Taylor Swift’s Eras tour has been the talk of the town for months, and the hype doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
From her on-stage reunions to surprise collaborations with up-and-coming talent like rapper Ice Spice and stage malfunctions, there’s been a lot to discuss. And now, in what seems like an unlikely twist, one fan claims to have spotted a connection between a part of Swift’s concert choreography and the hit TV series Outlander.
In a now-viral video, one TikToker describes attending the 33-year-old’s Cincinnati tour date earlier this month when, suddenly, the show started to look like something they had maybe seen before.
“At the Eras Tour and I thought this dance might be familiar…” they explained above a clip of Swift centerstage surrounded by dancers wearing what appeared to be a dark green cloak as flames projected onto the floor.
@mistipherchristopher It ended up overlaying perfectly lolol #swiftlander #erastour #swiftinatti #taylorswift #outlander #cincinnati #paycorstadium #willow #evermore #imonlymewhenimwithyou ♬ Outlander – The Skye Boat Song (Castle Leoch Version) [feat. Raya Yarbrough] – Bear McCreary
And after reviewing the intro to the Starz hit, Swift’s performance–from the aesthetic to the visual execution–does resemble the first three seconds of Outlander’s opening title just ever so slightly.
To further prove their point, the original poster (OP) uploaded the clip without its audio, replacing it with the song that plays at the beginning of each episode, noting, “It ended up overlaying perfectly lolol.”
An overwhelming number of viewers seemed to agree, as one top comment read: “You cannot tell me Blondie didn’t binge watch all of Outlander during quarantine. I’m convinced.”
Someone else shared, “My two favorite things combined!! ,” to which OP replied, “#swiftlander.”
“Omg so true!” exclaimed another, “That said.. It’s so weird to see this in daylight.”
“This is the best angle ive seen of the witchcraft,” a fourth joked.
While Swift has yet to speak on this latest theory, fans know she’s the queen of leaving behind Easter eggs–and Parade has a running list decoded clues found in Folklore, Midnights, Fearless, Evermore, Red (Taylor’s Version), Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), “Bejeweled,” “Anti-Hero,” “Lavender Haze,” and even her short film, All Too Well.