Taylor Swift Plays Secret Pride Pop-Up Show at Historic Stonewall Inn
Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance and performance on Friday (June 14) at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York City.
The Stonewall Inn Pride Celebration at the Greenwich Village bar fell near the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots at the Stonewall Inn, which took place June 28-29 in 1969. Hosted by Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the benefit cabaret show featured performances from some of Broadway's best, including pop star Sara Bareilles.
Swift took the stage and told everyone that Ferguson's go-to karaoke song was "Shake It Off." She joked, "It's an incredible rumor, I really want to believe it is true." She even managed to get Ferguson to sing the last chorus with her to the delightful roar of the crowd.
Swift finished her surprise performance by wishing everyone a "Happy Pride Month" and thanked everyone for being so wonderful.
After the show, Ferguson tweeted: "I’m so happy I don’t have to keep this secret any longer. Look who came to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall at the Stonewall Inn. @taylorswift13, you are a gem. Thank you for everything you do for the LGBTQ community. We [love] you!"
On Friday, Swift released the second single, "You Need To Calm Down," off her upcoming seventh studio album, Lover. Swift has been politically outspoken about her support for the Equality Act which protects LGBTQ+ people from harassment, job security, etc. The new single features politically charged lyrics, even shouting out GLAAD.
See footage from Swift's Pride show, below, and find out how you can get tickets to upcoming Taylor Swift concerts here.