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Watch Stevie Nicks’ emotional reaction during the Taylor Swift show

Watch Stevie Nicks’ emotional reaction during the Taylor Swift show

Taylor Swift dedicated the live debut of her new song “Clara Bow” to Stevie Nicks on Sunday during the third and final date of her Eras Tour at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.

The contemplative song, which is featured on Swift’s latest album The Tormented Poets Departmentpays tribute to the Fleetwood Mac lead singer with the lyrics: “You look like Stevie Nicks / In ’75, the hair and the lips / The crowd goes wild for her fingertips / Half moon twilight, a total solar eclipse.”

Swift heaped praise on Nicks before performing “Clara Bow” on acoustic guitar as the first of two surprise songs during her set. “The reason I want to play this tonight is because a friend of mine is here,” she said to loud applause. “A friend of mine is here watching the show, who is truly one of the reasons why I or any female artist gets to do what we get to do right now. She paved the way for us and she’s mentored so many artists that you wouldn’t even know she’s doing it. She’s just befriended so many female artists, just to be a guiding hand. I can’t tell you how rare that is. She’s a hero of mine and also someone I can tell every secret to — she would never tell anyone. She’s really helped me through so much over the years. I’m talking about Stevie Nicks. So I’m going to play ‘Clara Bow’ for her for the first time.”

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Swift followed up “Clara Bow” with a piano version of “You’re on Your Own, Kid,” from the 2022 single Midnights. Nicks, who was in the audience, was able to wipe tears from her eyes during the performance. The singer previously said the song helped her grieve the loss of Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie.

“Thank you Taylor Swift for doing this for me, and that’s writing a song called ‘You’re on Your Own, Kid,'” Nicks said during a 2023 concert. “That’s the sadness of how I feel. As long as Chris was there, even on the other side of the world, we didn’t have to talk on the phone. We really weren’t phone buddies. We’d go back to Fleetwood Mac, and we’d walk in and it was just like, ‘Little sis, how you doing?’ It was like not a minute had gone by, never an argument in our entire 47 years.

“So when it was just the two of us, we were just the two of us, kids, we always were. And now I have to learn to be on my own, kid, on my own. So, you (the audience) help me with that. Thank you.”

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