One of the most consistent things in my life has been Taylor Swift. I have been obsessed since some seven-odd years ago, when I first heard Love Story come on over my radio. The rest is history. I have awaited each new album release with bated breath. Each record has been a soundtrack to the following two years until she released another one and I am transported back to middle school, my sophomore and senior years of high school, and my sophomore year of college with each play. I have been a loyal fan and fierce defender of Taylor, and I love her and the beautiful music she makes. I am lucky enough to have two sisters and one best friend, who not only understand my obsession with Taylor, but who are just as obsessed as me. In 2013, we went to her Red Tour as my first Taylor concert. It was absolutely magical and I knew without a doubt that I would be going to her next tour. So in October, we all bought concert tickets that we couldn’t quite afford, and got on with our regular lives, but with the show constantly in the back of our minds. July creeped up quickly, and soon enough it was time. Me, my twin sister Caroline, my little sister, Juliet, and my best friend, so appropriately named Taylor, all got ready together. I did everyone’s eye makeup upon their request. We had to drive two states away to get to Foxboro, Massachusetts, where the concert was being held at Gillette Stadium (Home of the Patriots). This was the same venue we went to last time, and just like two years ago, it was raining. Luckily, the rain died down and it stayed pretty clear the rest of the night. My straightened hair was complete history, however. We got there pretty early and walked around, before we went to our seats at the very top of the stadium. Even though our seats were really far away, I didn’t care. I was just glad that we were able to go. Shawn Mendes and Vance Joy opened, and the HAIM, which was super exciting as they are one of my favorite bands. Taylor went on around 9:40 and completely rocked my world. I was basically dying when she emerged on the stage. She sang every single song on the album, as well as some old favorites. At the beginning of the show we were given bracelets that lit up during the show at certain points, and you could literally see every one of the 60,000 people in the stadium. It made the show even more fun. She was also joined by Walk the Moon at one point, and they sang their song “Shut up and Dance with me” which was amazing. We all danced all night until we were completely exhausted. It was a really memorable night, and I am so grateful that I was able to go. I decided not to take any pictures during the show because our seats were not close enough to get a close image, and I just wanted to enjoy the show.
Taylor and I
Before the show