5 years ago, on April 23rd, 2009, Taylor Swift’s first headlining tour - the Fearless Tour - began. The tour consisted of 106 shows in North America, Oceania, Europe, and Asia. As soon as tickets went on sale, they sold out almost instantly. Two of the most well known venues in the United States - Madison Square Garden and the Staples Center - had sold out within two minutes. Taylor continued the tour until the following year, ending it in Gillette Stadium in July of 2010. However, she immediately dove into her next record, wasting no time to step up her successful career.
I can hear him weeping but I don’t care. They probably won’t even bother to question her, she’s so far gone. Gone right off the deep end years ago in her Games. There’s a good chance I’m headed in the same direction. Maybe I’m already going crazy and no one has the heart to tell me. I feel crazy enough.
“When Peeta holds out his arms, I walk straight into them. It’s the first time since they announced the Quarter Quell that he’s offered me any sort of affection. He’s been more like a very demanding trainer, always pushing, always insisting Haymitch and I run faster, eat more, know our enemy better. Lovers? Forget about that. He abandoned any pretense of even being my friend. I wrap my arms tightly around his neck before he can order me to do push-ups or something. Instead he pulls me in close and buries his face in my hair. Warmth radiates from the spot where his lips just touch my neck, slowly spreading through the rest of me. It feels so good, so impossibly good, that I know I will not be the first to let go.
And why should I? […]
The arrival of the Capitol attendant with the warm milk is what breaks us apart.”
- Catching Fire
“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”