TAYLOR SWIFT LIGHTS UP THE STAGE IN TRAILER FOR NETFLIX CONCERT SPECIAL; USING FACIAL RECOGNITION AT CONCERTS – (12/14/2018)
Taylor Swift has released the first trailer for her upcoming Reputation Stadium Tour concert special coming to Netflix on New Year’s Eve.
The clip features Swift performing songs from her Reputation album in front of thousands of screaming fans. The special promises to give fans the experience of seeing Swift perform live during the tour, which featured the singer using a number of backup dancers, props, special effects and elaborate video presentations.
The Reputation tour, which also featured special guests Camila Cabello and Charli XCX, started on May 8th in Glendale, Arizona, before wrapping up October 6th in Arlington, Texas.
Meanwhile, Taylor reportedly used facial-recognition software to I.D. possible stalkers in the audience of her tour.
According to Rolling Stone, it took place at least once, at her May 18th show at the Rose Bowl. Fans who stopped to watch rehearsal footage at a kiosk were unknowingly having their pictures taken. According to concert security expert Mike Downing, those pictures were then transferred to a “command post” in Nashville, where they were cross-referenced with a database of Taylor’s known stalkers, which number in the hundreds.
Dowing tells Rolling Stone, “Everybody who went by would stop and stare at [the kiosk], and the software would start working.”
Rolling Stone says the technology, in which Ticketmaster has invested, might also be helpful by allowing certain fans to move through turnstiles quickly at events, without them having to stop and go through security.
POST MALONE’S CUSTOM-MADE BARBED WIRE CROCS SELL OUT IN MINUTES – (12/14/2018)
Post Malone proves Crocs are still in style. The rapper teamed up with the footwear company to create a colorful custom pattern for slip-on shoes, which sold out in 10 minutes after going on sale on Tuesday. Croc’s website even crashed.
Posty’s new Crocs design features bright yellow shoes with barbed wire graphics – a nod to the barbed wire tattoo he has sprawled across the top of his forehead. Post’s stylist, Catherine Hahn, told Page Six that the rapper loved wearing Crocs and he can make them look cool.
The six jibbitz charms designed by Malone, including one inspired by his “Stay Away” tattoo and personal logo, were still available for purchase at the price of $9.99.
The company tweeted that the shoes were sold out. Fans who missed out took it to Twitter to share their frustration.
Various sizes of the barbed wire Croc designed with Post’s jibbitz charms are selling for $200 and higher on eBay.
Malone’s first Croc collaboration came in November and also sold out in less than 10 minutes. The original design featured a white classic Croc with the yellow devil in a repeating pattern across the shoes. He released a small collection of Jibbitz as well.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO HEADLINE ‘NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE’ 2019: Christina Aguilera is set to headline the 2019 Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest celebration this year – her first time back since 2007. She will perform just minutes before the ball drops in Times Square, marking the official start to 2019. The event will kick off at 8 p.m.[ET] on December 31st. Bastille, Dan + Shay and New Kids On The Block will also perform live in the hours leading up to New Year’s Eve in New York City’s Times Square. Other performers will also be joining in from other cities to perform as well.
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