Taylor Swift Jokes About Apparent Stage Malfunction During Eras Tour

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When it comes to apparent stage malfunctions, Taylor Swift can shake it off.

After performing “Look What You Made Me Do” onstage at her concert at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio June 30, a trap door and floor panel aimed at opening and slowly lowering her below the stage seemed to fail to move after she hit her mark. The singer stood in place for a few seconds, stomped her foot to signal there was an issue and then gave up and ran backstage with her backup dancers instead to hurry and change her outfit for the next song.

The 33-year-old later commented on a viral Tiktok video of the moment, writing, “still swift af boi.”

An additional clip of the moment, shared by another fan on TikTok, shows the stage panel being lowering seconds after the singer runs off.

This is not the first time Swift has experienced a minor mishap during her Eras tour. In June, she accidentally swallowed an insect while performing a concert in Chicago.

“I swallowed a bug. I’m so sorry,” she told the audience, as seen in a fan’s video. “Oh, delicious. Oh, God. Is there any chance that none of you saw that?”

She continued, “This is gonna happen again tonight. There’s so many bugs.” 

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Swift began her The Eras tour, which incorporates songs and looks from her many musical eras, in Glendale, Ariz. in March and is set to continue performing shows on and off across the United States and other parts of the world until mid-2024.

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See photos of Swift performing in her many sparkling tour outfits below:


Flavor Fav

“In my RED (Taylor’s Version) Era and makin new friends,” the rapper wrote June 9.


Julia Roberts

The Pretty Woman star shared her view of the stage in Chicago, writing, “@taylorswift I Love You. Thank you for being EVERYTHING WE EVER NEEDED! Ever.”



The “girls girls girls” singer lip-synced to “Blank Space” at MetLife Stadium, quipping on TikTok, “no lies detected.”


Drew Barrymore

“I cried so hard when you sang welcome to NEW YORK,” Drew wrote on Instagram after one of the New Jersey shosw. “I moved here not knowing where my life was going. And I actually found myself so happy in this chapter. I also cried watching my daughters and cousin Sadie watch and love and sing to someone so admirable. YOU. I LOVE YOU TAYLOR SWIFT!!!!!!!! You are the role model all of us girls and women need.”

She continued, “Thank you for one of the best nights of our lives. We are so lucky to have seen your show… You transcend. And make life beautiful. Everyone passing beaded bracelets around. Witnessing the good.”


Busy Philipps

Busy took her kids Birdie, 14, and Cricket, 9, to one of the MetLife shows, writing to Taylor afterward, “thank you for the magic that you’ve brought into my and my kids lives. Birdie adores you and I really think you would love her too.”

Miles Teller

Miles rocked out at Taylor’s MetLife Stadium show on May 27, as photographed by Aaron Rodgers.

Keleigh Teller

Miles’ wife Keleigh attended too, after the couple starred in Taylor’s “I Bet You Think About Me” music video in 2021.


Keleigh Teller

Keleigh captioned her backstage pic with Taylor, “48 hours in ERAs heaven.”


Julia Garner

The Inventing Anna star busted a move with Keleigh.


Cara Delevingne and Mariska Hargitay

The actresses had a “lil #BadBlood reunion” at her New York area shows, as Mariska put it on Instagram.


Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

The comedians had the time of their lives at MetLife, with Matt revealing he hugged the singer’s mom Andrea Swift.


Lola Tung and Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty star danced the night away with the book’s author at a MetLife show.


Kathryn Gallagher

Dressed in a cardigan and wearing beaded friendship bracelets, the You actress captioned a photo of herself on the way to the New York show, “eras tour here i come baby.”


Rachel Zegler

The Snow White actress explained, “i came dressed as betty” to Taylor’s May 26 show in the New York area.


Laura Dern

The actress took her kids Ellery and Jaya to opening night of the Eras Tour in Glendale, Ariz.


Shania Twain

The country star rocked out to her show in Las Vegas.


Cara Delevingne

The model was in the audience for opening night of the Eras Tour in Glendale, Ariz., later sharing photos of her trip to the desert.


Clea Shearer

The Home Edit organizer attended night one with her family in Arizona.


Danica Patrick

The former racing driver was in attendance for the Eras Tour in Arizona. 

“We were all so in the moment that we didn’t take many pictures together and I didn’t even take that many videos,” Danica wrote in a March 18 Instagram post. “@taylorswift sang 44 songs and it was the most amazing concert I have ever seen. Swiftie for life.”


JJ Watt

JJ Watt stepped out for the Eras Tour opening concert with wife Kealia Ohai Watt and other loved ones on March 18. Not only did the NFL star pose with a cardboard cutout of Taylor Swift in honor of the show, but he also took to Twitter to gush about the experience. 

“I went to the Taylor Swift concert last night with my wife and her friends,” JJ said in a video posted March 19. “First off, unbelievable. The production, the set design, the video boards, the sound quality, the speakers. You can tell when somebody does something at the top of their game and is trying to do the right way for their fans.”

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