Photo Gallery: Taylor Swift Puts On Special Acoustic Concert at Pomona's Big Bridges
Taylor Swift performing at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont on October 15, 2012. Photo credit: Frank Micelotta for VH1 Storytellers
Concert Set List
- You Belong
- Eyes Open
- Begin Again
- Our Song
- Love Story
- Never Ever
Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift performed a spectacular live acoustic concert last night at Pomona’s Bridges Auditorium. The free concert came to the Claremont Colleges courtesy of Harvey Mudd College, which received the most online votes in the “Taylor Swift on Campus” contest.
The Harvey Mudd campaign was organized by HMC sophomores Travis Beckman and Yeahmoon Hong, both enthusiastic Swift fans, who created a Facebook event and reached across the 5Cs to build unified support and increase voting. HMC also received $10,000 from Chegg for Good for their school’s music program, as did the other top five vote-getting schools.
The Taylor Swift concert was filmed as part of the VH1 Storytellers series, and is scheduled to air on Nov. 11 at both 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET/PT. The contest was sponsored by sponsored by Swift, Papa John’s and Chegg, an online textbook rental company, in partnership with VH1, Cover Girl and American Greetings.
Swift will release her next album, the highly anticipated Red, on Oct. 22. The album’s lead single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” set the record for biggest digital sales week ever for a female recording artist. The singer-songwriter has sold more than 22 million albums and 50 million song downloads. Her 2008 album Fearless received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. She has been nominated in the 2012 American Music Awards category “Favorite Female Artist – Country,” which will be broadcast Nov. 18.
The Taylor Swift concert marks the first of three big events scheduled for the 2012-13 in Bridges Auditorium. Comedian Eddie Izzard will perform on Sunday, Dec. 2, and Willie Nelson will perform on Thursday, Feb. 28.
For more about the contest that brought Taylor Smith to Claremont, read this Harvey Mudd blog post by Travis Beckman HMC '15.
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