After 85 shows over seven months and spanning four different continents -- and seemingly endless special guests -- the 1989 tour came to a close on Friday night in Melbourne, Australia. It became Taylor's most talked-about tour to date and could even become her most profitable one, too. And as the singer herself tweeted out on Friday night, the tour has also nuzzled up its own spot in her heart.
That group hug features a small snippet of the 125-person squad employed to make the tour happen every single show -- crew Taylor recently took on vacation to thank them for all their hard work. Yeah, all of these people:
The tour kicked off back on May 5 in Tokyo, Japan, but let's face it: Nobody can say definitively what they were doing on May 5 this year (except possibly/maybe/probably drinking a margarita in honor of Cinco De Mayo). That's why this pic from that first Tokyo show is so fun to look at now.
There's a palpable sense of glee in Taylor's face, though if you look at any other photo from any other night of the tour, you'll see the same. That's what's so cool about it.
Back in July, we rounded up 12 artists we hoped we'd see on the 1989 tour, and we're happy to say that seven of them came true. We batted better than 500 this season. We'll take that.
On her 26th birthday (Dec. 13), Taylor assured fans that the 1989 tour feels will continue well into 2016 (and beyond) with a concert film, "The 1989 Tour Live," directed by Jonas Akerlund.
Members will be able to stream the film on Apple Music on December 20.