Taylor Swift breaks down in tears in emotional tribute to late grandmother during concert
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Taylor Swift's Eras tour has got off to an incredible start, with fans blown away since it kicked off last week.
With it being her first in around five years, the popstar has pulled out all the stops, and one song really struck a chord over the weekend:
Thousands packed into the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, a few days ago as the 33-year-old took to the stage for her mammoth three-hour set.
Swift treated fans to dozens of songs from her back catalogue, including 'marjorie', which was a tribute to her late grandmother, Marjorie Finlay.
The 74-year-old sadly passed away in 2003, when Swift was just a teenager.
So as you can imagine, it was an incredibly emotional moment for her and the thousands watching on.
In footage captured by a fan, the 'Shake it Off' singer appears to well up as she belts out: "I should've asked you how to be,
"Asked you to write it down for me,
"Should've kept every grocery store receipt,
"Cause every scrap of you would be taken from me,
"Watched as you signed your name Marjorie,
"All your closets of backlogged dreams."
Since watching the heartbreaking moment, Swifties have come out in force to praise the singer for keeping it together during the performance.
"I can't believe this song is getting performed," said one. "I feel like it never gets talked about and it's so special to me."
Another fan commented: "The fact that Taylor cried when she performed marjorie… Crying over marjorie along with her."
"Taylor crying during marjorie is so bittersweet to me," wrote a third. "That song was added to the setlist to pay tribute to her grandmother and her voice and getting to sing about her legacy in front of 70,000 people must have been such an overwhelming feeling."
While another added: "If Taylor crying during marjorie didn’t make you emotional, think about how proud and happy her opera singer grandmother marjorie would be if she saw how loved Taylor it and how many people sing along to her songs."
Another element, which makes the song even more poignant, is that it also includes Marjorie's own vocals in the background.
Speaking about the decision to mix them into the song, Swift said: “My mom found a bunch of her old records of her singing opera, and I sent them to Aaron [Dessner] and he added them to the song.
"It says, 'If I didn’t know better, I’d think you were singing to me now', and then you hear her, you hear Marjorie actually sing."
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