August 8, 2015 was a very exciting day, because I got to see TAYLOR SWIFT in concert (The 1989 World Tour). She was born in 1989. I graduated high school in 1989!
She really put on a great show!!
First, my sister (Karin) and niece (Ashley) drove up from Oregon the day before. I researched our public transportation options, to avoid the chaos of driving into the city with thousands of other people. The ST (Sound Transit) Express Bus ended up being the way to go!
We hopped on bus #512 in Lynnwood, then we got off within walking distance of the downtown Seattle Veggie Grill (at 1427 4th Avenue). We met Karin’s friend (and others) at the restaurant.
I ordered the (vegan) ‘Crab’ Cake, “Kale Style.” (Look at that tiny bit of tartar sauce. Of course I had to ask for more than that!) For dessert, I had a piece of carrot cake…yum!
From the Veggie Grill, we walked ~1 mile to Century Link Field. I picked up a double short soy latte at a Starbucks along the way. (Coffee = a hug in a mug!)
Before we joined the procession of people entering the stadium, we figured out where we’d need to catch our bus home. My niece and sister saw Taylor Swift in Portland for her Red Tour 2013. Hence– the red signs in this picture…
Look at all those tour busses…
We arrived plenty early. I actually had a seat in a different section than Karin and Ashley, because I’d decided that I wanted to go to the concert after Karin had already purchased their tickets. As it turned out, though, I was able to stay with them next to/within their seats for the whole concert. It was nice to be able to stay together.
There were 2 opening acts for the Seattle show: Shawn Mendes and Vance Joy. Both were excellent. The night of the show was actually Shawn’s 17th birthday. (During Taylor’s show, she had all of us sing Happy Birthday to him.)
While it was still light out, I really enjoyed watching plane after plane after plane flying by overhead. And by the way– the weather was perfect: not too hot, and not too bright. (I don’t like heat and I’m a shade seeker!)
When Taylor’s performance started, the wrist bands that everyone got upon entering the stadium started lighting up. Somehow they were coordinated during each song. Different bands lit up at different times and each band lit up in all different colors. It made for a fantastic light show.
Taylor Swift is known for really emotionally connecting with her fans and she didn’t disappoint us. In Seattle, she brought a surprise guest– Russell Wilson– (know him?) on stage. She also performed a song with another secret guest, Fetty Wap.
Here a few more pics:
After the show, we very quickly caught our bus and we were back on the road without any hassle. When we got home, the house was quiet, as (baby) Todd successfully went to bed for the 2nd time without me. It was a good night for everyone!