Right Where You Left Me at the Crumbling Castles

Aka, we saw Taylor Swift!

SMS and I participated in the 2023 cultural Zeitgeist– attending a Taylor Swift concert! I had purchased tickets through the Verified Fan Presale. I know, I was very lucky! I actually went back and forth about whether or not to buy floor seats vs. upper level and somehow did not get completely shut out.

So, if you can’t tell from our photos, I picked the upper level. We were in the first row next to some super cool parents and their kids. Behind us, there were some TS super fans who were cute and, sometimes, ear piercingly shrillingly loud.

We did get to see the celebrities walk by to the Friends of Taylor tent in the middle of the floor seats. Great seats and I need to work on my networking/IG influencer status. We saw Gigi Hadid, a makeup artist, and a few people who were clearly somebody but this cool kid had no idea.

Cleaning Cart!

We also saw the cleaning cart, which 100% was the way TS was transported to the stage. It came out with her band and was handled very carefully on the way up and not so much on the way back down after the drop off occurred.

The dancers gather towards the middle, where TS emerged about 45 seconds later…

It was a good show. It all sort of worked out to see a pretty anticipated show. I’m dying to know if my colleague who bought tickets to both nights based on his love for the Reputation Tour liked it more or less than his prior experience. Definitely a guy I wouldn’t have guessed was a Swiftie.


6 thoughts on “Right Where You Left Me at the Crumbling Castles”

  1. Wow! I am not a huge fan (I like her music fine, but I’m not obsessed in any way), but I will admit I would have LOVED to have gone to the concert. One of my best friends has a son who went down to NJ (from NS, Canada) to see her concert and sounds like he loved it!

    My biggest hope is to see a Coldplay concert. I didn’t know they were playing in Copenhagen when we were visiting back in 2015 and I have always regretted not getting last-minute tickets outside the venue to see them. Instead, I listened to them through an open window in my brother’s apartment and felt very bummed to not be in the arena. A life goal for sure!

    1. Oh, that is a bummer to miss a favorite band. I just got an email from Ticketmaster and I think they are touring now? Best of luck and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. I’m considering buying Beyonce tickets and pretty sure I’ll buy Bruce Springsteen tickets when the two come through the SF area.

  2. I am loving hearing about people seeing this tour! Everyone is so enthusiastic, it’s fabulous. My daughter got tickets via the verified fan thing as well, and she and her friend had a BLAST. My sister and my niece went to the show in Seattle and caused a little earthquake (just the two of them). Coworkers went with their daughters, Facebook friends went with their daughters, it’s all so lovely. I’m not really a fan of big stadium tours, so didn’t have any interest myself, but I am loving seeing other people talk about it. I’m glad you had a great time!

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