Taylor Swift is currently on her very successful 1989 tour. That said, not everything can go according to plan. Fans were thrilled with Taylor Swift’s surprise guest Lorde, who joined her BFF for a special rendition of “Royals,” but moments after the special surprise Swift experienced an unfortunate stage malfunction.
The malfunction happened during her Nationals Park concert in Washington, D.C. on Monday night. Swift got stuck on an extended stage and was suspended up on the stage for some time. Instead of freaking out or making the whole malfunction a catastrophe, Taylor took it in stride. The moment, while it must have been at least a bit scary for Swift, turned out comical as the singer cracked a joke to her audience.
Swift told her fans exactly what was happening during the show. “They just told me in my ear that I might be stuck up here forever. This thing is broken.”
— Capital (@CapitalOfficial) July 14, 2015
Swift continued to explain, “I was just thinking about how I was singing a song about rain and it rained today…it’s not that funny…We’re just gonna have to rechoreograph the entire show. It’s fine. Whatever. It’s gonna be a unique show D.C.!”
— Taylor Swift Videos (@TaylorSwiftVid) July 14, 2015
Fortunately, the stage was fixed and Swift was able to end her show the way she intended it. After the malfunction was over, Swift said, “I’m so happy, you guys! I didn’t know what I was going to do!”
Fans of course reacted appropriately:
I’ll tell my friends’ kids about the time Taylor Swift got stuck on a ramp in front of me. pic.twitter.com/NkaDy7Sd4T
— Zainab Javed (@zrjaved) July 14, 2015
Guys Taylor Swift got stuck in the air and had to do an impromptu performance I’m crying
— Lo (@LoRobb) July 14, 2015
Asks the presidential candidates “what would you do if Taylor Swift was stuck on a catwalk?”
— Teresa Bissonette (@teresabiss13) July 14, 2015
Taylor Swift’s stage is broken and she’s stuck on the catwalk, so I think she lives here now. Welcome to DC, Taylor! #1989TourDC
— Erin Ruberry (@erinruberry) July 14, 2015
What do you think of Taylor Swift’s stage malfunction? Do you think she handled it like a pro?
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