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Taylor Swift ends the Australian leg of her "Red" Tour with a 'big finish.'
The pop-country singer ends her worldwide "Red" Tour at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium with a 47,000 strong audience singing along with her every tune and even greeting her a Happy Birthday the day after her actual birthday.
Taylor started off her Melbourne spectacle with "State of Grace" and "Holy Ground," two of the songs off her latest record "Red." She then peppered the concert with tracks from her previous records "Fearless" (Love Story) and "Speak Now" (Sparks Fly).
Various sources notice plenty of costume changes and Taylor doing things that the audience will never think she would do, such as being taken by a crane and walking through a quasi-tightrope. Philippa Hawker of Sydney Morning Herald, in particular, mentions Taylor's talking to the audience about the subject of her songs, which seems to have been a trademark of hers whenever she does concerts.
Take 40, on the other hand, notes the wrist band being given away by Taylor's mom Andrea to audience members in front of the stage.
But the show was not all glitter and tricks -- Taylor performed "All Too Well" and "You Belong With Me" in its stripped down version which Hawker describes as something that takes on a new poignancy, and she is 'the confident centre of it all.'
Before she kicked off the Australian leg of her tour in Sydney, Taylor reveals to Fairfax Media what fans will expect in her concerts, including 'huge set pieces and fire and smoke and giant things that come down and then disappear and then people popping up out of the floor and people on wires.'
And Taylor indeed delivered -- in her Sydney bash at the Allianz Stadium, over at Perth's nib Stadium and now in the biggest of the three Australian venues. All with tens of thousands of fans singing to her every song and giving out birthday greetings upon knowing of her natal day last Friday.
Take 40 sums it up best in concluding Taylor's latest concert as 'a spectacular show' while wishing that she comes back real soon.
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