Inside Speak Now: Omaha! You gotta keep your head up but you can let your hair down

(Source: Associated Press)

Warning: The following is an inside look at a Speak Now concert. If you’d rather be surprised – and believe me, despite what I tell you here, you WILL BE – perhaps you should not read this post. Run along now 😉

We here at the Swift Agency, one guy who double checks where his Speak Now tickets are every single day, usually walk the line between revealing a little and too much. That is, I will tell you details and stuff, but I prefer to keep somethings out just because I think they’re just too much of a spoiler. I might hint at them though.

The Speak Now Tour has definitely kicked into high gear! The Outspoken One’s first Speak Now tour concert in Omaha, Nebraska at the Qwest Center on May 27  has been compared to a lavish theatrical production, with a heavy influence from Cirque du Soleil.

The Sparkly Dressed once again wrote something on her arm. The phrase is “You gotta keep your head up but you can let your hair down”. According to the Omaha World Herald, it’s from Andy Grammer’s song Keep Your Head Up.

It’s a huge production. You always have something to look at. Forget about chatting while it’s on. There’s red curtains everywhere, gilded rails that have that old theater feel, bells come out of the floor and.. ok, let’s leave something for when you see it. There’s a flying balcony too. You can read the play by play at the Omaha World Herald, but there’s very heavy spoilers there so be warned.

Here it is, the setlist for last night. 17 songs for a full two-hour concert!

(Source: Associated Press)
  • Sparks Fly
  • Mine
  • The Story Of Us
  • Our Song
  • Mean
  • Back To December
  • Better Than Revenge
  • Speak Now
  • Fearless
  • Last Kiss
  • You Belong With Me
  • Dear John
  • Enchanted
  • Haunted
  • Long Live

Encore:

  • Fifteen
  • Love Story

Haunted is being called “the most energetic and biggest production of the night” and Taylor’s voice was on top shape throughout. She has been praised so much that a few of the reviews actually wanted Caitlin and Liz to let Taylor sing alone for longer moments (they’re there so that Taylor doesn’t have to strain her voice, remember that she has to play some nights in a row).

The Omaha World Herald loved the show, and you can tell the author became a fan as he describes the entire show in detail. The article at Lincoln Journal Star is another love letter to Taylor. And Mail Online managed using quotes from the MTV First and People.com interview, but still showcased pictures from the concert.

Remember to vote for Taylor for the 2011 CMT Music Awards. They take place in Nashville, Tennessee on June 8. Taylor is nominated for Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Best Web Video of the Year. Go VOTE!

(Source: Associated Press)

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • May 28: Speak Now tour in Omaha, Nebraska at Qwest Center. Sold Out.
  • May 29: Speak Now tour in Des Moines, Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena. Click here for ticket info.
  • June 2: Speak Now tour in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at Bank Atlantic Center. Sold Out.
  • June 3: Speak Now tour in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at Bank Atlantic Center. Sold Out.
  • June 4: Speak Now tour in Orlando, Florida at Amway Center. Sold Out.

(Source: Omaha World Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, Mail Online)

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