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Kansas City neighborhoods as Taylor Swift albums

The countdown is on for Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” in Kansas City this weekend, so we’re diving into her discography and pairing each album to a Kansas City neighborhood.

Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour

“The Eras Tour” (Arrowhead Stadium version) coming this weekend.

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Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” stop at Arrowhead Stadium is just days away. To get in the Swiftie spirit, we’re sharing which KC neighborhoods correlate with each of the pop sensation’s albums.

Taylor Swift: Country Club Plaza

“Our Song” is a walk around the Plaza. Her debut album coincides with the history that lives through the Plaza — paving the way for other albums (and neighborhoods) to follow in its footsteps. Plus, what better way to tap into your roots than shopping local makers at Made in KC.

Fearless (Taylor’s Version): Strawberry Hill

This album is true to Taylor’s start as a country artist, with ageless singles like “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story.” Similarly, Strawberry Hill’s historic charm gives small town vibes, but its local businesses and playmakers are integral to the region. Editor Bella recommends stopping by Hillsiders for a “dive bar on the East Side, where you at?” moment.

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version): Crossroads Arts District

“Speak Now” is a dreamy + dramatic album — a perfect match for the Crossroads. This neighborhood is artistic, eclectic, and a fan favorite among Kansas Citians, similar to this album with the Swiftie fan base. You’ll be “Enchanted” by the way this neighborhood comes to life on First Fridays.

Red (Taylor’s Version): Crown Center

Talk about iconic. “Red” helped burst Taylor into the pop music scene, just like how Crown Center brought new tourist attractions to the metro. While you’re there, “Stay Stay Stay” at The Westin hotel and “Run” to the pool for a dip.

1989: Power and Light District

“1989" has songs like “Welcome to New York” and “New Romantics.” While we’re not quite NYC, the Power and Light District’s skyscrapers, shining lights, and busy streets give the same romantic feel of this album’s muse. “I Know Places” you’ll think are from your “Wildest Dreams” — like the energy at KC Live! when the Chiefs win.

Reputation: West Bottoms

“Reputation” has a dark + edgy aesthetic, hiding some of Taylor’s most heartfelt lyrics. The Historic West Bottoms relate, giving an industrial feel and the city’s best haunted houses, while also hosting family-friendly First Friday weekends with businesses that feel like home.

Lover: River Market

The flower bouquets at the City Market are enough to award “Lover” to the River Market. This neighborhood is made for romantic summer evenings strolling around with the people you cherish most — even if it’s with “Paper Rings.”

Folklore: Brookside

The whimsical and storybook-like Tudor homes match perfectly with this indie-folk album. Walk this neighborhood via the Harry Wiggins Trolley Trail Track while listening to “cardigan” with a coffee from Front Range Cafe to pretend it’s autumn — trust me, it’ll work.

Evermore: Westside

This neighborhood has a charm to it that gives off a small town feel — aligning well with the feel of Taylor’s ninth record. We promise you won’t have any “champagne problems” at spots like The Westside Local, just “happiness.”

Midnights: Westport

Where else to “meet me at midnight” than Westport? The nightlife in this neighborhood knows the 12 o’clock hour well, and so does Taylor as she sings through all of her sleepless nights in this album. “Make the whole place shimmer” at bars like Fountain Haus and Tin Roof.

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