Taylor Swift launched her Reputation tour last night (May 8) in Glendale, Arizona and the “Gorgeous” singer treated her fans to a dazzling opening show which included a funny cameo appearance from her “Saturday Night Live” hosting pal Tiffany Haddish. A concertgoer captured the moment on video.
During the spoken segment on “Look What You Made Me Do,” Haddish appears on a giant video screen as she answers the phone and delivers Swift’s “The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now” message. Haddish injects the perfect amount of her signature funny-girl swagger in her tone and her facial expression as she delivers the lines and disconnects. Multiple giant snakes are also visible on the stage as Swift takes over singing the song and dances with her backup dancers.
Swift has been teasing previews on social media in the days leading up to the reputation tour kick off including stage and set details, costumes and announcing a rehearsal blooper reel will run at each venue post-show as fans exit. Camila Cabello and Charli XCX performed as opening acts and then joined Swift on stage to sing “Shake It Off” with her. Per Billboard, Swift’s opening set contained a broad range of fan-favorite songs across multiple albums including her wistful power ballad “All Too Well” from Red, “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me” from Fearless, “Long Live” from Speak Now, several from 1989 and of course, many reputation tracks.
Reputation is Swift’s sixth studio album which reached a new sales milestone of selling two million copies in the U.S. earlier this year. “Delicate” is the album’s latest single and Swift premiered its dance-driven video at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. She recently returned to her country roots to team with Sugarland on their new single “Babe” and also dropped a smoldering cover of Earth, Wind and Fire’s hit song “September.”
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