After listening to 1989 approximately 95,732 times since it was released last year, there's been nothing else on our minds except for the blessed moment when we'd be able to see Taylor Swift perform the iconic tracks live.
Last weekend, our time finally came. We headed out to the MetLife stadium in New Jersey for the 1989 World Tour. It was truly a religious experience, and when it was over, we came back as happier, magical, changed humans.
These are the thoughts, feelings, and number of times you'll be dead after seeing the greatest concert on Earth: the 1989 world tour.
1. You pull up to the stadium surrounded by glittery signs as far as you can see. Each truck and car is blaring different eras of Swift as loud as they possibly can and you know you have arrived.
2. And then you make your way to the gate and are handed your most prized possession: the light-up bracelets that are about to synchronize with both the music and your heart.
3. By the time you make it to your seats the energy in the stadium filled with over 60,000 people is so electric that you find it hard to catch your breath. It's a sea of Swifties and it is BEAUTIFUL.
4. The sweet, soothing sounds of Shawn Mendes, Vance Joy, and HAIM blast through the stadium. With each act that passes your level of chill diminishes. You are quickly approaching zero chill.
5. And then it all sinks in. THIS IS REAL. THIS IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. You suddenly have the realization that your queen is about to take her stage and you LITERALLY die once more.
7. Then she's there in all her glittery glory, owning the stage like the pop queen that she truly is. You finally feel at home.
8. One by one, your life-changing anthems are being sung right before your very eyes and you scream so loud you're not sure you'll ever be able to speak again.
9. She finally takes the infamous runway, strutting down the stage as she looks out at a sea of glistening, tear-filled eyes. You sway, and scream, and dance like you never have before.
You are beyond the grave. There is no turning back.