You cannot deny being surrounded by thousands of people on a frigid winter evening behind metal gates for at minimum 9 hours can be kind of exhilarating ... albeit, not my cup of tea. Lucky for me, I was working as a photographer for LiveX, who does the official New Years Eve webcast, and thus had an all access pass to roam wherever I pleased. At 11:35, that happened to be on one of the main stages to see Taylor Swift up close & personal. Out of the 6 or so performers I saw, she was undoubtedly the best. She actually sang, which was a plus, and had some major girl power to boot. I didn't hate her sequin blazer either.