NFL Season: Taylor Swift and Dave Matthews

September 11, 2010

Kicking off the NFL season, Taylor Swift appeared in her traditional sparkly silver fashion alongside the Dave Matthews Band this past week. The award winning teen icon was an interesting choice for the opener, revealing the football organizers’ interest in expanding the sports demographic audience. Check out the full story, with pictures and video below!

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The New Orleans Saints played host to the season opener, and their town brought its classic Mardi-Gras feel to the half time show. The highlight of the performance was no doubt the joint rendition of Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House” featuring local dancers.

Finished kicking off the NFL season, Taylor Swift now has award season to look forward to. Playing part in the unforgettable Kanye West VMA faux-pas last year, this season will no doubt be a little unnerving for the 20-year-old. The controversial rapper, incase you missed it, interrupted the singer’s acceptance speech onstage, saying “Taylor, I’m really happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time … of all time!”

In an attempt to make up for embarrassing himself and the singer at last year’s show, Kanye offered to write a song for her this year.

“It’s just another insult that this fool thinks she would sing a song he wrote,” a friend explained. “His ego is out of control. If anything, Kanye should be singing a song that Taylor wrote, not the other way around. As far as Taylor is concerned, he can take his song and shove it. Taylor writes her own sounds and has been very successful at it, why would she want to sing one of Kanye’s songs?” The source continued to say, “The last thing she wants to do is give him any more attention or make him any money.”

With opening the NFL season, Taylor Swift’s star is on the rise, and Kanye West’s is fizzling. The 20-year-old has been nominated once more this year for a new song off her 3rd album Speak Now. What did you think of her halftime performance? Are you a fan of the football league’s choice of musical entertainment for the opener? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section! And don’t miss the photos and video of the young star below!

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Photos: Wright, Judy Eddy

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6 Responses to “NFL Season: Taylor Swift and Dave Matthews”

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    Rachelle Says:

    Taylor and Dave Matthews were both awesome it was a great show and a great way to kick off the season.

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    MNW Says:

    Good thing Taylor Swift wasn’t around during the time of the MK Ultra experiments. Never mind static noise, make somebody listen to her for a few days and they’d go insane.

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    Joan Says:

    I agree though, they are both good, but they just don’t scream Football to me.. what about Metallica?

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    Jen Says:

    I agree Joan. But it will be a good show regardless!

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    Miriam Says:

    Metallica will be insane, Master of Puppets and And Justice for All some of their best albums

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    Jeanette Says:

    I’m sorry, Taylor Swift and football doesn’t mix.