So I have had a brilliant weekend! You or may not know, but I am a MASSIVE Taylor Swift fan! I’ve been listening to her since she first started out around 14 years ago. I’ve been to see her concert before on her Red Tour in London, and now I’ve been lucky enough again to get to go on her Reputation Tour!!!
The show was held in Manchester at the Etihad Stadium, with Charlie XCX and Camila Cabello opening up for her!
There was such a buzz on approach to the stadium; stands selling merchandise and glitter face paints were swarmed with fans wanting a momento. I got myself a t-shirt and a programme full of colourful photographs and facts about the tour!
We went into the stadium and were overwhelmed by the colossal size of it; there were over 50,000 seats filled for the show!!!
The music began to thud in my heart as Charlie brought the stadium to life in her shiny outfit, with her own pop hits such as Fancy, Boys, and Boom Clap. Camila followed on, setting a different tone to the night with some sultry sexy songs such as Havana, Never Be The Same, and a keyboard rendition of Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love.
After a little wait as the stadium finished filling, some songs with attitude filled the crowd, setting the vibe for what was going to be a fun filled night! The whole audience danced with energy to Joan Jett, Bad Reputation, before an atmospheric silence fell across the ground, giving way to Taylor’s electric entrance.
We barely sat down as Taylor powered through a non-stop mixture of brand new electric beats from her latest album, Reputation, mixing them up with classics such as Blank Space, Bad Blood and We Are Never Getting Back Together! Giant inflatable snakes emerged from the stage as she danced with her group to Look What You Made Me Do.
Taylor also took time to get a little more intimate with the audience, travelling from the main stage to the two smaller stages in a sphere of lights, to perform a confetti filled, vibrant performance of Shake It Off, and taking it old school Swift with some accoustic moments for Delicate and I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.
She then returned to the main stage via a snake skeleton, always embracing the persona she’s been given by the press over the last year. Taking a seat at a grand piano, she passionately sang New Years Day, remixing it with Long Live from her Speak Now album. The night rounded off by climaxing again with Don’t Blame Me, leading on to We Are Never Getting Back Together, with flames shooting into the sky and fireworks as the sun set in the distance.
It truly was spectacular! Click here to see a video of the tour on my Facebook page; don’t forget to give the page a like while you’re there!!!