It is a big day for Taylor Swift. May 8th, 2018 will forever be marked on the musical calendar as Taylor Swift launched one of the biggest tours of her career and also ended a four-year running feud with Katy Perry. The ‘Reputation’ World Tour kicked off today at University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale, Arizona, with a record-breaking attendance of over 59,000 Swifties. And those who attended were in for a treat.
Taylor Swift took the stage with a warm “I missed you guys” which was met by a loud roar from the crowd. The she went on to explain the ‘snakes‘ which has been a theme throughout her ‘Reputation’ album.
“So you’re wondering why there are so many snakes on stage, right? Someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on. And then a lot of people were calling me a lot of things on social media. And I went through some really low times for a while because of it. I went through some times when I didn’t know if I was gonna get to do this anymore. And I guess with the snakes, I wanted to send a message to you guys that if someone uses name-calling to bully you on social media, and even if a lot of people jump on board with it, that doesn’t have to defeat you. It can strengthen you instead.“
Wise words from Taylor to everybody!
We guessed the entire ‘Reputation’ album was about taking a stand against her haters-especially the Kanye West kind. If the society throws bricks at you, why not build a castle out of it?
Guest Performances by Camilla Cabello and Charlie XCX?
Camila Cabello and Charlie XCX joined Taylor Swift live on stage and performed a stunning 24 songs in total. The setlist is as follows;
“…Ready for It?,” “I Did Something Bad,” “Gorgeous,” “Style,” “Love Story,” “You Belong With Me,” “Look What You Made Me Do,” “End Game,” “King of My Heart,” “Delicate,” “Shake It Off,” “Dancing With Our Hands Tied,” “All Too Well,” “Black Space,” “Dress,” “Bad Blood,” “Should’ve Said No,” “Don’t Blame Me,” “Love Live,” “New Year’s Day,” “Getaway Car,” “Call It What You Want,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.”
Unfortunately we only have bits and pieces of performances and we are listing them all below.
Newsflash: Taylor Swift’s current boyfriend Joe Alwyn was present at the stadium to watch her girlfriend own the show. When singing “Gorgeous,” Taylor Swift apparently pointed at Joe who was seated in the VIP section.
Taylor Swift Performing “All Too Well” at ‘Reputation’ World Tour
Everything was not the same as her ‘Reputation’ album tracklist. Taylor surprised the crowd with an acoustic performance of “Dancing with Our Hands Tied,” which you can watch below.
“Getaway Car” Live on stage
“Bad Blood” and “Should’ve Said No” got a mashup.
“I Did Something Bad”
“Call It What You Want”
“Style” and “Love Story” Mashup
“Long Live” and “New Year’s Day”
“King of My Heart”
“All Too Well”
Speech and “Delicate”
Taylor Swift ended the concert with a stunning delivery of “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.”
So there you have it. The main highlights from the first ever roadshow of the ‘Reputation’ World Tour.
The ‘Reputation’ World Tour is set to have 51 concerts–40 in North America; 6 in Europe; 5 in Oceania. So grab your tickets, if they aren’t sold out already.
Let us know what you think about these performances and if you were part of this experience, let us know it in the comments below.