Story of meeting Taylor Swift from fan
My story of going to Taylor’s house, listening to 1989, and meeting her for the first time. Enjoy 🙂
Tonight I got to have a once in a lifetime opportunity. …I hung out with Taylor Swift at her LA house. This was my first time ever meeting her after being a fan for 6 years and seeing her 11 times. Before I go into the details for that I’ll start from when I was chosen.
Tuesday, September 16th I got a call from Taylor Nation saying I was chosen to attend a “top secret exclusive event” in LA on Saturday the 19th. That’s about all the information I was given. I had NO IDEA what was happening and I could not tell anyone. All they said was to meet a location at a certain time and we would be transported to a second secret location. I had no idea what to expect! I was already planning on spending the weekend in Vegas because had tickets to go to the iHeart Radio Music Festival on Friday (the night before!), so after confirming with her management that I would be able to attend I quickly canceled the extra nights I had booked in Vegas and planned to leave Vegas Saturday morning to make it to LA in time.
So after attending the iHeart Radio Music Festival (which was AMAZING by the way), I woke up early and drove home to LA. Around 4:30 pm I met at the first location where I checked in with her management (who are some of the nicest people I have met!), was scanned by security and loaded onto a bus. There were about 20 people in total on my bus and about another 15 or so on a bus behind ours. After waiting around for a bit, we left the parking lot and headed on a road. No one knew were we were going, but as we got closer, I noticed that the neighborhood we were in looked a lot like where Taylor lives. (I had seen pictures of her LA house and had driven by it once before so I knew what it looked like).
After about a 20-minute drive, we pulled up to Taylor’s house and everyone on the bus was going crazy. I was on the first bus and after we exited the bus and we walked up her driveway to be scanned by security again. After that we were led into her backyard where there was a ton of food. Everything from pizza, sushi, chicken, vegetables, Smart Water, Diet Coke, cookies, and brownies. Tree Paine and a few other management people were hanging out back there too. In the backyard there was a really cool old green bike and there was also a ton of seating areas and an old fireplace. After eating in her backyard for about 20 or 30 minutes we were told to head inside.
We all took a seat in her living room. There were 2 couches, some pillows on the floor, and some chairs/benches set up to sit on. Her house is so gorgeous! There were photos of her with her friends and family everywhere. There was a bunch of old frames and mirrors and little collectables. Also she had these really pretty curtains hanging over all the windows. I luckily got a seat right in the front row right by the chair we assumed Taylor would be sitting. After about 5 minutes Scott and Andrea came in and a few moments later Taylor walked in.
I was shocked and started crying. I had never been that close to her and she was literally an arms length away. She greeted everyone and then sat in the chair on tell us why we were here. She said over the past few months, before she announced the album, she had been planning this event and picking people she wanted to invite. Then she told us she wanted to play us the whole album! Everyone in the room went insane and almost everyone was crying. Her team then brought out boxes of tissues and everyone took some. So then Taylor took out her iPhone (which is a pegacorn case she got at TopShop in London on it- she told us it’s new), and plugged it into some speakers. She said we would listen to the album in order by track.
Before she played each song she talked for 3-5 minuets about the meaning and the process of writing that song. You can tell she was so proud and excited to play us each song. Now I cannot talk about the specifics of the songs or lyrics, but lets just say I LOVED every song and cannot wait for it to come out. It is defiantly different from every other album (in a good way!). The lyrics are amazing and there was not one song I did not like!
During the songs Taylor kept looking over at me and smiling. It’s like she recognized me or something. (we will get into the later J)
After Taylor played 5 songs, she said it was intermission time. We were able to use the restroom, get a snack, and Smart water. Taylor then went into her kitchen and brought out a tray of delicious cookies. They were pumpkin chocolate chip and oh my were they good. (I had 2 J). Then I was hanging out in her hallway with some other fans and Taylor brought out Olivia and passed her to a girl standing right by me. Everyone was petting her and Olivia would just fall asleep in your arms and wake up when we would pass her to the next person. Someone asked about Meredith, so Taylor went into the bedroom and brought her out (YES SHE IS ALIVE, I saw her!!). Meredith DOES NOT like to be held and Taylor said that’s why we never get pictures of her and she has to stay in her carrier when Taylor travels and while Olivia can be held. Meredith was going crazy and scratched Taylor, so Taylor put her back in the room and shut the door. Taylor said and that’s why we do not get pictures of her!
