So here is basically what went down… On Wednesday, I got an email from Taylor Nation and on Thursday, they called me and it was a done deal. I live in Florida so my mom and I decided to drive to Nashville on Saturday. No one knew we were going there. Sunday comes around and it was the SLOWEST PASSING DAY IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. I just wanted it to be time to go. We got to the check in location and it was running a bit late so we didn’t get on the buses for an hour. I made so many amazing friends while waiting though and I’m so glad we got to share last night. There were 89 of us at the check in so we weren’t really sure how we were all going to fit into her apartment… Then her bodyguard told us that we were using someone’s home because they trust us and my mind immediately went to Taylor’s parents’ home. We pulled up to the house and it was crazy. All of us were in shock and didn’t know how to process anything. We went to the pool area and there was all kinds of different food. THE CHICKEN NUGGETS GAVE ME LIFE. We finished eating and then we waited to go into the house. We entered through this room that had a really old family photo and there was that photo of all of the Red Tour family including the crew. My friends and I managed to get seats in the front of the room. It was SO packed cause they had to fit 89 people into a living room, but we made it work. When Taylor came in everyone was screaming and my friends and I screamed “BECKY” and Taylor was like “Becky’s dead!! Let’s take a moment of silence.” She then said, “Hi Amanda!” so Amanda lost it. Taylor kept recognizing people in the crowd it was crazy. Taylor explained how she had been scouring social media for months and picking all of us to be there. There were lots of little conversations here and there, which were adorable. Taylor showed us her pegacorn phone case and also struggled with some technical difficulties. Taylor told us little stories of what inspired each song, which I am not allowed to talk about so please do not ask. The album is seriously AMAZING. It’s unlike anything she has ever done. It’s not bubblegum pop either. It’s really well produced and it has that Taylor feel to it. The lyrics are amazing in each song, while still being really catchy. Shake It Off is an amazing song and I love it, but the rest of the album is even better. Everyone is so unprepared. Taylor also played us one of the voice memos that will be on the Target deluxe edition and it’s so cool to kind of get a look into her mind. She told us to count how many times she said “whatever” and “like” in the voice memo and it was so funny. She then played us how the song ended up after being mixed and all of that and it’s definitely one of my favorites. I can’t even remember at what point, but we took an intermission where Taylor went to go get us snacks and she brought out Olivia. I got to hold Olivia and nearly died at how soft she is. When I saw Taylor had like four platters of different things she baked for us, I headed over there. She was talking to people and one guy took one of her chai cookies (the ones she posted on Instagram) and was like “THIS IS LIKE CHRISTMAS IN MY MOUTH” and she was like “THAT’S WHAT I WAS GOING FOR” and got really excited about it. I took a cookie and thanked her and headed over to talk to Liz and Teresa and we were all dying. Taylor made her way back to her chair and finished playing the rest of the album. Taylor was dancing and mouthing the words to every single song. She’s so proud of the album and it’s very clear why. After she finished playing the album we had a huge dance party to Shake It Off. It was crazy. The floor was shaking and the chandeliers were shaking too. My mom said her parents were looking at all of the lamps and lights like they were so afraid. After we had the dance party we all went back out to the pool area and were told to get into our group numbers. My friends and I got to talk to Scott while waiting to go back in to meet Taylor. Taylor had these really cool huge door mats that said “T.S. 1989” and we told him that they should sell them on the online store. He said he would tell them so if they appear on the store, then you’re welcome. Scott was so nice and we talked for a solid 10 minutes. Then it was time for the group before mine to go in and I was getting really nervous. When I finally got inside and I was the next person to meet Taylor I was like this isn’t real. I went up to her and hugged her and she was like “HEY MAN” I introduced myself and we just talked. She said that she loved my dress and wanted to say something during the listening session, but didn’t want to get off track. At one point she interrupted me and said, “I love your dimples and how they’re different from each other. I’ve never seen anything like that!! Have you ever noticed before?” It was so cute she was like obsessed with them. We talked for a bit more and I heard a woman say that we should take the picture so I asked Taylor if we could do the arm thing she does with a lot of her friends and she literally had no idea what I was talking about. So I showed her what I meant and she was like “That’s such a good idea!!” So we posed and she told me the photo would take 30 minutes to develop and we said bye. I walked away, but my mom told me she wanted me in her photo so I came back and I told Taylor that I loved how she was playing Ed and told her about our trip to Nashville two weeks ago and she was like “Isn’t he amazing?!” I then said, “Can I hold the Grammy?” And she was like “YES YOU SHOULD” and passed it to me. It was her Grammy for White Horse. I told her that it was the best night of my life and she yelled “YES” and did this cute thing. We got merch bags and soon enough we were back on the buses. It was the most magical night ever and I can’t thank Taylor and her team enough. I’m seriously so stoked for 1989. I’m so proud of you and I love you taylorswift.
