eggs to last Swifties till at least next week, but they weren’t going to let her get away without deeply analyzing the picture. Swift is seen holding the special edition Eras Tour cup you can get when you see the movie in theaters, but let’s take a closer look at her hand placement. Her thumb is right by her Reputation-era self. Coincidence? Fans think not. The night was just beginning because when Swift graced the red carpet, there were even more Reputation (TV) Easter eggs.
Fans think Swift’s premiere dress was a nod to a specific moment in both 1989 and Reputation.
Swift looked absolutely stunning at her Eras Tour premiere. She wore a gorgeous 1989-esque blue gown. Though fans were basking in the glory of her nod to the upcoming 1989 (TV) release, some fans thought Swift was referencing a specific moment of the Reputation stadium tour.
Swifties quickly noted that the blue dress was very reminiscent of the dress she wore in the “Out of the Woods” music video. Though this song was on 1989, she actually sang it as a surprise song during her Reputation stadium tour.
Additionally, in the “Out of the Woods” music video, Swift is seen crawling through a muddy forest floor. A similar scene was in the “Look What You Made Me Do” music video. At the start of the Reputation music video, Swift is playing a zombie while sporting a very similar dress to the “Out of the Woods” one as she crawls out of the ground. Could the dress be a nod to the transition from 1989 to Reputation? I guess only time will tell.
Though the premiere night didn’t end with a Reputation (TV) announcement like some fans had hoped, it gifted Swifties a few Easter eggs to hold onto. While you patiently wait for Rep (TV), enjoy the release of 1989 (TV) on Oct. 27 and relive the Eras Tour in theaters.