Taylor Swift Reveals Her 26th Birthday Will Be a 'Quiet One,' Treats 125-Person Crew to Private Getaway

by Meredith B. Kile 10:17 PM PST, December 02, 2015
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Taylor Swift is on the last leg of her 1989 World Tour, finishing up the last few stops in New Zealand and Australia, and decided to generously treat her crew to a little getaway for all their hard work.

“So stoked to be able to take my band and crew on a vacation at the end of a long and wonderful tour,” Swift captioned an Instagram pic of her whole crew on the 1989 stage. “For all their hard work this year, they really deserve it. Thank you to Hamilton Island for taking such great care of 125 of the people who work tirelessly to make sure the 1989 World Tour stage gets built, the lights are on, the costumes are made, the guitars are tuned, and the show goes on.”

The 25-year-old singer treated her crew to a getaway on Hamilton Island, the largest inhabited island in the Whitsunday chain in Queensland, Australia. Apparently, the press Down Under got extra excited about the trip, hoping that it was part of the celebration for Swift’s upcoming 26th birthday.

“Aussie press, I love your enthusiasm but my birthday isn't for 2 weeks and it'll be a quiet one this year,” she added in the caption. “Let's take it down a notch:).”

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Swift also shared pictures from the Hamilton Island trip on Instagram, including a flowery shot with her background singers, dancers, and crew and a pic of her “making friends” with a local bird.


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Making friends on Hamilton Island

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She also shared a silhouette shot with some of her 1989 family, captioned with lyrics from her song “You Are in Love.”

You can see it with the lights out. #HamiltonIsland

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Swift will wrap up the 1989 tour with six more shows in Brisbane, Adelaide, and Melbourne, before heading back stateside. With the last stop set to take place just one day before her 26th birthday on Dec. 13, it’s no wonder she wants to keep things low-key this year!

It’ll be a big change from last year though, when the singer threw a star-studded b-day bash in New York City with the likes of Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake, Jay Z and Beyonce!

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