Happy Tuesday dolls! Going through my pictures from Taylor Swift's 1989 Tour got me super excited and sad at the same time. It was such a great concert but I'm so sad it's over. There was so much build up and waiting and then just done in a few hours. Totally worth it though! I told you I'd share all about our concert experience in detail so here it is. Since our stop was the last stop on the tour I'm not worried about spoiling it for anyone because everyone who is going has already gone by now! Be prepared, it's picture heavy!
We arrived at Raymond James Stadium just before the concert was supposed to start. Luckily we had a parking pass in the luxury suite parking lot so we didn't have to fight any one for a parking spot or have a mile trek to the stadium. Once inside we went straight to our seats to get our LED bracelets that every concert goer receives. These bracelets flash to the beat of Taylor's music creating a seriously magical experience. After grabbing our bracelets we headed up to our luxury box to get a drink and get comfy during the first two acts, Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes.
After they were done performing there was a short break so Kerri and I hightailed it back to our floor seats to get ready for the main event. Taylor opened with Welcome to New York which wasn't a shock to me since I had already sneaked a peek at the set list and from experience with her previous shows. After WTNY she went straight into New Romantics which is one of the bonus songs on 1989. I prefer Wonderland but I'm not complaining!
After a quick wardrobe change she jumped right into Blank Space, complete with a sparkly tux jacket and a golf club she was swinging at people. Loved it. Then she performed a remix version of I Knew You Were Trouble. Here's a little video clip:
After IKYWT she jumped into How You Get The Girl which I tried to get pictures of but she was wearing this ligh up outfit and the lighting was low so no such luck. Kerri got this awesome video of the crowd though. Can we talk about how awesome those bracelets were?!?
Next up was I Know Places followed by her first special guest appearance, Alessia Cara, singing Alessia's song Here. Alessia is super tiny compared to Taylor but man is her voice amazing! And our jeans matched. We were totally twinning ;)
Next Taylor decided to do some elevated singing on this platform that allowed her to fly over our heads while performing. She did an acoustic version of Fifteen, Clean (which happens to be one of my favorite songs from 1989) and Love Story.
Pit stop for a costume change and what do you know, Taylor comes out performing Style dressed as Olaf from Frozen. At first I thought "ok, it's Halloween, why not?" but then I started to think something was up and it was time for another special guest. What do you know, I was right! Taylor surprised us next with Idina Menzel who you all might know as Elsa from Frozen. They performed Let It Go and had a quick change during the song which was pretty amazing.
After another quick wardrobe change it was time for Bad Blood which Taylor really got into then a very dark, rock version of We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together which I am now obsessed with!
Next up was another wardrobe change (girl has a very extensive wardrobe for this tour, and I'd love to raid it when she's done) for a mashup of Enchanted (which happens to be one of my all time favorite Taylor songs) and Wildest Dreams. I missed getting the beginning of the song because I was too busy freaking out to Kerri about it.
Next homegirl took the floofy skirt off and rocked just a sparkly body suite a'la Britney Spears in Toxic and performed Out of the Woods. The set for Out of the Woods was AMAZING and loved all the little effects they did.
Last but not least was Shake It Off. Way to go out with a bang! Taylor seriously let loose and went all out for Shake it Off. There were fireworks, there was confetti, dancers dressed up like Yoshi, Spiderman and even Mickey Mouse twirled above our heads. If I can say one thing about Taylor's concerts, she puts on an amazing show. You definitely get your money's worth and she makes sure you are entertained.
Between 1989 and Red it's hard for me to say which tour I preferred. I think I liked the venue of Red more (it felt more intimate with only like 20k people instead of 55k) and Red is still one of my favorite albums she's ever released but I had the best company during 1989 and it was so fun to get to make a little trip out of it. Ok, I'll stop talking now since this post is already WAY too long. If you went to the 1989 Tour what did you like best about it?