11th row

TalesFromYourServer: How to know when you need a day off

I was on my 11th shift in a row. It was 10:45 PM, only a few minutes until our kitchen would close. A customer placed an order for a few small appetizers. I read back the order.

“So that’ll be the Brussel sprouts, hummus plate, and chicken kebab. How would you like your chicken cooked?”

“Uh… completely?”

By: DopeYeti

🍼💧THE CRYBABY TOUR OUTFITS💧🍼

September 3rd Boston Massachusetts - Sinclair 😥
😥 I couldn’t find a picture for this one but if you have one please send it to me ❤️

September 9th Philadelphia Pennsylvania -world café
✨ pooh bear inspired outfit , bottom right corner✨

September 10th Hamden Connecticut - college st. Music hall
✨couldn’t find a better picture 🙁 please send me one if you have one ( middle picture on the bottom row)✨

September 11th New York - highline ballroom
✨the red cage outfit , top left ✨

September 13th Washington, D.C. - U street music hall
✨the orange dress and yellow jacket ( bottom left )✨

September 14th Cleveland Ohio - house of blues - Cambridge
✨also wore the orange dress with the yellow jacket ✨

September 15th Pittsburg Pennsylvania - stage AE
✨the candy white dress and bunny ears ( top right) ✨

Fantasy On Ice in Kobe 2015- the first 3 ice shows of my life

My very first ice shows, first time seeing Yuzu with my own eyes, watching him skate in front of me, hearing his voice for real….  how does one put all those overwhelming feelings into words?  I have no words that would do justice to the experience.  But I want to record it all down… so I will try.  

(Note: It is very long.  The keywords are in bold so you can skip if you don’t want to read too much details.)  

Saturday 4th July 1pm show: 10.45am, I met dear friend Asuka at Shinmin Hiroba station and it was a very short walk to World Hall.  There was already a long line for FaOI goods!   Sales started at 11am and the line moved quickly.  (That is one thing I love about Japan.  Most things are well-organised and orderly.)  Soon we got our pamphlets and T-shirts, but the towel was sold out.   

12 noon, the doors opened to let us in.  We found our seats, 11th row and near the centre of one of the long sides.  It was good!  Near enough to see everything very well.  I was so excited my heart was going to burst! 

Now a trip to the toilet before the show starts.  There were lines for toilets but it wasn’t so bad.  Asuka pointed out to me that they had made most of the male toilets into female toilets for this event!  Haha!  That’s clever!  I think I only saw one guy there at the show.  

1pm, the show started.  

Opening. It was dark with some special lighting.  Sarah Alainn came out and started singing a slow and beautiful song that, with the lights, made the whole place seem magical.  The supporting cast skated out first to dance and then the main skaters came out singly or in pairs.  All these skaters that I have seen and read about on my laptop screen for the past one year, they are now skating right in front of me!  Yuzu was last to come out, after Plushenko.  He was in a white shirt.  OMG, I am really seeing Yuzu for real!!!!  He made a beautiful jump (triple axel, I heard later.  I was too excited to notice!)  Then he joined the group and danced with lots of energy and joy.  You can tell he loves dancing and was really enjoying himself.  It was awesome!  Then they all went back in through the two doorways on each side next to the stage.  Yuzu was last to go in and he turned around and bowed to the audience just before he went in.  (I think he was the only one who did that.)  Wow….. his famous good manners were evident so quickly!

For the opening, besides Yuzu, I liked Johnny’s one best.  He hydrobladed while waving happily to the audience.  It was so cute!   (For the finale, I also liked Johnny’s best.  He did it as a pair;  the other skater threw him and he did a graceful jump, like a lady.  Heehee.)

Individual performances.  I enjoyed every one of them.  Especially the Japanese ladies, Nobunari Oda, Johnny Weir and Plushenko.   I will list the performances in order of appearance and say something about them. 

(Note: I don’t know much about figure skating.  I just love music and dancing and Yuzu.  And sorry I can’t remember some names and some music/songs.)

Yuna Aoki - beautiful costume, music and performance.  Very graceful and just lovely to watch. 

