My name is Imogen and I’m sixteen. I was born on October 17th in that overcast, rainy place known as the UK – the part called England. I think it’s important that you know that I’m very excitable, I fall over a lot, and I spend most of my free time playing guitar.
I’ll start with the fact that I love Taylor. There is a long list of reasons why I love her and look up to her. I really love that she writes all of her own songs. I think it makes them a lot more personal, and as a fan I feel like she trusts us with her stories. I think it’s important that celebrities – especially when they’re as successful as Taylor – can trust their fans. I think writing her own songs also means that we can relate to them on a whole other level than people who sing songs written for them. We see the pain, or the happiness, or the confusion, or the anger that Taylor felt when she was writing the songs, and we can connect with that. I also love how much she cares about her fans. I think the relationship she has gone out of her way to create with her fans is beautiful. I really love how much thought she puts into everything too. Whether it’s a tour, or an award show performance, or a CD, or a lyric booklet you can see how much time she's put into everything.
I’m really proud to call myself a Swiftie because we really are all so supportive of each other and kind to each other. I’ve met so many amazing friends because I’m a Swiftie – shout out to Ash (MzCutiePiee2) because she’s awesome and lovely. I feel so lucky to be able to say I’ve done that and that I know those people. It amazes how easy it can be to become friends with people from all over the world and be so alike and form such strong friendships when we've got completely different backgrounds and have had completely different upbringings. Those people have taught me so much about the world that I might have never known had I not discovered Taylor and met all of you wonderful Swifties. I’m really lucky to have been able to see Taylor in concert three times – once on the Speak Now World Tour in Birmingham, and twice in London on the Red Tour. If you’ve never seen Taylor live please don’t give up hope. Every Swiftie deserves to see her, and I’m sure you will get the chance.
I actually really enjoy school. I only have one year left before I finish school, which is crazy/scary/surreal/weird to think about. I’m currently in Year 11 (kind of the equivalent of 10th Grade in the US) and I’m doing my GCSEs. If you want to know about the subjects I’m studying, read on. If not, you can skip the rest of this paragraph. The subjects I’m taking for GCSE are: English Literature (I've finished my Language GCSE!), Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, French, Computing and PE (these are the subjects that I had to take – it varies on what school you go to and whether you’re in England or Wales). The subjects I chose to take were Music, Business and History. As far as school subjects go, I am not one for art or anything where I have to use any type of creativeness (besides Music, but that is a special exception). I hated Art when I had to do it – probably down to the fact that I’m absolutely hopeless at drawing. I love, love, love History, Physics and Chemistry, but I don’t care much for Biology. I quite like Maths but I struggle with some topics. I hate PE and anything sporty. When I've finished my GCSEs I plan on doing my A-Levels, but I'm not sure if I want to go to college or stay at my school's Sixth Form. Wherever I end up, I'd like to study Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and History, and then hopefully go on to study something in the Criminology/Criminal Psychology field in university.
I have a YouTube channel - TheTSwiftfanforever - and I make lyric videos. I don't only make them for Taylor's songs, but that's the general theme of them. My latest video is for Shake It Off (here's the link if you're interested - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPiZJjUb5E4) and I absolutely cannot wait for 1989 to be released. I didn't think I liked pop music, but Shake It Off has been produced so well that I can't help but love it. I'm glad Taylor is moving onto a brand new genre properly, and not sitting between two anymore, because she seems really happy, and really proud of her work, and that means she's put a lot of effort into it.
My music taste is pretty varied. I will listen to pretty much anything. Rap and Club/Dance/Electronic are the only genres I can think of that I really try and avoid listening to. This is probably because when I was growing up my parents listened to a lot of different genres of music. I’ve played piano since I was six too, so I’ve been able to explore different styles of music that most people my age wouldn’t have listened to. I tend to lean towards country music more than anything though, thanks to Taylor. I don't follow many other artists besides Taylor, but I would call myself a Care Bear (Carrie Underwood fans), and I love Hunter Hayes, Florida Georgia Line, Boys Like Girls and Ed Sheeran. I've never been a boyband kind of girl, but I do quite like The Vamps and 5 Seconds of Summer, although I'm not sure if they're classed as 'boybands' or not.
My life is made up of music, TV, fangirling and YouTube. I rarely do anything that isn’t one of those unless I’m doing schoolwork (which at the moment is far too often). I’m really good at falling up stairs and injuring myself. I’ve always dreamed of living anywhere but the UK, and if I could live in America (Nashville, specifically) I would be very happy. Not that there’s anything wrong with living in the UK, it just rains a lot and really isn’t as interesting as tourism booklets and adverts make out. Don’t get me wrong – parts of the UK are beautiful and are great for tourists, just nowhere near where I live. There are just fields full of sheep. There are a lot of sheep. And now I’m sat staring out the window at the rain wishing I could be in Nashville, trying to figure out what to write besides that I’m sat staring out the window at the rain wishing I could be in Nashville. I’m also conscious of how long this is getting…
I’m pretty easy to talk to (I’ve been told), so if you ever want to say ‘hi’ feel free to send me a message on here/YouTube/Twitter/Ask.fm. It might take me a little while to reply, but I will eventually. If you want to be my friend just ask!
Sorry this has been so long!
Hey Swifties! I managed (well, my mom managed) to get tickets for the show on the 4th of February in London. I was just wondering if anyone else is going on that day? Good luck to anyone else hoping to get tickets, and congratulations to everyone who already has!! Stay Fearless, TheTSwiftfanforever x