We’ve been envious of American fans for months. Now it’s finally our turn to see Taylor Swift in the flesh!
The Reputation Tour lowdown!
‘Deep blue, but you painted me golden’
Those seven little words were enough to send Swifties into a frenzy as they appeared on Taylor Swift’s Instagram account. Accompanied by a black and white photo of the 28-year-old rehearsing for her Reputation Stadium Tour, it was the sneak peek fans around the world had been waiting for. Since announcing her world tour last year, Tay had been keeping the deets under wraps. But in true Taylor style, she made sure her fans were the first to know. Thirteen days before kicking off her tour, she started revealing clues and behind-thescenes snaps on Instagram (ICYMI, 13 is her favourite number and we’re #obsessed with how she works it into everything she does). Now she’s about to visit Australia for the last leg of her tour, so we dish on what to expect when you see her in the flesh.
Taylor has always been known for putting on an epic performance and this will be her largest yet, with three stages.
‘The reason why I want there to be three is because I want to be able to get as close to you as possible,’ Taylor told her followers.
The main stage is over 33 metres long. EPIC!
‘It’s got a videoscreen wall that’s pretty seamless and continues down onto the floor,’ she said. ‘It looks so cool from the upper sections of the stadium, but it’s a little bit like walking on an optical illusion.’ Our girl Tay has a biiiiiig reputation for always finding new ways to connect with her fans. She proved that when she organised her 1989 Secret Sessions, hand-picking fans to hear her perform the entire album before its release in 2014.
This year, she’s is back at it, picking audience members to meet her after each show in the amazing Rep Room, complete with serpents (not real ones, dw!) and a throne. Fans get handed a brightly coloured letter with instructions if they’re chosen.
‘We’ll be looking in all kinds of different ways to find people,’ Tay said.
Her mum, Andrea, has been seen scoping out the crowd, too.
We’d be like the old Taylor and DIE if we were picked. As well as an adorned snake microphone, there are giant animatronic snakes filling the stage – and we are living for it! The fact she’s embracing the ‘snake’ tag shows Taylor is confident in her own skin. She even talked about it during opening night in Arizona.
‘A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on. And then a lot of people called me a lot of things on social media. And I went through some really low times for a while because of it,’ she said. ‘You shouldn’t care so much if you feel misunderstood by a lot of people who don’t know you, as long as you feel understood by people who do know you, who will show up for you.’