Look What Songs You Made Me Do: Taylor Swift kick-starts Reputation Stadium Tour

After nearly half a year of rehearsals and dozens of VIP invite boxes sent out to tease ecstatic Swifties, the day has finally arrived. Taylor Swift launched her Reputation Stadium Tour in Glendale, Arizona on May 8 and unveiled 24 songs that made it to the opening night’s set list:

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  1. “…Ready For It?”
  2. “I Did Something Bad”
  3. “Gorgeous”
  4. “Style”
  5. “Love Story”
  6. “You Belong With Me”
  7. “Look What You Made Me Do”
  8. “End Game”
  9. “King of My Heart”
  10. “Delicate”
  11. “Shake It Off”
  12. “Dancing With Our Hands Tied”
  13. “All Too Well”
  14. “Blank Space”
  15. “Dress”
  16. “Bad Blood”
  17. “Should’ve Said No”
  18. “Don’t Blame Me”
  19. “Long Live”
  20. “New Year’s Day”
  21. “Getaway Car”
  22. “Call It What You Want”
  23. “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”
  24. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

While the 28-year old singer usually tries to fit every song from her newest album onto the list, she leaves out one track this time around. “So It Goes…” was not performed, which is alright, because it’s one of the most restless songs on the album anyway. The rest of Reputation made the cut: the show opens unsurprisingly with Track No. 1, “…Ready For It?”.

Ten songs across Taylor’s previous five albums made the set list, the largest number of past songs Taylor’s ever performing on a tour. The oldest from her catalog is “Should’ve Said No,” the final single from her 2006 self-titled debut.

The first four singles from her previous album 1989 also made the list (“Shake It Off”, “Blank Space”, “Style”, “Bad Blood”), although I’m quite shocked the fifth single, “Wildest Dreams” was omitted. “Shake It Off,” which formerly closed the 1989 World Tour, is now performed in the middle of the new set, alongside opening acts Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.

Fan favorites “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” from her 2008 opus Fearless were brought back once again, performed in a three-part medley with “Style”. When I caught the 1989 World Tour three years ago, she also performed both songs (having sacrificed 1989 deluxe track “You Are In Love” on some shows).

2010 self-written album Speak Now is represented only once by “Long Live”, while 2012’s Red gets two proxies: “All Too Well” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” which closes the show alongside Reputation’s “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.”

All in all, there’s nothing to complain about the set: she fit as many songs as she could inside, and I’m just glad “Bad Blood”‘s still being performed. It was, after all, my guilty pleasure from 1989. …the single version, that is.

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