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Thursday June 5, 2014 MYT 12:40:00 PM
Thursday June 5, 2014 MYT 3:03:19 PM
by gordon kho
The pop-country singer thrills a sold-out crowd with hit after hit.
Taylor Swift had the audience eating out the palm of her hand at her maiden concert in Jakarta last night. The 8,000-strong crowd hung on to her every word, and note, at the 90-minute show at Mata Elang Stadium in the Indonesian capital.
“This is my first time playing in Jakarta,” she told the screaming fans. “And you’re already making a good impression.”
Backed by a six-piece band, Swift started the show with a less popular number from her catalogue, State Of Grace, but quickly picked up the pace with crowd favourites such as You Belong With Me, 22 and I Knew You Were Trouble.
While the energetic set got the audience on their feet, it was the ballads – which Swift did acoustic style with the help of her guitar, or piano – that fans loved most; everyone at the stadium seemed to know the lyrics to Love Story and 15 and sang along gleefully ... even though the latter is a song on heartbreak.
With the audience consisting of mostly teenage girls, the concert sometimes felt like a slumber party hosted by Swift. She even dished sisterly advice: “If there are moments when you feel like you don’t fit in, just remember it is not our job to make people like us.”
If Taylor Swift says it, it has to be true, right? Of course! Because in the eyes of her fans on this balmy night in Jakarta, Swift just can’t do no wrong.
Taylor Swift Live In KL will be held at Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil on June 11. The lead sponsor for this show is AIA Bhd. Read the full review on Swift’s Jakarta show on Tuesday in Star2.
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