Swifties at Estadio River Plate in Buenos Aires, and those sitting at home tuning in live from a sometimes reliable fan TikTok stream, waited with bated breath to find out if Taylor Swift would choose to play a new-to-fans 1989 (Taylor’s Version) vault track during her acoustic set Saturday night (Nov. 11).
Not only did Swift debut one of those songs live, but she threw in another surprise.
Swift performed “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version)” for the first time in front of a live audience, and she unexpectedly worked in the bridge from the main track list’s “Out of the Woods (Taylor’s Version).”
The two songs seem to bring up the same relationship, as “Is It Over Now?” mentions “When you lost control/ Red blood, white snow.”
On stage in Buenos Aires, Swift raised her eyebrows at someone in the crowd and during “Is It Over Now?” sang, “Remember when you hit the brakes too soon?/ Twenty stitches in a hospital room/ When you started crying, baby, I did too/ But when the sun came up I was looking at you” from “Out of the Woods.”
Ahead of premiering the mashup live, the pop icon addressed the Buenos Aires crowd as well as “anyone, anywhere who is listening to this right now.”
“Thank you so much for supporting my version of 1989,” she said of the album that recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. “I really knew I needed to get it right. 1989 is such an important album in my life.”
She also mentioned taking “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version)” to the summit of the Billboard Hot 100.
“A song that I wrote for 1989 that didn’t make the album … You guys got that song to go No. 1 on the Hot 100!” she said with a smile.
After delighting fans with the first surprise song of the night, she made their evening even better with an acoustic performance of Reputation‘s “End Game” at the piano. The song, with lyrics referencing sports, was an interesting choice since football star (and love interest) Travis Kelce was at the show Saturday night, watching from the VIP tent.
Watch a clip of Swift’s “Is It Over Now?”/”Out of the Woods” mashup below.
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