The rep Tour St. Louis: I know I saw a light in you

Would they write a song for you, Taylor Nation?

The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar That Sometimes Is Green played St. Louis, Missouri on September 18. Once more she reached into her ever-growing discography of hits and brought out a song from the past as she opted for the Fearless classic “Hey Stephen” for a Tuesday night.

New Orleans, you’re up next!

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • September 22: Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans, LA.
  • September 29: NRG Stadium. Houston, TX.
  • October 5 & 6: AT&T Stadium. Arlington, TX.

(Sources: Twitter, Instagram, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Billboard. Featured photos via @TaylorNation13)

The rep Tour Indy: Forever and Always

It rains when you’re here and it rains when you’re gone, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s still doing that bit where he’s just a guy but that’s the only bit I know since it’s really just me and the ninjas, we’re getting a little old to do any bits at all. However, anytime that I’ve contemplated retirement the Sparkly Dressed gives us one more thing to write and we can’t just let it go.

Once again, the Swifties broke another attendance record because records (and walls) are things we and the Forever and Always Fearless One are good at breaking. T-Swizzle delighted the crowd in Indianapolis and to top it off, she sang “Forever and Always” as the surprise song in the b-stage.

The Enchantress is up for three American Music Awards nominations: Tour of the Year, Favorite Album Pop/Rock, Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock and Artist of the Year.

The American Music Awards will be shown live on October 9th, 2018 on ABC. The rep tour continues on September 18 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • September 15: Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.
  • September 18: The Dome at America’s Center. St. Louis, MO.
  • September 22: Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans, LA.
  • September 29: NRG Stadium. Houston, TX.
  • October 5 & 6: AT&T Stadium. Arlington, TX.

(Sources: Twitter, Instagram. Billboard. Featured photos via @TaylorNation13)

The rep Tour Kansas City: Is it killing you like it’s killing me?

I’ve never heard silence quite this loud, Taylor Nation.

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(Source: Taylor Swift via Facebook)

I have to say, Taylor has done her very best to accommodate old school fans with the most obscure of album cuts. The album that has resurfaced the most has been Speak Now and last night, September 8, at Arrowhead Stadium it happened again. On top of that, the Sparkly Dressed was already breaking the attendance record.

Kansas City got the honour of hearing the Sparkly Dressed play “Story of Us” on the b-stage. The song is a personal favourite of mine. It’s almost entirely quotable, has an amazing energy and it’s a complete contradiction: a break up song full of heartache set to upbeat pop.

Plus, in case you don’t recall it has one of the best all time music videos with cameos made by all the classic members of The Agency. It’s on YouTube if you want to check.

In the words of T-Swizzle, only six dates remaining in the US leg of the rep Stadium Tour. The Story of US is ending soon. Next up, Indianapolis!

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • September 15: Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.
  • September 18: The Dome at America’s Center. St. Louis, MO.
  • September 22: Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans, LA.
  • September 29: NRG Stadium. Houston, TX.
  • October 5 & 6: AT&T Stadium. Arlington, TX.

(Sources: Twitter, Instagram. Featured photos via Taylor Swift)

The rep Tour Minneapolis: Tied. Together. With. A. Smile.

Are you coming undone, Taylor Nation?

They said it would never happen. I know, I was one of those who used to say it. But this era is one of never-seen-before things happening left and right and the Snake Queen means to put the entire fandom in the ground with those tiny unexpected surprises. Here at the Swift Agency, just an old guy ready to hand the baton to the new generation, we still get the heartstrings pulled when the Sparkly Dressed takes out a song from the olden days and makes it come back to life in her guitar.

But just before that happened, she surprised us first with “Begin Again” on the first night playing US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

It was on the second night that she pulled what I’d swear was a song too old and obscure to be played live and yet, people knew the lyrics. This is “Tied Together With A Smile”.

Up next, the Sparkly Dressed performs in Kansas City, MO.

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • September 8: Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City, MO.
  • September 15: Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.
  • September 18: The Dome at America’s Center. St. Louis, MO.
  • September 22: Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans, LA.
  • September 29: NRG Stadium. Houston, TX.

(Sources: Twitter, Instagram. Featured photo via @TaylorNation13)

The rep Tour Detroit: Taylor pays tribute to Aretha Franklin

Jump then fall, Taylor Nation.

The Sparkly Dressed has a way with words, specially those put to music. On August 28, while playing Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan she paused the music part and said some words in honour of Aretha Franklin. As was expected, she was kind, she kept the focus on the Queen of Soul and she had the lights dimmed for a moment of silence.

“Last week we lost an irreplaceable force. Aretha Franklin did so much for music, she did so much for women’s rights, she did so much for civil rights,” said Taylor. “She was one of those people where no matter what you said, no matter what glowing positive thing you said about her, it would be an understatement.” You can read more about the moment in Harper’s Bazaar.

The surprise song that night was “Jump Then Fall”.

Taylor should be currently playing the first of two nights at U. S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN.

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • August 31: U.S. Bank Stadium. Minneapolis, MN.
  • September 1: U.S. Bank Stadium. Minneapolis, MN.
  • September 8: Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City, MO.
  • September 15: Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.

(Sources: Twitter, Instagram, and Harper’s Bazaar. Featured photo via @FordField)