Review: T. Swift ‘shakes it off’ for thousands’

Whitney Roaderick

A total of 56,000 fans came together Oct. 24 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to see the spectacular show that Taylor Swift had created. The sold out show did not disappoint on any level.

Upon entering the dome, fans found bracelets taped to every single seat in the venue. The bracelets were white silicon material with little LED lights inside of them that would flash and sync up to the show when Taylor took the stage. The best part was that everyone got to keep the bracelets as a souvenir.

Opening acts Shawn Mendes and Vance Joy did a great job getting the crowd hyped for Taylor. Both sets were acoustic-based, but the songs they chose were catchy and dance friendly despite the chilled-out sound.

When it was finally time for Taylor to take the stage, the lights went out, and the screams were deafening. The first song of the night, “Welcome to New York,” led into more songs from her album “1989” mixed with old favorites like “Love Story,” “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “Fifteen.”

Keeping with tradition, Taylor invited a special guest out to perform halfway through the show. She informed the audience that because they had kept their energy up and everyone was singing, Tove Lo was going to come out and sing her hit single “Talking Body.”

The show was visually stunning with bright laser lights, LED-powered costumes, sparkling costumes with matching high heels and pre-recorded shots of Taylor that played in the background.

The catwalk itself lifted into the air and spun Taylor and her dancers around during the final song, “Shake it Off.” This song also featured a fireworks finale.

Taylor knows how to put on a wonderful show. This concert gets an A+.