Make us your home page

Review: Taylor Swift goes from the CMA stage to the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa




Lest there be any doubt as to who is queen of the country music world, Taylor Swift this week won the prestigious CMA Entertainer of the Year Award. And on Saturday, she celebrated with a sold-out concert at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa.

More than 15,400 fans packed in to hear Swift deliver all the hits of her young years. Sean Daly was among them, and he writes: 

"She's one of the rare pop stars these days who deals in romance, not sex, with a warm feeling (Fearless) or a wedding proposal (Love Story) the ultimate goal. We all just want to fall in love, and Swift, who is natural where Britney is plastic, works that Cupid shtick like a champ. ...

"Although she's not a first-class vocalist, Swift is a gifted pop songwriter who's only getting better. Backed by a tight rock band and yowza dancers, Our Song was a fiendishly catchy ditty. Better Than Revenge was no doubt as fun to write as it was to unleash live, a snotty lil' dig on a gal who dared steal Swift's man. And sprawling slow-churners Last Kiss and Dear John, both from her latest album Speak Now, are some of the best breakup tunes in recent memory."

For Sean Daly's full Taylor Swift concert review, click here.

Photo: Tyler Tjomsland, tbt*

[Last modified: Sunday, November 13, 2011 5:41am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours