Super Saturday Night
Superbowl Weekend | February 4, 2017
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About 15 minutes later (no doubt after she heard fans’ chants of “Taylor! Taylor!” from her cat- and Haim-sister-filled dressing room), Taylor emerged to face 9,000 screaming fans. What followed was a 90-minute exercise in pop perfection. “You have come from all over the world — possibly to see football, but would it be all right with you if we played some music first?” Taylor asked the crowd during the opening number, 1989 bonus track and single “New Romantics.” The answer was a resounding yes. Next up were the hits “22”, “I Knew You Were Trouble.” and “Blank Space”. Fans were given LED bracelets upon entering the venue, which changed colors in sync with each song, from “Style” to “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story.”
But, the show wasn’t just filled with hits that fans have heard her sing live several times before. Taylor performed “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” from the Fifty Shades Darker film, for the first time as an acoustic solo number. She also ran through a pair of songs she wrote for other artists: Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “This is What You Came For” and a terrific take on Little Big Town’s “Better Man” that proved she still had plenty of country twang left in her. She took to a sparkling piano for fan-favorite “All Too Well” and an “Enchanted“/”Wildest Dreams” mashup before closing with a trio of 1989 tunes: “Bad Blood,” “Out of the Woods” and, of course, “Shake It Off.”
Sunday may belong to football fans. But Saturday night was all about the Swifties.
Only Concert of 2017
Concert TV Special
The Infamous Livestream
The Great Flower Mural Incident of 2017
In the end, it was a flower mural where you could put a tag with your name (you could also send other friends “flower shoutouts”). Nikki, the hostess, was incredibly uneducated in Taylor Swift and geography. Asking “is Turkey a nickname or a country” and calling Taylor’s mom a cat as well as constant mumbling and shaking. It is known by Swifties all over the world as one of the biggest let downs in the fandom’s history, following RED‘s loss of the Grammy award for “Album of the Year” in January 2014. #REDdeservedaGrammy
Highlights of the Livestream
- “Is Turkey a nickname or a country?”
- “I know you are very into Taylor’s cats. I know you’re very into Andrea’s life.”
- “Do you as hard as you can.”
- “Take a bath sometime.”
- Someone screaming about Nikki when they unmuted the feed
- *guy in background violently drops metal pan*
- *aggressively promoting Taylor Swift NOW*
The Year Is 2089
Child: “Grandma! Here are some flowers.”
Grandma: **flashback to the great flower mural incident of 2017**
Person 1: “Wow, that’s disappointing.”
Person 2: “Not as disappointing as the great flower mural incident of 2017.”
Flower mural today.
Flower mural tomorrow.
Flower mural forever.