I have this theory, that when you love an artist, that you will never forget how you came to hear their song for the very first time. For me, with Taylor Swift, I was in Target, looking at the electronic section, just wandering through the phones and DVD players and speakers and everything and there was this little TV sitting on the shelf, and it was playing all the latest hits. I remember standing there listening to this one song that I had never heard before (I wasn't a kid to listen to popular music) and I just thought 'I like this song' and I stood there until the little words that said "Love Story- Taylor Swift" came up on that screen.
I went home that night and I search it on youtube, and I fell in love. I'm not really sure what happened next, but I remember not much later, sitting in English with my best friend Aaron, just singing that song together because we both knew all the words. This is about the point where things spiralled out of control. Because I have this thing where I can't just love an artists, if I like them I have to go all out.
So next is just a kaleidoscope of memories. Buying the album. Renting the first album from the library and putting them on my computer. Knowing all the words, and being able to sit in my room singing the songs. It beautiful, that feeling, looking up concerts then deciding not to go, buying more albums, singing along to more songs...
Now we're here, sitting in my room writing this. In the last couple of days I have gone from "I love Taylor Swift's music" to "I love Taylor Swift" It all started again on Friday when I found out she was doing an Australian tour. Now, this isn't overly ground breaking, it has happened twice before but this time I decided I was going to go. Since then its been a cascade of fangirling.
In the last two days I have: watched every cover of her songs Cimorelli have done, watched every song on her vevo, spent hours singing along to her music, looked up all the unreleased songs she has posted, what an entire concert from her red tour in America, watched a couple of interviews, and am currently watching "Taylor Swift- A Journey to Fearless"
And through all of this I have discovered something. I don't just like her music, as I had thought for many years. I genuinely like her as a person. She is one of those people who have this raw emotion, and, most importantly, humour. Like Cimorelli, she has the ability to be able to laugh at herself and have fun. She doesn't have to always be serious, and this shines through so strongly in everything she does. I love this about people, especially her. She is one of those people who I would love to be friends with, not because I'm a fan but because I genuinely do.
Its a strange feeling...