'I'm Just Really Happy Right Now': Taylor Swift Performs at Pre-Super Bowl Party

The singer headlined DirecTV's Super Saturday Night concert in Houston ahead of the big game

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We are never, ever, ever getting over this.

On Saturday, Taylor Swift made a splash ahead of the Super Bowl at AT&T presents DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night in Houston.

With celebs such as Lea Michele, Ruby Rose, Chris Evans and Chrissy Teigen in attendance, the singer sang a number of songs, including “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” and “Better Man,” marking the first time those tunes had been played live. Bruno Mars, the Chainsmokers, Sam Hunt and Snoop Dogg also performed at the bash.

Earlier this week, Swift, 27, gave fans a peek into her rehearsal by sharing a video of herself singing an acoustic version of “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” her duet with Zayn Malik for the upcoming film Fifty Shades Darker.

Swift shared several photos from the performance and a peek at her backstage set-up, where her cats patiently lounged on a black couch.




“There no Zayn, so sorry, you are stuck with me,” Swift told the audience, referring to her duet with the former One Direction singer. “I’ve never played it live before and I’d like to.”

Swift also performed an acoustic version of Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” a song she co-wrote with then-boyfriend Harris. She gently reminded the crowd of her songwriting skills when she introduced the song.

While standing alone in the middle of the round stage that jutted into the audience, Swift used a black towel to wipe herself off and her fans started begging for it.

“You really don’t want it. You really don’t.”

Swift ended things on a positive note, telling the crowd at the end of her set, “I’m just really happy right now. That was a lot of fun.”

The concert is only Swift’s second live performance since wrapping up her 1989 world tour in late 2015.

Last October, she played a slew of her biggest songs — including “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Fifteen” and “This Is What You Came For” at a concert after the Formula One United States Grand Prix.

  • reporting by HEATHER STAIBLE
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