Date: Saturday July 25th
At around 6:40pm, my mom and I arrived at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. The traffic was INSANE but we finally made it to the parking lots. We walked through the mall surrounding the stadium and saw the security gates in front of the stadium. It was pretty fast to get through them and to have our tickets scanned. We were so happy because after a long drive we were finally in the stadium!! After we walked in the staff gave us each a wristband, which I already knew would light up in different patterns for each song Taylor would play.
We were both really hungry so we first decided to get something to eat. We both decided to get pizzas and a bottle of water to share. After getting our food, we went to wait in one of the many loooong lines for merchandise. There were three lines for the merch place that we were at and ours was barely moving! We think that people just didn’t know what they wanted to get and were taking foreeeeeeever. I knew what I wanted as soon as I saw the merch from when we were in line: a white 1989 Tour t-shirt and a HAIM t-shirt. So once we got to the front it was pretty fast to get our stuff.
After getting our merch, we looked for our seats. While we were waiting for merch, Shawn Mendes was already on stage. We didn’t really care as much about seeing him so we were fine that we missed it. We found our seats fairly easily and were excited that we had an AWESOME view of the stage! Vance Joy came on around the time we got there and he was really good. I think my favorite song that he did was Riptide, because that was the song that everybody knew and it was fun to sing and dance along to it!
After Vance Joy (and a bit of a wait), HAIM came on! My mom and I were SO excited to see them because HAIM’s my favorite band and my mom loves their music too. And I’m proud to say that I GOT TO SEE ESTE’S BASS FACE IN PERSON!! In the past week or two I’ve been trying to learn a HAIM bass line and Este is an awesome bassist and just so fun that after seeing them play I really wanted to learn the HAIM bass lines. The three sisters overall are incredible and I think their set was definitely one of the highlights of the concert.
There was a longer wait in between HAIM and Taylor but on the screens in the stadium behind the scenes videos and interview clips were shown which were sort of interesting. By this time it was around 9pm or so it was a lot darker out and you could feel the excitement in the air as everyone waited for Taylor.
It was SO loud when Taylor came out. Everyone got up out of their seats and started screaming! Taylor’s show overall was just incredible. The visuals and effects were so beautiful and cool. Taylor’s vocals were AMAZING and she’s really just a great performer. She could do a whole choreographed performance but then also acoustically play Fifteen on her own. I was singing and dancing along the whole time and the wristbands lighting up made it even more fun. I’m not sure if I had a favorite performance because it was all incredible!
My favorite thing about the entire concert is how comfortable I felt there and how much fun I really had. I’ve always felt embarrassed about liking Taylor Swift’s music. None of my friends really like her music. And I feel like everyone hates her. But at the 1989 Tour, I was surrounded by 59,999 people that loved her music as much as me, and I was so proud and excited to like her music. It was the best night ever!
The last performance was, of course, Shake It Off! The energy in the stadium was amazing because every single person knew the song. It was such a fun performance and a great way to end the night.
The concert ended around 11:45pm. Driving out of Foxborough was CRAZY because so many cars were trying to leave the same way so we got back to my house really late.
I am so grateful to have gotten to experience the 1989 Tour and I cannot wait until her next tour!
Did you go to the 1989 World Tour? I’d love to hear about your experience!
P.S. Sorry the Taylor photos are so small, I tried enlarging them but couldn’t for some reason.