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Yesterday was the first night of Taylor Swift‘s sold-out two-night stand at the Verizon Center. Swift played all of her hits with some crowd-pleasing gimmicks thrown in—-namely, playing a few songs in the middle of one of the lower-level concourses, surrounded by fans, then making her way down to the floor and playing to the folks in the back of the stadium, and finally walking up the floor to the stage, hugging and kissing and slapping hands all along the way. This was all well and good, except that combined with several overly lengthy interludes, the flow of the set was all too frequently interrupted.

Many more photos after the jump.

Kellie Pickler opened: