Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes & Vance Joy – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – June 12, 2015
“I feel like I have the best home town of all time” Taylor Swift said during her June 12th show in the City of Brotherly Love. Swift is currently traveling on her 1989 World Tour, playing stadiums across the globe spreading positive messages to fans of all ages.
Going into the show we were handed white wristbands which we were told to wear. Even though the concept seemed a little strange, we put them on and continued to our seats.
Due to the fact I had never previously attended a Taylor Swift concert, I truly didn’t know what to expect. I was surprised beyond belief when we were walking in the arena and saw fans dressed in flamboyant costumes consisting of tutus, pom-poms, suspenders, and fluorescent lights.
As we got to our seats, about a half an hour before the first opening act was scheduled to perform, we were pleasantly taken aback to see videos of Swift connecting with her fans. She did this by sending them Christmas gifts, as well as inviting them into her home while presenting her admirers with fresh baked cookies she had prepared for them.
The concert began with two great performances. The first was by up-and-coming teen singing sensation Shawn Mendes, who has over 3 million followers on Twitter. Next up was Australian indie pop artist Vance Joy, known for his hit song “Riptide.” The audience fed off the energy these two artists possessed and both did an amazing job at getting the crowd ready for Taylor to take the stage.
When the clock hit 9, the lights dimmed. It was time for Taylor’s set to begin. The crowd erupted in screams. To our surprise, the wristbands which we were instructed to wear on entering the arena began to flash colors in a synchronized fashion to the beat of Taylor’s first song of the night, “Welcome to New York.”
Throughout the entirety of the show Swift didn’t disappoint. She had a three surprise guests accompany her on stage: popular group Echosmith (who sang their chart-topping hit “Cool Kids” with Swift), runaway model/actress Cara Delevingne, and actress Mariska Hargitay from the iconic television series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
Swift had a total of ten outfit changes and sang an amazing 19 songs, ranging from “Love Story” off her 2008 album Fearless to “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” from Taylor’s 2012 album Red. Top charters from this year, like “Style” and “Blank Space,” excited the 50,000 fans in attendance.
The show ended in a spectacular fireworks display as Swift sang two of her most famous songs that the crowd loved: “Shake it Off” and “Out of the Woods.”
Coming into this show I didn’t know what to expect. If you are a fan of music, surprise guests, and an overall fun time, the next time Taylor Swift is in town be sure to check it out. I can promise that it will not disappoint.
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Photos by Maggie Mitchell © 2015