Tay Day 2018
Saturday July 28th, 2018. TAY DAY
[I go into detail about my whole day, if you want to get to the part about the concert, scroll down until you see the line break]
Saturday was an all day event leading up to the best part, Ms. Taylor Swift. The Queen. This was my first Taylor concert and it was a magical night. I know this goes for every girl, but her songs are basically my life. Ever since I started listening to her, I became a fan when "Fearless" came out, I always thought that I shared the same life with Tay. And umm hello? She has cats, so we are basically the same person,
So, I am going to tell you how the day went (so almost a day in my life post but not really if make any sense).
Getting ready for any concert, I always listen to the artist. I actually found the set list a few days before. Naturally, I had to create a #spotify playlist with the songs in order. While I'm doing my makeup and hair, I was blasting Tay and having a mini concert while I was getting ready. I know I am not the only one that does this. After the hair and makeup were done, it was time for the outfit. I knew what I was wearing like a month before. I found this amazing green floral dress from #Target for $7! So flipping crazy! More details about my outfit here!
After getting ready, all my friends and another group of people brought something for tailgating, we loaded up the car around 2:10 pm and then we were off to #GilletteStadium! Listening to Tay and getting pumped for the concert with your best friends is actually the best. We were all singing along and talking about how the day was going to be amazing. As any #TaylorSwift fan, we talked about trying to get our group into the Rep room after the show and meet the queen (long story short, it did not happen but next time it will happen. Just saying).
When we got to the stadium around 3 ish (give or take a few minutes) we knew it was going to be a long and exciting day. Another car of friend's pulled up next to us in the parking lot, we asked if we could hold a spot and the gentleman in the lot was so kind to say yes, so we could have all what we needed near each other so we wouldn't be walking back and forth to other cars. Having created a list to share with the groups of friends in group chats, we knew who had what and if we had everything. My friend had a very large tent, so that helped a lot with the large crew we had. We all brought chairs. Other people were assigned to bring the food, water, grilled and etc. I brought beer among other little things people needed through out the the day. I felt like the mom of the group but I did not care at all.
Taylor Swift was basically on everyone's speakers around us so the parking lot was one whole big party. There was hot dogs, hamburgers, water, other alcoholic drinks *the whole group was over 21 fyi* and so many chips. We played drinking games, took pictures, sat around eating and enjoyed each other's company. Tailgating felt like a whole different day compared to the concert. I feel like tailgating should be like brunch, happen every few months. We randomly talked to so many other Taylor fans and even some people joined in to play drinking games, which was fun.
After a few hours, we decided it was time to go in, find our seats, buy some waters and maybe see some of the opening acts. Taylor played in "Boston" aka Gillette for three nights with Camila Cabello and Charli XCX as her opening acts. We only saw Camila, but we did get to see her sing "Havana," which I actually like even though it is way to over played
on the radio. After the openers were done, we thought Taylor would go on around 9 pm. She went on a little before 9 which was great. She opened with "...Ready for it?" and the whole place went so crazy, I added to it, I am proud to say. She played a good mixture of her songs. Her most recent album, Reputation, was the one that she played the most songs from.
Here is my Taylor Swift Playlist on Spotify so you can get an idea of what songs she played.
I have seen a lot of concerts in my day, aging myself a lot here, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, U2, and the list goes on. I have to say that Taylor knows how to put on a show and how to work the crowd. Outfit - 10 out of 10. Lots of leotards and sequins which is always great. Lighting - 12 out of 10. The light show during the whole concert was amazing and she had bracelet's for everyone to wear and they lit up and synced with what song was playing. Set - 10 out of 10. She had one huge stage and 2 smaller ones to be closer to other parts of the stadium/fans and she had HUGE blow up (I think they were) snakes. I saw pictures on Instagram of the snakes and I was so pumped for them.
So, over all? A Night with Taylor Swift? 20 out of 10. She is so amazing, so talented and so magical. She basically changed my life, and I am not just saying that cause she's Taylor. After all the years listening to her songs and linking them to certain things in my life; relationships, breakups, friendships, and the list goes on and on. I'm so glad I finally got to see her live. Like I said before, I know I am not the only person who thinks that but I felt like she's a friend going through the same things.
I can imagine the other Taylor concerts but this concert was so freaking magical. She basically changes you and makes you forget all your problems and its a huge party. If you can see Taylor no or in the future, PLEASE GO! You will feel 1000 times better than when you got to the concert if that makes any sense at all.
It was an amazing day with amazing people seeing an amazing artist.
Until the next post
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