Taylor Swift typically doesn’t walk out of her concerts unscathed. The pop star is currently on her Red tour, and she brought Rolling Stone along with her for one stop in New Jersey. When the magazine asked her what she thinks about during her shows, her first answer was not chipping anymore of her teeth.
“Tonight I was particularly hung up on not chipping another tooth like last show in Pittsburgh, definitely,” she says. “It had a tip on [the tooth] and it doesn’t anymore. I try to be really quick with the microphone, so I’m not standing there just waiting to sing with my mic right next to my face, so I really quickly pulled my mic up to sing and basically uppercut punched myself in the tooth. And then part of it fell onto the stage and I was like, ‘Oh, I wonder how bad that was. I wonder which tooth that is and I wonder how bad that is,’ and I was just trying not to chip another one [at her New Jersey concert]. I’m not doing anything about it. It’s just gonna be a little bit jagged, I guess.”
That’s not the only time Swift got injured during the performance. She walks through the gathered crowd while singing “Sparks Fly,” and admits she enjoys it even though “you get scratched a bit.”
“You know, you get scratched a little bit, but that’s nothing to be scared of. It’s really cool to make eye contact with someone while you’re singing,” she says. “To be able to travel through the entire crowd and sort of surprise people who didn’t think they were going to get up close to a performance — I think that’s one of my favorite things about having a stage in different parts. It’s kind of exhilarating actually, walking through a crazy, insane mob of people.”