Taylor Swift Gives Us All A MAJOR Gift For Her Birthday
Cancel your New Year’s Eve plans. Taylor Swift is bringing her massively popular, record-breaking Reputation Stadium Tour to Netflix at 12:01AM PST because clearly she wanted to prevent hundreds of drunk driving accidents by incentivizing us to all stay in our homes and spend the biggest party night of the year sobbing while watching her sing “All Too Well.”
Taylor announced her surprise special on December 13 aka her twenty-ninth birthday. Taylor Swift, the cornerstone of our high school breakup playlists, is twenty-nine. Does anyone else feel ancient? Someone call the morgue because clearly I am elderly and nearing death if forever-teen Taylor is going to be thirty in 365 days. Anyway, we’re super excited for the Reputation special, which she filmed at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX. This makes the announcement even more exciting because her special guests for the evening were Maren Morris and Sugarland. Maybe our pop queen is missing her country roots a little. This is also one of the performances where Taylor sang “All Too Well,” arguably the most poignant song the prolific songwriter has ever penned.
The Reputation Stadium Tour is the highest-grossing U.S. tour of all time, edging out The Rolling Stones’ two-year A Bigger Bang Tour in the early 00s with $266.1 million in ticket sales. That’s enough money to buy a 2,000-acre private island in the Carribean, twice. The tour also made history when Taylor became the first female solo act to headline Croak Park in Dublin twice and the first woman to headline three consecutive nights at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts. She also broke three gross records set by U2 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CenturyLink Field in Seattle, and Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. The most surprising thing I learned while researching this tour wasn’t that Taylor broke so many records, but that people still pay money to see U2.
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Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes! Today I finally get to show you something we’ve been working on for a while… the trailer for the Reputation Stadium Tour! The entire concert film will premiere on @netflix at 12:01AM PST December 31. You made this tour so insanely fun for all of us on stage, and I’m really excited that we will have this memento of the memories we all made together this year. I also got to share the stage with such wildly talented people @camila_cabello, @charli_xcx, my band and dancers who shine so brightly in this film. You’re the best. Thank you for everything.
Apparently, Taylor’s beef with the streaming industry only applies to ~musical~ streaming, as the artist seems super pumped to release her special on Netflix at the end of the month. Opening acts Camila Cabello and Charlie XCX will also appear in the special, although their sets will not be featured in the final cut.
Are you ready for it?