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10 Days of Taylor: Today's the day! Taylor Swift is in Tampa!



Huzzah! The day has finally arrived! Taylor Swift performs tonight at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa!

We've had a lot of fun celebrating her over our past "10 Days of Taylor," and if you've followed along, we greatly appreciate it. We will, of course, be at the show tonight, tweeting via @tbtsoundcheck and posting plenty of photos and a review here on Soundcheck tonight after the show.

To keep you properly pumped up, let's recap all the fun we've had over the past 10 Days of Taylor.

-- Costumes? Cameras? Parking? Everything you need to know about Saturday's concert, summed up in one FAQ.

-- We've seen a lot of versions of Taylor Swift on her 1989 World Tour: Pop Taylor, Country Taylor, Indie Taylor, Bad Girl Taylor. But who's the real Taylor?

-- We ranked all 72 guest stars from Swift's 1989 Tour dates in North America.

-- Who will be Swift's special surprise guest in Tampa? We have 10 guesses.

-- Want to meet Taylor Swift in person? It won't be easy, but you can do it.

-- We also explained how you can meet Swift's openers, Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes. But if you missed out on those contests, fear not: They're both coming back to Tampa Bay soon.

-- Will Taylor's concert prove beneficial to Tampa Bay taxpayers? It sure looks that way.

-- Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Here are five ways to dress like Taylor Swift.

-- We revisited Swift's Tampa tour stops from 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013. We also looked back at that time she sang the national anthem during the Rays' run to the World Series.

-- We flashed back to when Swift was just an 18-year-old aspiring country star. Where did she see herself at 22? "I want to stay on the road and I want to be headlining," she told the Times in 2008. "That's my dream, to be on a headlining tour, because that means you've got longevity and you've got thousands of people that are willing to come out and see you every night."

-- One year after Taylor's album 1989, has it changed pop music? Well, Carly Rae Jepsen and Chvrches have definitely found ways to make it their own.

-- Whose version of 1989 was better, Taylor Swift's or Ryan Adams'? We debate.

-- What do celebrities think of Taylor Swift? We asked a bunch of them: Bethenny Frankel, Linda Blair, Rachel Platten, Ingrid Michaelson, Jennifer Nettles, Frankie Ballard and Dawna Stone. We also asked Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry, who was less effusive.

-- How can you cop Taylor Swift's style? It's in the (hand)bag. It's also in her crop-topped midriffs. It's also in her strobing.

-- What's it feel like when Taylor Swift likes you on Instagram? Click here and find out.

-- Speaking of Instagram: In honor of National Cat Day, we posted a tribute to Taylor's cats, Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey.

-- Taylor Swift isn't just a singer. She's also a pretty good baker.

-- To keep Taylor in the Wildest Dreams of your infant, pick up the new Rockabye Baby! lullaby tribute to her music.

-- How can Taylor Swift keep headlining stadiums 20 years from now? We have some suggestions.

-- Here's an idea, Taylor: You really should just go back to country.

-- We're not the only media outlet going Taylor-crazy this week. Pop station 93.3-FLZ is rebranding itself "Taylor 93.3" until after the concert, while Fox 13 created a "Welcome to Tampa" video for our heroine.

-- If you DON'T like Taylor Swift ... what's wrong with you? But also, there's plenty of other stuff going on Saturday night in Tampa.

-- Finally, get your own copy of our spook-tacularly bewitching Taylor Swift artwork!

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Friday, October 30, 2015 8:08pm]


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