At the end of the night, what sets Taylor Swift apart from the pack is that even in a crowd of close to 20,000 people, she can still shoot for — and achieve — emotional intimacy. When talking to her audience, it wasn’t just asking them how they were doing or if they were having a good time, she was getting personal, sharing the stories of songs such as the afore-mentioned “All Too Well,” or “Mean.” Not only did Swift prove once again how well she knows and respects her audience, she also let her guard down very effectively, as well – giving the fans a chance to see inside the artist. And, from that standpoint, nobody else is doing it better.
Billboard’s review of Taylor Swift’s first show on the Red Tour in Nashville. (x