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Swift catered to celebrity guests’ wishes during ‘1989’ tour

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Saturday, December 19, 2015, 5:48 PM

Taylor Swift rolled out the red carpet for her world tour’s 78 celebrity guests.

The “Welcome to New York” singer bent over backwards catering her myriad visitors’ wishes during the recently concluded “1989” tour, giving them free rein over logistics as minute as what color the audience members’ light-up wristbands would glow during the performance.

“The first thing that I ask them is, ‘What color do you want the audience to be?'” Swift revealed in a new preview of her “1989 World Tour” documentary, via ABC News.

Taylor Swift performed Alanis Morissette's hit "You Oughta Know" during her show in Los Angeles in August. Christopher Polk/TAS/Getty Images for TAS

Taylor Swift performed Alanis Morissette’s hit “You Oughta Know” during her show in Los Angeles in August. 

“I didn’t want them to come and donate their time and their energy to be on my stage and not have it feel like I cared enough to give them anything that made it feel like huge,” she continued. “I just wanted us to go all out.”

The famous guests, among them Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler, Miranda Lambert and Justin Timberlake, even got to choose which lift would hoist them to the stage and whether pyrotechnics would come into play.

Swift also worked closely with artists to choreograph their hits she’d perform with them. Rehearsal footage interspersed with concert clips shows Swift pantomiming a slap in the face with Alanis Morissette during “You Oughta Know” and “booty-shaking” with Ricky Martin for his “Livin’ La Vida Loca.”

“I’d walk the artist along the stage,” she said in the film preview. “I’d say, ‘I think maybe we should go here at this point in the song; maybe we should do this at this point in the song’ … and we would just decide together what the performance should look like.”

The “Blank Space” singer wrapped up her grueling seven-month tour — which spanned 53 cities in 11 different countries — in Melbourne, Australia last Saturday, a day before her 26th birthday.

Her concert film debuts Sunday on Apple Music.

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