Taylor Swift Lights Up The Stage In Trailer For Netflix Concert Special; Using Facial Recognition at Concerts
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.