1989 World Tour London: Taylor’s Squad on the runway at Hyde Park, but is it in Style? An Editorial.

(Photo: Brian Rasic/LP5/Getty Images via Taylor Swift)
(Photo: Brian Rasic/LP5/Getty Images via Taylor Swift)

Critique coming up, Taylor Nation.

The Sparkly Dressed gave out a huge concert at British Summer Time Hyde Park. As it’s getting to be a thing, she brought out some famous friends to walk the catwalk during Style, turning into a runway. According to the Telegraph, “It may have seemed as if the US star was there solely to be worshipped by her screaming, ecstatic fans – and yet, as the night wore on, it became clear this wasn’t exactly the case. Instead, in spite of all her super-polished, bedazzling charm, she was there to confess.” You can read the full story at the Telegraph.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who might be slightly better at finding the words to write rather than speak, we’re not huge fans of the here-to-be-seen portion. Let me explain. I love Taylor’s constantly expanding circle of friends. Besides mainstays Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt and Cara Delevigne, the audience got to see Serena Williams and Kendall Jenner walk the catwalk turned runway for Style. A more subtle attendee, United Nations’ own Women Goodwill Embassador, actress and activist Emma Watson was in the audience and got some backstage time with Taylor’s Squad.

I’m all for surprise musical guests. I’m a bit reticent to applaud the whole models and celebs walk the runway schtick. This is a bit conflicted because supermodels and celebrities don’t really need this exposure. I know a lot of them have fans and Taylor’s Squad itself has become a very fashionable clique. On the other hand, I’m so glad to learn that Serena Williams was there. I’m still on the fence on whether bringing out celebs is a good thing. I could just see it as a celebration of female power, and honestly that’s what I’m going with for now. I still prefer when she brings out a musical guest instead.

You can still be a fan of Taylor Swift and not necessarily 100% approve of everything she does 🙂 The only two people that decide if you are a Taylor Swift fan are you and Taylor Swift, everyone else is irrelevant. That being said, if you want to unfollow/unsubscribe/grrr me, go right ahead (be nice in comments though, I tolerate opposition but not rudeness).

Up next, the 1989 World Tour goes to Ireland, and soon enough she’s back on this side of the Atlantic for her first two Canadian concerts… Holy crap, she’s coming here. I gotta clean up.

Coming up on the Calendar:

  • June 29: The 1989 World Tour – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena.
  • June 30: The 1989 World Tour – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena.
  • July 6: The 1989 World Tour – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre.
  • July 7: The 1989 World Tour – Montreal, QB – Bell Centre.

(Sources: Telegraph, TheSwiftAgency.com)

The RED Tour London: Breakeven with The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue

What am I gonna do when the best part of me was always you?

Here at the Swift Agency, still a guy who writes blogs at 2am, we think you gotta stand for something or you’ll fall for anything. The Princess in Red sang “Breakeven” with The Script‘s Danny O’Donoghue. We’re going to the video, don’t worry.

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The secret song last night was “Ours”.

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Thanks to LittlexStarling310 and shiningtaylor for posting!

Up next, it’s Germany’s turn! The Princess in Red will perform in Berlin, Germany on February 7.

(Source: The O2 via Twitter)
(Source: The O2 via Twitter)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • February 7: The RED Tour in Berlin, Germany at O2 World.
  • February 10: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.
  • February 11: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.

(Sources: @TSwiftOnTour, @TheO2)

The RED Tour London: Money On My Mind with Sam Smith

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift was joined on stage by Sam Smith as she continued the European leg of her blockbuster The RED Tour with the second of five sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena, playing to a capacity crowd of more than 15500 fans, on February 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Sam Hussein/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
(Photo: Sam Hussein/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)

Take a deep breath, girl.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who always has a lot of work to do on Mondays, we had to ran a Google search for Sam Smith. The Princess in Red brought out the 2014 BRIT Critics’ Choice Award winner as her special guest last night, February 2, during the second RED Tour concert at London’s O2. They sang a rendition of Sam Smith’s hit “Money On My Mind”. I must confess I wasn’t familiar with the song or the artist.

You can see more pictures at Daily Mail.

Let’s go to the clip in 5… 4… 3…

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The secret song last night was “Fifteen”.

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Thanks to nickk133 and Georgia Rockley for posting!

Up next, one more RED Tour concert at London’s O2, before the Enchantress is off to Germany! She’ll still be back for two more shows in London.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • February 4: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.
  • February 7: The RED Tour in Berlin, Germany at O2 World.
  • February 10: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.
  • February 11: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.

(Sources: Daily Mail@TSwiftOnTour)

The RED Tour London: The Fearless One brings out Ed Sheeran!

In storm in my best suit, Fearless…

Here at the Swift Agency, still a guy who just dropped in for biscuits and tea, we’re happy to announce that the RED Tour has officially begin its new international leg in the UK. The Forever and Always Fearless One just brought her re-invigorated team to London for the RED Tour. The first concert was tonight, February 1st, at the O2. Here’s the setlist for the first concert:

(Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS)
(Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS)
  • State of Grace
  • Holy Ground
  • Red
  • You Belong With Me
  • The Lucky One
  • Mean
  • 22
  • Fearless (secret song at the B stage)
  • Sparks Fly
  • Lego House (with secret guest Ed Sheeran)
  • I Knew You Were Trouble
  • All Too Well
  • Love Story
  • Treacherous
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

A huge shoutout to @TSwiftOnTour for the setlist!

The secret song was “Fearless” of course. Clip. Here.

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London’s O2 even got the first secret guest, UK’s very own Ed Sheeran took the stage for “Lego House”. Updated! New clip.

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Thanks to misslolohannah and shiningtaylor for posting!

And the RED Tour is off to another run! Up next, another concert at London’s O2.

(Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS)
(Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for TAS)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • February 2: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.
  • February 4: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.
  • February 7: The RED Tour in Berlin, Germany at O2 World.
  • February 10: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.
  • February 11: The RED Tour in London, UK at the O2.

(Sources: Getty Images via Google@TSwiftOnTour)

Dressing up like hipsters: Behind the Scenes of Diet Coke’s ads and RED Tour promos!

(Source: Diet Coke)
(Source: Diet Coke)

Cheers ,Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, still a guy who thinks this place is too crowded, we think perhaps the capacity of the establishment has been exceeded. Or to put it another way, there’s too many cool kids. Uh huh. Uh huh.

The Blonde With The Sparkly RED Guitar did a fun photoshoot for Diet Coke’s ads and someone had the foresight of filming it. See, that’s an idea I had a while ago. Just make a channel where you give us Taylor stuff all the time. I’d watch it.

Here’s the behind the scenes clip. I just wish I had a picture of each of these looks by itself. Let’s go to the video:

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And here’s the Enchantress herself talking about The RED Tour as it begins again for the rest of the world. It’s a small Taylor Nation after all.

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And here’s the official TV ad for the RED Tour concerts in London! The ad was made when only three shows were expected.

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We hope you managed to get tickets and we wish more concerts come your way as well. When they do, we’ll let you know 🙂

Coming up in the Calendar!

  • November 6: The 47th CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Taylor is nominated for six awards:
    • Entertainer of the Year
    • Female Vocalist of the Year
    • Single of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban
    • Album of the Year for RED
    • Musical Event of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban
    • Music Video of the Year for ”Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban

(Sources: Diet CokeO2E! Online)