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Get Ready To Enter Your ‘1989 (Taylor’s Version)’ Era, Bestie

The U.S. leg of Taylor Swift’s iconic Eras Tour has come to a close. Swift had her final show of this leg on Aug. 9 (AKA 8/9… I’ll get more into that later) at Sofi Stadium and it left a permanent mark. For days leading up to the final show, fans speculated and theorized that Blondie would announce 1989 (Taylor’s Version) on 8/9. So, when does 1989 (Taylor’s Version) come out?

The evidence that Swifties gathered leading up to her final show on Aug. 9 was almost too convincing: The show was on 8/9, polaroids have been posted throughout the tour from her friends and opening acts (ICYMI, polaroids are an iconic part of the 1989 era), and the light-up bracelets flashed blue five times on the Aug. 8 show, which follows the same pattern before the Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) announcement. 

Swift also has performed every song from 1989 either on the set list or as a surprise song except for “New Romantics.” Fans were convinced (and correct!) that Blondie would announce 1989 (Taylor’s Version), then sing “New Romantics.” 

During Swift’s show last night, fans could immediately tell that she was plotting something. Throughout the show, Swift debuted some new outfits, changing her wardrobe to an all-blue color scheme. AKA, the 1989 colors. 

When it was surprise song o’clock, Swift wore a blue dress that she debuted during the folklore era. This is when everything started adding up! Swift said that, “There’s something that I’ve been planning for a really, really, really, ridiculously embarrassingly long time. And I think instead of just like telling you about it, I think I’ll just sort of show you something I’ve been excited to show you,” and then the screen behind her displayed the album art for 1989 (Taylor’s Version).

1989 (Taylor’s Version) is set to come out on Oct. 27, 2023. In Swift’s Instagram post, she shared that this is her favorite re-record to date. We love to see it. 

WHen was 1989 originally released?

1989 was one of Swift’s most iconic eras. It was originally released on Oct. 27, 2014 and instantly became a fan-favorite. Songs like “Style” and “Clean” mark this era: This was the era of polaroids, the amazing Fourth of July parties, and 1975 band tees. The 1989 World Tour was also one of Swift’s best — each night, she would bring out a surprise band or guest and perform a song with them. Some surprise guests include Selena Gomez, Pitbull, Avril Lavigne. 

I don’t know about you, but I would give anything to have a 1989 (Taylor’s Version) world tour. Especially if she has those surprise guests again!

Eileen is a senior at Fairfield University who is studying Communications with minors in English and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies. She has a passion for magazine writing and hopes to pursue a career in the field. Eileen is a Wellness writer for Her Campus where she covers mental health, sex & relationships, wellness, and more. She also is a self-proclaimed pop culture aficionado, so she dips her toes into those sections of Her Campus as well. In addition to her participation as a Her Campus National Writer, Eileen is one of the Campus Correspondents (CCs) at Her Campus’s Fairfield University chapter. She oversees the entire chapter and works with her other CC to curate ideas and events for HCFU. She also mentors and trains the editorial team and helps create content and boost engagement alongside the social media team. In her free time, you can find Eileen creating new Spotify playlists, getting a sweet treat with friends, or obsessing over Taylor Swift. If she isn’t doing that, you’ll likely find Eileen with her six best friends from school talking about their “Big Three”: "Normal People," TikTok edits, and "Little Women."