Next chapter, Taylor Nation 🙂
Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s debating whether this still constitutes a spoiler or not, we thank our lucky stars we get to do what we do (which is writing, in case it’s your first time here). But regarding reviews, you probably want to read it from the professionals.
First up, Rolling Stone magazine. I’m not posting the entire article, but here’s an excerpt:
Seeing Taylor Swift live in 2013 is seeing a maestro at the top of her or anyone’s game. No other pop auteur can touch her right now for emotional excess or musical reach – her punk is so punk, her disco is so disco.
Ok, here’s another one. Last one:
But the best moment was the double-shot of “I Knew You Were Trouble” into “All Too Well.” She turned “Trouble” into a blast of razzle-dazzle choreography in fancy-dress masquerade-ball mode. Then she sat alone to play “All Too Well,” her most majestic ballad, just a girl and her piano and several thousand other girls singing along. It was the highlight of a show that was nothing but highlights.
The New York Times chose to praise her professionalism during the technical difficulties on her first concert at Newark where the audio went wonky during the Queen of Sparks and Ed Sheeran’s performance of Everything Has Changed. We all know how Taylor once had to face one of these tech issues at the Grammys, so she acted like a seasoned pro.
It was a mishap on a scale you don’t often see at a show of this size, choreographed down to the last flurry of confetti. But it was reassuring to learn that Taylor Swift off script is very much like Taylor Swift on script: not just the brains of the operation, but the brawn too, the unflappable force that ensures stuck landings.
Last night the Princess in Red was once again in top shape and she plays The Story of Us. I love this song, and it’s really underrated in a few ways. It has a happy-go-lucky music and tone, so completely unrelated to the song’s story. The lyrics are extremely quotable, making it an endless source of titles for many a blogs back during the Speak Now era. Don’t worry, my long description is ending soon. Cue video clip.
And a bonus performance last night! The Enchantress brought out Tyler Glenn from Neon Trees to sing Everybody Talks.
Thank you Cassandra Koegel for The Story Of Us and to yooitskristina for Everybody Talks. And last, but certainly not least, a shoutout to @_Jencita_ for the heads up on the Rolling Stone article. Remember you can see more clips on my YouTube playlists The RED Tour: Wildcards / Classics and The RED Tour: Duets.
Fan voting has begun for the 48th ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year. Taylor Swift is nominated! Vote at VoteACM.com.The Enchantress is in New York City. She plays the Prudential Center in Newark tomorrow night.
Coming up on the Calendar!
- March 29: The Red Tour at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.
- April 1: Mike Meadows‘ Birthday.
- April 7: The 48th ACM Awards air from Las Vegas, Nevada at 8pm ET/PT on CBS. Taylor is up forEntertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for RED (Artist), Album of the Year for RED (Producer), Video of the Year for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Taylor has been announced as a performer.
(Sources: Rolling Stone, The New York Times)
One thought on “Inside the RED Tour: I’ve never heard silence quite this loud! The reviews are in!”
Firstly thanks for a great blog and all your hard work! I know when I check here every day that it will be a happy experience with only truth and love, you are much appreciated.
It’s early days for the tour, but the reviews are just fantastic and of course well deserved!! I don’t think I’ve heard her voice this strong before, even with the extra voices in the backing section. She never fails to amaze and you can tell how hard she’s been working and just honing her craft each and every day! Best thing though….she’s so happy at the moment and it simply radiates from her, it’s almost palpable! Long Live 🙂
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