Kelsea Ballerini is a Swiftie and she proved this in her latest show which she stopped in order to ask about Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour opening night.
“Kelsea Ballerini is all of us,” fans commented on TikTok after Ballerini was in the middle of her own performance but stopped to ask about Swift’s tour.
“Can I just level with you for a minute?” Ballerini asked the crowd. “Is anyone stalking The Eras Tour? Has it started?”
“I’m gonna stalk it after this,” she stated, “but I have one question. Is ‘Cruel Summer’ on the setlist?”
Fans who were keeping tabs on the tour updates informed her that ‘Cruel Summer’ was in fact on the setlist. The song has never been performed live before, which makes it a big deal for both Ballerini and all the Swifties around the world. Swift debuted the song live at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
“Wow,” Ballerini said cheekily. “That’s my Super Bowl, I gotta be honest.”
According to Billboard, ‘Cruel Summer’ got “the full, stadium-show treatment, complete with a raised platform, backup dancers and Swift unveiling a diamond-encrusted one-piece with matching tall boots. For both the fans in attendance and Swift herself, the song seemed to represent an exhalation — this tour was finally happening, and this immaculate song, three-and-a-half years old at this point, was finally being performed.”
– Riya Sohini