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Taylor Swift at Century Link Field - Seattle, WA - August 8, 2015

Taylor Swift at Century Link Field – Seattle, WA – August 8, 2015

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!

On the ST Express Bus - August 8, 2015

On the ST Express Bus – August 8, 2015

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.

Outside the Veggie Grill in downtown Seattle

Outside the Veggie Grill in downtown Seattle

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!

'Crab' Cake, Kale Style (vegan) - Veggie Grill

‘Crab’ Cake, Kale Style (vegan) – Veggie Grill

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…

My niece, me & my sister

My niece, me & my sister

Look at all those tour busses…

Taylor Swift tour busses

Taylor Swift tour busses

Taylor Swift - The 1989 World Tour

Taylor Swift – The 1989 World Tour

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.

Entering the stadium

Entering the stadium

Inside Century Link Field

Inside Century Link Field

Where we sat - Section 131, Row Z

Where we sat – Section 131, Row Z

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.)

Sean Mendes was opening act #1

Sean Mendes was opening act #1

Vance Joy was opening act #2

Vance Joy was opening act #2

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!)

I should have taken a picture of an airplane going by, but I didn't!

I should have taken a picture of an airplane going by, but I didn’t!

Karin & Ashley

Karin & Ashley

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.

Ashley & Elisa

Ashley & Elisa

Here a few more pics:

Taylor Swift in Seattle - August 8, 2015

Taylor Swift in Seattle – August 8, 2015

Taylor Swift in Seattle - August 8, 2015

Taylor Swift in Seattle – August 8, 2015

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!

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