Moms Madeline Crowell (left) and Katie Grifka (second from right), of Bristol, went to the Sunday show with their daughters, Sophia and Alana Crowell, and Gabriella and Giuliana Grifka. Madline wrote: “The concert was incredible! Wow, what a show!”
Lindsay Kischko is shown with her husband, Nik, and daughters Addison, 12, and Ella, 8, at the Saturday “rain show,” which took place despite hours of heavy rain. They got their tickets through a friend for about $500 per ticket. Asked about the show, Lindsay wrote: “Absolutely amazing. The pouring rain didn’t stop her once. In fact, she had a way of making everyone embrace it. We had to pivot and shift every aspect due to the weather — outfits, tailgating, set-up, etc., but we were able to make it amazing. Even the two hours it took to leave the parking lot. It was our daughters’ first ‘real’ concert and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to make memories.”
Warren residents Kalina Brabeck and her 11-year-old daughter, Lizzie Karberg, went to the opening-night show on Friday. They paid $450 for the tickets. Kalina wrote: “The concert was incredible. Every minute was entertaining. There was a not a moment of the show that lagged. Beyond her incredible production and music, Taylor is an out of this world performer. In a crowd of 60,000, she makes you feel like she is singing personally to you. There was so much love from the crowd to her, and from her to the crowd. The highlight for me was the ten-minute version of ‘All too well,’ but honestly, every song in her diverse body of work was a highlight. Also the openers! Gayle and Phoebe Bridgers were amazing acts in themselves, and we all had tears in our eyes when Phoebe came up to sing ‘Nothing New’ with Taylor. So inspiring to see these incredible women promoting one another. The only downside was getting out of Gillette. It look us 2.5 hours to get out of the parking lot, which seems really excessive even for a big event. But, it was worth it!” Asked about their outfits, she wrote: My daughter went as the Midnights era. She wore a lavender faux fur coat with a black dress and fishnet sparky tights. She killed it! I went as Evermore in a flowy dress.”
Cynthia and Dan Affronti went to the Friday show with their daughter, Alexandra (right), and her friend, Libby Magendantz (left). Cynthia said of the concert: “AMAZING!!! Worth all the time, energy and efforts! My daughter’s first concert. It was such a safe, welcoming environment filled with happy, positive people. What a great role model for young girls to see - be yourself & you can do anything!” The girls dressed in outfits from the Lover Era.
The Ackermans had quite a day on Saturday. Shawn Ackerman and daughter Trinity, of Bristol, were up at 5 a.m. because Trinity competed in the regional gymnastics championships north of Boston that morning. Later they spent hours in the rain at Gillette Stadium before and during the concert. Said Dad: “It was great. I don’t think Taylor Swift has bad performances. First time seeing Taylor Swift for both of us.”
Sharon Corvi of Barrington (right) went to the Friday show with friend Kristin Beauregard. They got their tickets through a “second-chance” email and paid $220 each. Sharon wrote: “The concert was incredible — best show of my life.”