What in the world could ever gather passionate adolescents in cat costumes, giant snakes and cowboys in the arid lands of Texas? Taylor Swift can. It was at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, where the Bad Blood singer triumphantly closed the North American leg of her world tour in support of her sixth studio album, Reputation.
With the biggest stage ever created for a concert, a massive LED video wall, as well as two mini stages located in the most secluded areas of the stadium, Miss Swift gave fans an immersive experience into her own persona, with gothic visuals and dazzling theatricality. As the climax for the antagonistic Look What You Made Me Do arrives, with a giant python snake rising on the stage, it is impossible not to feel impressed by both the production level and Swift’s striking empowerment.
But among all the theatricality, Swift proves, once again, to be a more accessible pop star than many of her contemporaries. Some of the best moments of the concert are not the ones with the biggest production, but the ones where all she needs are her lyrics, her fans and her guitar, creating intimate moments, as it was with her acoustic rendition of Dancing With Our Hands Tied.
Fans will be pleased to know that the concert’s big reputation will live forever, as it is now streaming on Netflix. Certainly an event to remember, The Reputation Stadium Tour consecrates Swift as one of the biggest legends in pop culture and a powerful woman that has changed the music industry forever.