I never thought that I would get the chance to write about the time I got to meet Taylor Swift. Never in a million years. I’ve been in love with her for 8 years now and I’ve had a blog dedicated to her for about four or five years (and yes I regret all the times I’ve deleted to focus on school) but I never thought I would get the chance to hang out in her parents living room.
First off, I got a confidential message on my tumblr account from her account about wanting my info so I sent them my info. I was in class when I saw the message and let me tell you, I about fell out. I literally almost passed out on the floor. At first, I legit thought it was a joke because I didn’t get an email until a day and a half later. I thought it was some joke or that I dreamed it. When I finally got an email, they asked for my phone number and then they called me later that day. Again, all the information they gave me was VERY vague and sketchy. Obviously, they want to keep everything secret for security reasons. Anyways, I booked a flight and hotel for the lovely Nashville.
Not gonna lie, a part of me was TERRIFIED that it was still a joke or a dream. How could this possibly be happening for me? Especially since there are sooooooo many other tumblr blogs who deserve this more. Why me? How did I get picked? Her team was stressing how much Taylor hand picked all of us to be there and all. I was front in the line to get checked in and I met some really nice girls and boys, omg everyone was so nice. Okay so here comes heart attack #1, they couldn’t find my name on the list and they kindly asked me to step aside. I was so upset. I started to panic, I was like I have all the information and all the emails they sent me! I almost passed out. But then one of the beautiful Taylor nation girls was like, “oh, no I remember your name! Someone made a mistake and put your first name as your last name.” So they found my name THANK YOU JESUS!!!! So I was in group one and on the first bus. Okay there was a lot of waiting because there were 89 of us. 89!
So we finally make it to Taylor’s parent’s house and of course it’s beautiful. They take us to the back where there is a pool and so much food set up for us. Pizza, sushi, chips, water, soda, and just so much. I was so excited and nervous that I barely ate. Anyways, so we are all chilling and talking while her people took some photos of us. Again, all of her team was SOOO nice. Also, Tree is so beautiful and nice omg. Okay so then I see the beautiful breakburnandends and I run over to her and I didn’t think she would know who I was but she did and we were talking about how much we were freaking out! A lot of time passed of us all chilling and talking until they started letting people inside. I was one of the last people to go inside and holy shit, talk about emotions. I’m just going into Taylor’s house. !!!!
I was trying to find a spot to sit because the living room was packed with all of us sitting on the floor but I got a good spot up front. I got to sit right in front of her piano where she wrote the start to IKYWT!! I was ever so happy to be hitting my head on that piano let me tell you. (It was on purpose but that room was so packed and I kept being pushed into the piano BUT I DIDNT MIND) When Taylor walked in, I was in shock. How is it that this actual angel is in front of me, in the same room?!? She finally sat down and this is when I just cannot believe it’s happening. She talked about how happy and excited she way. She also asked that we promise to not talk about lyrics, song titles, or song details/descriptions, or even talk about who the songs are about. Mainly because Taylor wants everyone to hear about the songs from her and she doesn’t want anyone to be exposed to spoilers. She also doesn’t want fans talking about what songs are about who because that’s something she wants to keep to herself. One of the things she did which I found to be so amazing was that she would just look someone and say their name and something personal about them. HOW DOES SHE DO THAT. HOW DOES SHE HONESTLY REMEMBER? It was so amazing to see their faces light up and just cry because Taylor remembered their face and their name. It was amazing. She was telling us how we teach her so much about technology and someone told her to turn on her battery percent and she didn’t understand why but she said she would do it. OH we also had a moment of silence for Becky and Taylor kept saying how she was dead LOL.