After that we all went back into the living room and Taylor said it was time to play the last half of the album. As she was playing every song she was mouthing the words and dancing crazy in her chair. She keep doing all these hilarious dance moves and a few times I looked back at Scott and he was just laughing and shaking his head. Haha it was too funny! After she played all the new songs you could tell she was so proud and asked “did you lke itttt?” and we all screamed yes. Then she said something along the lines of now let’s Shake It Off. She put on the song and everyone started dancing with her. Like I had a dance party with Taylor Swift in her living room! Is this for real? Can I say this?? My dream in life has been to awkwardly dance with Taylor and last night that dream finally dame true. She has got some moves! Haha
So after that Taylor said it was time to take some pictures, so she put her phone on shuffle to play some song and Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” came on. Now Taylor said in the Rolling Stone article that she knew every word to this song and listened to it, and I can confirm this is 113% too. She was screaming the lyrics and everyone in the room was dancing/singing along. Taylor’s dance moves were EVERYTHING. I can now say I rapped with Taylor Swift and danced in her living room with her. WHAT?? Scott and Andrea were also still in the room just laughing. It was hilarious!
After this, Taylor said okay nowww its time for pictures and left her phone on shuffle playing her playlist. She has really good music on there! She then headed into her hallway with some of her awards (a Grammy and a MTV Award) and we all got in a line to wait our turn. I was in the back of the line, so while I waited I just talked with some of the other fans and looked at all the pictures in her room.
Then Mama Swift came by with a Polaroid picture to take selfies with us. I was so excited to meet her and she is so sweet. She said she has mastered taking a selfie because she has to take so many at Taylor’s concerts. I talked to her for a little bit and then Papa Swift came by and we talked for a few minuets. He is so funny, let me tell you! I loved waiting in line and seeing everyone meet Taylor. A lot of people had never met her (myself included) so it was so great seeing their reactions. Taylor had a bunch of awards, tea cups, books, ect on a counter next to where we were taking pictures, sometimes Taylor would pick something up and say you want a picture with this?
When it was my turn I walked up to her, hugged her, and just started crying. I could not even get words out. I was just babbling. I told her I loved her and have been a fan for 6 years. She said she knew me from Instagram and she was so glad I was there because she loves seeing my pictures all the time and then she said she was hopping she would get to meet me soon. Then I said I was at iHeart last night and she was so excited and said she hope I enjoyed the show. She then asked if she wanted to take a picture and I said of course! So she’s like what do you want our pose to be? I told her to choose, so she said lets lean against my door way with our hands on each other’s shoulders. She said this will be our “cool best friend pose”. I then thanked her again for everything and gave her another hug. After this I was walking away and waved back and she said see you on the Internet! It was so cute!
Then I headed outside and was handed a gift bad, which had 3 shirts, a keychain, and 2 calendars. We were the searched by her team again before heading on the bus.
I cannot thank Taylor, her parents, and her management for everything. The fact that Taylor hand choose most of the fans (and most had never met her before), wanted us all to hear her album before it is released, and invited fans to her house blows my mind. I will never forget this night and how extremely generous Taylor is. I am sure I missing a bunch of details, but I just cannot believe this happened to me. I never thought it would, so please it you have never met her please never ever give up. I love you taylorswift and thank you for everything!
* I cannot believe I just wrote my story about meeting Taylor. I have read so many other fan’s stories before and I NEVER imagined I would get to write my own. If you have questions I will be more than happy to answer them as long as they are not specific about songs/lyrics/ect.
Taylor Swift’s RED HOT at the iHeartRadio Music Festival
Friday Taylor Swift shined on the red carpet and on the stage, wearing a white crop top and mini skirt which showing off her toned tummy.
Giving an lively 25-minute performance to the Las Vegas crowd, with songs like, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, 22, I Knew You Were Trouble, Love Story and Shake It Off.
Taylor Swift visits Tripp Stratton
Taylor Swift invites frat boys to concert
Taylor went to Twitter on Friday to invite the guys of Transylvania University’s Delta Sigma Phi fraternity to one of her upcoming concerts after they posted a video of them lip-sync to her smash hit Shake It Out.
Taylor posted, ‘I’m personally inviting all of these guys and a date! to a show on tour next year, it’s on me. Nailed it, bros!’
The short video has already received over 1 million views on Youtube as the boys dance and lip sync to Taylors song.
Skyler Slone told a local NBC affiliate LEX18 that the clip took only had three takes and a about two hours create.
Taylor Swift models her line of Keds
Taylor Swift shows off the 2nd season with casual shoe brand Keds.
The 24yo singer, posed for photos in the latest styles of her signature preppy retro style shoes.
Taylor has joined with American shoe retailer Keds for a second year. This collaboration is the singer’s first venture into the fashion industry, with her contributing to design choices for the new 16-piece FW14 Taylor Swift shoes.
