Queen Taylor Swift is back! The “Shake It Off” singer lit up Houston for a pre-Super Bowl concert, DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night, and it was everything. She even performed new two songs live for the first time.
Swift treated audiences to acoustic renditions of her Fifty Shades Darker collab with Zayn Malik, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” and the song she recently wrote for country band Little Big Town, “Better Man.” While Malik or Little Big Town didn’t join T-Swift for her performances of these songs, she still sounded totally flawless. Check out the proof below.
Swift took to Instagram to talk about performing the tracks for the first time. She shared a photo of the crowd with the caption, “Had such a great time playing ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ for the first time live tonight, although we missed you @zayn, the crowd sang so loud!!”
The “Style” songwriter also posted about singing “Better Man,” a song rumored to be written about her past long-term relationship with Calvin Harris. Swift posted a photo of herself performing the track on Instagram with the caption, “‘The bravest thing I ever did was… run.’ Performing ‘Better Man’ tonight for the first time, sending so much love and gratitude to @littlebigtown.”
During the concert, Swift told the crowd that the Houston show will likely be her only one of 2017. Cue the sad cries from Swifties everywhere!
“As far as I know I’m only doing one show in 2017, and as far as I know, this is that show,” Swift said. “By coming to this show tonight, you are attending 100% of this year’s tour dates.”
Swifties aren’t too sad, though. The overall sentiment from fans at the concert? It was the best they’ve ever seen Swift. Fans on social media say she exuded happiness, confidence and passion, giving one of the best performances they’ve ever seen from her.
— Taylor Swift Updates (@SimplySFans) February 5, 2017
TAYLOR WAS FEELING HERSELF TONIGHT AND I AM LIVING FOR IT pic.twitter.com/P5A8C4KS8s
— sabrina!!! (@SparklyTay13) February 5, 2017
ive literally never seen her so happy it was crazy https://t.co/orRA7srx0c
— merry natmas (@natnieIs) February 5, 2017
Aside from loads of screaming fans, many celebrities also attended the Super Saturday Night concert. John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and Lea Michele all walked the red carpet for the event. Swift’s pals Ruby Rose and Este Haim were also there for the pre-Super Bowl party, along with Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman.
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