Tomas Verner - quite handsome.  And funny too.  When he finished his performance and walked back towards the stage, the next performer was there on the ice in her starting pose, like a mannequin.  He did some push-ups on the ice to try to “attract” her, haha!   She didn’t move at all.  Then he moved her arms to make her “hug” him.  Then he gave up and went off.   Haha…. cute.       

Lady skater with hoops - amazing and entertaining.

Johnny Weir - BEAUTIFUL.  So beautiful and charismatic.  Now I know why Yuzu looks up to him and loves his skating so much.  

Ice repair + Chopin - It was supposed to be the next performance.  Pianist Fukuma-san introduced himself on the lighted stage while the rink was dark and Akko-chan skated around to warm up a bit.   She noticed something on the ice and skated to the rink side and talked to the staff.  When Fukuma-san finished his self-introduction, someone went on stage and spoke to him.  Then there was an announcement that the ice needs to be repaired and there will be a short break in the show.  Men came in carrying little buckets of stuff and tools and started to work on the ice.  Fukuma-san and Akko-chan waited a while and then went backstage.  

There were two spots on the ice that they worked on.  We waited and waited and waited.  Are the holes that big???  Asuka and I were getting worried.  Everyone was getting restless.  Then Fukuma-san came on stage and said he would play something for us while we waited.  He said it’s Chopin Ballade no.1 which was used by Yuzu last season.  WOW!!!  What a great guy he is!  We all clapped loudly.  He started playing and it was beautiful.  Some parts were different from the version that Yuzu used and it was so interesting to hear his version.  Immediately, the wait was no longer tedious.  Soon the repair work was done and Fukuma-san finished his piece and the show could continue. Hurray!  (super thankful to Fukuma-san because this led to the collaboration in the 3rd show.)

Akiko Suzuki (with pianist Kotaro Fukuma) - VERY BEAUTIFUL

Brian Joubert - enjoyable

Nobunari Oda - SUPERB.  I always saw Nobu as a joker because of what he does off-ice but when I watched him skate live, I kept thinking, かっこいい!! (handsome+cool) “Kakkoii~ !  He is so kakkoii !!”   His 1st performance was a serious one.  His skating and expression was superb and he landed all his jumps so lightly and so beautifully.  Now I know why they gave him that T-shirt that said a cat’s feet landing on ice.  It was very evident in his skating today.  I was so impressed.  But the joker in him couldn’t be hidden.  Even though it was a serious piece, he gave a funny smile at one part towards the end and everyone burst out laughing!    

Miki Ando (with pianist Kotaro Fukuma) - BEAUTIFUL AND ELEGANT

Javier Fernandez - very cute and fun

Philippe Candeloro - entertaining

Stephane Lambiel - very nice to watch, especially his spins, long and beautiful spins.

YUZU!!!!! - When he came out onto the dark rink, I could recognise his silhouette right away.  SEIMEI!!!  While the announcer was saying his name and some details, he skated around the dark rink to warm up and he did a jump with his hands extended out, like a helicopter. (He did this for all 3 shows.)  Then he went to the middle of the rink and took up his starting pose.  It’s the same starting pose as what we’ve seen, 2 fingers below the lips.  The music started as the lights came on.  He was facing me and seeing his serious face, my heart almost stopped.  The music was awesome and he was one with the music.  His SEIMEI was so powerful, I felt like my soul was being sucked up by his aura.  He was truly breathtaking.  His costume is even more beautiful than onscreen; it’s very white and it sparkles all over.  Yuzu Seimei really dazzled!   In the 3rd show, where I sat much nearer the rink, his face was half-turned up as he hydro-bladed and he happened to face me.  His expression was so fierce and so manly!   Omg…… (I don’t think I’ll ever get my soul back….)      

Ice dance pair - nice but I wanted to just close my eyes and relive SEIMEI in my mind all over again.  But I felt it was too rude to these 2 skaters so I didn’t do that.    

Plushenko (with violinist playing in the middle of the rink) - He is truly a legend and a great showman.  In all 3 shows, both his performances, he landed all his jumps beautifully and with so much confidence.  And he was so charismatic. RESPECT.

Intermission (I heard toilet lines were bad here.  I went before the show started, so I didn’t need to go at all until after the show.)  The little zambonis came out to smoothen the ice while some guys walked around the rink carrying big red signs that say NO PHOTO NOR VIDEO TAKING.

