Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour – Hyde Park, London

 In Arts & Culture

No, it’s Becky.

RIP me!

If you’re a true swiftie, you’ll know what I’m referring to (lol.)

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY

I know T-swizzle had her 1989 tour at Hyde Park at the end of June, but I managed to go and lose all my photos from that day until a couple of days ago when I recovered them… THANK GAAD.

So, on Saturday 27th June, I had the pleasure of seeing the one and only talented Taylor Swift herself, at the British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park.

My sister and I, the huge t-swizzle fans we are, nabbed priority tickets last November, which meant come the concert, we had prime time viewing.

The venue itself was huge, with food stalls such as bleecker street burgers, krispy kremes and other such vendors to name but a few.

As we had priority entry, we got in early and were so close to the stage.

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I apologise for the insect bites on my legs in advance… they were not a deliberate accessory to the ensemble 😛

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Taylor had supporting acts and first up was Rae …. Hannah and I said she reminded us of Imogen Heap – she had a stunning voice.

Next up was Vance Joy – who doesn’t know the lyrics to riptide!? A little bit of folk got the crowd in the right kind of spirits.

Vance was followed by John Newman. You’ve probably heard him on the radio a lot at the moment as he’s just starting to get quite big. Although I’m personally not a huge fan of his music, he was hugely entertaining, had a ton of energy and has a unique voice.

Ellie Goulding was the penultimate supporting act and I was pleasantly surprised by her show – she was such a great performer and her voice was incredible – she played some classics as well as some newbies and it really got the crowd ready for the main event.

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Taylor like to surprise her fans and she came on early, to everyone’s excitement!

She started off with ‘Welcome to New York’ and the audience went crazy.

She followed up with an abundance of songs from her new album, 1989: Blank Space, Wish You Would, All You Had To Do Was Stay, How You Get The Girl, New Romantics etc.

Her performance was unbeatable – her dancing, singing and acting was literally #onfleek.

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One thing I love about Taylor, is that she talks to you all inbetween songs and tells the story behind the songs and also gives advice, like she’s your girlfriend, and you’re having a slumber party all together.

She was telling us about what inspired her album: how she was re-watching classic 80s films she loved when she was growing up such as Breakfast Club and the love that was weaved within those.

She then did a #throwbackthursday on us and started talking about the first song she ever wrote, and the song that made me fall in love with her…. Love Story. She got on the moving podium while playing the piano and went across all of us closest to the stage (so at this point I was literally 3m from her!) and did a rendition of the classic.

This was followed by an acoustic version of ‘You Are In Love’ which she got us to join in with.

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^^ this was when she was literally above my head! (I’m not even zoomed in. fo realz)

As the night drew in, the wristbands we were wearing lit up different colours for different songs and you could see this sea of purple, then blue then pink of 160,000 arms swaying the air.

Soon enough, Style came on and as Taylor does, she brought our her special guest appearances, including:

Kendall Jenner

GiGi Hadid

Karlie Kloss

Cara Delevigne

Serena Williams

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Bad Blood then filled Hyde Park as she sang her iconic song. You could feel the power in the area from everyone who’d ever been stabbed in the back singing their lungs out.

She did an amazing mix of Enchanted with Wildest Dreams and finished off the evening by shaking it off, which we all did and it was magical.

Now I just have to wait for her new album!

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I love you, Taylor! #swiftiefolyf

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