“Her image may be changing depending on the thematics of the art she is producing but the person remains the same. Taylor is Taylor. She’s so consistent in who she is. There’s a core person there that’s a really fantastic human.” - Joseph Kahn
Erica is Taylor’s assistant although she has often been referred to as her tour manager (but she’s definitely an assistant). You can spot her somewhere around Taylor at pretty much any, even remotely, work-related thing or to put it this way - if Tree is around, there is 95% chance that Erica is too.
You might remember the #EricasExpressions hashtag that was somewhat popular during 1989 Tour, mostly because she has this facial expression which screams unimpressed and uninterested, like her soul is leaving her body… Like this:
However, she quickly became a darling of fans because she’s been Taylor’s ride or die for a very long time, and look - she smiles! (X)
…also, she seems to be as close to some of Taylor’s friends as Tree is, like this time Gigi made sure to give her a hug in midst of all that chaos:
You might also remember her from “Blank Space” music video BTS:
Anyways, her full name is Erica Worden and while I’m not sure for how long she’s been around (absolutely sure about Red era and 1989 era), I think I read somewhere (could have been some loft 89 story, someone that talked with her or some other blog post) that she’s been with Taylor pretty much since the beginning. So, let this be little tribute post to Erica and all her years of service and loyalty to Taylor.
Today, I hope you all remember that 4 years ago, Joe Jonas went to San Jose, California to watch Speak Now World Tour. The time Taylor wrote “After all that we’ve been through I know we’re cool.” as her arm lyrics and sang “Drops of Jupiter” as her surprise cover song. In that very moment, a masterpiece about moving on and just being happy about the memories they shared was created.Holy Ground was born and somehow that was everything.😍