Concert Review: Taylor Swift Brings Party to Foxboro for "1989 World Tour"

Taylor Swift performs in Foxboro on Saturday, July 25th (Angela Smith/Patriot Ledger).

Taylor Swift brought her sold-out “1989 World Tour” to Foxborough, MA on Friday and Saturday for a double header. 

Opening with her song “Welcome To New York,” Taylor stood at attention after each line, taking in the energy from the over 55,000 people in attendance. Electronic bracelets, given to fans as they entered the stadium, lit up in unison for a dazzling light show— but that wasn’t the only light show the Boston crowd was in for.

After making the crowd go crazy with her radio hit “Bad Blood,” the singer slowed things down with a dark, acoustic rendition of “I Knew You Were Trouble,” before speeding things up and getting back to her heart-pounding set. 

Addressing the crowd, Taylor said that she’d been “counting down the days to these two [Massachusetts] shows,” and how excited she was to be back. “I’ll never forget that this was the first NFL stadium I sold out,” the singer said. 

Swift quickly got back to the music, but not without a surprise. The singer proudly introduced her surprise guests for the night, pop-duo MKTO. Oller and Malcolm, assisted by Taylor, sang their radio hit, “Classic.”

Swift soon rose above the crowd to sing “15,” with the stage rotating around the entire audience for the following song, “You Belong with Me.” 

You can only say so much about a Taylor Swift show. Hit after hit, seamless transitions, getting the crowd to belt every word to “Bad Blood,” it’s how the singer connects with the crowd that makes her show so special. Swift said to the audience, “You’re going to make mistakes over and over and over again in your life.” She continued,  “One thing I can tell you is the mistakes you make do not make you damaged, they make you wiser if you take something from them.”

“I think you’re amazing,” was the vibe that the “Love Song” singer made sure everyone felt before they left.

The show ended with a bang (literally) as fireworks shot above the stadium with Taylor performing “Shake It Off” to a rainbow-lit crowd.