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Taylor Swift Delights Fans at Wachovia Center

Discussion in 'Concert Reviews' started by ChrisKellieFan, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. ChrisKellieFan

    ChrisKellieFan Kellie Fan

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    Taylor Swift Delights Fans at Wachovia Center

    By Diane Cooney at 11:21 pm on Sunday March 21, 2010

    I passed approximately six tractor trailer trucks emblazoned with Taylor Swift’s picture and the Fearless logo driving into the Wachovia Center. I was curious as to what visual and sonic delights await. The sold out show Friday night was a mob scene of young girls with their dates or parents accompanying them.

    Gloriana and Kellie Pickler served as strong opening acts. I was surprised how many girls around me screamed with excitement and sang along to Pickler’s set.

    At 8:30 – after all, Ms Swift can’t keep the audience up too late past their bed time - the curtain opened to reveal a multi-tiered stage that first followed the theme of her music video You Belong With Me. Ms. Swift first appeared in a band costume with a tall hat that obscured her hair. She then performed one of her many quick changes, revealing a beautiful, silver-sequined tank mini dress and her curly blond mane.

    The stage too transformed itself – the walls of the stage were made of large video panels that changed for each song – a city skyline, scribbled lyrics or a castle with real turrets that rivaled Disneyland. Swift took advantage of the set – dancing around with her band on the main stage, and later performing songs on the piano on the highest level, with smoke rolling down the stage like a waterfall.

    By my count there were over half a dozen costume changes including an Eagles jersey. One of the refreshing things about Ms Swift is that she isn’t trying to dress like a pin up - she’s continues to dress even younger than her actually age (she’s 20). This is part of Swift- the brand’s - success – she’s a wholesome talent that parents can also support and enjoy.

    Jessica Martin, picked from hundreds of applicants to win tickets to see Swift from Philly2Philly, was in awe of Swift's performance: "When I found out that I was picked, I was so excited. I was three hours away, so this was definitely an awesome experience for me. I have been to a few of Taylor's concerts before and this one was by far more exciting and more entertaining. She shines as a headliner. It was creative with both music and set design. The audience could not get enough of her. It was a wonderful performance!"

    Her strengths are her stage presence and song writing – she’s an adequate and enthusiastic singer. Ms Swift engaged the audience by performing an acoustic set in other areas – a side stairwell and a smaller stage in the back of the main floor. She hugged her fans – who looked delighted and dazed – and gave away her beaded bracelets as she returned to the front stage. Ms Swift thanked the audience for their support many times throughout the night and was clearly happy to back to the area where she grew up. The venue was filled with a myriad of colored glow sticks moving wildly to show their support.

    Her ability to craft songs about the teenage girl’s many firsts - date, kiss, love and heartbreak - make her beloved to her core fans, most of whom are not dating the high school quarterback. And to hear her tell it, dating the heartthrob has been overrated – as she mentions the boys who have done her wrong by their real names in her songs. I look forward to seeing her again, and to hear how she handles these classic themes as she matures.

    For Aileen Bannon's EXCLUSIVE Photo Gallery of the show, CLICK HERE

    Contact Diane Cooney at dlcooney@gmail.com

    SET LIST:

    YOU BELONG WITH ME

    OUR SONG

    TELL ME WHY

    TEARDROPS

    FEARLESS

    FOREVER AND ALWAYS

    HEY STEPHEN

    15

    TIM MCGRAW

    WHITE HORSE

    LOVE STORY

    THE WAY I LOVED YOU

    NOT SORRY

    PICTURE TO BURN

    TODAY WAS A FAIRYTALE

    SHOULD’VE SAID NO

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  2. fanofkellie

    fanofkellie New Member

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    Why was apparently clueless Diane so surprised at the extremely positive response to Kellie? ...Did I just answer my own question?
     

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