Taylor Swift Breaks Down in Tears During Poignant Concert Performance
The bond between Taylor Swift and her fans is undeniable, and during a show of support at a recent concert, the crowd of Swifties accidentally made the star cry.
Fans surprised Swift during the evermore set of the second night of the Eras Tour in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, April 29, leaving the singer in tears.
The majority of the crowd broke out their cell phones during "marjorie," lighting up the flashlights for the duration of the emotional track.
The song, which lives on Swift's 9th studio album, features vocals from her late grandmother, Marjorie Finlay, who shared Swift's dreams of becoming a successful performer, but died in 2003 before she ever got to see Swift's impact in person.
As Swift croons, "And if I didn't know better, I'd think you were talking to me now. If I didn't know better, I'd think you were still around," Marjorie's operatic voice can be heard in the background.
We can't imagine how hard the lyrics must be to sing during an uneventful performance, but when the Mercedes-Benz Stadium lit up all around her, as shown in a video uploaded to TikTok by swiftie Alyssa Rissman, the "Anti-Hero" singer is visibly stunned, eyes filling up with tears as she sings the last few lines.
When the song is over, Swift does a doubletake as she walks to the piano for "champagne problems," wiping her eyes as the stage lights go dark for a moment.
"Oh," she says into the microphone as she settles at the piano. She seems at a loss for words after that, just laughing gently into the microphone before finally adding in a watery voice, "How are you going to go and do that to me on a song about my grandmother who passed away? I just completely—like, my knees went weak, genuinely, like that physically- I physically felt them. That was so beautiful of you to do that."
Marjorie Atlanta Night 2! Held it together until i realized she was crying 🥺🤍 #taylorswift #atlantatstheerastour #swifttok #erastour #fyp #taylorswift
♬ original sound - Alyssa Rissman
Fans were equally touched by the moment, whether they were present for it or not.
"Ugh my heart broke for her 🖤 but that was such a special moment," one wrote.
"This is devastatingly beautiful," said another.
"my gosh this made me bawl. what a moment. WHAT. A. MOMENT. 👏👏👏👏👏," another emphasized.
"It was the most magical moment ✨," someone else declared, another adding, "This is so pure and so magical 😭."
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