Drag queen performs Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in full – and it’s incredible

A purple image made up of drag queen Taylor Sheesh performing, next to Taylor Swift performing during her Eras Tour.

Fans have packed out a shopping centre in the Philippines to witness drag queen and Taylor Swift impersonator Taylor Sheesh perform a full recreation of the singer’s ongoing Eras Tour.

Since March, Swift has been taking her colossal tour to cities across the US. It’s a full walk through her 17-year career, complete with 44 songs, stage tricks and numerous costume changes. And fans have been loving every second of it. It’s no surprise that the path to getting tickets has been treacherous

Despite the tour’s success and five-star reviews, the “Anti-Hero” singer is yet to announce plans to take it across the pond, or anywhere else in the world. As fans get restless waiting for potential international dates, one Swiftie has taken matters into their own hands.

Drag performer Sheesh, whose real name appears to be Mac, decided to host a drag recreation, complete with Swift’s costume changes, backing dancers, guitars, confetti cannons and, of course, a live rendition of the star’s magnum opus, “All Too Well (10-Minute Version)”.

Put together by Sheesh in collaboration with Swifties Philippines, an official coalition of Taylor Swift fans in the country, the jaw-dropping performance took over the Ayala Malls TriNoma shopping centre in Quezon City.

Viral videos show hundreds, if not thousands, of fans gathered to watch.

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During the performance, Sheesh can be seen donning replicas of Taylor’s outfits, including her bedazzled blue bodysuit for the Midnights era and a gorgeous white Speak Now gown, while floors full of fans scream the lyrics back at her.

It’s the second time Swifties Philippines has put on such a spectacle, following one in Manila in March, when Swift’s tour began. The overall aim of the shows is to encourage the singer to finally announce some international tour dates, and bring the tour to the South East Asian country. 

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It could be working, too. As well as clips on social media showing fans chanting about how much they want to see Taylor in their country, the hashtag #WeWantErasTourPhilippines has amassed almost 23 million views on TikTok

While Sheesh thanked her “fellow Swifties” for their energy during her performance, many of them are returning the favour by campaigning for the drag queen to receive VIP treatment from singer, should she actually reach their shores. 

Swift is taking her Eras Tour across the US until 9 August. International dates are expected in the coming months.

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