Despite being a familiar promo stop from many of Swift's peers, the singer apparently hasn't deemed it necessary for her past three album cycles.
Her performances were hyped up consistently throughout the week and our main point of curiosity was whether or not she was going to open with established hits from the album or go instead with some material from the album that hasn't had as much play.
In Reputation, fans and music writers saw hints of her ex-boyfriends Calvin Harris and British actor Tom Hiddleston as possible subjects in the tracks "I Did Something Bad" and 'Dancing with Our Hands Tied'.
Corey Haim's mom says Charlie Sheen never sexually assaulted her son
Haim did say the name of a man who she claims sexually assaulted her son, but the name was bleeped out during the clip. Judy said her son would have told her if anything like that ever happened with the older Sheen.
Just what we were hoping for!
"Absence only makes the heart grow fonder, though, and Swift crushed her performance last night.The pop star fully embraced her "New Taylor" persona, wearing an edgy all-black outfit, complete with shorts, a crop top, and a snake-adorned microphone as she sang ".Ready for It?". Swift stripped down her romantic track "Call It What You Want", singing it acoustically as she sat on a dim stage strumming her guitar.
And for the portion of the internet sick of Swift's tendency to play the victim, look no further than "reputation" for evidence to support your annoyances.
Swift dropped her (pretty much guaranteed to be No. 1) sixth album on November 10, and followed it up immediately with the live premieres of "Ready For It" and "Call It What You Want" on SNL.
So do we, Taylor.