Taylor Swift wowed the crowd at her Seattle Eras Tour show on July 22, 2023. She also gave a thrilling performance of her revenge anthem, “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.” The 33-year-old pop star took her fans on an emotional journey and showcased her vocal prowess like no other on the same day!
A Maniacal Pause by the Singer
Swift reached the bridge of the song during her electrifying performance but then surprised everyone by pausing at the lyric “Here’s to you, ’cause forgiveness is a nice thing to do.” She took her hands off her guitar and let out an uproarious “Ha!” It was followed by the Love Story singer indulging in a full 20 seconds of maniacal laughter. She could also be seen leaning on the microphone stand for support.
The crowd at Lumen Field joined in on the laughter, too, as they joined Swift in her hilarious moment. There is no denying that this assisted in creating a powerful moment of connection between Swift and her devoted fans.
i can’t even say it with a straight face :)) THIS IS WHY WE CANT HAVE NICE THINGS🤬😡😡 pic.twitter.com/UEmzzb0MyL
— isa | ERAS LDN N1,2,4+6!!! (@prentisslvr) July 23, 2023
Swift’s Mom Sings Along
In a touching moment, one fan video captured Swift’s mom, Andrea, singing along in the audience. It was just before the singer’s laughter erupted on stage. The special bond between Swift and her mother adds a personal touch to the performance. This moment made many fans emotional during the special event.
— SV (@Swift_Vid) July 23, 2023
A Song of Speculations
Did you know that “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” is rumored to be about Swift’s past feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian? Well, the couple may have parted ways now, but the Bad Blood singer seems to have not forgotten anything. For the unversed, the lyrics hint at the complicated dynamics between the artists and their attempts to rebuild their friendship.
Feuds and Reconciliations
If you are not aware, the feud between Ye and Swift started in 2009. This happened when the rapper infamously interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech at the VMAs. They later reconciled but faced another rift in 2016. This happened after the release of Ye’s “Famous,” which reportedly contained controversial lyrics about Swift. The feud was further fueled by Kardashian’s involvement. Yet, Taylor Swift always maintained that she was unaware of the full lyrics.
Swift’s Resilience and Success
As for Taylor Swift, she recently achieved remarkable success with her re-recorded album “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).” For the unversed, it surpassed 715,000 album unit sales in its first week. Moreover, the Eras Tour continues to captivate audiences, with upcoming stops in Santa Clara and Inglewood before going global.