Taylor Swift Reflects on Her 2006 National Anthem Performance in Detroit, Says “I Was Sooo Insanely Nervous”

Taylor Swift recalls one of her first on-stage appearances! After her two sold-out Eras Tour performances at Detroit’s Ford Field, Swift posted on social media to recall her first performance there when she was just 16 years old.

“Ahhhhh Detroit, that was so much fun!! First time I performed at Ford Field was singing the anthem there in 2006 and I remember thinking it felt impossible for a place to be that big, I was sooo insanely nervous,” Swift expressed on Instagram with a collection of pictures from the Detroit Eras show.

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During her performance at Ford Field, the singer-songwriter also walked down memory lane. She reminded Swifties about singing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ before a Detroit Lions game in conjunction with the release of her self-titled debut album in 2006. She then went on to perform ‘Lover’ during the first segment of the event.

“It was, like, the biggest place I’ve ever seen in my life,” Swift recalled, “and now we’re back with the Eras Tour.”

Swift ended her reflective Instagram post with the words, “Thanks to those crowds this weekend for your endless energy and extremely loud scream-singing, you made us feel right at home. See you very soon Pittsburgh.”

Ford Field shared a picture of Swift performing the national anthem at the stadium earlier in the week, with Lions head coach Dan Campbell, who was a player at the time, standing behind her. “Big Ford Field fans,” they captioned the picture.

On 16th and 17th June, Swift will perform a two-night stand at Pittsburgh’s Acrisure Stadium to resume her Eras Tour again.

– Riya Sohini