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Pyrotek has proudly worked with Taylor Swift on her Fearless tour, Speak Now tour, RED tour, and 1989 tour, and this year we’re on the road again with Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour, which claims the title of her biggest tour yet. We’ve taken the special effects up several notches for this one, incorporating over 30 different special effects and pyro elements along with 140 pounds of confetti per show, including confetti specially-designed to look like newspaper clippings.   Taylor Swift has shed her skin and on the Reputation tour she shows the world a new, fiery side to match her sixth studio album which is more self-salvaging, cathartic, and mature than her previous albums, but just as genius. Our effects for the shows match her new persona; surging skybursts, high-reaching flames, and comets and mines firing in all directions. With three stages and elaborate set pieces like gigantic snakes coming up from the ground and a fountain accented with shooting streams of water, the Reputation tour is an electrifying, eye-popping spectacle, and our effects contribute to the wow-factor.   All stadiums are unique, so the Reputation tour has different special effects layouts depending on the size of the venue. The big stadiums such as the open Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California and the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California had high-flying effects, incorporating colourful skybursts which reached 300 feet above the ground.   The crowd was loud in the almost sold-out Levi’s Stadium as Taylor belted out song after song, complete with a myriad of dancers flaunting on-point choreography and her characteristic glittery costumes. The second song of the night came equipped with a special effects spectacle, in which comets fired in all directions above the stage to the powerful drum beats of “I Did Something Bad” while several flames shot up from the truss throughout the chorus, preceded seconds before by tracer comets with tails sending fireballs spewing left and right from the sides of the towers behind the stage, leaving trails of smoke in the sky. An array of red twinkling gerb spinners and comets were released at the last note of the song.   As Taylor launched into “Shake It Off”, two gigantic green snakes with glowing red eyes emerged from underneath the two secondary stages, each supported by a tower. Taylor Swift danced around the snake on one stage and teased the audience with its symbolism for reclaiming the names people call her. Vibrant comets and mines of varying heights were shot from the top of each tower continuously, and during the popular song’s final chorus, multicoloured confetti poured out from the turbo blowers on either sides of the secondary stages and multiple other positions around the stadium.   During the extremely catchy finale “This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things”, 150 foot multicoloured comets fired simultaneously from the towers on the two smaller stages flanking the audience while Taylor Swift mingled with her dancers on the fountain located on the centre of the main stage. 200 foot red mines and 300 foot skybursts were launched from behind the stage and rose up above the set with the same pizzaz and grandeur of a Fourth of July fireworks celebration. The show literally ended with a bang and a sizzle as one last pink mine exploded in the sky.   For each album released, Taylor Swift’s tours get bigger and brighter and more brilliant. We’re beyond excited to have had the opportunity to grow with her.
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