Less than 24 hours after the release of “You Need To Calm Down”, Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance to perform another one of her hit songs.
The intimate crowd of around 100 people at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village were treated to the act that was introduced by “Modern Family”‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and followed songs from Sara Bareilles.
Her catchy new hit gets a bit political for the typical quiet singer who gives shout outs to the LGBTQ community and GLAAD. Stonewall Inn is a significant venue as it was the site of the 1969 riots that started the gay rights movement.
“I’ve heard this is Jesse’s favourite song to do at karaoke,” Swift said before diving into “Shake It Off”. “So feel free to jump in for any part. This is a safe space.”
This pride month Swift has used the chance to speak out for LGBTQ rights, including asking her fans to contact senators in Tennessee and elsewhere to get the Equality Act passed.
She ended her short but sweet performance by wishing the crowd, “Happy Pride Month.”