Taylor Swift lauds Manchester's 'incredible resilience' during United Kingdom gig

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In a heartfelt message, the 28-year-old told more than 40,000 people in Manchester City's Etihad Stadium, "You've shown that you're never gonna let anyone forget about those victims". In her usual style, Taylor expertly moved from song to song, her sets transitioning seamlessly with her. For all the drama though, the tough-girl persona Taylor puts on through this latest album softens as she steps out in person. This is an artist that's never too proud to get right into the crowd and be really be with her fans. "I've basically been publishing my diaries for 13 years!". "I guess I thought with time, and therapy, and writing, and pouring my heart out, and talking to my friends and family that it would be easier to talk about, but it's still so hard to find the words", she said.

Taylor Swift paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack during her gig in the city.

'And you've shown you have such incredible resilience to keep dancing and to keep the innocence and the joy and excitement.

Taylor Swift told the crowd at Manchester's Etihad Stadium it was
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Charli XCX opened Taylor's Reputation show on Saturday night in a sheer PVC two-piece ensemble, and performed a range of her hits. And I want to send my love and respect out to everybody who in their journey hasn't yet felt comfortable enough to come out and may you do that in your own time. If there had been a roof on the Etihad Arena, it would have lifted in the first bar.

Before that, there were gasps from the masses of Swifties screaming on the pitch as a 60ft Cobra emerged behind their idol during Look What You Made Me Do.

Taylor embarked on her stadium tour last month to a sell-out crowd in Glendale, Arizona.

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