Taylor Swift Got Stuck On A Floating Stage As Well, Beyoncé
I'ma let you finish but Taylor Swift had the best response to getting stuck on a stage, SORRY!!!
As two of the biggest names in music currently, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift often find themselves in the same circles, up for the same awards, and today, dealing with the same technical issues.
If you'll recall, Beyoncé recently found herself trapped on a floating stage at the end of her performance at the On the Run part II tour, and was less than excited to have to climb a ladder in stilettos to get down.
Last night, Taylor Swift also found herself dealing with a malfunctioning stage at the Philadelphia stop of her Reputation world tour, and Beyoncé, sweetie, I'm so sorry, I'ma let you finish, but Taylor Swift had the best response to dealing with faulting equipment of all time.
While singing her hit single "Delicate", the plan is for Miss Swift to ascend gloriously over the crowd in a floating cage that takes her to the B-Stage on the other side of the stadium, but at last night's show, she really only got through the 'ascending' part before the tour equipment malfunctioned.
“I’m pretty sure I’m stuck up here,” she can be heard telling the crowd in the middle of the song. “It’s a nice view, though.”
As the song concluded, Taylor was brought back down to the main stage, rather than the B-Stage.
"I feel it's really important to be honest with friends," she began. “What you just saw was me going straight up and down in this sparkly basket. It’s, ah... supposed to take me to the other side of the stadium.”
"I'm SOMEHOW gonna figure out how to get over there," she said, gesturing to the other side of the 69k (nice) capacity stadium.
"So what happens now, is like... I'm chilling waiting to see what happens next..." she laughed.
"I might just walk," she added, as the crowd screamed at the idea of their fave walking through the massive crowd.
“I have another flying thing across there, that works apparently," she narrated to the audience. "OR. Wait. So there’s people talking in my ear."
“This is so boring for you, I’m sorry,” she told the crowd, adding that that the microphone was the only way she could communicate with the crew, so it was "all going to play out in front of [them]".
"Is there a way that I can walk?" Tay asked the crew, prompting the crowd to chant "WALK! WALK! WALK!" in response.
While the crew worked out how to get Taylor to the B-Stage, Taylor -- ever the professional -- knew that the show must go on, entertaining them with an impromptu, a capella rendition of "Our Song" from her 2006 self-titled debut album.
Once the crew had the set up and running again, Taylor finally got to ascend over the crowd as planned, except for the fact that she'd already performed "Delicate", the song that moment is intended for. Instead, Philly fans got an impromptu rendition of "Wildest Dreams" set to the twinkling lights of a gazillion mobile phone flashes.
Queen of problem solving and making it to the B-Stage!
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