The Sparkly Dressed brought her 1989 World Tour to the 3arena in Dublin, Ireland for the nights of June 29 and June 30. If I had to guess what song would actually get a new version out of the blue, I would’ve never guessed Holy Ground. It’s one of those songs from the Red album that I deemed a rock song, good as an opener, not really a ton of surprises except for the fast tempo. Incredibly enough, Taylor actually takes the tempo down several notches and turns it into a ballad. I love this little experiments with known songs but it’s even better with songs that are not as memorable or iconic from the previous era.
I was reminiscing just the other day… Does sound like a classic on acoustic, eh?
Here at the Swift Agency, just one guy that should look into ironing his suit, we’re happy to announce that the 1989 World Tour comes back to this side of the pond to perform in Canada! Ottawa gets first dibs, but coming right after it’s my adoptive home town of Montreal 🙂 This is going to be fun!
The Sparkly Dressed gave out a huge concert at British Summer Time Hyde Park. As it’s getting to be a thing, she brought out some famous friends to walk the catwalk during Style, turning into a runway. According to the Telegraph, “It may have seemed as if the US star was there solely to be worshipped by her screaming, ecstatic fans – and yet, as the night wore on, it became clear this wasn’t exactly the case. Instead, in spite of all her super-polished, bedazzling charm, she was there to confess.” You can read the full story at the Telegraph.
Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who might be slightly better at finding the words to write rather than speak, we’re not huge fans of the here-to-be-seen portion. Let me explain. I love Taylor’s constantly expanding circle of friends. Besides mainstays Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt and Cara Delevigne, the audience got to see Serena Williams and Kendall Jenner walk the catwalk turned runway for Style. A more subtle attendee, United Nations’ own Women Goodwill Embassador, actress and activist Emma Watson was in the audience and got some backstage time with Taylor’s Squad.
I’m all for surprise musical guests. I’m a bit reticent to applaud the whole models and celebs walk the runway schtick. This is a bit conflicted because supermodels and celebrities don’t really need this exposure. I know a lot of them have fans and Taylor’s Squad itself has become a very fashionable clique. On the other hand, I’m so glad to learn that Serena Williams was there. I’m still on the fence on whether bringing out celebs is a good thing. I could just see it as a celebration of female power, and honestly that’s what I’m going with for now. I still prefer when she brings out a musical guest instead.
You can still be a fan of Taylor Swift and not necessarily 100% approve of everything she does 🙂 The only two people that decide if you are a Taylor Swift fan are you and Taylor Swift, everyone else is irrelevant. That being said, if you want to unfollow/unsubscribe/grrr me, go right ahead (be nice in comments though, I tolerate opposition but not rudeness).
Up next, the 1989 World Tour goes to Ireland, and soon enough she’s back on this side of the Atlantic for her first two Canadian concerts… Holy crap, she’s coming here. I gotta clean up.
Yes, I’m aware she’s opening at Hyde Park today, Taylor Nation 🙂
However, I can’t help but always have a soft spot for Manchester. Back in the Fearless Tour, it was one of the first stops where she would insert the name of the city in the lyrics of Fearless (“Manchester, capture it, remember it”). The Enchantress will have a Love Story with some cities Forever and Always. Sorry about the old school puns. Some things are just classic. Don’t click on the picture on your right if you don’t want to see the catwalk.
Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s always happy to bring you news from the real world from time to time, we’re ecstatic to hear that the US Supreme Court just made same sex marriages legal and with equal rights nationwide. It’s very simple, you can marry whoever you love. Also, you don’t have to get them anything. So put politics aside and just be glad that this is now a thing.
And yes, T-Swizzle confirmed that line from Welcome To New York was a subtle reference to the subject.
How does a free concert sound? Yes, it’s a contest but the entry is free. Blipd is a social application that is running their very own Swiftstakes. Just download the app, register and you could win two front and center tickets to see Taylor Swift at Nationals Park on July 13. Since that money tree is not sprouting any twenties yet, I’d say this is a no-risk alternative to go see the Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone in concert. If you don’t win, you haven’t lost a thing. Just don’t expect to win without entering. The app is available on both the App Store and Google Play and you can register until July 3. Good luck!
You probably remember the beautiful and talented Elizabeth Huett from her time touring with Taylor Swift and the Agency. She made quite an impression on festival goers at the Showcase Stage in the Music City Center during CMA Fest 2015. Here at the Swift Agency, a guy who was lucky enough to be in attendance, we though you’d like to see and hear what she’s been up to since embarking on her own solo career.
These are only short clips of each song. This Liz Huett’s own unreleased music, so it doesn’t really fall on me to release it. This is just a taste of what’s coming up.
Liz answered a short Q&A on stage where she described, among other things, her time with Taylor.
I toured with her for just under four years. I got the job with her at young age so I didn’t go to a University of music. I kind of reference that season of my life as my University of music. I took notes the whole time and I was just trying to sponge out all of the knowledge and ability and skill and professionalism that I got to witness while on the road with her. I kind of made mental notes the whole day and hoped that one day when I went out on my own I would put it to good use. So it was a good learning experience: the University of Taylor Swift. Not a bad gig.
– Elizabeth Huett at CMA Fest 2015
That’s it, there is no more. Ok, wait that’s incorrect. There’s just one more thing. I was lucky enough to talk to her one more time. And you’ll learn all about that soon. Stay tuned 🙂
But she might as well settle for world adoration. The Sparkly Dressed is taking her mind-blowing tour through Europe. She performed on Amsterdam, on the Netherlands on June 21st. That’s her on the electric guitar performing at the Ziggo Dome. The Enchantress then visited Scotland to perform on Glasgow on June 23 at SSE Hydro. According to Scott Swift, the family’s roots are Scottish. You read up a review/recap on Daily Record. Mind the spoilers though.
Here at the Swift Agency, just one guy who went to sleep for a few days, we’ve been up working on a few other things that you’ll learn about soon. First though, we’ve got new dates for Asia – more precisely for China and Singapore. Take it away, Taylor! Here. We. Go.