Swift displays her big reputation on stage in Houston

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Swift displays her big reputation on stage in Houston

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Swift Displays Her Big Reputation on Stage in Houston

Tens of thousands of fans and spectators, wearing costumes covered with Christmas lights and snakes, streamed into Houston’s NRG Stadium to see pop superstar Taylor Swift perform songs off her latest album reputation. Swift made the stop in Houston as a part of her reputation Stadium Tour, alongside supporting acts and close friends Charli XCX and Camila Cabello. As I walked into the venue, I knew this concert would be bigger and better than any I had ever seen before.

The lights dimmed, and the show began with a montage of old clips of Swift while voices read old headlines about Swift, talking about her reputation. Then the large video screens opened and a bright light shined onto the audience and Swift took the stage, beginning with …Ready for It? And I Did Something Bad, both from reputation. Pyrotechnics, fireballs, a light up bracelets, passed out to fans before the show, lit up the stadium as Swift belted out her hits. The infamous snakes, which have become synonymous with Swift, were on full display during the performance of Look What You Made Me Do.

Swift went onto sing her latest single Delicate, while flying over the screaming crowd in basket covered in bright lights. She was then joined by Cabello and Charli XCX for a performance of one of Swift’s most popular songs, Shake It Off. The best part of the night for some of the fans was when Swift walked through the crowd, in between the smaller B-Stages, saying hello to many of her fans. She later returned to the main stage, once again flying across the stadium while singing a mashup of Bad Blood and, from her debut album, Should’ve Said No.

My favorite part of the show was when Swift returned to the stage singing her hit song, Don’t Blame Me, while wearing a black floor length gown with metallic patterns on it. Swift belted the many high notes of the song, which excited the audience. Next, Swift brought a piano onto the stage and dedicated her performance of Long Live and New Year’s Day, to the 55,000 fans inside the stadium. The night ended with a firework filled performance of This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.

I am amazed on how Swift can outdo herself on all her tours. I have attended almost all of Swift’s concerts in Houston, and the reputation Stadium Tour has been the best so far. She can keep her audience energized and excited from start to finish. I can’t wait to see what she has in store, for her fans, the next time she comes to Houston.