Hawaii Mom Blog: Taylor Swift Concert Review




August 17, 2015

Taylor Swift Concert Review

I admit it; I am almost 40 and a big fan of Taylor Swift.  Not an insane fan like in my NKOTB days when I had wall to wall posters of the boy band in my bedroom and would rush the stage at concerts, but I’ve matured into a fan that enjoys the music, follows the artist on social media, and prefers reserved seating at live shows.  After my amazing experience at the Bruno Mars concert, my desire to see other artists live grew.  I had a feeling Taylor Swift wouldn’t be playing in Hawaii for her 1989 Tour so I checked the tour line up for the west coast.  I decided on her Seattle show since I had never been and this would be a great chance to explore the city.

I originally wanted to bring my 8 year old daughter, but my husband and I ultimately decided she was still a little too young to travel across the ocean for a concert.  I ended up visiting Seattle with 3 friends and another friend who lived there joined us for the concert.  On the day of the show, we caught Seattle’s light rail to CenturyLink Field.  I had learned the stadium had a reputation for being notoriously loud so I was looking forward to Taylor Swift performing a sold out show in front of 60,000 fans. 

The show started promptly at 7pm with Shawn Mendes, a Canadian singer who attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on Vine.  He was followed by Vance Joy of Riptide fame.  Taylor came on about 8:45pm and opened her show with Welcome to New York.  The concert was unbelievable.  She was energetic, fun, and sounded amazing live.  The crowd went absolutely wild.  Each attendee was given a bracelet that lit up in sync to her songs.  It made the stadium look stunning and it was really fun being a part of it all. 

Her set didn’t stray too much from her 1989 album except for an updated version of Love Story and a mash up of Wildest Dreams and Enchanted.  She surprised the crowd by sharing the stage with Fetty Wap where they performed his 2014 hit single Trap Queen.  It was awesome!  Later on in the show, you could literally feel the stadium shake when she brought on stage singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawk’s quarterback Russell Wilson. 

She ended her 2 hour performance with Shake It Off; thanking the audience and promising she would always include Seattle on her tour.  The concert was the culmination of our three night stay in Seattle and it was everything I had hoped it to be!

Opening song:  Welcome to New York!

With rapper Fetty Wap

Fans went crazy for Ciara and Russell Wilson

Performing Love Story

She hardly took any breaks during her two hour performance.

Closing the show with Shake It Off. 

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