Friday night in Baton Rouge, Taylor Swift played the second show of her "1989" world tour at Tiger Stadium.
Following the singing star's Wednesday night arena show at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Friday's concert was also the first stadium concert of the tour.
Swift concentrated on songs from her latest album, the four-time platinum "1989." The show also featured many costumes (most of which glittered); 11 athletic male dancers; a crane that turned Swift and her dancers in circles above the crowd on the stadium floor; and fireworks during the show-closing "Shake It Off."
"Well, hi, my name is Taylor, and I love the sight of a 50,000-person stadium," Swift said after her opening song, pop-anthem "Welcome to New York."
The singer performed just a few older songs Friday. For one of them, she strapped on an electric guitar for the first and only time for a rock version of "We're Never Getting Back Together." She folded another older song, "Enchanted," into a romantic medley with "1989's" "Wildest Dreams."
Swift took a few extended time outs from the music to talk directly to her fans, most of whom are girls in their teens and younger. Many moms attended the show, holding hands with their daughters as they walked through and around the crowded stadium.
The show's special effects included transparent plastic bracelets distributed to everyone who entered Tiger Stadium. The bracelets flashed different colors throughout the show, timed to the music and visible to everyone in the stadium, including the star of the show.
"This is the most beautiful view that I've ever had," she said before her "Enchanted" and "Wildest Dreams" medley.
A full review will be posted online later Saturday and appear in Sunday's print edition of The Advocate.