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Taylor Swift joins Haim on stage in London for a surprise mash-up

Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at Haim’s sold-out concert at London’s O2 Arena on Thursday (July 21).

The American rock band, consisting of sisters Alana, Este and Danielle Haim, were in the middle of performing their hit song “Gasoline” when they suddenly stopped.

Introducing Swift, 32, Alana said: “Hold on guys. We’re in London, we can’t play in London without bringing a special guest.

“Because this person that I’m about to bring forth is not only the most incredible singer, songwriter, producer, friggin’ amazing person ever, she’s also one of our close friends,” she continued as Swift took the stage to a roar applause and cheers.

The “Bad Blood” singer remarked that she “hasn’t been on stage in a very long time,” but that “it’s very beautiful [to be back]“.

She continued: “When I heard that my girls were playing at the O2 in London I thought I’ll have to check that out. And it seems like there were about 20,000 other people who thought so too.

“So we had a thought. If we did some kind of mash-up, we could potentially get you to sing as loud as you’ve been singing all night,” Swift told concertgoers, adding, “That’s a big challenge because you’re very loud sang – exceptional work.”

Then, as promised, Swift and Haim delivered a mash-up of “Gasoline” and Swift’s 2016 solo hit “Love Story,” amid a frenzy of fan TikToks and thunderous applause.

Fan videos of the performance were posted on social media as O2 attendees had to “scream” over Swift’s surprise performance.

Along with a video of the “Gasoline”/”Love Story” mash-up, one person wrote: “HAIM BROUGHT OUT TAYLOR SWIFT!!! I SCREAM.”

Another fan tweeted: “Taylor Swift just took Haim on stage at the O2. Girlfriend is in meltdown”.

“No one in the Taylor Swift universe will ever find peace now that she went and made an impromptu appearance with Haim – like she really could pop up anywhere, anytime,” one person commented on Twitter.

Haim opened up for Swift during her 1989 Tour in 2015. The group was also featured on Swift’s 2020 album alwaysShe collaborated with the singer on the track “No Body, No Crime.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/taylor-swift-haim-london-o2-b2128855.html Taylor Swift joins Haim on stage in London for a surprise mash-up

JOE HERNANDEZ

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