We weren’t “…Ready For It” (sorry)
Taylor Swift just kicked off her reputation Tour way back on May 8th and its been getting rave reviews ever since. 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:
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. Even the legendary Bryan Adams graced the rep Tour stage on the Toronto stop. We can’t wait to see who else will join her on the stage.
3. Shake It Off
For “Shake It Off”, Tay brings 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 is a dream come true. Talk about serious girl power.
4. The Surprise Song
Each night of the tour, Tay treats fans to a surprise song she sings after making her way over to one of her side stages. The crowd doesn’t know what song she’ll play on what night and it’s a super fun way to spice up the setlist.
5. Up close & personal
Taylor’s love for her fans is no secret. The bond between the superstar and her Swifties is a special one and Tay makes sure it’s not forgotten when she takes the time to walk through the crowd to get to yet another stage.
6. The absolutely MASSIVE finale
While you’ll never want the night to end, the way Taylor ends it is truly unforgettable. From fireworks, to confetti and yet another unbelievable stage set up, her farewell performance of “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” will leave you speechless (except for when you sing along to the entire album on the car ride home).
There you have it! Just a handful of our favourite things from the reputation Tour. But there’s still a long way to go, so we can’t wait to see what’s to come. What was your fave moment? Let us know over on Twitter @umusic.