Taylor Swift Gave a Surprise Performance in NYC Last Night and You Missed It

By | June 15, 2019
AEG And Stonewall Inn Pride Celebration

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  • Taylor Swift gave a surprise performance last night at The Stonewall Inn for Pride Month.
  • Taylor has been more and more political lately, and she name-checks LGBTQ+ rights group GLAAD in her new single, “You Need to Calm Down.”

    You know who can come to the phone right now? The new Taylor, because she is everywhere lately thanks to her new music/her hyping up the release of her upcoming album Lover. Not only has TSwift traded in snakes for butterflies (see: the beginning of the technicolor “ME!” music video) and buried her 6-year-log feud will fellow pop star Katy Perry, but Taylor is also newly political, and recently said that encouraging her fans to vote is “one of the most important things I could do.” (Some people also think that some of the lyrics in her new song “You Need to Calm Down” are meant to criticize President Donald Trump, but Taylor has yet to confirm or deny.)

    Anyways, Taylor is also out here celebrating Pride Month, and to do so she made a surprise appearance at The Stonewall Inn (the landmark where the historic Stonewall riots took place in 1969 and launched the gay rights movement) last night to perform her classic “Shake It Off” with, randomly, Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

    And I know you wanna see it, so here is Taylor’s performance:

    ICYMI, in her new single “You Need to Calm Down” Tay also declares herself as an LGBTQ+ ally, singing, “Why are you mad? / When you could be GLAAD?” and “Cause shade never made anybody less gay.” Why she didn’t perform that song last night, IDK. Another Taylor Swift mystery? Whether or not she ever responded to Lindsay Lohan’s incessant messages on her Instagram Live, which was truly a great moment in social media history.

    In conclusion: Happy Pride Month, all!

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