“The fun part about style is that you can change it; it’s like an ongoing art project,” Taylor said.
Adding, “I think it’s fun to experiment with your style. Shoes are an opportunity to add a pop of colour or something unexpected.”
“The women in history who played a huge role in shaping my fashion are the women who have famously worn Keds throughout the years,” Taylor said to Hollywood Life.
Keds president Rick Blackshaw said, “Taylor’s approach to creating an unforgettable fashion point of view puts her at the forefront of a new generation of iconic women who love Keds for their timeless appeal and feminine style.”
Her Boyfriend style has a defined heel and is a highlight in the range. Its borrowed-from-the-boys style makes them the perfect shoe for a polished look.
“The Boyfriend is an exciting shoe for us; it captures Taylor’s timeless style and we’re thrilled it’s a part of the new collection,” said Rick.
Are Taylor Swift and Katy Perry enemies?
In the lastest edition of Rolling Stone Taylor Swift said in the interview that her new song Bad Blood was inspired by a female frenemy, with out naming names.
One day later Katy Perry, was named on social media sites as the possible frenemy as well as Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato.
Katy Perry and Taylor have crossed paths over the years, they even seemed to be friends for a while, posing for photos with each other.
Of course both having dated John Mayers may have something to do with the feud.
But Perry maybe the star Swift referred to as she said her foe performs in arenas.
Katy of course is one of the top female singers who sings in arenas.
Taylor said, “For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not.”
“She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?'”
“Then last year, the other star crossed a line. She did something so horrible, I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies.’ And it wasn’t even about a guy!”
“It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”
Taylor Swift’s Red world tour started in March 2013 and ended this June, while Katy has kicked off her Prismatic World Tour in May 2014.
Taylor Swift tells all to Rolling Stones magazine
Taylor has been serial dater with Joe Jonas, John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal on her list.
But now it seems she’s learned to slow down after her most high-profile break-up with Harry Styles.
Taylor revealed to Rolling Stones she hasn’t been on a date since her split with the One Direction singer.
Taylor said, “People are going to feel sorry for me when you write that. But it’s true.”
Since the two split in early 2013, Taylor said that she has been avoiding dating as she feels that interest in who she is romancing has become a ‘national pastime’.
Saying, “And I’m just not comfortable providing that kind of entertainment anymore. I don’t like seeing slide shows of guys I’ve apparently dated.”
“I don’t like giving comedians the opportunity to make jokes about me at awards shows. I don’t like it when headlines read “Careful, Bro, She’ll Write a Song About You,” because it trivializes my work.”
“And most of all, I don’t like how all these factors add up to build the pressure so high in a new relationship that it gets snuffed out before it even has a chance to start.”
On her upcoming album ‘1989‘ there is no sign of any diss tracks toward exs, but there is an angry song about another female artist that Taylor won’t name.
Taylor said that the song tiled Bad Blood is about a friendship gone bad, which has left her wondering if she gave her ‘the harshest insult of my life’ during their award show interactions with one another.
Adding, “I was like, ‘Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies.’ And it wasn’t even about a guy! It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”
“And I’m very non-confrontational, I just hate conflict. And now I have to avoid her. It’s awkward, and I don’t like it.”
The Rolling Stone article touches on many other facets of her life including her new luxuruous New York apartment, friendship with HBO Girls creator/ star Lena Dunham, and obviously her highly-anticipated album.
The first single from the record is Shake It Off which is currently at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for the second week in a row.
Check out the September issue of Rolling Stone magazine aptly called The Reinvention Of Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift in Sexy Photoshoot
Taylor Swift joins ‘The Voice’ for season seven
She’s only 24, but Taylor Swift is already a veteran when it comes to the music industry. And now she’ll be sharing some valuable tips to the contestants on ‘The Voice’. Taylor has signed up as an adviser on the 7th season of NBC’s hit show. A source said that the singer will be playing a similar role to that of Coldplay’s Chris Martin had in last season. Taylor will be coaching the new singers from all four teams. Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams have also joined as coaches working alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. ‘She had great feedback for all the contestants. She was an amazing mentor.’ Taylor is also working on her new album, which is due for release this October 27. The title ‘1989’ is the year of her birth. ‘One of the things you can expect is that I’m really trying to challenge myself in every single way possible to make music that doesn’t sound like music I’ve made before,’ she said in an interview. ‘When you get into the album’ there are a lot of late ’80s sounds, vocal’s, and production elements.’ Adding ‘We were really just playing around with this album and didn’t limit ourselves.’ ‘What ended up happening was we made an album that really sounds like an album; it’s really sonically cohesive, and I’m very proud of it.’
20 Sep, 2014
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