Hello everyone! I'm so excited to write this post because it is about an event that I have been looking forward to for quite a while: the Taylor Swift Reputation Tour concert. For those of you who may not know, I am a huge Taylor Swift fan, I've been listening to her since I was in the sixth grade, and know the words to pretty much every one of her songs. I have also gotten my younger sister Jenna into listening to her as well, and over the past couple of years, she has grown into a pretty big Swifty herself. So when Taylor announced her most recent tour I knew I wanted to get tickets for the both of us.
Now if you purchased tickets to the Reputation tour as well, you would know that Ticketmaster had a system set up where you had to do certain activities to reserve your place in line for tickets. As much of a Taylor fan as I am, I wasn't too fond of this system and didn't like that you had to buy things in order to ensure a spot in line. But despite this, I got our tickets when they went on sale, as did my cousins from California and Pennsylvania. My cousin Jeannie is probably one of the biggest Taylor Swift fans that I know, and when I lived in California we had talked about wanting to see her together with my sister and her daughter. We then found out that our host sister Nika from Belarus would be coming to stay with us for the summer (I will be doing another post all about that very soon) and so we got her a ticket as well. I was so excited to get to take my sister to her first concert with so many of our family members.
The week leading up to the concert we decided to make posters and matching T-shirts to wear. For those of you who may not know, Taylor has members of her crew and her parents go out during each concert and pick some lucky fans to do a meet and greet with her after the show. They usually pick people who look like huge Taylor fans, and that go out of their way to make fun posters and outfits. While we didn't end up getting chosen to meet Taylor, we still had a blast making the posters with the younger girls, and figuring out what to do for our outfits. For Jenna, Nika, and myself, we decided to make our shirts simple, but with a cute phrase on it. So we cut them in a fun way (trying to mimic what Taylor's shirt looks like on the album cover), and used iron-on paper to apply a design that I made in Photoshop to them. To see what type of paper I used you can click here. We got both the paper and our shirts from Michael's for a very cheap price. Together we decided on the phrase Swifty Sisters for the front of the shirts and put Swifty 1, 2, and 3 on the back. I loved how they turned out!
After meeting up with the rest of our family, we all headed down to the concert together which was at Lincoln Financial Stadium in Philadelphia. We wanted to get there as soon as the stadium opened so that we could walk around and check out the various booths Taylor is known to have on her tours. We got some cute polaroids with some of the set pieces from her music videos, and of course shopped for tour merchandise. Then we headed inside to watch the openers, Charlie XCX and Camila Cabello. If I am being honest, I didn't love Charlie XCX. I'm not too familiar with a lot of her music, and her set went on way too long. But Camila was great, she played about five or six songs and had some amazing dancing routines and background videos to go along with her set. She definitely helped set the mood for Taylor to come on.
After about a half an hour wait when Camila finished, Taylor finally came on. And it was well worth the wait. Not only did she play every song from her new album but also a ton of old favorites such as "Love Story", "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Should Have Said No". The sets and costumes were my favorite part of the show by far though. Not only did Taylor make some new music video visuals to play along behind her on huge screens, but there were fireworks, and giant set pieces such as snakes, thrones, and more. There was even a part of the show where Taylor sang an entire song inside of a little car on a track that carried her over the audience to the other side of the stadium where she had two more stages set up. The entire show was incredible, and we were dancing and singing along the entire time.
Overall this is one of my absolute favorite concerts I have attended, not just because it was fun, but because of the people I got to experience it with. Overall I would have to say that my favorite songs were probably "Getaway Car", "This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things", "End Game", and of course "Shake It Off", which she sang with both Camilla and Charlie XCX. But one of my favorite parts of the show was when Taylor took a small break to talk to the audience about how she is originally from Pennsylvania, and how special it is for her when she gets to come back home and revisit places from her childhood. It was so awesome to hear about how she got her start here, and how much she appreciated the fact that a lot of her first fans were from the area. And of course I loved getting to experience my sister's first concert with her. She had such a blast singing and dancing, and it is a night I know we will both never forget.
Did anyone else see Taylor on this latest tour? If so let me know what you thought of the show below! Or if you are still waiting for her to come to your area, what song are you most excited to see live? Let me know your thoughts below! I know there has been some controversy about her image in the media the past few years, and honestly, I could probably write a whole post about that topic in and of its self, but whether you love or hate her, you can't deny she puts on a fantastic tour.
All of the photographs featured in this post are my own and were taken and edited by myself. Use of these photos in any way without my permission is strictly prohibited. I am in no way affiliated with, or sponsored by Taylor Swift or being sponsored for this post in any way, just a fan in attendance giving my honest review.