Taylor Swift Helped Celebrate Pride Month at 2019 iHeartRadio Wango Tango
By Nicole Mastrogiannis
June 2, 2019
This was Taylor's first iHeartRadio Wango Tango (Tay-ngo?) ever, and with a new album on the horizon and all of the excitement surrounding her and her new music, the superstar performed a career-spanning set, in front of a stage full of bright colored flowers, leaving fans no choice but to sing along loudly to every single song.
Dressed in tie-dye rainbow shorts, a matching jacket with fringe along the sleeves, and matching rainbow sneakers (she was a literal rainbow), Swift performed "Shake It Off," "Blank Space," "Trouble," "Love Story," an acoustic version of "Delicate," "Style," "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," and closed out the set with her brand new single "ME!," which she surprised fans with Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie with to perform the duet with her.
But, Taylor also used the performance as a way to kick off Pride Month (since it was the very first day), and called attention to the petition for The Equality Act she posted to her Instagram the day before in an open letter. While on stage, just before performing an acoustic version of "Delicate" and in her rainbow outfit, she told the crowd:
"It's wonderful to be spending this particular evening with you because today is the first day of Pride Month! A lot of my songs are about love, and who you love, how you identify, you should be able to live your life however you want to live your life, and you should have the same exact rights as everybody else. So, I started this petition, and you can find the link on my Instagram; it's for The Equality Act which basically just sends a message to our government that we believe that everybody should be treated fairly in this country. So if you sign it, it would really mean a lot to me, because I think we need to stand up for each other, we need to stand together. Don't you?"
Brendon Urie was also rocking a Pride-worthy t-shirt:
If you missed any part of 2019 iHeartRadio Wango Tango presented by JUVÉDERM Collection of Dermal Fillers, fans can watch a 90-minute televised special on Freeform on June 7th at 8 p.m. ET/PT and re-live all the best moments.
World Pride 2019 is on its way and iHeartPride is celebrating the monumental June celebration with all kinds of coverage. iHeartRadio, Z100 New York and 103.5 KTU are Presenting Media Sponsors for NYC Pride and we’re taking the milestone to heart with LGBTQ-focused coverage on everything from entertainment, politics and details on the summer festivities. After all, it does coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Stay tuned for more on World Pride 2019 and keep an eye out for our float in the Big Apple’s all accumulating parade on June 30th!
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