Taylor Swift 1989 Tour Atlanta
The Taylor Swift concert. Yes I know what you’re thinking… Ady you’re 30! Why would you go to a Tay Tay show with 56,000 screaming teenagers? I know I know. But keep in mind I’m 13 going on 30 so I fit in great! Plus, I would agree if this was old Taylor but new boss babe Taylor with her girl squad is on point!
So here’s the run down…. Vance Joy was her opening act. You can see his set here. Taylor had an outfit change every 1-2 songs, a giant stage that rotated up down around out and she worked it. This thing was huge and like a go go gadget arm that allowed her to reach the back of the stadium. The stage actually spun over our heads 4 times! A big part of her stage was a catwalk which she strutted her stuff up and down most of the time. Looked like she got some major tips from her model gang.
In between outfit changes she had her girl squad give little thoughts and speeches and I couldn’t help but think, “We get it taylor you’re sooo cool… you’re friends with everyone.” But then I thought about how dope that is because as she’s rising to the top (hah she’s already there) she’s bringing her friends with her and promoting them!
She’s a team player and I love that about her! I mean she’s so cool she doesn’t even have to bring musicians on stage. She just brings out basketball players. Insert Labron James and Dwyane Wade.
Now to throw a tad of shade because 13 is MY lucky number! Hah j/k we can share! I had a fantastic time! Taylor even dedicated a speech to KANYE of all people – a fake one may I add but her mother taught her well. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Clap clap for you Tay Tay.
We had a front row seat from the catwalk and Taylor has mastered the big bold theatrical movements. Her dance moves haven’t improved any but she had these moments where you could feel exactly what she was feeling. She looked so humbled and grateful and appreciative and gave the most thoughtful thankful speech to the crowd. After all she did SELL OUT the Georgia Dome. 56,000 deep! She obviously has her signature looks, poses, singing poses, mic fist pumps, and smiles that are borderline too much but then she had these really genuine ones which I appreciated the most! Exhibit A.
So I know what you’re wondering now… does Loft 89 exist? And the answer is YES! We waited until the entire arena cleared out and they were packing up chairs around us. We saw a group of fans in one section waiting and knew! During the show Mama Swift or Taylor Nation will hand you a pass to get backstage if your outfit is on point and your sign is outrageous! Yes having a poster or sign is a must. Crazy outfits and costumes also help. We had neither. We did however manage to make it all the way backstage to the Loft 89 entrance past loads of security until her tour manager or backstage manager or whomever this evil woman was asked us to leave. #rude But it was fun!
That’s it for now. Until the next Taylor show. She won me over and now I officially sing Taylor Swift songs… out loud. Did you go to the 1989 Tour or any of Taylor’s shows? What did you think?