I can see it now, Taylor Nation.
The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone played the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia to the delight of 50,000 people. Mine was the surprise song sang acoustically. She had no surprise guests but she did bring This Love back to the setlist.
According to news.com.au, she reminisced about Brisbane being the first city she played in Australia some seven years ago: “Back then seven years ago I was playing a club tour, I was playing really small venues, bars and clubs and having the best time with you so I decided I’ve got to keep coming back and it seems like it was just yesterday but now you’ve gone and filled up this giant stadium haven’t you.”
Strangely enough, that might be the era that I miss most. The time in which she was getting big enough that you could find a gig in a city you could travel to but you didn’t have the crazy amount of production she does nowadays. Bigger might be better in the long run, but there’s something to be said about getting to see an artist you love at a smaller venue, playing acoustically close to your face. Nowadays, she does manage to give you a glimpse as the propeller spins around the stadiums but some nostalgia still can get you right in the feels.
Mine was dedicated to Rachel, a young girl that was killed in a car accident and always identified herself with this song. Her friends, family and fans have been using the #MineForRachel hashtag on Twitter to convince the Forever and Always Fearless One to sing it for her. Wish granted.
The fact she doesn’t have the crazy surprise guests doesn’t sound so bad to me. You get one extra song from the Enchantress. And sometimes it can even be one of your favorite ones. Yes, I wish I could’ve heard Wonderland live. Not gonna happen.
Up next, double show in Adelaide on December 7 and 8. Enjoy the 1989 World Tour, Australia!
Coming up in the Calendar:
- December 5: The 1989 World Tour – Brisbane, Australia – Suncorp Stadium.
- December 7: The 1989 World Tour – Adelaide, Australia – Entertainment Center.
- December 8: The 1989 World Tour – Adelaide, Australia – Entertainment Center.
- December 10: The 1989 World Tour – Melbourne, Australia – AAMI Park.
- December 11: The 1989 World Tour – Melbourne, Australia – AAMI Park.
- December 12: The 1989 World Tour – Melbourne, Australia – AAMI Park.