Swift sang “Rhiannon” with Stevie Nicks at the 2010 Grammys and was perhaps a bit off-key. Some critics tore the performance to shreds, most notably industry analyst Bob Lefsetz. “Did Taylor Swift kill her career overnight?” he asked. “Taylor’s too young and dumb to understand the mistake she made.
… It’s hard to be a singer if you can’t sing.” She’s never fully admitted it, but it’s almost certain that Swift read that nasty rebuke and wrote “Mean” in response. She had the last laugh when the song hit Number 11 on the Hot 100. The lone performance on the Reputation tour came in Dublin. It was the first time she’d touched it since 2015.
Security for Taylor Swift at California’s Rose Bowl in May 2018 included a facial recognition system monitored from almost 2,000 miles away.
A kiosk set up to show highlights of the singer’s rehearsals secretly recorded the faces of onlookers, which were sent to a “command post” in Nashville, Tennessee that attempted to match those images to hundreds of images of known Taylor Swift stalkers, according to Rolling Stone.
“Everybody who went by would stop and stare at it, and the software would start working,” Mike Downing, chief security officer at live entertainment security company Oak View Group, who personally attended the event, said. Oak View Group did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Your holiday dreams are about to come true, if a live Taylor Swift show is what you dream of. Yesterday, the beloved (and sometimes derided) pop star announced she inked a deal with Netflix to air a film about her most recent Reputation tour.
If you weren't lucky enough to snag tickets to Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour, then you're in luck, because the entire concert is coming to Netflix! On Dec. 13, aka the singer's birthday, the streaming service dropped the trailer for the concert film, and it's giving us chills. As Swift recites her poem "Why She Disappeared" from her album, clips from the concert flood the screen before the intro to ". . . Ready For It?" kicks off with a bang. The film will premiere on Netflix at 12:01 a.m. PT on Dec. 31, but in the meantime, you can get a glimpse of what's to come above!
After taking her Reputation tour to 36 cities, seven countries and four continents in 2018, Taylor Swift is bringing it to the rest of the world via Netflix: The Reputation concert film, shot during a show at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas with the help of 28 cameras, arrives on the streaming service on New Year’s Eve.
In an exclusive preview clip, Swift zips through her brassy Number One single “Shake It Off” with help from two of her opening acts, both stars in their own right: Charli XCX and Camila Cabello. In addition to the usual group of backup dancers, Swift’s stage also features a 63-foot fake cobra named Karyn.