Please tell them her name, Taylor Nation.
If I had to pick one song from Taylor’s catalogue as my all-time favorite, I would have an impossible time doing it but I would be sad if I didn’t pick Long Live. Ever since we first hear it sung at the top of a double decker bus in Hollywood, California before its release with the Speak Now album, it has been the iconic arena-rock nostalgia anthem that hits you right in the gut.
For the last show in Australia and the final concert night of the 1989 World Tour, there’s no other song that could’ve summed up the feels that everyone had that night. The three nights in Melbourne were the last love letter from the Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone.
You Are In Love and Fifteen were the surprise songs sang acoustically from the B Stage on December 10 and December 11. For December 12, she didn’t leave anybody breathing with Long Live. To everyone, bands, dancers, road crew, sound techs and fans… You will be remembered.
For all the coverage, I have to thank official Twitter account @taylornation13 and the superb fan-run @TSwiftOnTour. However, I’d also like to thank accounts @belleswift17, @tswiftfanatic29, @TaySwiftAus, @tswiftdotcom, @TSwiftNZ, @HipsterTSwift, @TT4Taylor and @TSwiftLA for all the concert updates! I know there’s many more I’m forgetting here, so my apologies to everyone I forgot.
Up next, someone’s 26 years old.
Coming up in the Calendar:
- December 13: According to T, it’s going to be a quiet one this year.
- January 6: People’s Choice Awards. Taylor is nominated for Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Song for “Bad Blood” and Favorite Social Media Celebrity. Remember to Vote!
- February 15: It’s the 58th Annual Grammy Awards! Taylor is nominated for Album of the Year for 1989, Record of the Year for “Blank Space”, Song of the Year for “Blank Space”, Best Pop Solo Performance for “Blank Space”, Best Pop Duo Group/Performance for “Bad Blood”, Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989 and Best Music Video for “Bad Blood”.
(Sources: #1989TourMelbourne via Twitter)