What's better than driving with your windows down on a sunny day, blasting a Taylor Swift song? Experiencing her perform that song live. As a devoted Swift fan, I was lucky enough to attend her concert Saturday night (June 5) on the last date of her 15-month "Fearless" tour. The hit-packed show at Foxboro, Mass.' Gillette Stadium featured four acts in front of more than 56,000 appreciative fans.
Country acts Gloriana and Kellie Pickler and pop sensation Justin Bieber took turns opening the show, with Bieber, unsurprisingly, the runaway fan favorite of the trio, as the venue's seats quickly began to fill in when he hit the stage. Although I've never personally succumbed to "Bieber Fever," I can understand those afflicted; the 16-year-old is an incredible performer. He appeared extremely comfortable in front of such a large audience, possesses a sweet voice and is a talented dancer. Bieber charmed the crowd and even serenaded a lucky fan on-stage with "One Less Lonely Girl." After his tribute to Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," he closed with his own recent hit "Baby."
Almost three hours after the night's first song, a giant red curtain lifted, and Swift appeared in a marching band uniform singing "You Belong With Me," eventually removing her hat to reveal her famous long, blonde curls. Right from the start, it's clear: that hair is going to be as much a star of the show as her songs; I lost count of how many times she flipped those golden locks, which added extra drama to her dancing.