The rep tour Cleveland: This is the last time I’ll ever call you babe

Happy National Snake Day, Taylor Nation.

The Blonde With The Sparkly Snake Microphone was in Cleveland on July 17, performing at FirstEnergy Stadium. Of course, she had to send some love to her very own guitar player from Cleveland and long time member of The Agency, Paul Sidoti. In case you don’t know, The Agency is the inside name of Taylor’s tour band. We here are just pretenders.

The surprise song from the b-stage on July 17 was “Babe”.

And some people are freaking out because she said “Happy National Snake Day, my favorite day of the year”. Reasons, I guess.

Speaking of snakes… Did anybody notice this before? During “Look What You Made Me Do” the bracelets light up to picture moving snakes across the audience.

Of course the bracelets light up in rhythm with the music, like here during “King of my Heart”. That’s Matt Billingslea on drums by the way 😉

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • July 20, 21 & 22: MetLife Stadium. East Rutherford, NJ.
  • July 26, 27 & 28: Gillette Stadium. Foxborough, MA.
  • August 3 & 4: Rogers Centre. Toronto, ON.
  • August 7: Heinz Field. Pittsburgh, PA.

(Sources: Twitter, Instagram. Featured photo: Taylor Nation via Instagram)

Sugarland’s Babe music video drops!

This is the last time, Taylor Nation.

Okey, we know it’s not. Taylor has shown she’s always down for a collab, and this one is with yet another country star: the duo Sugarland comprised of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are dropping their new music video for “Babe”. Jennifer is the wronged wife, Kristian is the nosy neighbor, guest star Brandon Routh is the unfaithful husband and Taylor Swift is the other woman.

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(Source: Big Machine Records)

Yes, Taylor makes for a very convincing redhead. I know, she played one in “Bad Blood” but that was another era ago. Director Anthony Mandler brings us a tale as old of time but this one is set in the 60’s. It’s worth mentioning that Taylor might be in the temptress role, but as seen in the video, it’s Routh’s Mad Men-like gentleman character who seems to initiate the affair.

The fact that Taylor is also left behind in the floor of her kitchen lends a lot of gravitas to her situation. In the end, the husband leaves his mistress believing he can come back home and finds himself being left outside in the cold.

The video for “Babe” is now out in iTunes.

I haven’t forgotten about you, Manchester. Hope you’re enjoying your second concert day! We’ll talk about you in a bit.

Coming up next in the Calendar!

  • June 8 & 9: Etihad Stadium. Manchester, United Kingdom
  • June 15: Croke Park. Dublin, Ireland.
  • June 22: Wembley Stadium. London, United Kingdom.
  • June 30: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Louisville, KY.

(Source: Big Machine Records via YouTube VEVO)

Tour Talk: Taylor counts down the 13 days till the reputation Stadium Tour

Today it’s 12 days until the rep Tour, Taylor Nation.

And you know that the Blonde With The Sparkly Snake Mike was going to make something of it, as she has herself stated. You have to look up Taylor Swift’s instagram stories to have a look (that link only works once). In the meantime she’s posting pictures of her rep tour prep each day as well.

13 days til Reputation Stadium Tour 💋

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12 days til Reputation Stadium Tour!!!

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I want you to know that if you can’t make it to a tour concert, you are not any less of a fan than anybody else. As much as it’s fun to be there, I know the amount of effort, time and yes, money, that it takes – and I know it’s a lot more if you live far away from where the tour goes. Sometimes life does get in the way, and you just hope there will enough pictures, clips and perhaps one or two articles 😉 that you can read about and follow from a distance. I will do my part to get you those 🙂

Coming up on the Calendar!

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

(Sources: Instagram)

Sugarland’s Babe (feat. Taylor Swift) is out now.

She’s still a little bit country, Taylor Nation.

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(Source: Big Machine Records / Universal Music Group)

The Forever and Always Fearless One might still be kicking it. Here at the Swift Agency, just one guy who believe there’s still something left from the old Taylor, we believe T-Swizzle’s country roots might run too deep to just die.

The Blonde With The Sparkly Snake Microphone has a song she co-wrote with Pat Monahan from the group Train called “Babe”. Now Sugarland has not only added that song to their upcoming album Bigger but invited the Enchantress to do some vocal work.

The result is some background vocals by the once Princess in Red. Incidentally, the word on the street (ok on social media) is this song was coined back during the Red Era. The song came out at midnight yesterday (April 19, 2018) but yours truly desperate needed sleep (I did wake up at 5am to have a listening session).

You can get the song on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music or you can listen to it below (audio only).

Watch on YouTube

Yes, it would be cool if they did a video for it! Are we being greedy wanting Tay to participate? Perhaps. Well, one can dream.

Coming up on the Calendar!

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

(Sources: iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music)

Weekly News Update: A September cover. Sugarland’s upcoming single.

You can sing any song you want, Taylor Nation.

The Sparkly Dressed put out two acoustic performances on Spotify. One was her own song “Delicate” and the other was a cover of Earth, Wind and Fire’s “September”. By sheer coincidence I’ve been in a little of a disco/funk/classic r&b lately. “September” is at the top of my playlist. I’ll be honest here, I prefer the original version. I still appreciate that Taylor made her own cover of it, and even got some words of appreciation from one of the song’s writers.

“Taylor Swift is the absolute cherry on top of a very soulful and happy sundae,” commented Allee Willis in an interview for Billboard. Willis will be inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.

The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone (this nickname gets longer with every era…) has recently being stretching out her songwriting skills. She co-wrote a song with Pat Monahan from the group Train. The song “Babe” was picked up by recently reunited duo Sugarland for their new album Bigger. Taylor’s collaboration is not only as a songwriter. She also performs on the track. “Babe” comes out next week. You can read more about it on Rolling Stone.

Coming up on the Calendar!

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

(Sources: Spotify, Billboard, Rolling Stone)