To Taylor Swift and the year of “1989”

Dear Taylor Swift, The past 365 days haven’t been particularly great here in the world’s most powerful country, but if we ever needed to plug our ears and “la-la-la” the bad news away, you were there to help.

Taylor Swift fan in Denver impresses her idol with knitted sweater

Someone knitted this sweater of a Polaroid of me and gave it to my mom at the show. Thank you, mysterious knitter. — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 7, 2015 Taylor Swift successfully took over the Pepsi Center for two shows over Labor Day weekend, and tens of thousands of tweens and their parents shook it off righteously as part of the sold-out "1989" tour.

Taylor Swift’s confidence spills over on second night at Pepsi Center (review)

A more self-assured and less awkward Taylor Swift than the one bolstered by over-the-top production numbers two years ago during her “RED” tour enthralled the sold-out crowd with her second night at the Pepsi Center on Sunday for the “1989” tour, and if her increased confidence is what’s driving her desire to mentor young girls from the stage, well, awesome.