What I will say about this masterpiece is that it is her best work yet. I know everyone is worked up about this being a pop album but…….GUYS YOU DONT EVEN KNOW. I am obsessed with Shake It Off and I think that all the songs on the album are even better!!!! Just because it is a pop album doesn’t mean that it’s all auto tuned and mainstream. NOT AT ALL!! Like her vocals ARE SOOOO STRONG. Her vocals are so on point. I know that a lot of pop songs the beat and music drown out the vocals but not at all with Taylor’s work. Vocally, the best album yet. This album has such a great flow and theme to it. Don’t even get me started on the lyrics. THE LYRICS. Beautiful, poetic, and brilliant. Do not ever doubt Taylor because this album feels so different but so much like her. She honestly hasn’t been happier and it shows through this album. I’ve had a lot of people ask me to compare songs to her older songs but I honestly cannot because these songs are SOO different but in the best way possible. Every song was my favorite and every single song SLAYED ME TO DEATH. We ended on Shake It Off and we had a dance party with Taylor Fucking Swift. Oh, we also had an intermission and she came around and passed out cookies that were AMAZING.
Then we went back outside and were told to find our groups. I was group 1 so we got to go back in the living room to get our pictures done. Now, I honestly didn’t even know what to say to her. So many people had heartbreaking stories to tell her and all. I also got to hug her mom because she walked by us! But when it was my turn and I walked down, Taylor looked at me and started dancing so I danced towards her LOL and I just thanked her for letting me be there and for joining tumblr because I wouldn’t of been there without her joining. She goes “omg tumblr is so awesome and so funny. No one is as funny on any of the other social media sites like tumblr! They are just totally cool with being themselves, I love it.” And then she told me she loved my hair and I think she touched it??? I don’t remember but I feel like she did LOL but then I was going on about how I forget that she is only two years older than me because she is so sophisticated and she goes “I’m not! I am many things but I am not sophisticated.” But I told her she was and she shouldn’t deny it. It was time for our picture and I told her I wanted a full on hug picture but I wanted my glasses off and she goes “okay, I feel you on that. I feel like I look sad with my glasses on. But you don’t look sad with yours on,” but I told her I wanted them off because of glare situations and that I look like I’m 12 with them and she goes “well you will enjoy that when you are older” and I, sure she said a bunch of other nice things to me but I couldn’t even process it. I thanked her for everything and she gave me the biggest hug and goes, “see you online!” Then I was given my photo and walked out where I got my goodie bag and went back onto the bus. The goodie bag is amazing. I’m sure everyone has seen pictures but it’s the tote with the album cover, all the 1989 theme shirts, and two calendars, and the 1989 Nashville keychain.
I will never forget this day for the rest of my life. The fact that she took the time and money to have us all come to her house and get this amazing experience??? Even though there were so many people there, she made it feel so personal. While playing the songs, she would make eye contact with everyone in the room. I am forever grateful and blessed for this experience. Honestly, I will never ask for anything else in life, I am completely done. I have never been more in love with her. I am so proud to be a fan of this amazing human being. Thank you so much taylorswift for being there for us and just being your flawless self. I cannot wait to have this album in my hands and be able to dance, cry, sing, scream to this masterpiece. Guys, never doubt Taylor because she knows what she is doing and she wants to make us proud. 1989 is the best era ever. Thank you for all your questions and I hope I’m not being rude or ungrateful! I’m not trying to be an asshole by being so vague but I signed a contract that I wouldn’t give details. I love you all so much and if you read all of this then you are my favorite person ever.
So I met you yesterday, and I had so many things to tell you, and I forgot all of them because I was so wonderstruck.
So here it goes. Will y’all help me to get Taylor to notice me????
1. I’m learning banjo. Can you help me learn the part for ‘Mean’? I’ve been trying to find the chords and stuff, and I really can’t find it. SOS. PLEASE.
2. You are literally my freaking savior. You are beyond perfect. Where did you notice me? Twitter? Instagram? I really want to know.
