Taylor Swift serenades beau Joe Alwyn as he cheers her on during opening night of Reputation tour
Taylor Swift appeared to dedicate her song Gorgeous to boyfriend Joe Alwyn as she performed in Glendale, Arizona on Tuesday night, pointing at the actor as she sang.
Alwyn, 27, and Taylor’s family watched and applauded the pop singer, 28, from the VIP section of the stadium.
True love: Taylor Swift, 28, appeared to dedicate her song Gorgeous to boyfriend Joe Alwyn, 27, as she performed in Glendale, Arizona on Tuesday night
Family: Alwyn’s seen here with Swift’s mother, Andrea [L]
In video captured by a fan, the Shake It Off hitmaker points at the Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk star during the song.
The 6ft1in actor, whose blonde tresses were covered by a black baseball cap, watched on while standing next to Swift’s mother, Andrea.
Alwyn also wore a denim jacket over a white T-shirt.
VIP: Alwyn and Taylor’s family watched and applauded the pop singer from the VIP section of the stadium
That’s my man: In video captured by a fan, the Shake It Off hitmaker points at the Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk star during the song
Making memories: Alwyn filmed his girlfriend’s performance for posterity
Serious business: Alwyn watches on with a drink in hand
Bonding time: Joe stood right next to his girlfriend’s mother Andrea for much of the show
Appreciative: The actor applauds his pop superstar lover
Doting dad: Swift’s father, Scott Kingsley Swift was also there [Far left]
Cracking a smile: Joe enjoys the show
Swift showed off her lithe legs in a selection of glitzy, showstopping outfits during the opening night of her Reputation tour.
Her first big show in over two years, she performed to a 60,000 capacity stadium in the Arizona city.
Yet some critics have wondered if Taylor’s popularity is waning a little, given that she has failed to sell out her tour completely.
Pop icon: Swift showed off her lithe legs in a selection of showstopping outfits as she performed her first major show in two years
Rainbow: Starting off in a frilly rainbow dress that fell just to the tops of her thighs, the pop superstar joined her opening acts, Charli XCX and Camila Cabello, on stage
Starting off in a frilly rainbow dress that fell just to the tops of her thighs, Swift joined her opening acts, Charli XCX and Camila Cabello on stage.
She wore black boots and looked like the cheeriest version of herself when she first addressed the audience.
According to the New York Post, Billboard estimated Reputation has already sold more than $240million worth of tickets, which would make it the highest-grossing tour of Taylor’s career, with around $300million in total sales.
Hugs: She wore black boots and looked like the cheeriest version of herself when she first entered the stage, before giving her fellow performers a huge cuddle
All the colours of the rainbow: Taylor put on a very leggy display in her sequin mini dress as she pranced around the stage
Giving it some: The girls all performed Shake It Up with Camila and Charli sharing the stage with the pop superstar
A rainbow effect: The stage was filled with colour and sparkles as the girls performed the huge hit
That’s one way to turn heads: Taylor floated around on a moving platform which had glittering lights surrounding it in an orb
Taylor is set to perform 53 shows in seven countries, in seven months.
However, the fact that she has not completely sold out her tour seems surprising to some, given her previous levels of popularity.
The New York Post writes: ‘She buckled by having Ticketmaster turn off resale ticket listings on its interactive venue charts for the first leg of her North American tour, according to music-industry veterans.
Darker: Things, however, wouldn’t stay so light as the 10-time Grammy winner found a darker place later in the show and came on in a sparkly outfit which upon closer inspection, had a snake print running through it
Stripping down: She later removed some of the outfit to show her sensational figure in all its glory
Reptilian: Taylor was lifted from the stage in the air by a host of dancers who were draped in snakeskin
Ssss-slippery: Entering with a scaly black hoodie pulled over her head, the singer referenced snakes heavily – as she has done, ever since Kim Kardashian famously used it to describe her
‘The delisting of secondary, or resale, tickets — a move experts called unusual if not unprecedented — makes the inventory of available seats seem much smaller.’
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for both Taylor Swift and Ticketmaster for comment.
In a show seemed designed to capture the various personas of Swift, much like she did at the end of the video for Look What You Made Me Do, the singer used her costumes to show many sides of her.
Another ensemble showed off Taylor’s elegant side as she wore a thin, sheer coat atop a sensual one piece. Once again her lithe limbs were on display as she danced across the stage.
