Taylor Swift will soon be departing on a stadium tour, but her surprise pre-Easter performance was a bit more intimate.
About 40 people at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe were treated to an unexpected visit from the 28-year-old pop star on Saturday, according to The Tennessean. The outlet reported that country songwriter Craig Wiseman invited Swift to join him during his performance.
Swift, who started out her musical career performing at the club, reportedly told the crowd, “I wanted to say a big thank you to the Bluebird Cafe. I think any songwriter in town would echo my sentiments and say that this is kind of the only place where this exists — this particular place where you get to come and hear the writer’s take on the songs they’ve put out into the world.”
The singer played guitar and performed some of her classic hits, such as “Shake It Off” and “Love Story,” which she revealed Wiseman passed on writing with her, according to The Tennessean.
The Tennessean said that Swift further showed off her own songwriting abilities by performing “Better Man,” which she penned for Little Big Town.
Aside from awesome music, the crowd was also treated to a hilarious anecdote from when Swift attended Wiseman’s CMT afterparty and was down to party in the Fireball Whisky shot room, the outlet reported.
“I got her a shot of Fireball, and then I got her another one,” Wiseman reportedly said. “For the rest of the party, I would go get a shot of Fireball … and snake my hand through the people (on this balcony) in her general direction. I don’t even know if she took it, but it disappeared.”
Taylor Swift went to the Bluebird Cafe and performing "Better Man" tonight. pic.twitter.com/v154C4GcdX
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Taylor Swift singing Shake It Off, one of her biggest hits at the place where she got discovered is the greatest thing I’ve seen today! 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/5P6sZJYG8w
— nico (@taylorsnewrep) April 1, 2018