3. Spending time with you was the best day of my life. Thank you so much.
4. I really want you to check out my friend, Aubrey’s blog. She’s one of my great friends. I met her because of the fandom. shakeoffthebadblood
5. My guinea pig is named after you. See below.
6. I just want you to know how special you are to me. In high school, back in 2010, I went into a hospital because my “best friend” ditched me, and I went off the deep end. When I came out, your music was my only friend. That’s the only thing. College came around, and things got harder. I had a best friend, and I kind of lost her to a boy, and that’s okay because she’s happy, but I just really miss that. In January, I admitted myself into a mental hospital because my self-harming from losing her just got too much to handle. I don’t blame her, but I do wish I had given less control of my life to her. The day after I returned to college, I watched your Grammy’s performance, and I was moved to tears. That same day, I got a guinea pig, and her name is Taylor, as mentioned above. She is my pet therapy and helped me. In February, I was raped, and no one understood. It hurt and still does, but somehow when the going got rough, your words have lifted me up and helped me so very much. I was admitted into another mental hospital later on, in late March to early April. Again, your music was there for me when my “friends” left me. They keep leaving me, Taylor. You are the one constant in my life. I wanted to talk to you so badly about this. I don’t know why, but I just cared so much about these people, and you were the only one who cared. I recently broke my forty-six day streak of no self-harming, and I was going to ask you to draw a tattoo for me for my really deep scar, but I was so embarrassed because of my arm. I didn’t want you to think I was weird…er than you already know.
Just, thank you so much for being you and welcoming me into your life. It truly was the best day of my life. You’ve helped me fight my dragons, Taylor, and I can’t wait for you to help me fight off more. I’ll always be your fan.
davepastern: The Ready for it... video was good (but I loved Ghost in the Shell so that was gonna always be a given lol), not really a fan of End Game (the song or video). Sorry, but it's my least favourite song on Reputation, and joins the ranks of a few other songs
Jan 14, 2018 8:42:01 GMT -5
davepastern: that I dislike (should've said no, better than revenge, holy ground, and style).
Jan 14, 2018 8:42:32 GMT -5
neoswiftie: no need to be sorry, wasn't my favorite song on reputation either, but I do love the video, especially the London sequence
Jan 14, 2018 8:45:13 GMT -5
neoswiftie: lol gonna need to brighten that gif, 20 frames in photoshop, will do that tomorrow
Jan 14, 2018 8:46:35 GMT -5
13swiftie13ds: Under a winter storm warning here Looking at a good 4-6 inches lol!
Jan 15, 2018 0:00:28 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Aly swifte
Jan 15, 2018 14:04:03 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Hi StarlightDreamer, I'm not a member there... but I'm pretty sure some of our members are there too, I guess they prefer to be on both fora. Why do you ask?
Jan 16, 2018 7:22:53 GMT -5
neoswiftie: I don't mind that you promote your forum and everyone can join here and stay a member there too, I really don't mind, there is also taycon.proboards.com/ they were first
Jan 16, 2018 7:26:25 GMT -5
swiftvote: I've been here from the start... no drama like on TC or the new 'The Swift Life' app, I don't need another forum
Jan 16, 2018 7:37:49 GMT -5
swiftvote: I guess most swifties are now on tumblr and The Swift Life, but they are also chatting in 'private chatrooms', problem with those chatrooms is that 1 person has to approve who is allowed in, and who is allowed to stay, heard that there was drama there too.
Jan 16, 2018 7:41:24 GMT -5
neoswiftie: When there are a lot of members, doesn't matter where, you are gonna get drama... that's why certain topics are better avoided
Jan 16, 2018 7:43:25 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Here we have a safe place for everyone that loves Taylor for who she is, what she does without having to whine about the 3 things other 'huge' fora forbid... Po Ra Re, there are enough other places for those topics
Jan 16, 2018 7:46:23 GMT -5
swiftvote: Agreed, those topics are what causes the most misery on TSL
Jan 16, 2018 7:48:31 GMT -5
twothirtyam: I like TSL but you can't really connect to anyone, short conversations are possible on someone's post... but once you go somewhere else it's not possible to find it back
Jan 16, 2018 8:30:58 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Lol now they have a problem with Joseph Kahn, you know... the one friend who defended Taylor through thick and thin, you know... one of her REAL friends
Jan 16, 2018 11:09:20 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Because he said that pitbulls are dangerous, and I know he is exaggerating but what sane parent would leave his/her baby/todler alone with a pitbull? Just imagine a child who doesn't know how to behave around an animal, poking in it's eye... or worse!
Jan 16, 2018 11:14:50 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Some breeds have a bite and jaw that can kill, Joseph is not saying every pitbull would do that, just saying you never know what might happen, and if something happens what then?
Jan 16, 2018 11:17:40 GMT -5
neoswiftie: Is anyone on the TSL app? If so, did you get free packs and picks today or yesterday?
Jan 16, 2018 13:32:36 GMT -5