All that glitters: Another look had a regal Egyptian theme in black and gold as she put on a sweaty routine
Sway from side to side: Even Taylor’s dance moves, saw her moving around like a snake, with reptilian details embedded in the backdrop
Tailor-made: She gave it her all in front of an impressively intricate stage production, wearing thigh-high boots
Taking to the piano: The first leg of her tour, which began on Tuesday night, will come to an end on June 2 in Chicago
Taylor’s third and possibly most devastating outfit came in the shape of the snake. Entering with a scaly black hoodie pulled over her head, the singer exposed her reptilian side.
She stripped off the shimmering coat to reveal another one-piece ensemble, this one featuring a singular sleeve.
The star added a pair of thigh-high boots and her wavy blonde hair crashed atop her chest. Dancers carried the singer across the stage, grabbing at her legs, and dragging their hands across her torso.
Taylor has embraced the snake symbol, after Kim Kardashian infamously used it to describe her following their much-documented row.
One at a time: Taylor stripped off a shimmering coat to reveal another one-piece ensemble, this one featuring a singular sleeve, which shimmered as she worked the stage
All for the fans: Taylor has paid close attention to detail, with microphones to match each outfit and newspaper confetti which falls down at the end of each show
Sensual: She wore a deep red lipstick and black nail polish as she gave an incredibly charged performance
Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour set list revealed…
Crooner: Taylor opens the show with …Ready For It
1. …Ready For It?
2. I Did Something Bad
5. Love Story
6. You Belong With Me
7. Look What You Made Me Do
8. End Game
9. King Of My Heart
11. Shake It Off (with Camila Cabello and Charli XCX)
12. Dancing With Our Hands Tied
13. All Too Well
14. Blank Space
Trio: She performs Shake It Off (with Camila Cabello and Charli XCX)
16. Bad Blood
17. Should’ve Said No
18. Don’t Blame Me
19. Long Live
20. New Year’s Day
21. Getaway Car
22. Call It What You Want
23. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
24. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
She also continued her association with the serpent as she took to her Instagram stories on Sunday to reveal a glittering microphone featuring the reptile ‘attacking it’ during rehearsals for her Reputation stadium tour.
She addressed the feud directly from the stage on Tuesday, telling the crowd: ‘A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on. And then a lot of people called me a lot of names on social media.’
‘And I went through some really low times for a while because of it. I went through some times when I didn’t know if I was gonna get to do this anymore.’
‘I wanted to send a message to you guys that if someone uses name calling to bully you on social media and even if a lot of people jump on board with it, that doesn’t have to beat you.’
‘It can strengthen you instead.’
Kim and Kanye West famously fell out with Taylor last year over the lyrics in the rapper’s Famous track, in which he referred to the singer as a ‘b***h*’.
After Taylor’s reps issued a statement denying Kanye’s claims that she had approved the line, Kim responded with a tweet on national snake day.
Touchy: Dancers carried the singer across the stage, grabbing at her legs, and dragging their hands across her torso
Changes: It was a night to remember for the superstar who entered the stadium to a literal olive branch from her biggest rival Katy Perry following years of feuding
She can’t get enough of those snakes: A glitzy jacket saw the emblem appearing once again
A warning to Kim? Taylor strapped herself to the skeleton of a snake as she fought against the haters
At the time the snake emoticon had just begun popping up in the comment section of Taylor’s Instagram, following her recent break-up with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.
Enter Kim, who wrote: ‘Wait it’s legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days!’
Upon arriving at the stadium, Taylor received an apology letter from Katy Perry, and a literal olive branch, which seemed to indicate she was doing her best to put an end to the artists’ Bad Blood.
The This Is Us singer seemed genuinely taken aback and said in the story posted to her Instagram, ‘This means so much to me.’
Ready for it? A further costume change saw Taylor teaming those boots with a flapper-inspired sequin mini
After years of feuding, it seemed like the former superstar friends would never ever get back together, but maybe Everything Has Changed.
The first leg of her tour, which began on Tuesday night, will come to an end on June 2 in Chicago.
From there the concert series will head to Europe for six shows in England and Ireland before returning Stateside.
There are few blank spaces in the trio’s calendar over the coming months, until the show finally reaches its End Game with an Oceania leg, and comes to a close on November 9 in New Zealand.
On Wednesday, Fujifilm instax announced a global partnership with Taylor, which kicked off with the sponsorship of her Global Tour.
Bad blood no more: Upon arriving at the stadium, Taylor received an apology letter from Katy Perry following their very public feud
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