Taylor Swift Paints Fargo RED
Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 17:09
It may be hard to imagine Fargo any color other than the proud green and gold; therefore, it may have been hard to miss the 20 plus red semi trucks that drove into Fargo starting early last week. Last Friday evening, Fargo was painted red with over 20,000 fans attending the sold-out Taylor Swift concert as a part of her “Red” tour.
The concert drew fans of all age groups from multiple states surrounding the Fargo-Moorhead area. Last Thursday, the ticket office even opened up extras seats on the sides of the stage where low visibility is acquired.
The crowd got pumped up with opening acts from Casey James and Ed Sheeran. Suddenly, the lights shut off signaling the opening act was about to begin. A large sign flashing “RED” and “Taylor Swift” rose to the ceiling from the bottom of the stage and a silhouette of Taylor Swift arose from behind a red curtain. Once the red curtain dropped, the sound of thousand of fans drowned out the singers opening song of “State of Grace.”
Swift’s performances of her most popular songs were coordinated with multiple wardrobe changes, dozens of dancers, pyrotechnics, a theme and words of inspiration. Each of Taylor Swift’s songs revolved around some sort of theme in order to turn her songs into something more—a story.
They way Swift carried herself throughout the stage was mesmerizing, so graceful and flawless. Her words and voice accompanied her movements seamlessly. Before many of her songs, she would voice what occurrence in her life inspired her to write that particular song, and which shade of red she was feeling during the experience. A few instances throughout the concert, Taylor Swift would express words of inspiration fit for all the ages attending, from how people should treat each other and how no matter how big your dream may be, it is never to large to achieve.