The rep tour Miami: I can’t breathe without you but I have to

We know it’s never simple, never easy, Taylor Nation.

The Sparkly Dressed performed at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, FL this past Saturday night, August 18. She’s been on a roll lately, performing deep cuts from past albums, some of them rarely performed live. This one in particular is going back to Fearless. It was a collaboration with Colbie Caillat that she was, as she put it, 99% sure that she had never performed it live.

Not in a million years, but it happened. Taylor brought that single out as her surprise song on the b-stage in Miami. People lost their minds.

So I happen to know a little crowd that wants to see if Taylor would do another deep cut from Fearless, the song called “The Other Side of the Door”. I never thought I’d say this, but there’s a chance now, if there ever was. Then again, considering the next stop I’d go for a classic, like “Tim McGraw”.

Going back to Nashville, thinking about the whole thing…

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • August 25: Nissan Stadium. Nashville, TN.
  • August 28: Ford Field. Detroit, MI.
  • 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. Featured photo via @TaylorNation13)

The rep tour Tampa: Instead of just invisible

We could be a beautiful, miracle, unbelievable, Taylor Nation.

Turn back the clock a year to August 14, 2017. Taylor was in a civil court counter-suing for sexual harassment. The jury came in, believed Taylor’s account of the events and awarded her the symbolic $1 dollar. It’s a strange memory, marred by media, disbelief and unrequited groping but it has a bittersweet sense of victory.

Taylor prevailed.

That would seem like the obvious outcome, but it wasn’t. It was almost incredibly close for that decision to have gone the other way had it not been by Taylor having to defend her version of what happened. She had probably one of the best legal teams, she was a known public figure, and still it all came down to her defending herself from the other lawyer. If you’ve never read Taylor’s comebacks on the stand, you really should.

On the anniversary of the jury’s decision, Taylor was playing the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida when she reminisced about those times. While fans, very conscious about the date, waved $1 dollar bills, some real and some fake versions with Taylor’s face on them.

A year ago I was not playing in a stadium in Tampa. I was in a courtroom in Denver, Colorado. Honestly, I was there for a sexual assault case and this day, a year ago, was the day that the jury sided in my favor and said that they believed me.

I guess I just think about all the people that weren’t believed and the people who haven’t been believed, and the people who are afraid to speak up because they think they won’t be believed.

I just wanted to say I’m sorry to anyone who ever wasn’t believed. Because I don’t know what turn my life would’ve taken if people didn’t believe me when I said that something had happened to me.

So I guess I just wanted to say that we have so, so, so much further to go and I am so grateful for you guys to be there for me during what was a really, really horrible part of my life.

I wanted to thank you for just kind of… I mean I know when I meet you guys at meet-and-greets and after the shows, you guys tell me about the hard times that you’ve gone through in your lives and I really appreciate you trusting me with that information.

And you know you guys have seen me go through so many ups and downs in my life just due to the public nature of the way my life is, and I just wanted to say that I’m so happy to see you and to have you and know you through the ups and the downs in my life.

Sorry I just haven’t really talked about it, and so I’m just not composed at all.

Taylor Swift
Tampa, FL. August 14, 2018

You can read more about her speech on People.com.

The Sparkly Dressed’s surprise song on the b-stage was “Invisible”.

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • August 18: Hard Rock Stadium. Miami, FL.
  • August 25: Nissan Stadium. Nashville, TN.
  • August 28: Ford Field. Detroit, MI.
  • August 31: U.S. Bank Stadium. Minneapolis, MN.

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

The rep tour Atlanta: This love is good

This love is bad, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who has been told he can be a bit indecisive, we’re not sure if this love was bad or good but Taylor Swift was indeed loved as she performed for the audience of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on August 10 and 11.

The first night, the surprise song on the b-stage was “This Love”.

The second night she went for another deep cut with “The Lucky One”.

She’s really digging surprising people with songs that we haven’t heard in a while… If ever. I’m really happy for the people who are getting to heard these. Hope you’re having a great week, fandom 🙂

Here’s looking at you, Tampa!

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • August 14: Raymond James Stadium. Tampa, FL.
  • August 18: Hard Rock Stadium. Miami, FL.
  • August 25: Nissan Stadium. Nashville, TN.
  • August 28: Ford Field. Detroit, MI.
  • August 31: U.S. Bank Stadium. Minneapolis, MN.

 

 

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

The rep tour Pittsburgh: A Place In This World (yes, in 2018)

I don’t know what I want so don’t ask me, Taylor Nation.

If there was any doubt that the Forever and Always Fearless One is going for the deep cuts, that doubt was off the table and soaring to the wild blue yonder as she performed at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 7.

No, I’m not talking about her playing “Dancing With Our Hands Tied”. She did do that. The surprise song was “A Place In This World” and don’t give me that look. You know this one. It’s a cut from Taylor Swift. Yes, the album released in 2006. We’re talking her first ever album and a song that has not taken the stage in forever, if it ever did.

Taylor was probably reminiscing the other day… And went way too far. I know a twitter crowd that really wants her to play “Tied Together With A Smile” since forever and now they feel empowered to ‘campaign’ for that song again. If she’s taking requests, can I ask her to play “White Horse”?

Atlanta, you’re up tomorrow!

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • August 10 & 11: Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta, GA.
  • August 14: Raymond James Stadium. Tampa, FL.
  • August 18: Hard Rock Stadium. Miami, FL.

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

The rep tour Toronto: Come Back Be Here

Ain’t no use in complaining when you’ve got a job to do, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s being writing reviews for a certain international genre film festival for the last three weeks, we’re back to real work this week. Meanwhile, T-Swizzle has been working non-stop performing at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario on August 3 and 4.

The Blonde With The Sparkly Snake Microphone started by bringing out “Out Of The Woods” as the surprise song of the b-stage on Friday.

She even went further on Saturday by surprising everyone with the first ever live performance of “Come Back Be Here”.

She had one more surprise for the second night as she was joined by Bryan Adams for a great performance of his hit, “Summer of ’69”. She was so thrilled about it, she posted two videos from the performance.

Do you know Billboard is keeping a list of all the surprise songs from the b-stage? They’re still updating it for every Taylor Swift performance.

The Enchantress returns to the US of A to play Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA this week.

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • August 7: Heinz Field. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • August 10 & 11: Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta, GA.
  • August 14: Raymond James Stadium. Tampa, FL.
  • August 18: Hard Rock Stadium. Miami, FL.

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