Taylor Swift has been doing a bang-up job of choosing local musical heroes to join her on every stop of her North American Speak Now tour--so fans were undoubtedly expecting something extra special for the final night of the trek. The tour closed in New York City on November 22, which is a town chock-full of talented musicians--so who did Swift choose?
Well, she not only chose a bona fide legend, she had an extra-special story to accompany her selection. Before introducing James Taylor to the audience, Swift related a little tale in which she had a conversation with her mother about her love for the song "Fire And Rain," which she sang in her chorus class.
According to Swift, her mother replied: "It's really funny that you say that, because you're kind of named after him."
Taylor & Taylor then performed his 1970 classic together, as well as Swift's own "Fifteen."
Earlier in the evening, Swift also brought up another very special guest, her friend Selena Gomez--the best buddies collaborated on Gomez's hit "Who Says."
On the first of her two NYC dates, Swift presented Buffalo, New York native Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, and the two performed the Dolls' smash "Iris" together.
After her final night at Madison Square Garden and the subsequent close of her tour, Swift tweeted the following message: "I have so much to be thankful for this year. I'm leaving New York, replaying this tour in my mind. I love you all so much."
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