'Crazy Dream’: Gracie Abrams Says She 'Blacked Out' While Singing with Taylor Swift on Eras Tour

Gracie Abrams is opening up about backing out while performing with Taylor Swift

Published Time: 09.05.2024 - 12:31:04 Modified Time: 09.05.2024 - 12:31:04

Gracie Abrams is opening up about backing out while performing with Taylor Swift.

Appearing on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, May 8, Abrams spoke about opening up for the pop superstar, 34, during her Eras Tour — and how one incident in Cincinnati will stay with her forever.

“It will be like maybe my last memory ever. Like it’s burned,” Abrams told host Jimmy Fallon. “A weather situation came up because even Taylor couldn’t control the sky apparently and so my set was canceled for safety reasons.”

She added, “My best friend happened to fly in for this. She came in for the weekend not really because of me but because there’s this baby hippo at the zoo named Fritz. So Audrey comes in — and Audrey is also my co-writer on Risk and she’s the greatest, Audrey Hobert — so she comes in to see the hippo and then my set.”

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“So she comes to set, my set gets canceled and we were backstage in our trailer being like, ‘Oh you know bummer, but we’ll go see Fritz again or something,’ “ Abrams continued. “And then Taylor texted me being like, ‘Hey come out with me and do "I Miss You, I’m So -

rry." And so we ran it one time in her room and then did it there. It was just in the middle of her set and I blacked out the whole time.”

Speaking about opening up for Swift during the North American leg of the Eras Tour, the singer said it was “the craziest privilege,” adding that the “Anti-Hero” singer was “a real master class to watch her do what she does.”

Abrams also said she felt like she “was at a college for this job” because she ended up studying Swift so much.

“I watched every single one of her shows that I was lucky enough to open — I think I did 31 and I watched from every place possible in each stadium just trying to pick up on how she’s able to do what she does,” she said. “And she’s such a one-of-a-kind person, friend, artist, all the things.”

"What she does so unbelievably well in these kinds of rooms is sometimes you feel like you’re on Mars and then sometimes you feel like the only two people in the stadium are you and her because she’s just so connected to her audience ," she continued.

“The relationship that they have with each other is really magical and just to have been in their orbit for a summer was a crazy dream."

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