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Review: Taylor Swift sticks to the script; it reads, 'thrill fans'
As still as a statue, Taylor Swift stood before her 15,000 adoring fans at the Staples Center on Monday night, absorbing the screams of an electrified crowd. Glowsticks and multi-colored LEDs glistened all around. Cameras flashed. She'd already performed "State of Grace," her majestic ode to "the golden age of something good and right and real," and had traversed the catwalk that led from her main stage to a second one in the middle of the arena.
By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
August 20, 2013