Taylor is tall, thin, blonde, and gorgeous with a host of famous friends. She is immensely talented and rich and has a stellar fashion sense. Yet she somehow convinces you that she's just another awkward, nerdy girl with boy troubles who loves her cats (that last one is unarguably true, though). She relentlessly uses social media to show just how down to earth she is (just check out her tumblr scroll down past her bad blood and world tour hype and see her respond to/reblog fans). She even mentions social media on tour and talks about how much she loves learning about each and everyone of us because we're not just fans, we're friends!
Back to the concert though. We sit through trivia and behind the scenes videos of her music videos and recording sessions. We see her smiling and peppy and an absolute joy to work with.
|People were still filing in throughout Shawn Mendes' songs.|
Then, the Taylor Swift experience began. We may have been in Vancouver, "but we start[ed] our journey in New York." Bright lights, sparkly costumes, dancing and strutting, video backdrops- it was solid entertainment. Every audience member got a wristband that lit up in time with the music which was actually really cool. She sang most of the songs off her new album plus a few throwbacks.
A little over halfway through, Taylor brought out a "surprise" special appearance. If you've paid even a little attention to her world tour, you'll know that she's had special guest appearances by everyone from Jason Derulo to Walk the Moon to the US Women's world champion soccer team. Our guests were Nico and Vinz, a duo from Norway who had a huge radio hit earlier this summer (Am I Wrong) which they sang with Taylor.
|Sorry for the poor quality- I only had my phone and took very few photos- |
I was too busy singing along and being mesmerized by all the bright lights.
Taylor Swift ended her show with, of course, Shake it Off, complete with fireworks. It was fabulous and I still have a bulky wristband that will light up when I shake it to prove it.