Ever since the general public became aware that Taylor Swift had adopted the fun practice of covering hometown music heroes in each city of her Speak Now tour, the question began to brew. Who would she cover in Chicago?
The reason this particular city, which she played on Tuesday, was so loaded: Everyone who's a Swift fan knows her (official or not) arch nemesis. And his name is Kanye West. And he's from Chicago.
Swift has already offered forgiveness for West's transgression (y'all know the story; he grabbed the mic from her at the 2009 VMAs and said Beyonce should have won, yada yada)--she took care of that by singing a song called "Innocent" at the 2010 VMAs, and has seemed to dismiss the subject since.
However, if she were to cover West in Chicago on her current tour, this would send a truly powerful message of reconciliation.
So. Did she do it?
In a word...nope. She covered a band from the Chicago suburb Wilmette instead: Fall Out Boy. Before launching into "Sugar, We're Going Down," Swift told the crowd that the song was her favorite during her freshman year of high school.
A safe choice? Perhaps. However, Swift is playing a second night in Chicago, and local country station US 99.5 has already tweeted the following, rather tantalizing, comment: "A little birdy tells me Taylor will NOT be doing the same cover song tonight..."
Hmmm. Let's see what happens.
By the way, if you're curious, FOB's Pete Wentz--who is active on Twitter--was made aware of Swift's cover by a fan who tweeted him the news. He tweeted in reply, "Pix or it didn't happen." Well, Pete, see the vid above!
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