1989 Tour Melbourne: The time of my life with you. Long live the 1989 World Tour!

Please tell them her name, Taylor Nation.

(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)
(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

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.

(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)
(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

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.

(Source: Kamilah Marshall via Instagram)
(Source: Kamilah Marshall via Instagram)

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 ArtistFavorite 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)

1989 Tour Adelaide: She belongs with you. Two nights with the Sparkly Dressed!

I’m the one who understands you, Taylor Nation.

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The Queen of Sparks took Adelaide into a warm hug and rocked their world at the Entertainment Center on December 7 and 8. All You Had To Do Was Stay and This Love seem to have been taken away from the set list. The secret songs in the acoustic set during the B Stage performance were You Are In Love and You Belong With Me. The seven-GRAMMY-award winner singer/songwriter has already been nominated for seven more GRAMMY awards.

And in the words of the Sparkly Dressed… There is only one city left on the 1989 World Tour. See you soon, Melbourne! 💋

Coming up in the Calendar:

  • 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.
  • December 13: According to T, it’s going to be a quiet one this year.

(Sources: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

1989 Tour Brisbane: The best thing that’s ever been mine

(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)
(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

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.

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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.

(Sources: news.com.au)

1989 World Tour Tampa: Halloween fun with Alessia Cara and Idina Menzel!

(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)
(Source: Taylor Swift via Instagram)

Not quite the end of the 1989 WORLD Tour, Taylor Nation.

But for all the fans in the US and Canada, that was the end of our leg. The feels were felt by Taylor too, who knew how much this tour has meant to a lot of people. And of course, she knew this was the end of the tour for us. So she made sure she put on a memorable show, embracing the theme of Halloween. The last acoustic song was Fifteen.

She wasn’t the only one. There were a lot of people in disguise. Scott Swift had a Superman costume and Andrea went full on Cruella de Vil. Taylor didn’t forget the surprise guests either. Alessia Cara came out to sing Here. Taylor dressed up as Olaf, from Frozen, for Style. With the dancers as reindeers. And all that because Idina Menzel was next to perform her hit Let It Go.

Listen. We’ll get through this. I know 1989 has this feel of always been there, in the back of your mind… But it’s ok. It’s going to go charm and delight and amaze and give all the feels to people in Asia. And I so wish for much more of the world to share it. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who still hopes everyone will get their moment with Taylor, we like to dream impossible dreams. And sometimes, I’m a bit selfish and wish she’d have some dates for places she’s never gone. Like there’s this super large part of the globe called South America. Lots of concerts happen down there. Yes, I know – let it go… (but next tour, I’m pushing this again big time!)

Next! Singapore

Coming up in the Calendar!

(Sources: @TaylorSwift13)

1989 World Tour Miami: When Taylor gives you everything. Pitbull & Ricky Martin!

(Source: @TaylorNation13)
(Source: @TaylorNation13)

She’ll make you live her crazy life but she’ll take away your pain, Taylor Nation.

You gotta hand it to the Lightning On Her Feet, she went all out for Miami, Florida. The Queen of Sparks brought out Pitbull to sing Give Me Everything and followed that up later with a second musical guest, Ricky Martin, to sing Livin’ La Vida Loca at the American Airlines Arena.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s not into superstition or voodoo dolls but thinks black cats are ok, we’re not going dancing in the rain without an umbrella. The Sparkly Dressed also received Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade who came bearing gifts. He presented Tay Sway with her own personalized jersey. The number was 13 and we know you knew that already.

And as it was just 1989’s anniversary, here’s Taylor Nation’s own homage to the fandom:

It all means we’re just one show away from the end of the American leg of the 1989 World Tour. Hope everyone is Tampa is ready! Everyone’s expecting this one to be off the charts.

Coming up in the Calendar!

(Sources: @TaylorNation13, @TaylorSwift13)