Inside The 1989 World Tour Opening Night

May 5, 2015 By Jessica

See what Taylor Swift had in store for fans as she officially began her world tour last night!

Inside The 1989 World Tour Opening Night

Taylor Swift kicks off her monumental 1989 World Tour and reworks some of her classics.

Tokyo Swifties had the night of their life last night watching as Swift breezed through the majority of her 1989 album and peppered a few of her previous hits into the 18 song setlist.

Inside The 1989 World Tour Opening Night

Her older songs got some interesting reworkings, with Taylor taking on a darker, grittier vocal and donning a leather bodysuit.

Check out the near unrecognizable I Knew You Were Trouble:

The rock remixed We Are Never Getting Back Together:

A full view of the costume:

Other notable performances included a haunting piano mashup of past hit Enchanted with current fan favorite Wildest Dreams:

Showing off her pipes during I Know Places:

Risking death via cat scratches in one of her video interludes:

Out Of The Woods featuring giant paper airplanes flying over the crowd:

And Shake It Off as the grand finale, featuring the stage catwalk lifting into the air and spinning around. No, really:

Taylor also shared some inspiring words of wisdom with the crowd:

“I just hope that you will look in the mirror and remind yourself of what you are and what you are not. You are not your mistakes. You are not damaged or muddy from your failed explorations. You are not the opinion of someone who doesn’t know you. You are a product of the lessons that you’ve learned. You are wiser because you went through something terrible. And you are the person who survived a bunch of rainstorms and kept walking. I now believe that pain makes you stronger and I now believe that walking through a lot of rainstorms makes you clean.”

Probably the leading celeb in personalized fan interaction, Swift provided every member of the crowd with bracelets that lit up in time with the beat for every single song. Now that’s attention to detail!

Some lucky fans also got a surprise chance to meet Swift after the show:


The tour continues with a second show tonight, before landing in North America on May 20.