Taylor Swift Tour Exhibit Opens at Country Music Hall of Fame
Taylor Swift fans will be thrilled to wander through the new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, which displays countless items from the superstar's most recent world tour. Titled 'Taylor Swift: Speak Now -- Treasures from the World Tour,' the exhibit features clothing, guitars and even the balcony from which the singer floated above the crowd.
The exhibit draws the viewer into the museum as 10 vignettes are placed strategically throughout the other exhibits. All are from Taylor's Speak Now World Tour, which began February 9, 2011, in Singapore and ended March 18, 2012, in Auckland, New Zealand.
More than 1.5 million people saw the tour, which consisted of 111 performances in 82 cities, 19 countries and four continents. There were 130 people in the cast of the show who traveled in 21 trucks and 13 buses to get to the concert dates.
Taylor's costume changes were numerous throughout her performances, running the gamut from a striking short red dress for her song "Better Than Revenge" to the gorgeous wedding dress for the beautiful "Speak Now." That dress was a vintage reproduction, as was the one she wore in "Mean" and "Our Song."
"The church scene was the most elaborate scene in the show," Taylor writes in the exhibit guide. "We tried to make it seem like a real wedding ceremony with pews, a minister and a bridezilla. The whole story played out with the groom and me running away at the end of the song, exiting the stage. Then I'd make my way out into the crowd."
Susan Hilferty designed the red ballet-style dress Taylor wore while singing "Haunted." Fans will remember she changed out of that dress while underneath one of the giant bells in the scene and into a short black