Just when it felt like Taylor Swift was never, ever, ever going to perform again, the singer shut it down as the headliner for the Formula 1 Grand Prix concert at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, on Saturday.
The show marked the 26-year-old’s first and (so far) only concert of 2016, and about 80,000 fans were lucky enough to witness it. Aside from dealing with a cold, Swift seemed right at home on the stage, singing her top hits like “Blank Space” and “Shake It Off.”
“So here we are tonight in Austin ... I have missed you so much,” Swift told the crowd, according to E!. “I haven’t played a show since we ended the 1989 World Tour last year — and this is going to be my only show of 2016. I got a cold three days ago, so I have to take a tissue break. I’ll sound 40 percent better after this.”
At one point, Swift sang Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” which we all learned she helped write. The singer initially penned the track under a pseudonym, but amid all her breakup drama with the Scottish DJ this past summer, she decided to make her contributions public. (The woman just wants credit where credit’s due.)
Before Swift played a stripped-down version of the dance track, she reportedly told the crowd, “As a songwriter, the most rewarding feeling in the world is writing something and having a crowd sing it back to you because you know the words. I never played this song live before, but you know it. Maybe you can sing along.”
So does this mean she’s over Harris? Or does it mean they’re good enough friends to play each other’s songs? Will Harris sample “Blank Space” anytime soon? Or was this just TSwift throwing a little shade her ex’s way?
Here’s hoping we get some answers when Swift releases her next album ― whenever that may be.