scorecardFrom a mystifying stage dive to a delightfully distracted security guard named 'Pocket,' these are the most viral moments from Taylor Swift's Eras Tour
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From a mystifying stage dive to a delightfully distracted security guard named 'Pocket,' these are the most viral moments from Taylor Swift's Eras Tour

Geoff Weiss   

From a mystifying stage dive to a delightfully distracted security guard named 'Pocket,' these are the most viral moments from Taylor Swift's Eras Tour
LifeThelife4 min read
  • Standout moments from the long-awaited Eras Tour are making the rounds on TikTok.
  • Swift has also gone on a 'liking' spree, giving her approval to several viral clips from her fans.

Taylor Swift's Eras Tour is five days old, but the 44-song extravaganza is already dominating certain corners of social media.

Standout moments from the show, both planned and not, are being dissected on TikTok — including one mind-bending moment where Swift appears to dive under-stage.

The singer herself has gone on a TikTok "liking" spree, bestowing her stamp of approval to a handful of viral videos, including one of an attendee who appears to enter a fugue state after the show, her face stained with mascara tears and awaiting an encore in the empty stadium.

Here are some of the tour's most hair-raising moments on social media so far:

1. A confounding and visually mesmerizing stage dive

@popculturefreakk THE PRODUCTIONN #taylorswift #theerastour #tstherastour #fyp ♬ original sound - ★

Following a piano performance during the show, Swift, wearing a flowy gown, appears to dive into the stage as we hear a loud splashing sound. It's an effect that has left many mystified: "The way she resorted to straight witchcraft for this tour," one commenter joked.

Some fashioned hilarious memes out of the moment, showcasing the singer's exquisite diving skills over the years. Others, however, raised a critical eye, noting that SZA employed a similar effect during her own tour in which it looked like she was leaping off of a ledge and into the ocean.

But users mostly tried to figure out how the effect was achieved. One creator unearthed a video from Swift's 2018 "Reputation" tour, where she showed viewers a cushioned pad called a "rocket sled" quickly transported her to different locations under the stage. Some conspiracies even surmised that she used a stunt double for the dive.

Insider has reached out to Swift and her team to inquire.

2. Swift actually did the viral "Bejeweled" dance

@mikaelarellano I BARELY SLEPT!!! #taylorswift #swiftie #swifttok #theerastour #bejeweled ♬ Screaming crying throwing up Blank Space edit - Cowboy Han

Many Swifties have a soft spot for Mikael Arellano, whose signature TikTok dances to tracks like "Bejeweled" have gone viral for their articulate miming and unbridled joy.

When it came time for Swift to perform "Bejeweled" at "Eras," many fans — including Arellano — were stunned to see that she incorporated his signature dance. The pop star was seen doing the iconic strut to the lyric, "I can still make the whole place shimmer."

Arellano shared a video of himself reacting to the moment that's gained 9.4 million views. Commenters hoped he could get a shout-out for it on the tour, and some even suggested that Swift bring him onstage at a future stop.

"You better have choreographer for Taylor Swift on your resume my king," one person wrote. Another added: "You need to be payed [sic] I'm serious."

3. TikTokers are smitten by 'Pocket' the security guard

@jayandyevans Our security guard named Pocket gave hugs and is a 1989 girlie through and through. #glendaletstheerastour #theerastour #glendaletstheerastour #taylorswift ♬ original sound - Jay

The "Eras" tour is apparently so enrapturing that even event staff are shirking their responsibilities. An elderly security guard at one of the Glendale, Arizona shows was captured dancing up a storm singing along, with barely an eye to crowd management. One fan's viral video of the staffer (which has been viewed over 11.6 million times) said her name is Pocket.

People have been absolutely delighted by Pocket. Attendees who said they were seated near her reported that she "gave hugs and is a 1989 girlie through and through."

Many fans called the staffer "iconic," and others joked that they, too, wanted to apply for a security job on the Eras Tour. "When Ticketmaster fails you and you apply to work at the stadium," one Swiftie commented.

4. An unfortunate but relatable moment for the singer's hair

@gerrrrrry27 her hair lol… No its Ashley @Taylor Swift #theerastour #taylorswift ♬ original sound - Gerrrrrrald

Swift is typically the picture of perfection and composure, without so much as a hair out of place. That made it all the more shocking when, at one point during the tour, Swift's blonde mane stood on end due to static electricity, jutting eerily out of her head.

Static frizz is caused by dry conditions when little water is in the air to absorb excess electrons. When these electrons can't be discharged, the hair strands repel one another, which is what causes the static frizz. One can only assume that's what's happened here — and when she's been performing in dryer climates in Arizona.

One fan's shot of her hair has been viewed over 13 million times. "I think her hair just realized she was Taylor Swift," a top commenter wrote.

Some joked that the effect made Swift look like an axolotl, which are adorable amphibians that have feathery gills sticking out of their heads.

"She's never been more relatable," one commenter wrote. "I cackled," added another, "with respect for mother though."




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