We weren’t “…Ready For It” (sorry)
Taylor Swift just kicked off her reputation tour on May 8th and its already getting rave reviews. Some people are saying it may even be her best tour yet. We weren’t sure it would ever be possible for her to surpass the excellence that was the 1989 tour, but it appears that she’s outdoing herself in true Taylor Swift fashion.
From not-so-subtle imagery to tons of special guests, here are some of the best bits from the reputation tour so far.
1. The Snakes
Snakes everywhere. Snakeskin outfits, giant cobras onstage, the imagery is hard to miss. She paired the imagery with a heartfelt message to fans about bullying. In her own words from night one:
“Someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on, and then a lot of people were calling me a lot of things on social media. And I went through some really low times for a while because of it. I went through some times when I didn’t know if I was gonna get to do this anymore. And I guess with the snakes, I wanted to send a message to you guys that if someone uses name-calling to bully you on social media, and even if a lot of people jump on board with it, that doesn’t have to defeat you. It can strengthen you instead.”
2. Special guests, special guests and more special guests
Everyone knows Taylor has some famous pals, and she’s brought many big names out on stage before. On her 1989 tour, Tay featured a wide array of guests, including Tove Lo, Alessia Cara, Keith Urban, Lorde, Hailee Steinfeld, The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, and more.
Since the reputation tour kicked off, Taylor has already had Troye Sivan, Shawn Mendes, and bestie Selena Gomez join her on stage. We can’t wait to see who else will join her on the stage.
3. Shake It Off
For her beloved single “Shake It Off”, Tay brought out her tour mates Camila Cabello and Charli XCX to sing with her. We already love these girls solo, so all three combined on this absolute banger was a dream come true. Was this the girl power moment we didn’t know we needed? Yes. Absolutely.
So there you have it! Our favourite things from the reputation tour, and it’s only the beginning! We can’t wait to see what’s to come. What are you most excited for from the tour? Let us know over on Twitter @umusic.