Your ultimate guide to Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour this Friday!

Publish Date
Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:05PM

In the US, the show's gigantic production was said to require 52 trucks of staging, 30 trucks of steel and four cranes to put together, and now Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour is headed to Auckland!

Here's what you need to know to guarantee the best possible concert experience!

Weather:
Although it is forecast to be 22 degrees around Auckland, it's also supposed to rain. 
So pop on a poncho or shake it off, and embrace the rain show which has become a bit of a Taylor Swift tradition.

Travel: 
Travelling to Mt Smart Stadium is going to be a little crazy, and probably not the best time to bring your Getaway Car along.
Public transport is free from the city if you show your concert ticket.

Special event buses will run from 4:30 pm at these stops:

• Albany Platform A (stop 4228) 
• Constellation Platform A (stop 4222) 
• Sunnynook Platform A (stop 3219) 
• Smales Farm Platform A (stop 3360) 
• Akoranga Platform A (stop 4065)

Buses will also run from the city to Mt Smart Stadium from 4.55pm, departing from the temporary bus stop on Quay St, between Commerce St and Gore St. More on that here.

Bags:
The most common problem at concerts is bag size- at Mt Smart, they are recommending bags no larger than 200mm x 300mm x 200mm (that's basically the size of an A4 piece of paper).
They are also saying no to backpacks, and bags will be searched, so make sure to have them open and ready when lining up!

Social Media:
We're clearly going to be 'gramming the heck out of the event, so to add an extra something to your stories, head over to Snapchat and use the exclusive ZM Taylor Swift filter set up at the concert!

Merch:
Obviously, you're going to want to buy some cute merch to wear every day after the concert. Merch stands will be outside Gates B & C from 2 pm until the end of the show!
Quick tip: look up the merch online, so you can make quick easy decisions on the day!

Gates and Seating:
Gates open at 5 pm
Mt Smart is pretty huge, so make sure you know exactly which gate and stand you're sitting in! This video gives a fly overview of the entire venue, so you can just see how close you'll be to the singer herself!

Need more info? Head over to the Auckland Stadiums website for anything else you may need to know.