Shoma - nice.  Like a little green elf. 

Akiko - VERY BEAUTIFUL AGAIN.  I love Akko-chan.

Nobu - no announcement.  He just came into the rink with a black cloak and holding something which later lighted up to be a red light sabre.  The music was a medley and it began with Darth Vader’s breathing sound and Star Wars music.  It was a funny, light-hearted performance and Nobu was GREAT!  His skating and all his jumps were SUPERB.  I really loved watching him!   Even his ending bows to the audience were funny!  After each bow, he pretended to be pushing some force towards us and he did that for all 4 sides of the rink.   Haha!

Tomas Verner (with Sarah Alainn) - very nice.

Johnny (with Sarah Alainn) - ‘You Raise Me Up’. This was SO BEAUTIFUL.  She played the violin at the beginning and then she sang the first verse and then Johnny skated out.  She played and sang beautifully and Johnny was simply divine.  His limbs and his body seemed to be made for producing graceful and beautiful fluid movements on the ice.  It was mesmerising.    

Jeff Buttle - ‘Uptown Funk’;  it was fun!  And during the 3rd show, Yuzu stood at one side of the stage and danced to the song!  It was so cute!  It was very dark and I thought that silhouette and the movements really looked like him. So I watched.  Later a fan on FB confirmed it cos she was watching with binoculars!  She said he was doing all the same dance movements as Jeff!  haha!

Ice dance pair - nice

Javi - He was a matador, and the performance was funny and very enjoyable.  Javi is really cute and lovable!

Miki Ando (with soprano Tomotaka Okamoto) - ‘Amazing Grace’;  Miki’s skating is very beautiful and elegant.  I loved watching her.  

Brian Joubert (with Sarah and Okamoto in a duet) - ‘Time To Say Goodbye’;  Very nice.

Acrobatic skating pair - skated and did acrobatics with long white sashes hung from the ceiling.  It was AWESOME.

Lambiel (with Okamoto) - very nice.  

Plushenko - Another great performance.  Same feeling as 1st one above.  I feel so lucky to have watched a skating legend.

YUZU!!!! - Requiem;  it was so intense and emotional that my heart broke.  I felt his anguish and pain and tears came to my eyes.  Yuzu is really so expressive, I was totally drawn in by his whole being.  About his costume, I thought it was beautiful.  You don’t see all the minute details you see in the pictures.  Once he started skating, the costume was just a whirl of sparkly mint green and the colour was clean, gentle and easy on the eye.  Beautiful for a requiem, I felt.  

Finale - With Okamoto singing, all the skaters came out and Yuzu came out last, in that black shirt with some sparkles.  Yuzu did some spins in the middle while the rest skated in 2 concentric circles around him.   Then they all formed a line, joined hands and ran to each side of the rink to bow to the audience.  Then the quad battle.  Yuzu went back in and came out with a towel to dry himself, and he also had a bottle of water.  I cannot remember who did what but Yuzu landed the quad loop and he was so happy!   Then they all skated around the rink and waved to the audience.  And it was time to go.  All the skaters went towards the stage to exit the rink but Yuzu suddenly skated towards the opposite end.  He went near the people manning the sound system and spoke to them.  I was wondering, what is he doing??  Oh he was asking for a mic!  They gave him a mic and he went to the centre of the rink and greeted the audience and started to apologise for the ice problem earlier on.  I was so thrilled to hear his voice!!!  He sounds exactly the same as what I’ve been hearing through my earphones!  I was so happy I wanted to scream.  I think all of us were very grateful for the ice problem after that!  He basically said sorry there was a disruption but there was nothing he could do about that, and that everyone has worked very hard and thanked us for the support.  I love his voice!  What a great way to end the show.  I was so overwhelmed I had tears in my eyes and really wanted to cry.  

But there was no time to cry!  It was almost 4.30!  The next show starts at 6pm and the doors open again at 5!   We quickly went back to the hotel to take a toilet break and have some food.  (Everywhere was crowded.  I am so glad I stayed at Portopia Hotel near the rink so we could rest and eat in my room and we had already bought food in advance, anticipating the crowds.)


