Around 96,000 Taylor Swift fans descended on the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday evening for the pop icon's first Australian show of The Eras Tour (the biggest audience of her career to date).

Some wore their best dresses with “13” written in glitter on their hands and the lyrics from Swift’s songs emblazoned down their arms. There were gems and rhinestones bedazzled on cowboy boots, hats and even in hair (I was in attendance and am still battling with my conditioner to remove these).

Some fans channeled the rainbow by wearing every colour at once, others wore whimsical babydoll dresses in Lover -era pink. Reputation fans looked gorgeous in snake-themed outfits and black sequins, reclaiming their own bad-ass reps. The witches came out to play for Evermore -themed ’fits, while green capes, flowy orange dresses and even light-up globes were seen in the gardens charging towards the ’G.

Never miss a Melbourne moment. Make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter today.


Members of the TS cheer squad were shaking it off, ringmasters of the Red -era donned glittery top hats and sparkly blazers. And moon and star-themed ensembles were seen on anti-heroes and masterminds of all ages. But of course the most heart-warming and sentimental accessory was the friendship bracelet. Fans stacked dozens of the handmade bracelets (some right up to their elbows), swapping and trading with other diehard Swifties.

Swift herself even teared-up on stage during a nearly two-minute (extremely loud) standing ovation for Champagne Problems. If you’re anything like me, you didn’t even need to remove your glittery eye makeup at the end of the night, because Swift’s performance of You’re Losing Me caused enough tears to do it for you.

MCG staff will probably be sweeping glitter off the pitch after this party for days – if not years – to come (sorry, AFL fans), proving that Swifties really will never go out of style.