Taylor Swift has officially returned to the stage!
The 26-year-old singer made her big return during a one-night only performance at the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, on Saturday — her first concert since she ended her 1989 World Tour in December — and didn’t disappoint.
In typical Swift fashion, the Grammy-winner took the stage in a sparkly black ensemble that showed off her long stems, and a swipe of red lipstick.
“Welcome to F1 on a Saturday night!” she yelled out to her audience of over 100,000 as she opened the show with “New Romantics.”
The singer then followed up with a host of fan favourites: “Fifteen,” “You Belong With Me,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “22,” “Blank Space,” and “Style” were just a few of the hits Swift performed during the show’s first 20 minutes.
Never seeming to take a breath, she continued with a cool mashup of “Bad Blood” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Holy Ground,” “Love Story,” “Out of the Woods,” “Sparks Fly,” “Shake It Off” and a remix of “Wildest Dreams” and “Enchanted.”
The singer’s only pause seemed to come from a short “tissue break.”
“Of course you play one show in one year and you get a cold one time, and it’s before that one show. That’s the way life works,” Swift said, apologizing to her fans for interruption.
As the night’s biggest surprise? That would be Swift’s maybe-dig at ex Calvin Harris, as she performed the song she wrote for him and Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For.”
“As a songwriter, the most rewarding feeling in the world is writing something and then having a crowd sing it back to you, because they know the words. It’s the coolest thing in the world. And I’ve never played this song live before, but you know it,” she said before her rendition of the electronic hit. “Maybe you could sing a long, and then I could get to know what that feels like to hear it sung back to me.”
While only time will tell if Swift’s performance will be followed by a midnight release of a new album, we do know the singer has been in the studio.
It was Swift’s pal Gigi Hadid who first let it slip that the singer was working on new music, while speaking with ET’s Carly Steel at New York Fashion Week last month.
“She’s obviously such a great friend, and you know she is starting to go back to work in the studio again, and really made time to be here for me, and I am so grateful for that,” the 21-year-old model shared.
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