2ND SHOW, 4th July 6pm - I sat really far away but it was nice to watch it from a different angle.  The show was the same as the 1st show except:

During intermission, Brian and Tomas came out in 2 little zambonis and while the machines smoothened out the ice, they shot a few presents at the audience. ^^

The quad battle. Yuzu tried the quad loop 4 or 5 times and kept falling.  Each time after he fell, he made that sheepish shrug of his shoulders with that cute embarrassed smile, put his hands together to say sorry and looked so apologetic.  He was really cute to watch!   I kinda didn’t mind him failing on the 4loop so many times!   And it’s true, he unbuttoned the top button of his black shirt before the jumps and buttoned it back before going to skate in a circle.  He must have felt it was a bit too restrictive for his big jumps. ^^

Somewhere in the middle of the quad battle, they gathered for a group photo. (pic credit: Fantasy On Ice Facebook page)

At the end, all the skaters were going in towards the doorways at the 2 sides of the stage.  Yuzu was the last to leave the rink.  He stood next to the stage, cupped his hands to his mouth and shouted “arigatougozaimasu” to the audience.  The he shouted some more words and one staff handed him a mic.  (So thankful to that staff!)   This was what he said (translated by Sophie Moroi on FB)

Yuzuru’s speech:
“Thank you SO MUCH!
I am sorry that I used the opportunity to practice my quad loop jumps at the end (laughter).
Were you able to enjoy our show? [big applause from the audience].  
We the skaters often receive comments from you audience that you were moved by our performance.  In fact, we the skaters are often moved by you the audience.  It’s a bit difficult to feel so in competitions, though. So, thank you for your tireless support.

I am sorry my speech is always long (laughter), but may I add one thing?
I felt extremely honoured to be able to perform “Requiem of Heaven and Earth: 3.11” here in Kobe; as you know, the place that managed to achieve rebirth.  The other day when I visited Fukushima, the reconstruction was obviously in its half-way through, and the local population were using the term “rebuilding” or “rebirth”, rather than “reconstruction.”  In fact, not only the Tohoku region but also Ibaraki and Chiba were affected by the disasters.  I would like to ask for your continuous support to such areas, too.

Oh, well, I don’t know how to end my speech (laughter)… This was not the last show, but there may be some people among the audience who go home today, while some others may join the show tomorrow again.  Whatever the case, it’s only this time that every one of us assembles here and makes the show together.  So, I cherish every single day, minute and second.  It would be great if you could also cherish this moment.
In the end, I am the luckiest, I feel.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!”

For the last “thank you so much”, he put down his mic and just shouted it as loudly as he could.  I was sitting right at the other end of the rink at the very last row on top.  AND I COULD HEAR HIM.  With no mic, just his raw voice shouting “arigatougozaimashita”.   Using his own strength to thank all of us, his sincerity touched me so much.

It was such a moving speech.   Another great end to the 2nd show!  I was in 7th heaven and on cloud 9.  I couldn’t sleep that whole night.  Too happy.  I think I finally slept for an hour, 6am to 7am.  Had to wake up at 7 because I had to meet Asuka at 8.45am at Mikage station to visit Yuzuruha Shrine before the 1pm show.  (Yuzuruha Jinja will be another post. ^^)

3RD SHOW, Sunday 5th July, 1pm - Before the show, I remembered to drop in my fan letter for Yuzu in the big box outside. There was one box for every skater.

I had the best seat of the 3 shows!  So happy!
Show was the same except for:

Intermission - Javi and Philippe came out in the little zambonis to shoot the presents.   Javi danced in the zamboni on the way back in.  Very cute!

Quad battle, Yuna went first and then Shoma, Oda, Javi.  I saw Yuzu unbuttoning the top button of his shirt and so I was expecting him to be next. Instead he took the mic and said he would not do the quad battle today. Everyone went “Ehhhhh??????” and we thought “Oh no!  He’s not doing it today???”  Then Yuzu said, “I will do a collaboration as I did not do one.”   The pianist Fukuma-san started to get ready at the piano.   OMG!!!!  I realised he was going to perform Chopin with Fukuma-san playing for him!!!  I was ecstatic!!!

