MTV VMAs 2014: Taylor Swift Performs ‘Shake It Off’ Live for the First Time: Watch
By Kevin Rutherford
Dancing is a big, big part of Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off”; music video aside, it has the sort of energy that
Flanked by a swarm of suit-clad male backup dancers, Swift, wearing a short, sequined two-piece, jumped around the stage for the fourth performance of the evening (second full song, following “Bang Bang”). She was lifted into the air by her dancers before shooting over to a different part of the set to be joined by some female backup singers, some of which carried large saxophones to blare the song’s horn-infused chorus.
Perhaps the best moment? Swift found her way to an overhang above where the rest of the dancers were twirling and leaping, and they beckoned her to leap off said overhang into their arms.