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My name is Will. At 52 years old, I am a life long Disney fan. The first time I ever heard of Taylor Swift was when I saw her in Hannah Montana the Movie. I just thought 'what a beautiful voice she had.' I needed to find out who she was.
Since then, she has made her way into my top five list of favorite musicians. My all-time favorite entertainer is Selena Gomez who actually happens to be one of Taylor's best friends. (My top-5 by the way are Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, and Taylor Swift not ncessarily in that order)
Music is my life so no matter what type of mood I am currently in, listening to my favorite music will always make my day better. So what is my favorite Taylor Swift song?
Well to start with; what makes me consider myself someone’s fan is when I really like ALL their music. So whenever I answer a "favorites" question, it's mostly more like a snapshot in time. My favorite song tomorrow will likely be different from my favorite song today. It’s true that there are certain songs that I tend to think of as my favorites on a more consistent basis but I guess it just depends on my mood at the time and what is going on.
Anyway, with that being said, the song I often select as my favorite one is Crazier since that was the first song by Taylor I ever heard. Another one I consider to be my favorite on a regular basis is ‘Love Story” because it is the first one of her songs that I learned all the lyrics for.
The truth is that most of Taylor’s songs touch my heart in some way and that is why I love her music so much. Lately my favorite Taylor song is You Belong With Me. It has a lot of personal meaning to me. I used to have a friend named Sami. She was my best friend for like ten years in the 90's. Even though I was always secretly crushing on her, I never told her because she always had a boyfriend. She went through about eight of them during that time and each of them ended up hurting her in some way. It often seemed as though I spent most of my time supporting her through breakups. I haven’t seen her since she moved to California about 7 years ago. But when Taylor says “Dreaming about the day when you wake up and find… That what you're looking for has been here the whole time.” it always makes me think of my friend Sami and our time together.
The first time Taylor Swift was here the concert was sold out. The second time, I was on vacation in Alaska. So this year’s concert was my first time seeing her. I got a ticket in the pit and I had an awesome time at the show!!!! I took lots of pictures and I have posted some of them in the forums if you want to see them.
The next concert I am going to is in November. I got a VIP Diamond M&G package to meet Selena Gomez. Her new album is coming out on July 23 the day after her 21st birthday. Demi Lovato just released a new album too. So I am kind of hoping she will have a tour to promote the album.
Meeting Selena this November (and hopefully Taylor some day) will be the most awesome thing that could ever happen! It would be a total dream-come-true for me.
Taylor is so much more than just her music. She has talked about some of the crazy things that she has done in her life. That’s one of the things I love the most about her. She is not afraid to embrace her craziness and just lives her life with dignity and true class. She always tries to be a good example for the rest of us. She is a beautiful person on the inside as well as the outside. I will continue to support Taylor forever.
Here are my "13 categories" of favorite things...
1) Favorite Taylor Swift videos:
Really there are so many but here are two of them. The audio isn't the best in the first one but I love it.
2) Favorite Hobbies:
Two of my hobbies are photography and astronomy. So I have been lately combining the two and trying to learn to take pictures through my telescopes. Astrophotography is a really challenging subject to learn. I also spend time on the air because one of my hobbies is Amateur radio (also known as ham radio). My FCC call sign is W8USR and have a radio station in the back room. I love spending time working on awards for making radio contacts with people all over the world.
3) Favorite music genre:
My favorite type of music is pop. But I also like country and rock 'n roll. I have a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar and I have been trying to learn how to play for years.
4) favorite pets:
I have three pet parakeets, officially called the Budgerigar (or simply Budgie) from Australia.
5) Favorite Wild Animals:
The Dolphin & the Platypus (I never knew the Platypus was real. I thought it was just a cartoon. But then I saw one at the aquarium in Sydney, Australia)
6) Favorite colors:
Purple / Lime Green
7) Favorite Actor/Actress:
Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Johnny Depp.
8) Favorite Movies: (I love movies)
Wizards of Waverly Place, Hunger Games, The Last Song, Dolphin Tale, Soul Surfer, the Lion King (there are really too many to name them all)
9) Favorite TV Shows:
Wizards of Waverly Place, Pretty Little Liars, the X-Factor and American Idol
10) Favorite non Taylor Swift songs:
Who Says (Selena Gomez), Love Me (Justin Bieber), The Climb (Miley Cyrus), Unbroken (Demi Lovato)
11) Favorite Books:
Miles To Go, Hunger Games (trilogy), Twilight (Series)
12) Favorite Places To Shop:
The Disney Store, FYE, Hot Topic, Aeropostale, K-Mart, Wal-Mart
13) Favorite Snacks:
Pickles & Oreo Cookies.
This is the review that I just posted on ticketmaster for the show I saw last week at Ford Field. I thought I would share it here with my friends at Taylor Connect also. I gave the show 5 out of 5 stars and definitely said I would recomend it to a friend... I originally bought a ticket from Ticketmaster for section J, row 18 seat 9, on the main floor. But about a...