Chopin- He did the 2nd half of his Chopin program and I was so amazed watching it live. He was SO FAST!!!  His movements were beautiful and quick as lightning!   It ended with the usual Ballade ending pose and he clenched both fists in the air.  WOW!!!!!! Everyone erupted in wild cheers and applause. (We were already on our feet as we were standing from finale time.)   Yuzu was just unbelievable.  I was so overwhelmed that I had to scream to let it all out.  My screams were not out of place amidst other fans’ screams and cheers. (thank goodness!)

Then Yuzu gave a short speech to thank everyone. (pic credit Miki Ando’s instagram)  This pic looks like he’s having his own concert!  How I wish! ^^ 

Two more things I need to mention:

Before the quad battle, when the skaters were going around the rink waving, Yuzu stopped at the stage and gestured for the audience to clap for the 4 artists standing there (the 2 singers, the pianist and the violinist). He knew that all of us were looking only at the skaters and clapping for the skaters. He didn’t want the artists to be left out of our appreciation.  He stood in front of the stage at one side clapping for the artists for some time while the rest skated around. Then he joined back in the skating. Then at the end, he went up to the stage to clap for them again, bringing Nobu along with him. His heart is so full of love and consideration for everyone.   (And after each of his own performance, when he bowed to the audience, he bowed so low that I thought his fringe was going to touch the ice!  He showed so much appreciation to us, the audience too.)

My seat was 7th row from the rink and it was near enough to see all the expressions clearly.  Yuzu was directly in front of me (7 rows away) during the finale bow near the rink side and his happy, beautiful, bright smiling face is pure joy to see and will be etched in my memory forever. 


After the last show, all the T-shirts were sold out.  I am so happy to have one as a memento.

All 3 shows were spectacular, all the performances were so enjoyable.  But Yuzu was the one who made each show really, really special and a bit different from each other.  I feel so incredibly lucky to have watched all 3 of them.  Yuzu is really the best of the best, in both skating and character, and I am so proud to be his fan.

For the 11th year in a row, Central American mothers march north to Mexico in search of their disappeared children:

Las madres iniciaron la caravana en el puerto fronterizo El Ceibo, ubicado entre los poblados de Flores (Tikal, Guatemala) y Tenosique (Tabasco, México). En 19 días la caravana recorrió siete estados: Tabasco, Veracruz, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Ciudad de México, Oaxaca y Chiapas.

Por undécimo año consecutivo, madres procedentes de El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala y Nicaragua atravesaron México para preguntar por el paradero de sus hijos. Ellas buscan a los migrantes centroamericanos que se perdieron en un camino de más de 5 mil kilómetros hacia los Estados Unidos. Este año la caravana estuvo conformada por 38 mujeres y dos hombres. De nuevo se reunieron con funcionarios, visitaron morgues y cementerios y pasearon por la ruta del migrante cargando las fotografías de sus desaparecidos. Se estima que cada año, por México pasan 250,000 indocumentados buscando la frontera norte. Aunque la caravana es un acto simbólico contra la impunidad y una protesta contra la falta de respuestas y apoyos del estado mexicano, a través del apoyo de organziaciones no gubernamentales ya han logrado reencuentros. En esta ocasión, cuatro madres se reencontraron con sus familiares, y una más se topó con su pariente de manera fortuita.

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A stadium full of Christmas carols: An FC Union Berlin Tradition

Some go to church on Christmas Eve, but more than 20,000 FC Union Berlin fans pack their stadium, candles in hand, to sing “Oh Christmas Tree”. It was the 11th year in a row that supporters gathered for what has become a brilliantly unique Christmas tradition known as Weihnachtssingen, which is easy to celebrate given the club’s red and white colours.

It may be unconventional, but the city of Berlin celebrates an unconventional, hard-working group of athletes. FC Union Berlin was formed by iron workers more than a century ago, and during the Cold War it became a symbol of resistance against the East German government. Today, FC Union remain beloved by tens or thousands of Berliners.

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HEY TAYLOR!

So I’ll be seeing you at the Melbourne shows about 11 days after my birthday do this is what I’ll wearing to the tour, considering one of Tays favourite show is greys anatomy I thought, I’d go as a ‘made-up’ character from the show.

