Taylor Swift Debuts ‘Getaway Car,’ ‘August’ & ‘The Other Side of the Door’ Mashup Live in Melbourne: Watch

Welcome to the acoustic section: Taylor Swift crossed eras to play an unexpected mashup of “Getaway Car,” “August” and “The Other Side of the Door” in Melbourne, Australia, on Feb. 17.



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Introducing the acoustic part of her Eras Tour show at the second of three concerts in the city, Swift — who at each tour date performs two tracks that are not often heard during the show — told the Melbourne Cricket Ground crowd she wanted to pick a song “that they really wanna hear, and I think I might’ve achieved it.”

“You have to let me know,” she teased the Melbourne audience. “I really just want you to be happy ’cause you’re making me really happy.”

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Lucky for them, Swift actually gave fans a three-song mashup on guitar that counted as only one of the songs during her acoustic set.

About three minutes into a performance of Reputation standout “Getaway Car,” Swift shifted into Folklore‘s “August,” singing, “I can see us lost in the memory/ August slipped away into a moment in time/ ‘Cause it was never mine/ And I can see us twisted in bedhseets/ August slipped away like a bottle of wine/ ‘Cause you were never mine.”

Swift closed the mashup with the outro of “The Other Side of the Door,” which originally appeared on the platinum edition of Fearless in 2008 and was re-recorded for 2021’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version).

“With your face and the beautiful eyes/ And the conversation with the little white lies/ And the faded picture of a beautiful night/ You carry me from your car up the stairs/ And I broke down cryin’, was she worth this mess?/ After everything and that little black dress / After everything, I must confess I need you,” she sang to loud cheers.

The Midnights star then took to the piano to perform “This Is Me Trying,” from Folklore, as the second surprise song of the set. She’d played “Getaway Car” and “This Is Me Trying” only once before so far on this tour.

Watch Swift’s surprise mashup below. Keep up with a full list of her surprise songs on The Eras Tour here.


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