Tampa’s November Taylor Swift Concert

By barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com

On November 12, one month before her 22nd birthday, 2010’s hottest touring artist and 4 time Grammy Winner Taylor Swift will be making a stop at the St. Pete Times Forum on her Speak Now World Tour.

Taylor’s World tour is showcasing not only her travel stamina, 87 shows in 19 countries, but also her musical skills. Her World Tour concerts have Taylor performing on two different stages and playing several different acoustic and electric guitars, the piano, as well as a ukulele.

In addition to her insanely busy World Tour, Taylor Swift has a filmed a new video for her current single “When Sparks Fly” and a she has partnered with Elizabeth Arden to launch a fragrance this October. The fragrance’s name, “Wonderstruck”,  refers to her song “Enchanted”  on her Speak Now album.

According to Forbes Magazine Taylor made $45 million between May 2010 and May 2011. Which makes her one of music’s highest earning women, coming in second only to Lady Gaga, who made $90 million during the same time period.

Swift is a master of creativity and publicity, so it’s no wonder her every move is written about including what she inks on her arm before every concert. Taylor has been writing song lyrics on one of her arms for every concert for quite a while now. There is a fan site that is devoted just to her arm lyrics. When you go to the Tampa concert  look for her arm ink and then go to this site and report what the lyrics were. Taylor’s arm lyrics are fan reported in each city.  Here is a partial list of what has been inked on her arm during her some of her more recent concerts:

September 3rd– Sacramento, CA-  “Tell me everything I want to hear like that was your favorite year”- Favorite Year by The Dixie Chicks

September 6th-Portland, OR-“You’re just somewhere that I’ve been, and I won’t go back again”- Ghost Of You- Selena Gomez And The Scene

September 7th– Tacoma, WA- “You are the ever-living ghost of what once was” No One’s Gonna Love You by Band of Horses

September 10th– Vancouver, BC- “There was always something that meant more to you than me”- There’s More To Me Than You by Jessica Andrews

September 11th– Vancouver, BC- “Where were you when the World Stopped Turning” – Where were you (When the world stopped turning) by Alan Jackson

For the complete list of Taylor’s Arm Lyrics go to:


Tickets for this incredible two stage show are currently on sale at the St. Pete Times Forum Box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Prices are: $25, $59 and $69.50. You can purchase parking passes for the event when ordering tickets. For day of the concert dinner reservations at Medallions (inside the Forum) call 813-301-6926.

General Information about Taylor:
Taylor Alison Swift
Date of Birth: December 13, 1989 (currently age 21)
Born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania


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