Keep an eye out for my poster Tay :)

I’LL BE SITTING IN:

10th Dec - Level 1, Aisle 35, Row Z & Seat 252
11th Dec - Section D4, Row G, Seat 1
12th Dec - Section A6, Row O, Seat 9

SEE YOU IN MELBOURNE @taylorswift

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Jacinda is seeing the 1989 tour in Melbourne, Australia.

I am so excited to be attending all three nights of the tour in Melbourne, Australia in December. I have no words to explain how much I need to see Taylor live again and this tour will mark my 13th time seeing her by the last concert.

If you guys are going to any of the Melbourne shows, here are my seats each night so please come and say hello to me. You’ll find me in the costumes I have posted above. I am looking forward to catching up with old friends as well as making new ones!

Thursday 10th: B-stage (Feat. @tinylou-13​)

Friday 11th: Section C4, row N, seats 19 & 20 - on the floor (Feat. Mama Bev)

Saturday 12th: B-stage (rocking it solo)

I cannot wait to have the time of my life as 1989 has been the soundtrack to my life since the day it was released. There will probably be a lot of ugly crying as I sing along and dance the nights away!

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HI TAYLOR!!! I’m going to all of your three st. paul shows this upcoming weekend and I’m so so so so excited for them (I tried to show the excitement via these horrible gifs but trust me im pumped). It’ll be my first time seeing you since I’ve become your fan in 2010 and will actually be my first concert ever too!  I went through the hardest, saddest time of my life last year and you helped me by planning to come to Bangkok for the Red Tour. Once I heard the news that you were coming, I instantly had an invigorated purpose in life. I remember standing in the middle of my school’s music building and just weeping at my phone screen because it seemed like you were coming straight to my rescue, that you knew what I was going through and that you were coming for me. For a girl that never got the chance to see you because you never came to Bangkok during all those years since I listened to “Speak Now” for the first time as a fourteen year old to hear that?? I had never heard such wonderful news and it gave me the strength to carry on. Even in the roughest of nights, at 5am when I was crying my eyes and nose out to Last Kiss, when the darkest vines of my mind made my eyes blind, I always convinced myself that I needed to stay alive to see you when you brought the Red Tour to Thailand. And even though unfortunate circumstances forced you to cancel your concert here, I still can’t thank you enough for giving me that sliver of hope. I have so, so much else to tell you and I’ve written it all out on a letter that I hope to give to someone. I just want to thank you for all that you’ve done for me and I can’t believe that I’ll finally be able to do that by screaming your lyrics at the top of my lungs and dancing my limbs off this weekend. I love you so, so much. I’ll be in the b-stage pit on the 11th, section 116, row 7, seat 17-8 on the 12th, and front stage pit on the 13th :D

taylorswift this is me, ruby, and I just want to let you know that you’ve changed my life. you’ve been there for me during the good, the bad, and every time in between, and I couldn’t be more grateful. from the days when I’d listen to all too well on repeat, to now where I know I’m clean, and now being able to relate to bad blood I just want to say thankyou for being able to console me and help me get through the tough times. I’ve never met you, but I hope I can thank you in person one day. for now, I hope this is enough. I’m going to be jamming at the 1989 world tour on the 11th of December in melbourne, and I am so excited I just can’t wait!

you’re everything to me babe, and I hope you know that I’m the person I am today because of YOU

I love you like a best friend taylorswift

(you are my best friend)

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There’s been so many wonderful costume posts on here over the course of the 1989 tour so I thought adding mine could be a great idea! I’m FINALLY seeing Taylor on both the 11th and 12th of December in Melbourne! 

 That sentence is so unreal for me to say because after waiting over 7 years seeing the girl who I classify as my idol, my inspiration and my best friend Taylor Swift is going to be the best thing that ever happened to me! I still don’t believe that is a reality! 

