T- Party 06/03/11
A lot of people have been asking how I got to meet Taylor Swift. So I’m going to tell you but start from the very beginning of my weekend. My friend Cynthia had been planning out our signs out for weeks but we had to do it over the phone because she lives in Miami and I live by Daytona Beach. When we got to the arena in the afternoon we were with our friends Adrienne and Winnie so we decided that we were going to explore. We saw Grant coming in from his run and he waved to us (I have no idea how he didn’t get lost). We saw Taylor come in because we were walking from the wrong side everyone else had to stay on the other side of the street she waved to us.
We waited outside in the grassy area and about an hour later Scott Swift (Taylor’s dad) came out with picks and then later came out with bottles of water for everyone.
I went to go change my clothes and my friend Adrienne stayed there because were were rotating when I was in the middle of changing she called me and told me Grant was outside so I ran to back sure I could meet him and he gave me a pick and I took a picture with him.
It was time to go inside so Cynthia and I took our seat in the very last row of the lower level. As the show started we held up our signs and on Our Song a lady came up and was like “Taylor and her mom noticed your signs and they would like to invite you down to the VIP/ Soundbooth to watch Taylor a little more close up.” So we followed her around and completely missed Better Than Revenge which was okay with us cause we were seeing her again the next night. We went down to the sound booth Andrea said that our posters were really cute, gave us guitar picks and put us in the front of the sound booth. When it came time for Taylor to come to the back Andrea escorted us back to the B-Stage. Taylor was back there and she smiled at us and everything.
After Taylor ended her set on the B-Stage we were allowed to stay there or go back to our seats so we stayed there until the show was over.
The next night my friends and I decided we were just going to throw some glow sticks on our wrist and have a blast. So we bought Wal-Mart out of their glow sticks. We had seats on the floor close to the sound board. So we were just enjoying the show dancing around up and down the aisle and singing along. And we got separated. I was pushed forward more. The same lady from the night before went over to my friends and invited them to the T-party. I was so happy for them and really jealous that I was crying I explained to the lady that we all came together like we are in the same car and everything so she came and gave the rest of us bracelets. My friend Cynthia from the night before was way up in the front and the girl told us if we could get her she could come too but the security guard wouldn’t let us go up and get her. So she was understandably upset but really proud.
When we got to the T-Party The Agency and Austin was just hanging around so we went around and talked to everyone and took pictures and signed the guest book.
Then Taylor came around to each group and talked to them personally and took pictures.
We talked to her about my friends brother liking her but he’s shorter and she was like that’s okay I’ve dated short boys and we answer “yeah, Joe Jonas” and she laughed with us and smiled. I pulled her aside to tell her something really personal I was shaking and tears were rolling down my face and hers too. We then continued to sit and talk and eat (although there was no way I could eat I was too happy of what just happened.)
We all talked with Scott about what we wanted to do in the future, If Austin liked Notre Dame then Scott told us about Austin transferring, My friends aunt went to school with him in PA. And took a picture.
We were the last ones to leave when we got out there wasn’t a single person around.
I believe that I was given this opportunity because of Karma. I gave this little girl one of my picks I got from the night before the night I got T-Party.