Taylor Swift’s birthday trip to New Orleans last week was apparently a working vacation. In addition to participating in her city’s food and music, she also took time out of her studio to record locally.
On Dec. 13, her 33rd birthday, Swift posted a photo of herself and producer friend Jack Antonoff on Instagram.
She captioned the photo for her 325 million Instagram followers. She also spent her 33rd birthday in the studio, of course. There is no other way. I love you! “
She did not disclose what she and Antonov were working on. Fans speculated that the photo contained clues suggesting that Swift may be re-recording her “Reputation” album. are reworking their previous albums so that instead of owning the masters, they own the master tapes of the recordings.
A fan pointed out that in the photo she has three fingers on each hand. This could be a reference to her 33rd birthday or her sixth album Reputation. Fans also noticed a dollar bill placed on the keyboard in her photo.
Or maybe Swift’s visit to Preservation Hall inspired her to make new music.
On December 10th, three days before her birthday, she attended a 6:15 p.m. Sitting in the backseat of a room that holds just 100 spectators, she watched a band led by drummer Shannon Powell.
During the song “My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It,” she stepped forward and put money into the tip jar on the bandstand. Photographer Erica Goldring captured the moment, but many others didn’t seem to realize the superstar was inside them.
Antonoff was also present at Preservation Hall, as was Swift’s boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn. Alwyn has been in New Orleans for several weeks to film And, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, with a cast that includes Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, and Antonoff’s fiancé Margaret Qualley.
Swift and Alwyn also reportedly enjoyed a date night at Sabah, chef Alon Shaya’s acclaimed Magazine Street restaurant.
While at Esplanade Studios for her birthday, she took a break to share a birthday cake from Bywater Bakery. Baker posted her Instagram video of “Lavender Haze Surprise” made for Swift. The top row is “banana mascarpone cream and vanilla butter cake”. The lower row is “chocolate ganache and caramel chai chocolate cake”.
Part of the caption for the cake video read, “Thank you for making my birthday cake.”
Swift is now the world’s most popular concert attraction. In November, nearly 14 million fans reportedly attempted to purchase tickets for the 2023 Elas Tour, which will take place over 52 days at football stadiums in North America from March to July.
“Historically unprecedented demand” caused Ticketmaster’s website to crash, a disaster that frustrated both Swift and her legions of fans.
Despite the chaos, more than 2.4 million tickets were sold, making The Eras Tour already recognized as the highest-selling tour of all time by a female artist.
The Eras Tour’s concerts are concentrated over the weekend, with Swift spending at least two nights at every stadium on the itinerary. AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (March 31-April 2), NRG Stadium in Houston (April 21-23), Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta (April 28-30), Nissan Stadium in Nashville (May 5-7).
Her Reputation Tour played a sold-out show at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans in 2018.
In a story first reported by WWL Radio, Doug Thornton, executive vice president of ASM Global, the company that manages the Superdome, told the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District board of directors that Swift’s team will be on June 23. said they had inquired about their performance at the Dome.
However, due to ongoing renovations ahead of the facility hosting Super Bowl LIX, the Superdome was unable to accommodate that date.
So instead of playing in New Orleans on June 23, Swift will be playing the first of two nights at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Vikings.