We left for Kansas City mid-morning so we could do some shopping before the concert but with the warm weather and the massive crowds (tax-free weekend here in MO), we tired out after several hours and retreated to a Panera to cool off, tidy-up and get ready (I drank Mountain Dew for the first time in at least 10 years - seriously - I was that tired) for the concert! Once we got to the Sprint Center the energy of the crowd hit and our energy levels sky-rocketed. Or maybe it was all that Dew...
We got free, fresh Panera cookies from the store manager and were a little too excited about it.
Taylor had roughly 12 semi's and 6 RV's by the venue - we couldn't really get closer to the semi's without risking our lives (they were parked on a street that wasn't blocked off so there was constant car traffic passing by).
We purchased our t-shirts and glow sticks, found our seats, and waited for it all to begin!
Florida Georgia Line started the concert off with a few songs then the main opening act, Ed Sheeran, came on stage. Both were absolutely amazing, while completely different. Ed blew me away and left me misty eyed at the end. His voice...oh my gawwwsh you guys! I cannot even describe it. I really loved his songs before the concert but after seeing him play his entire set looping, I fell in love with him. The guy has some serious talent and was even sweet enough to take a photo of us ;)
Then...well, I'll let some of the pictures do the talking...
The view from our seats
She was carried back (during a song by her dancers) to this second stage in the back of the arena where she did 4-5 songs (Ed came back to sing this with her!). This was significantly closer to us which was awesome, but I also thought it was really cool because the people that were in the back also a 'front-stage' experience from her. The platform she's playing on rotated in circles and raised and lowered her. Things like this make me feel like she really wants her fans to know she loves them.
flying her back to the main front stage
So yeah...I was obsessed. Still am. I have a feeling that while this may have been my first Taylor Swift concert, it will definitely not be my last. If you ever get the opportunity to see her, DO IT. I promise you won't be disappointed. My cousin and I were both in awe. Her voice was flawless, all the dancing, costume changes, stage movements...it was amazing and obviously I'm at a loss for words because I keep telling people it was amazing, magical, and more than I imagined it would be.