Taylor Swift brought a jubilant mix of hit songs, sage advice and strutting confidence to her sold-out “1989 World Tour” at CenturyLink Field Saturday, Aug. 8.

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Concert review

She strutted with confidence, dispensed sage advice like a big sister and whipped 50,000 fans into a sustained frenzy for more than two hours.

And Taylor Swift did it all with a radiant smile Saturday (Aug. 8) at sold-out CenturyLink Field, making sure everyone left her “1989 World Tour” sharing her own apparently unbridled joy.

The show began with “Welcome to New York,” which served as a reminder that Swift has left Nashville for the bright lights of the Big Apple, and new friends like Lena Dunham, Haim and Selena Gomez, who all appeared in video sequences during the show.

The sound quality on the opener was one of the few moments when the spectacular concert didn’t come together precisely as it should have, but Swift righted the ship immediately with her new hit, “Blank Space.” Her fans — including a preponderance of young girls, many with their moms — began to sing along and scream and kept it up all night.

They had even more reason to cut loose when Swift brought on surprise guests Fetty Wap, performing his hit “Trap Queen,” and, later, Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, during Swift’s sultry “Style.”

Balancing spectacle with intimacy, Swift, 25, addressed the crowd several times, thanking her fans for their loyal support and delivering advice similar to that of many pop stars — be strong, believe in yourself, accept others — but made those platitudes feel unscripted and heartfelt.

Swift’s sincerity made the stadium show trappings seem that much cooler, like the LED wristbands given out at the door that lit up the bleachers with different colors throughout her set. During several songs, including “Clean” and “Love Story,” Swift performed on a long, revolving runway elevated 40 feet.

Swift could have closed the show with any number of blockbuster hits, but she chose her huge No. 1 single “Shake It Off” to say goodbye. After fireworks shot into the overcast night sky, she took one final bow and bounced off the stage.

There was no encore, but after 135 minutes, 18 songs, at least a half-dozen costume changes — and seemingly as many heart-to-heart chats — Swift had done her job and the atmosphere crackled with infectious jubilation.

Singer-songwriters Shawn Mendes, 17, and Vance Joy, from Australia, opened the show and both received warm receptions.

Just as the show began, an otherwise perfect evening was marred by an unfortunate accident, when a 13-year-old boy was injured in a fall from the 300 level of the stadium.