Taylor Swift’s Onstage Choker Could Mean More Than You May Think

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Taylor Swift Performs At Circuit Of The Americas (Photo: Getty Images)
Taylor Swift gives her only concert of 2016 so far, during the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. (Photo: Getty Images)

Taylor Swift is back onstage. On Saturday, the star headed to Austin, Texas, to perform at the U.S. Grand Prix. And though to some, her look that night was just a cute ensemble, for hardcore Swifties, it was a sign of things to come.

While the Grand Prix also hosted other performances by Usher and the Roots, Swift’s stage act was her first since the conclusion of her last tour. Accordingly, anticipation was at an all-time high.

For the performance, she whipped out songs like her popular “Bad Blood” and “Love Story” as well as “Holy Ground” and wore a shimmering black romper complete with a choker, her signature bangs, and a red lip. The pop star with country roots paired it all with a high-heeled black bootie. Sure, it was a lot darker than the pricey bridal romper we saw a few weeks ago, but it was a sexy look indeed.

Taylor Swift performs at the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. (Photo: Getty Images)
Taylor Swift performs at the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. (Photo: Getty Images)

On Twitter, though, fans started pointing out the choker in particular. “Taylor is wearing a choker as part of her outfit!” tweeted fans in Manila and New Zealand.

Victoria Willis riffed on a well-known Mean Girls quote, tweeting, “One time I saw @taylorswift13 wearing a choker so I bought a choker.”

But why was that accessory causing a minor pandemonium?

Taylor Swift Fans in Austin, Texas. (Photo: Getty Images)
Fans of Taylor Swift in Austin, Texas. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yahoo Style tweeted about it to a fan, who immediately responded: “She usually changes her fashion every time she releases her music, and she’s never worn [a choker] before,” user Swiftsjai wrote. While Tay-Tay has worn a choker in a variety of street-style photos, we haven’t been able to find a picture of her ever wearing one for a performance.

“Every album means a new Taylor Swift ‘era,’ and the 1989 era has just finished and a new one is hopefully about to start!” Swiftsjai wrote. Could it be? Is the world ready for another Swift era? Only time will tell.