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16 Secrets About Taylor Swift's "Reputation" Tour, From Taylor Swift Herself


For the last ~13 days,~ (because of course,) Taylor Swift has been counting down to her Reputation world tour by revealing a fact about the show. Here they all are.

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1. The opening of the tour is apparently so incredible that it’s the dancers’ favourite number to perform.

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While we don’t yet know what the opening song is, one of Taylor’s dancers warned us: “You’re not going to be prepared for how you’re going to feel. It’s a must see.”

2. There will be three stages on the tour so that Taylor can get as close to her fans as possible.

3. The main stage, which is 110 feet tall, is the biggest Taylor Swift has ever performed on during a tour.

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Speaking on Instagram, Taylor said: “It’s the biggest stage we’ve ever had. It’s 110 feet tall and most of the B-stages that are out in the audience are pretty much just as big as the main stage was on the 1989 tour.”

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Speaking on Instagram, Taylor said: “It’s the biggest stage we’ve ever had. It’s 110 feet tall and most of the B-stages that are out in the audience are pretty much just as big as the main stage was on the 1989 tour.”

4. In fact, the number and size of the stages means that Taylor will have to use a “rocket sled” to get from A to B quickly.

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She explained: “The rocket sled goes underneath the stage and takes me from one place really quickly to another. The stage is so big that we need that.”

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She explained: “The rocket sled goes underneath the stage and takes me from one place really quickly to another. The stage is so big that we need that.”

5. There’s also a video screen that continues down onto the floor, which apparently looks cool but is very difficult to walk on.

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Taylor said: “It’s got a video screen wall that’s pretty seamless and continues down onto the floor. So everything that we walk on on the stage is a screen. It looks so cool from the upper sections of the stadium, but it’s a little bit like walking on an optical illusion. We’ll get used to it, I promise.”

6. Despite this being the Reputation tour, Taylor will be performing a total of TEN SONGS from previous albums.

She explained: “There will be 10 songs from previous albums. I’m really excited about playing stuff from Reputation, and really excited about playing songs from previous albums too.”

She explained: “There will be 10 songs from previous albums. I’m really excited about playing stuff from Reputation, and really excited about playing songs from previous albums too.”

7. Taylor is also going to play two songs on the PIANO. The first is a track from Reputation, the second is an older song.

Please god, let it be “All Too Well.”

Please god, let it be “All Too Well.”

8. Bonus fact – Taylor shared this photo of herself rehearsing at the piano on Instagram with the caption: “I want your midnights,” which implies that the Reputation piano song will be “New Year’s Day.”

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However, we all know how much Taylor loves calling our bluff, so it could also be her throwing us off the scent.

9. The backstage room where carefully selected fans will meet Taylor after the show is called the ~Rep Room.~

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Taylor explained: “There’s always a room that we have backstage because during the show we pick people to come backstage afterwards to say hi. On the Red tour it was called Club Red, and for the 1989 tour we had Loft ’89. This time it’s the Rep Room. We’ll be looking in all kinds of different ways to find people so I can meet them which I’m really excited about.”

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Taylor explained: “There’s always a room that we have backstage because during the show we pick people to come backstage afterwards to say hi. On the Red tour it was called Club Red, and for the 1989 tour we had Loft ’89. This time it’s the Rep Room. We’ll be looking in all kinds of different ways to find people so I can meet them which I’m really excited about.”

10. And inside, there’s a podium covered with snakes, a sofa surrounded with movie posters starring Taylor, and a very regal looking throne.

11. The merch looks pretty badass – there’s a lot of oversized, ripped streetwear, skulls and snakes, obviously.

12. Taylor has counted eight costume changes throughout the show, and shared these close up snippets of some of the clothes she’ll be wearing.

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13. Taylor will be using not one, not two but seven different microphones during the show.

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She used the black one during the 1989 tour so some of the crystals are missing, but she assures us that it’ll be fixed before the opening night.

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She used the black one during the 1989 tour so some of the crystals are missing, but she assures us that it’ll be fixed before the opening night.

14. Taylor has paid attention to every last detail of the show – even down to the confetti, which are mini sheets of newspaper.

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15. As people file out at the end of the show, a blooper reel of moments from the tour rehearsals will be shown.

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Key moments involve Taylor telling her dancers that they need to leave “trails of candy” to motivate her, as well as her complaining to the choreographer that the moves to “Look What You Made Me Do” were difficult because of the repetitive lyrics, despite the fact that she wrote the song.

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Key moments involve Taylor telling her dancers that they need to leave “trails of candy” to motivate her, as well as her complaining to the choreographer that the moves to “Look What You Made Me Do” were difficult because of the repetitive lyrics, despite the fact that she wrote the song.

16. And, finally, Taylor revealed that she is more excited about this tour than any of her previous ones.

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Roll on tonight.

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