Taylor Swift surprises crowd at Stonewall Inn anniversary event

Taylor Swift surprised fans with a performance at the 50th anniversary of gay rights protest, the Stonewall Uprising, on Friday night (14Jun19).
The pop star thrilled the crowd at the Stonewall Inn in New York with an acoustic version of her 2014 hit Shake It Off, and was joined on stage by Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
“I’m so happy I don’t have to keep this secret any longer. Look who came to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall at the Stonewall Inn. @taylorswift13, you are a gem. Thank you for everything you do for the LGBTQ community,” Ferguson wrote on Twitter after her impromptu gig.
The 29-year-old wished the crowd a “Happy Pride Month,” and invited the Broadway and TV star to sing along with her onstage.
“I heard that this is Jesse’s favourite song to do at karaoke,” Taylor said to Ferguson. “So if there’s anything you feel like you want to jump in on, if there’s like, your part that you’re really good at, then, just sing, dance, just be yourself. This is a really safe space.”
The event was co-hosted by Diva Jackie Dupree and also included a performance by Sara Bareilles.