Tour Talk: The rep tour facts so far

She’s ready for the rep tour, Taylor Nation. Are you?

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who honestly has another life and a job besides this one, we often rely on other updater accounts to get you the news. I can promise the commentary will always be original. I want to thank @TSwiftLA for their complete coverage of Tay’s instagram facts. Take it away Taylor!

Yes, Taylor will always have to include a variety of songs from her previous albums which means she must face an uphill battle every time she puts out a new tour. Her expanding music catalog includes so many hits she has to strike a delicate chord between her classics and highlighting the new album. You know she will play “Shake It Off” but the chances of hearing “All Too Well” are almost zero. On the other hand, is there still space for “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” when Taylor’s most critically acclaimed album is 1989? I think her classic tracks will only be heard on the b-stage, but the most experimental tracks (think Speak Now) won’t get the live treatment again.

The stages are BIG. I have said this before, but they are also the reason behind this tour becoming a stadium-size-venue only thing. Taylor is going to have a lot of room to move and walk around. Although that means a lot people in medium good seats will occasionally get a great view of her performance, it also means that the definition of front row does get slightly deluded as you won’t always have her upfront. That will only be momentarily and you know she’ll have stuff for you to look at from every angle.

I don’t want to over hype the rep room, because I know people already obsess about it. This perk, which is not included with any ticket regardless of vip status and not guaranteed no matter how much noise you make or glitter your costume has, is not necessarily going to be part of your concert experience. I know people like to make signs, but the bigger the sign the more people will be annoyed at you when you obscure their view. Please try to be considerate to others.

I think the experience from higher seats will be enhanced with the stage floor also being a screen. It won’t necessarily make nosebleeds desirable, but it’s a thing and you know Tay always tries. The idea to enhance everyone’s concert experience also means the production costs go up, the requirements for the venue go up, insurance goes up and unavoidably the ticket prices go up specially if you are going for the regular sale. Some people did take advantage of the boosts to nab a good ticket early and I wish that money was not involved in the equation, but we’re all living in the real world.

And finally, at nine days (eight today) they took a break and hit the pool. Well deserved for all parties involved. Looks like everyone’s excited. Except Meredith. Meredith could use a little silence and a break from all the noise y’all are making. Just kidding. Looks like a great start and I hope most of you make it. Enjoy your week as we’re looking forward to eight more tour facts!

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • May 8: Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour begins in Glendale, AZ.

(Sources: Taylor Swift via Instagram via @TSwiftLA)