TAYLOR SWIFT: REPUTATION STADIUM TOUR
Look at what you made me do!
Taylor Swift does what she does best and wows the crowd at her first Reputation Stadium Tour gig at the mighty Wembley Stadium. There was certainly no Bad Blood here!
Yes the Taylor Swift Reputation Tour rolled into London this past weekend playing both Friday and Saturday at the mighty Wembley Stadium. Taylor Swift the country turned pop artist is one of if not the biggest megastar of recent times. Six Albums and five tours into her career, Multi Award Winning Singer/Songwriter who has won countless awards. By the beginning of 2016, Swift had sold more than 40 million albums, 130 million single downloads and was one of the top five music artists with the highest worldwide digital sales.
Swift’s studio albums Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, and 1989 have all sold over 4 million copies in the US.She is the third best-selling digital singles artist in the US with a total of 106.5 million equivalent units certified according to Recording Industry Association of America*
So with all the above a stadium tour is the only way to accommodate her fan base across the UK and the world and even then I’m sure many still missed out.
We turned up about ten minutes into Camila Cabello. The second support for the evening, following on after Charli XCX. It’s always tough being a support performing to a slowly growing but largely empty audience. However, there were already tens of thousands in place to see her perform and she didn’t disappoint. She sang and danced with energy and attitude. Having missed her recently at Brixton Academy this performance made me wish I had have seen her up close.
So after a brief intermission and behind the scenes video played on the stage screen here she was Taylor Swift live in front of our eyes. Playing her debut at Wembley Stadium she let us know how thankful she was that everyone had taken the time out of their lives and all the things we could be doing, we chose to spend it with her on the Reputation Stadium Tour.
Hitting the stage looking fab, pyrotechnics galore and multiple stages Taylor Swift ‘brang it’ to the Stadium. Running through a majority of songs from her most recent album ‘Reputation’ including songs ‘Look What You Made Me Do’,’Gorgeous’, ‘End Game’ and ‘I Did Something Bad’.
Giant Snakes adorned the video screen and stage, backdrop of dancers, a travelling golden ball ensured she travelled from stage to stage in the air effortlessly and a walkway to greet fans whilst making her way to the third stage Taylor made sure everyone got to see her up close whether you were at the front or back.
Belting out classics also like ‘Bad Blood’, ‘Shake it Off’ (where Charli XCX and Camila Cabello joined her on stage) and brought it back to her roots when she stood and played the guitar on the track ‘Dancing with our hands tied’. her defining moment of this debut gig came at the end when she sat on piano and played ‘Long Live/New Years Day of which she then got a five-minute tribute of screams and cheers from the sixty thousand strong audience of which she looked truly touched.
Taylor then managed to surprise us with a guest appearance from Niall Horan who then went on to sing a duet with Taylor of his hit ‘Slow Hands’ a nice surprise and also had the whole stadium singing along.
Taylor Swift is called her album and tour ‘Reputation’ and on the evidence of this, her reputation is continuing to grow sky high. An amazing experience and am glad I can say we saw her on her Wembley Debut.
“Ready For It?”
“I Did Something Bad”
“Style”/”Love Story”/”You Belong With Me”
“Look What You Made Me Do”
“King of My Heart”
“Shake It Off”
“Dancing With Our Hands Tied”
“All Too Well”
“Bad Blood”/ “Should’ve Said No”
“Don’t Blame Me”
“Long Live”/ “New Year’s Day”
“Call It What You Want”
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”/”This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”