It’s only Tuesday, but already Taylor Swift has had the best week ever. Her brand new album, Red, hit record stores yesterday and a sizable portion of those record buyers put on something red and swarmed to Times Square to celebrate with Taylor on Good Morning America early this morning.
For her part, Taylor wore all black and her hair down so that her her celebratory red lipstick and matching red mic really popped. After warming up with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — cute dance moves and goofy asides and all, to really start the day right — she slung a red guitar over her shoulder and performed “Red” for the first time live. Mostly gone are Taylor’s cute and ponytail swinging country princess days, and the way she pretended to played some of the guitar solos during this performance was a good reminder of that.
She closed with “Love Story,” a nostalgic reminder of where this all more or less began. Taylor’s an old pro when it comes to “Love Story,” and so her band hung back and let her perform the Fearless track alone at the very front of the stage. At this point in the morning, the sun was coming up and she raised her hand to shade her eyes as she sang the line about “I see the light, see the party, the ballgowns,” which was cute. A girl can sell 4 million albums in a day and still be excited to steal a glimpse of the crowd that came to celebrate with her.