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Flat White

Swift justice for the political class

22 February 2024

2:00 AM

22 February 2024

2:00 AM

The question I asked after reading a report about Taylor Swift’s biggest-ever concert in Melbourne, which reportedly had over 90,000 people attend, was, ‘Is she a troubadour?’ Something unusual must be happening, I thought to myself, for such an event to occur. ‘Perhaps it is her quality of songs and her presence that engages people even when they don’t intend to be that wrapped up in her music?’

Talking with young adults about these musings from my grandfatherly head, the initial affirmation of a modern-day troubadour became less certain.

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