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Taylor Swift Sports Irish Flag Colors, Performs New Surprise Song Mashups at First Night in Dublin

Taylor Swift is showing her Irish pride in Dublin.

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On Friday (June 28), the 34-year-old pop superstar rocked a sparkly outfit with the country’s flag colors during the opening concert of her Eras Tour stop at the city’s Aviva Stadium.

While delivering the 1989 segment of her set, Swift rocked a shimmery jewel-encrusted orange crop top with a matching green skirt. The section featured popular songs from the 2014 album, including Billboard Hot 100 hits “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off” and “Bad Blood.”

Friday’s concert also found the “Anti-Hero” singer performing two fresh mashups during the surprise songs portion of the set.

For her first surprise track of the evening, Swift performed a mashup of “State of Grace,” from her 2012 Red album, and “You’re On Your Own, Kid,” from Midnights in 2022. This marked the first time the songstress has played “You’re On Your Own, Kid” on the acoustic guitar.

For her second surprise song, Swift delivered a medley of Midnights‘ “Sweet Nothing” and “Hoax” off Folklore. The latter was her first performance of the 2020 track on the Eras Tour.

Elsewhere during the show, Swift also paid tribute to her boyfriend Travis Kelce by reenacting the Kansas City Chiefs tight end’s signature archer pose while performing “Midnight Rain,” from her 2022 Midnights album.

Ahead of her three-night stint in Ireland, Swift got some love from the country’s most famous rockers. On Friday, she shared on her Instagram Stories a photo of the flowers and a sweet note that she received from iconic rock band U2.

Alongside a bouquet of white, pink and purple roses and lilies was a card that read, “Dear Taylor, welcome back to our hometown…leave some of it standing?!!!!” The note was signed, “Your Irish fan club, Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry.”

On her Instagram Stories, Swift responded by captioning her post with “Already feeling that Irish hospitality!! @u2, thanks for always being the classiest & coolest.” Swift also included an Irish flag emoji.

The superstar singer’s Eras Tour is set for three shows at Aviva Stadium from June 28-30. Paramore is the special guest for all three concerts.

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