I promised myself 7 years ago that if I ever get to see Taylor that I would wear a Junior Jewels tee shirt (I haven’t done the signatures yet) with the dorkiest pyjama pants I could find so I went with pink giraffe print and glasses because even though I wished more than anything to see the Fearless tour I was unfortunately unable to. Fearless means absolutely everything to me, I’m sure so many people on here already know what this album means to me so I won’t explain but, I finally am seeing Tay and I’m going to keep that promise to myself on Melbourne night 2 (11th of December) 

Even after not seeing Taylor before in the 7 years of loving her I finally get to see her in real life and although that doesn’t seem realy, it is! I’m still fearless because of Tay to this day and I will remain forever fearless and forever greateful for what that album and Tay herself has done for me! Most people know that the “Fearless” album means the world to me so I thought I’d show that through my “Still Fearless” sign/poster.

On Melbourne night 3 (12th of December) the last night of tour which is so sad but so wonderful I’m wearing a Blank Space themed outfit because I adore that song and I thought it was an interesting concept! My skirt is made from magazine articles and covers that feature Taylor on them! Because “I can read you like a magazine”! 

If you see me at either of these concerts, come over to me and talk to me because I love making new pals and we can fangirl and cry and take Polaroids together!! You’ll be able to find me outside the venue before gates open or at my seats:

11th: floor section C5, row P, seat 19 

12th:  floor section D4, row P, seat 1 

@taylorswift I can’t wait to finally see you! 7 years has been a damn long time but it’s going to be so worth it!

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Hi Taylor,

After lots of planning and designing I have finally finished the costumes for the 1989 concerts!!! Mum, Dad and I will be coming to the Brisbane and 2nd Melbourne show from Cairns. We are so excited to see you again!!!!

We would also love to meet more of you wonderful people so our seats are:
Brisbane- Section B3, Row A, Seats 12, 13 and 14
Melbourne (11th)- Section B4, Row H, Seats 17,18 and 19.

See you soon, Love you so much, Michaela 😘

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Family squad goals?! 

After the 372 day wait I can’t believe I am finally making my tour post but we will be seeing Taylor in 11 days for the last three shows of the tour in Melbourne, Australia! 

We’re so super excited to be seeing Taylor again as it has been the longest two years since the Red tour. And my parents are excited about it too. I’ve been hearing so many terrible Taylor related puns in preparation. 

Melbourne Night 1 (December 10th): 

Floor Section E2 Row A Seats 19-22

Melbourne Night 2 (December 11th):

Floor Section C4 Row N Seats 17-18

Melbourne Night 3 (December 12th):

Floor Section A1 Row A Seats 8-9

If anyone is going to the Melbourne shows please come and say hi so we can excitedly freak out together and get selfies! :)

Only 11 days to go! I can’t believe it’s actually finally happening!!!

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Hey @taylorswift!!!

Just wanna say hello!
I’m like so overly excited that you are here this month!! It’s only 29 days to go and I can’t wait!!

It’s been a long two years since we have seen you in Australia and I’m just glad you are back here!!
I’ve seen you every time that you have come to Australia for Fearless (4) Speak Now (5) Red Tour (4), XFactor, Billboards and now the 1989 Tour (3)… And I’m never going to stop seeing you, because you are my favourite.

I appreciate everything that you have done for all your fans and myself. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be where I am today. So thank you for every little thing!

Every year I’ve always dressed up for your concerts and this year I decided to do something a little different!

I’m attending all 3 Melbourne shows and I can’t wait for them. I haven’t seen any footage this time round and I’m glad I haven’t bc it makes it even more exciting!

Here are my costumes in order and seats for the shows :)
Thursday 10th - D4 Row R Seat 29-30
Friday 11th - D2 Row K Seat 21-22
Saturday 12th - A5 Row L Seat 4-5

SEE YOU THERE!!
Love ya!!!

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“Darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream”

@taylorswift this is our costumes for Night 1 in Melbourne on the 10th!

I will be dressed as the daydream, and grace @paper-airplanes-flyin will be dressed as the nightmare, but as she lives in Brisbane and I Perth, I had to wear it for the photo!!

You can’t see our wings properly in the photo but they are covered in colourful lights!!! I did try and take a photo of my back but it was near impossible!

We are so excited to see you finally after waiting so long. This will be a spectacular night!

Our seats are:

10th - Section A3 Row L Seats 23/24 RIGHT ON THE CATWALK

11th - Section D4 Row J Seats 2/3

12th -Section D4 Row J Seats 6/7

SEE YOU SOON TAY!!

@tree-paine
@1989costumes
@1989costumessigns