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How To Celebrate Taylor Swift's Eras Tours in DFW

Taylor Swift is coming to Arlington, so how are you celebrating?
Taylor Swift is coming to Arlington, so how are you celebrating? Mike Brooks
The era of Taylor Swift will soon be upon us. This week, from March 31 through April 2, the 12-time Grammy Award-winning artist will perform three shows at AT&T Stadium in Arlington as part of her hotly anticipated Eras tour. But if you were one of the Swifties who got royally screwed by Ticketmaster or simply just want to keep the party going after the show is over, North Texas will have several experiences to celebrate the genre-transcendent hitmaker.

Over the course of this coming week, fans can show their love for Taylor in several festive ways. Here are the best Taylor Swift-centric events this week.


2 –7 p.m,. March 31 – April 2
Arlington Backyard at Texas Live! 1650 E. Randol Mill Road, No. 140, Arlington

A Taylor Swift concert is like the Met Gala of Swifties. So, every single day prior to the shows diehard fans will be making a whole big deal of her stops in Arlington by gathering for a series of pre-parties called TAY-Gates at Arlington Backyard at Texas Live! Here you'll find photo booths, fan merch, drink specials, costume contests, lip sync battles, a dance party and giveaways. The event is all ages and tickets start at $5.

Get Ready + Turndown

April 1
Hotel Zaza, 2332 Leonard St.

If you’re coming from out of town or you're a local wanting the experience of your wildest glam dreams, Hotel Zaza is offering a hands-on, get-ready experience sponsored by MYX Beauty Bar. Guests can create their own lipstick shade — perhaps red or maroon — and get glammed-up Swiftie style. More like Slay-lor, amirite? After the show, the hotel will offer a turndown service, where guests will receive a Ketel One mini bottle, bottle of Diet Coke, and a ZaZa bottle opener.

Taylor Swift Skate Night

6–8 p.m. April 1
Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Addison

If you weren’t able to get tickets to the show, you can still jam out to Taylor’s music and do it on ice. On the ground floor of the Galleria, fans can ice skate as hits from all of Taylor’s eras play throughout the night. Attendees will receive a pair of red heart-shaped sunglasses like the ones Taylor wore in her video for "22." Fans are encouraged to dress in their best Taylor Swift costumes.

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Muralist Adrian Torres painted this Elm Street mural of Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Billie Eilish to "inspire the young generation with artists they admire."
courtesy of @adriantorres_art

Adrian Torres’ Mural

All day, any time
Elm and Pearl streets

You’ll want to commemorate your Swiftie experience with a photo. Getting tickets for the show was a nightmare, and you’ll have even less of a chance of meeting Taylor and getting a picture with her, but you can come pretty close by taking a picture with her likeness at Adrian Torres’ mural in downtown Dallas. Plus, she’s painted along with her fellow music icons Rihanna and Billie Eilish.

Karaoke at The Round-Up Saloon

All weekend
The Round-Up Saloon
3912 Cedar Springs Road

We knew you were trouble when you walked in. So step up to the mic and deliver your best vocals, as Round-Up has karaoke going all night on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Now this isn’t necessarily Swift-themed, but there’s a good chance she may pop in after her shows. After all, this bar is a favorite of her fellow pop stars Robyn, Charli XCX and Lady Gaga.

Late night breakfast

All day, any time
Metro Diner OC, 2316 W. Davis St.

If it feels like the perfect night for breakfast at midnight, Metro Diner OC has got you covered. Metro is one of very few locally owned diners in Dallas open 24/7, so you can get your fill of late night breakfast in Oak Cliff after Taylor’s show. And trust us, after a 3-hour set and two openers (including Plano native Gayle), you probably won’t be getting home until late. So you might as well swing by, enjoy some pancakes and take some cute pictures.
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Alex Gonzalez has been a contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2018. He is a Dallas native whose work has appeared in Local Profile, MTV News and the Austin American-Statesman. He has eclectic taste in music and enjoys writing about art, food and culture.
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