Taylor Swift Ford Field, Taylor Swift Detroit 2013
So, this happened. Just chilling with Taylor Swift and 50,000 of her biggest fans at Ford Field. No biggie. 
PSYCH!!!!!! I was so pumped the entire day I could not stop breaking out into random, maniacal laughter. Luckily I was not alone. Downtown Detroit abounded with screeching girls dressed to the nines, all hoping to score a spot at the T-Party–the coveted after party for hardcore fans to meet Taylor and the band. There’s pizza and foosball and squeals and tween weeping. I loved the ladies below and really hope they made it to the T-Party. Also, I was so not this cute when I was in middle school. Jealous.
Taylor Swift Ford Field, Taylor Swift Detroit 2013 
When we finally made it into the bowels of Ford Field, some tween guy was on stage dancing with his crew. His name was Austin Mahone. He is apparently famous? The squeals were unbelievable. He was followed by Ed Sheeran of whom I know nothing except that he is British and sings a popular song called “The A-Team” and his mere presence incites a universe of squeals. We had to wait for a long time after his set. But before the natives got too restless, the stage began to transform into something worthy of calling itself the Red Tour, which had to be, in Taylor’s words, “nothing like any other tour before.” Amen.
Taylor Swift Ford Field, Taylor Swift Detroit 2013

 And then Tay’s intro music began and the jumbotrons started flashing her name. And then:

Taylor Swift Ford Field, Taylor Swift Detroit 2013

Silhouette!!! And singing!!! And screaming!!!!!! Oh, how we screamed. Taylor knows drama. She held that crowd of 50,000 in the palm of her hand. She was like the bestie we all dream of having, dishing and preening and giggling like we were all at the best sleep over in the history of sleep overs. 

Taylor Swift Ford Field, Taylor Swift Detroit 2013

 Also, she had no fewer than a dozen costume changes. She did crazy amazing things like dissappear through a trap door wearing shorts and then reappear a second later standing at the top of her elegant stairway set wearing a sequined ball gown. She, along with a bunch of dancers/bodyguards, walked straight down the middle of the field, amidst hoards of fans, and ended up on a smaller stage poised at the very back of the arena, just to play for the screaming girls sitting in the nosebleed section. She wore a bedazzled top hat and equally bedazzled circus coat.
Taylor Swift Ford Field, Taylor Swift Detroit 2013

The finale was everything a circus dream could hope for: masquerade-esque dancers? Check! Top hat wearing folks dancing on stilts? Double check! Confetti bombs and pyrotechnics? Check, check, and check. I don’t know who produced this show but it was pure genius from start to finish. Warren even grudgingly admitted that T. Swift was ridiculously awesome. Girlfriend sang (really well, without apparent lip sync-ing!), danced, and flirted through the two hours and we left feeling a little brighter and a lot more bedazzled. I mean, how could we not, after witnessing this:

Note: I had Warren crunch some numbers to see how many guys were present at Taylor’s concert. His very technical method of napkin math concluded that guys were present at a rate of 2 per row–or about 10% of the audience. I guess math is good for something after all…

Never Miss A Recipe!

Subscribe to receive new recipes via email PLUS access to my free digital downloads library!

A password will be emailed to you after your subscription is confirmed.


  1. says

    There was massive Taylor traffic on the way in. I took an exit before we were supposed to, ignored our GPS and kept driving towards Detroit. There were no cars on the road and it led us directly to a free parking spot about a 10 minute walk to the stadium. That is true Taylor magic – free parking close to the stadium with no traffic.

  2. says

    Oh my goodness, I laughed so much while reading this post. "Oh how we screamed!" and "the best sleepover in the history of sleep overs" and "I guess math is good for something after all" were my favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really want to see one of her concerts now. I need some bedazzling!

  3. says

    I feel completely ridiculous that I got chills while reading this, haha! But I did!! I've never been to a T.Swift concert (I don't go to many since I tend to be all over the place and never know my dates with much advance notice), but I think I'd totally geek out and sing every song and ah, be a general hot late-twenties mess!

    I think it's fantastic that you guys went to this concert!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Rock on!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *