Last night I went to Taylor Swift's 1989 concert and it was amazing! I bought my ticket last November and wrote this post about it, so follow the link if you're interested in reading the full story of how I decided on which ticket to buy.
In order to get a really good seat I decided to go for the VIP 2 package, which included early entry, a pre-party, and a seat within the first 25 rows. I got lucky and ended up with a seat 12 rows back from the stage and 8 seats away from the catwalk.
Here's a look at the seating chart so you can see section AAA, which is where my seat was:
I knew my seat was going to be good, but I was amazed when I got to it and realized just how close to the stage I would be. You'll see in the pictures I post below just how close I was to Taylor and how good of a view I had of the whole show.
To give you perspective, here are a couple of pictures from the top of the 100 section looking down on where my seat was. My seat was close to where the person in the red shirt is standing.
Before I get into the pictures of the actual show, I'd like to go back to the beginning of the day and walk you through everything leading up to Taylor's performance.
First, I decided that it would be easier to take the train to the Pepsi Center instead of trying to drive there and then fight traffic after the show. My confirmation email had said that the VIP group would be allowed to enter at 4:45pm, so I got to the train station at about 3pm and arrived at the auditorium at 3:30.
There wasn't much of crowd, so I found a mother and daughter who were also wearing the VIP lanyards and asked them if they were waiting for the pre-party. They were really nice and we stood and talked until the doors opened. When they let us in at 4:45 I was the fifth person through the door. Out of 15,000 people, I think that's pretty darn good!!!
Once we were checked in and had our tickets we were taken into the VIP party. They had all kinds of tables set up with a big buffet and a drink station. They also had a backdrop set up where you could get your picture taken. Here are some pictures from the party.
A group of us that had just met at the doors all sat together, so even though I went to the concert alone I was still able to make some friends and have some people to hang out with, which was really nice!
We ate our food and then went downstairs to look at merchandise before the doors opened at 6pm for general admission. We timed it perfectly, with just enough time to buy our souvenirs and then we were able to go check out our seats at 6pm.
Like I said before, I was absolutely amazed by how good my seat was. It still didn't feel real at that point, but I had an idea that I would have an amazing view of the show.
After checking out our seats we went back up to the VIP party to wait for a raffle at 7:15pm. None of us won anything, so we headed back to our seats for the show to start at 7:30pm.
The opening act was Vance Joy, who did a good job. And then we waited maybe 20-30 minutes before Taylor came onstage. In the meanwhile, I saw her mom Andrea (aka Mama Swift) walk through the crowd.
And then it was time for Taylor to come onstage!!!
Here's the set list:
And here are some of the 200+ pictures I took of the show...
So that was my first Taylor Swift concert experience, definitely one of my top five nights ever! It was an amazing show and I'm so happy I decided to splurge for the VIP package. I would definitely do it again and now I'm just counting down the days until her next tour!
My name is Beth and I live in Denver. I am a single lady in my 30's and wanted to start sharing my awesome and amazing life through a blog.