Days earlier than Taylor Swift kicks off her “Reputation” stadium tour, the singer invited hundreds of kids residing in foster care and their households for a non-public live performance on Saturday.
The pop star’s crew apparently partnered with the Arizona Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents to host greater than 2,000 friends on the occasion, in accordance with multiple outlets. The present served as the ultimate gown rehearsal for the tour, set to start in Glendale, Arizona, on Tuesday.
“We thought it was too good to be true, but we all kept it a secret (per Taylor’s orders) and sure enough had the time of our lives!” attendee Kellie Dillon, who introduced her youngsters to the present, informed E! News.
“My family and I have been fostering for over three years and have adopted too,” Dillon added. “I don’t think Taylor understand what this meant to these foster and adoptive families! Some of these children have been through terrible journeys in their lifetime, so to be able to escape for an incredible evening like that was out of this world!”
After the live performance, the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer hosted an enormous pizza occasion for the households, and invited them on stage to pose for photos along with her for nearly 4 hours.
Concertgoers adorned social media with reward for Swift, who’s been unveiling particulars concerning the tour daily on her Instagram, most just lately revealing that she’ll play 10 songs from her catalog along with her latest album “Reputation.”
“A night my girls and I will always remember – meeting Taylor Swift!! Thank you for such a generous evening with your littlest fans,” foster mom Abbi Williams wrote in a caption of pictures of her household on the live performance. “Your show is amazing – you and your team did an incredible job!!”
The present was the primary live performance ever for about 500 youngsters who raised their fingers when requested by Swift in the event that they’ve been to at least one earlier than, in accordance with People.
“When @taylorswift invitations you to her ultimate gown rehearsal, you go. We couldn’t carry cameras in, simply know that if you’ll be able to see her #reputationstadiumtour DO IT!” one other attendee shared on Instagram alongside pictures of kids on the live performance. “She was such a gracious and generous hostess…complete with a pizza party and photo op afterward.”
Swift has been on a goodwill tour of kinds, making a cease at an area Arizona hospital the day earlier than the rehearsal to fulfill with an Eight-year-old lady, Isabella McCune, who’s recovering from critical burns.
Earlier this week, Isabella’s household made a video for Swift asking her to go to, because the little lady couldn’t attend the live performance as deliberate after a devastating accident in March.
Swift confirmed up unannounced on the Arizona Burn Center on Saturday. She talked with Isabella for 20 minutes and gifted her with a bag of merchandise from her tour, in accordance with The Arizona Republic.
The singer even left an inspirational notice within the fan’s journal after promising her a seat at a live performance as soon as she’s ready.
“I hope you feel better soon and I’m honored you’ve been listening to my music,” she wrote. “You’re so awesome and I can’t wait to have you at a show!! Stay strong, gorgeous. Love, Taylor.”
CORRECTION: A earlier model of this story misstated the day of the occasion as Sunday.