Taylor Connect


Country music. Pi Beta Phi. Guitar. Football. Dancer. Loving Life.

I've had the time of my life with you...

I'm Mel. Taylor came into my life in 2007 when I first heard Teardrops On My Guitar, she's been with me every step of my life since then.
I'm 2 and a half weeks younger than her so I feel like the two of us have grown up together.
I saw her for the first time in September 2009 and I knew it wouldn't be the last. That night was one of the best of my entire life. I was in an awful place after facing one of the most difficult situations of my life a few months earlier. 2 days before that show I realized exactly what I had lost. For some reason that night she sang Change, complete with that famous speech. She didn't sing it at the two shows before mine, but she sang it that night. I've never needed anything more and that was the start of my moving on.
Since then I've seen her 10 more times. There have been roadtrips, flights, emotional nights, tears, laughs, and incredible memories. I tried for so long to meet Taylor and finally on 8.12.13 my dream came true. There was a lot of heartbreak on the journey to get there and if I told you everything that I had to go through to get to that moment you wouldn't believe it. It took a lot longer than I ever would have thought but it was worth every second I had to wait. Taylor was more genuine and caring than I ever could have hoped. After telling her my story and giving her a letter about how much that night in September 2009, 4 years and a week to the day nonetheless, Taylor played change for me again. I didn't ask because I knew she had said no in the past, but for some reason she decided to play it that night and that is a moment I will never forget.
I now have so much more to thank Taylor for, for giving me two of my best friends, the new direction I'm taking my life in, and success to smile about. She changed my life in ways she probably can't even imagine but I'm grateful I finally had a chance to say Thank You.
Talk to me, I'd love to meet you!

http://taylorswift.com/forum/meet_greet_stories/2836243 my story

September 12, 2013

Taylor hug May 1, 2010

PIT March 22, 2013

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  1. I’ll start from the beginning. I work for a radio station and Taylor played where I live back in March. I had been talking to our program director about the show and how I’d seen her a lot of times and he asked if I had ever met her. I told him no but that it was the only meet and greet I really cared about anymore/my dream. He basically said I should have told him 24 hours before and he...


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  1. risuave avatar

    On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 9:48 PM, risuave said:

    It's time. All the things I've told you about, everything that I've been saying "I want to do this" or "I'm going to do that" when it comes to Taylor. It's time to start. Here is the first move

    With that goal in mind, I began to create a project that would allow all of the Swifites that had become just as much authors in this story to help write the next chapter. To decide whether or not I should get to see Taylor again and thank her. But as the project expanded, as people came in and brought countless ideas to the table, something dawned on me. The project became about the words that lie at the heart of it all. Thank you. We owe so many people so much, and I wanted to give people a chance to say it. I, for one, have found that more often than not we may think the words, but we never actually say them. We never speak now. We love our parents but we don't thank them for the immeasurable acts they do for us. We love our friends but we never thank them for adding untold beauty to our lives every day. We love Taylor, but we never get to thank her for giving us the means to express our deepest selves.

    And so, ultimately, The Thank You project has been born. In this very first stage, it has been set to an event page of Facebook, the link to which will be on the bottom of this post. On this page, when you click the "join" button, you are saying to your friends and to the world that you WILL speak now. You won't just keep the words in your head, but you WILL say the seemingly simple words that can change a life for good. Then, use the page and do just that. Thank the people you love. Thank your friends and your family, and tell them all the things you feel. And thank Taylor and her music. Thank her for a song, a lyric. Speak now and say how a lyric or an attitude has done so much for you. Then, invite other to do the same. Share the page on your own personal means of social media, be it Facebook, instagram, Twitter or whatever you use. Being a light in the world is a beautiful thing, but sharing that light with others is a miracle.

    So that is what I ask of you. Join the event, leave your Thanks, and Share the page. Join, Thank and Share. Steps as simple as the words themselves, yet potentially just as powerful. Speak now and let those people know that they are appreciated. That they are cherished. That they are loved. Whether it's the friend you see every day or the artist this site is meant for, every single person deserves to hear the words.

    Thank you. As promised, here is the link to the page.


  2. ALittleKidWithGlasses13 avatar

    On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 8:03 PM, ALittleKidWithGlasses13 said:

    meeting taylor must be nice!

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    On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 5:50 PM, Clueless said:

    Thank you so much :) it just so happens that the tour coincides with my birthday so I already had the week off work and I've been able to arrange to see her 3 times (2 in London, 1 in Berlin). I can't wait and the best bit is I get to share the week with my best friend who I met on here.

    Thank you for thinking of me and sending me a message :) I've just finished writing a very long letter to give to Taylor, it took me over an hour!


  4. thecruelestway avatar

    On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM, thecruelestway said:

    Oh I knoww she was awesome! I was seriously shaking getting hugged BY THE MOTHER OF TAYLOR ALISON!!!! And she smelled like Taylor by TS =P

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    On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 8:50 AM, thecruelestway said:

    The sound booth was amazing; I've been beside the booth before too, but this was the first time I was inside it. Taylor's mom was so gracious to everyone, giving the younger kids chairs and making sure they could see, and she talked to me about Taylor's perfumes and things. We were sooo close, Taylor waved to us during Sparks Fly while she was getting into the balcony, and Ed was sitting next to us before EHC ;)

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    On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 1:46 PM, thecruelestway said:

    Yes, I talked to them and they were really cool!! There weren't many people in the booth. 3 small groups, then us and a group of 5. Our group was 4 people(:

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    On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 1:16 PM, thecruelestway said:

    That's cool that your friends were in the sound booth too! Were they the girls in the light up cowgirl hats and dresses? (:

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    On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 5:08 PM, thecruelestway said:

    For some reason my profile isn't working right now and I can't approve your message, but I got it! I was standing beside Mama Swift when Taylor announced Change and I went "YES YES YES YES I'VE NEVER HEARD THIS LIVE!" And Mama Swift just laughed at me haha =D but about which shows I've been to, I've only seen Taylor three times, because I wasn't fortunate enough to get tickets to more shows. I saw Speak Now in Charlotte on 11-16-11, and Red in Charlotte and Greensboro on 3-22-13 and 9-12-13. I bet you've been to those too haha!

  9. thecruelestway avatar

    On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 2:54 PM, thecruelestway said:

    Thanks for telling Taylor about Change in Greensboro(: That night made me so happy; and she played Change for me because of you.

  10. KimSwiftie13 avatar

    On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 8:24 AM, KimSwiftie13 said:

    Wow! You're Profile is so touching! Seems like you really deserved Meeting her and I'm glad she played Change for you.

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