Category: Taylor Swift

TAYLOR SWIFT, Wembley Stadium – Evening Standard, 25 June 2018

Thirty-six hours and 90 miles distant, my wristband from Taylor Swift’s extraordinary Wembley show is still flashing. The white rubber device, given to every member of the audience, is a tireless reminder that when it comes to the maximum dazzle of stadium pop, nobody does it better.   The wristband stunt was borrowed from Coldplay, but I don’t recall theirs… Read more →

TAYLOR SWIFT – Look What You Made Me Do review – Evening Standard, 25 Aug 2017

  Last Friday she deleted all of her social media posts to replace them with three sinister snake videos. In the early hours of this morning Taylor Swift slid back into view with the first song from a new album.   The mean electronic buzz and orchestral strings of the single, Look What You Made Me Do (written with past… Read more →

TAYLOR SWIFT, Hyde Park – Evening Standard, 29 June 2015

Taylor Swift kept her friends close and her enemies some distance away as she performed to 65,000 fans in Hyde Park on Saturday. While her stage-invading nemesis Kanye West was safely committed to being over a hundred miles away at Glastonbury, the pop powerhouse produced a stream of starry pals to strut down a long catwalk into her audience. A… Read more →

TAYLOR SWIFT – Evening Standard, 31 Jan 2014

As of tomorrow, London becomes Taylortown for five nights when the first lady of country pop arrives at the O2. Taylor Swift might once have been of interest only to the nation’s teenage girls, but I can’t be the only cynic to be converted to her cause. In early videos she looked like little more than the latest country cliché,… Read more →