Sound Check with Taylor Swift

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Sound Check with Taylor Swift
“1989 World Tour”
Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
May 30, 2015 – 5/5 Stars

Flashing Lights!
The first thing you should notice is the battery-operated bracelet taped to your seat. As her intro music plays, the bracelets light up and release a harmony of light effects in line with the rest of the show’s lighting to “Welcome to New York.” What I noticed first were the young girls, almost half my age (I’m 28-and-a-half), parade around with awesome, elaborate, light-up signage. It really puts my generation’s signs made with poster board and permanent marker to shame.

SURPRISE!
After her performance of “I Knew You Were Trouble,” Taylor really gets deep with the crowd. “Being back in Detroit, Michigan, it’s like, to be honest with you, it’s like coming home.” The pop star reminisces about singing the national anthem at Ford Field when she was 16, and playing the stadium for the “Speak Now Tour” and the “Red Tour.” Now back for the “1989 World Tour,” she promises surprises are in store. After her awesome performance of “All You Had To Do Was Stay,” Taylor Swift wonders how she could show Detroit’s sold out crowd that she loves them more than she’s been able to before. She charges the audience with providing the loudest possible screaming for the next four minutes and introduces the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds. Together they perform “Radioactive” on stage.

Super Model BFF Realness!
When the runway detaches from the stage and rises up, suspending her into the air for an acoustic duet of “You Are in Love” with the audience, it barely prepares us for the really neat effects of it later. The walkway further detaches during an inspirational monologue, opening the feels-gates for her performance of “Clean,” before raising up and spinning in the air, and where she previously played the guitar, she now plays the keyboard to “Love Story.” The runway design of her set is a perfect setup for her performance of “Style,” which features a sparkly sequin frayed dress. Taylor invites her gal pals, models Gigi Hadid and Martha Hunt, from her “Bad Blood” music video to the stage and catwalks up and down the runway, before she walks them off and returns to perform “This Love.”

Set List:
“Welcome to New York”
“New Romantics”
“Blank Space”
“I Knew You Were Trouble”
“I Wish You Would”
“How You Get the Girl”
“I Know Places
“All You Had to Do Was Stay”
“Radioactive” (Imagine Dragon) with Dan Reynolds
“You Are In Love”
“Clean”
“Love Story”
“Style”
“This Love”
“Bad Blood”
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
“Wildest Dreams”
“Out of the Woods”
“Shake It Off”

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