The My Fangirl Life team had a multitude of concerts scheduled this summer, and this is the final one. Edmonton was a mecca for some of the biggest acts in music this season, so check out our previous posts where we documented the shows we attended for your reading pleasure – we’re calling it our “Summer of Concerts”. Here are our reviews of Maroon 5, Eric Church, Phillip Phillips, OneRepublic, Ed Sheeran, Shania Twain, 5 Seconds of Summer and (gloriously!) One Direction. But on to today.. the fabulous Taylor Swift.
A little while ago Kris and I attended night 2 of Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour stop here in Edmonton. It was an amazing experience as expected.
I waited awhile to write about this because I wasn’t really sure what to say. I mean, I did have something to say right away, and I wrote a post about it. I also put up a concert gallery. But I wasn’t sure exactly how to describe and review the actual concert. It was pretty much everything it should be, and we were in the pit by the B stage which made it even more awesome.
Taylor sang the majority of the tracks from 1989, and sprinkled in some of her old favourites and classics. Except she didn’t just sing her older songs the way she normally does. We were all wondering how she would deal with the change in her musical style and making a cohesive show with the distinctly different sounds. In the past there were a few songs that didn’t quite fit in (such as “I Knew You Were Trouble”) but those were able to just be highlights in the evening. This time, with 1989, there were very distinct differences between the new and the old. And she handled it wonderfully… by changing her old songs up. She changed the style of them and the tone to fit into whatever part of the show they were placed in. My personal favorite was when she mashed “Enchanted” into “Wildest Dreams”… it was truly magical.
The production aspect of the show was exactly what you would expect from a Taylor Swift concert. Multiple costume changes, great back-up dancers, smoke, lights, creative backdrops, confetti, and a mechanical moving stage all added up to perfection.
But how good was it really? Here’s my rating using our handy rating system:
9.5 “feels” out of 10: ?￢ﾜﾨ?ﾟﾙﾋ?ﾟﾘﾍ?ﾟﾘﾭ?ﾟﾌﾗ
The only reason I docked half a point from this review is that I know it could have been better; we were not graced with the presence of guest performers or appearances by any of Taylor Swift’s fab squad. If I didn’t know that was a possibility, this show likely would have been a 10/10. Maybe that’s unfair of me, but I just know that would have put it way over the edge!
Taylor Swift is truly one of the concerts that I would recommend anyone go to, whether you love her or hate her (how could you?!). I promise it’s worth attending.