On the same night that Saturday Night Live poked fun at Taylor Swift‘s ever-expanding “squad,” the singer welcomed another artist into her crew as Charli XCX joined Swift onstage at Toronto’s Rogers Centre to perform her breakout hit “Boom Clap.” The two singers traded verses on the Sucker single as pyrotechnics exploded during the chorus, turning the former Sky Dome into a giant sing-along.
The “Boom Clap” performance came a night after Swift brought out Keith Urban to duet on the country singer’s latest chart-topper “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” as well as his 2002 hit “Somebody Like You.” The past week of Swift’s 1989 Tour has doubled as an impressive squad-recruiting trip as Swift also recently shared her stage with Nelly and Haim, Mick Jagger and Leona Lewis and Steven Tyler and Alison Krauss.
In an SNL sketch that aired during the Miley Cyrus-hosted Season 41 premiere titled “The Squad,” the show imagined a Walking Dead-like post-apocalyptic world outfitted with 1989 propaganda where, instead of a zombie outbreak, the entire human race is absorbed into Swift’s circle of friends. “First it was the models, then the athletes. Then it was everybody,” Kenan Thompson’s survivor says. “Police … fire department … Matt LeBlanc.” Swift previously brought the Friends actor onstage during her Los Angeles concerts in August.