Taylor is the second great musical obsession of my life. (Elvis Presley was the first starting way back in 1957.) I am confident that in time Taylor will rank alongside Elvis and The Beatles as one of the greatest musicians of the rock era.

I was late to discover Taylor, I had never even heard of her until 14 March 2009 when she appeared on the televised Sound Relief concert in Sydney. I watched her perform "You Belong With Me", "Love Story", "Our Song", and "Change" and was instantly hooked! My adult daughter was at the concert with friends, and one of them wondered who but a teenage girl could like her music and she said "my dad". How well she knows me!

My name is Roger and I am very old for a male Swiftie, 65. I think that makes me the second or third oldest person on Taylor Connect!

I am happily married with three adult, and also married, children. My first grandchild was due to be born on the very same day as the last of my Speak Now concerts, but actually arrived two days later on 16th March 2012!. My second grandchild was born 7 months later on 17th October 5 days before Red was released. My third was due in mid December just after the Red Tour. However she arrived early, 3 weeks before the Sydney concert that my daughter had been planning to go to!

I got to go to all three east coast concerts which made 10 times in all I have seen Taylor perform live (so far!). I think that is 6 times more than the the artists I have seen next most (Cliff Richard and Kylie Minogue). I have posted the best of my RED tour photos here: http://www.twitpic.com/photos/Puggles99

I am now looking forward to the 1989 tour and am going also see it 3 times, in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. That will be 15 times I will have seen the amazing Taylor perform!

I mostly hang out on the Aussie thread with lots of great Swifties, come join our conversation!

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  1. 13_Swift_Isa avatar

    On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 7:54 PM, 13_Swift_Isa said:

    14th of March 2009 was my ninth birthday
    And my favourite present was my first Taylor Swift album (Fearless)

  2. 13swiftie13ds avatar

    On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 10:53 PM, 13swiftie13ds said:

    Hope you have a great Swift Day Roger!!

  3. 13swiftie13ds avatar

    On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 5:03 AM, 13swiftie13ds said:

    Happy Swift Day Roger!!

  4. 13swiftie13ds avatar

    On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 10:18 PM, 13swiftie13ds said:

    Happy Swift Day Roger (:

  5. 13swiftie13ds avatar

    On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 6:54 AM, 13swiftie13ds said:

    Happy Swift day Roger!!!

  6. TeachThemHowToDreamFeb4 avatar

    On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 5:50 AM, TeachThemHowToDreamFeb4 said:

    Hey, your acc is awesome, hope you and your family are well :)

  7. swiftie911 avatar

    On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 4:18 AM, swiftie911 said:

    Okay, I see the difference in Australian time now. Well, that puts things in a sort of a pickle. Thanks :)

  8. swiftie911 avatar

    On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 12:53 PM, swiftie911 said:

    Hi there, Roger! it's Emily :)

    I believe you voted for the TC Choice Awards, yes? I'm not sure if you realize you did or not but you voted more than once, and it makes it really stressful and hard to count votes as you're only allowed to vote one time a day. there have been some confusions about this, so it's not your fault, but please try and remember the limit is one time per day. Thanks! :-)

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    On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 3:41 PM, swiftie911 said:

    Aww :) That's so sweet! Well your wife and I share a very special day (both our birthday and tragic day for the US) then... although I expect her to be a bit older than me, lol! :D

  10. swiftie911 avatar

    On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 7:54 AM, swiftie911 said:

    Hey that would make today your first grandchild's birthday! :-)

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