Taylor Swift delivers unforgettable performance during ‘reputation’ stadium tour

By Lauren Carlton

Taylor Swift’s reputation stadium tour is one you don’t want to miss.

Taylor Swift once said, “in the death of her reputation, she felt truly alive,” and her performances June 1 and 2 at Soldier Field bring truth to this statement. 

Swift kicked off her fifth tour for her newest album, reputation, May 8 in Glendale, Arizona, and will be on the road until Oct. 6. Swift’s performances started off strong and continued to be entertaining through the end.

Before Swift took the stage, a video displayed headlines and newscasts that mocked Swift for her dating habits, songwriting and friendships to emphasize her tarnished reputation.

Swift’s silhouette then appeared center stage where she started to sing” … Ready For It?” She seamlessly transitioned into a slower, darker rendition of “I Did Something Bad” with impressive vocals and a dramatic pause after a fan-favorite line, “If a man talks s**t then I owe him nothing.” The stage was surrounded by screens that connected to the floor, allowing performance visuals projected behind her to appear on the floor for the audience to see.

Changing costumes, Swift delivered a captivating performance of No. 1 hit, “Look What You Made Me Do.” Swift had multiple costume changes during the shows and was accompanied by 15 back up dancers, who delivered jaw-dropping choreography. And,the massive electronic snake that slithered on stage was iconic.

With one main stage, two catwalks, two B-Stages and three standing room-only pits, the show was a front row experience for everyone. Before singing “Delicate,” Swift gave an emotional speech about LGBTQ relationships that correlated with the start of Pride Month.

Swift later walked through the crowd, high-fiving fans and singing 1989’s “Blank Space” and reputation’s “Dress.” While making her way back to the main stage, she sang a mashup of “Bad Blood” and one of her first country hits, “Should’ve Said No.”

Swift later settled down at the piano to dedicate “Long Live” to her fans. Halfway through, she transitioned to piano ballad from “New Year’s Day.”

Towards the end of the show, a video played pre-recorded audio of Swift reading her poem, “Why She Disappeared,” which describes? The video ended and Swift came out to sing the up-tempo “Getaway Car” before she transitioned into pop ballad “Call It What You Want.”

Swift closed the show with a mash-up of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things” while dancing in a fountain with her singers and dancers.

From costumes to dancing, visuals and vocals, Swift’s performance was unforgettable and this may be her best tour yet.