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“You know you despise to say a cliché, but I have figured out in existence that clichés are there for a explanation,” Taylor Swift told hundreds of lovers at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, on July 21. “And that is why they convey to you, you know your real mates will clearly show up for you rain or shine. No matter of what occurs tonight, this crowd is totally sacred.”
The singer was only a number of songs into her Popularity stadium tour prevent, and it was now pouring down rain. Nevertheless, it did not look to trouble her, and it surely did not trouble me. My mom and I were being finally at our 1st Taylor Swift concert, and we were being soaking it all in (pun supposed).
I cannot pinpoint the actual minute I became a “Swiftie,” but I know it started someday about when “Our Song” dropped. Since then, Swift has been the soundtrack for my existence (cliché, I know, but you read what Taylor explained). I have fundamentally had one of her albums for every pivotal minute of my existence: Taylor Swift for my 1st break up when all I required to do was blast “Photo to Melt away,” Fearless for all those awkward substantial university several years, Converse Now for when I headed off to college and “By no means Mature Up” became my anthem, Crimson for my carefree time in college, and 1989 when I entered adulthood and explained, “Welcome to New York.”
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Even though I have always linked to Swift’s tunes, I have also linked to the shut bond she shares with her mom, Andrea. Over the several years, Swift’s mom has not only been her biggest supporter, but she’s also been her closest mate, just like my mom is with me. They make dorky films collectively, they lower up in the course of award shows, and Andrea is generally there cheering on her daughter in the course of concerts. Swift even wrote an complete track, “The Greatest Working day,” about their unbreakable bond. So, when the singer introduced her Popularity stadium tour, I realized I would be using my mom (aka my go-to concert buddy) to my incredibly 1st Taylor Swift concert.
Following scoring floor seats in the course of the presale, we realized we had to go all out for the event, which include finding the ideal costume. If you’ve got at any time been to a Taylor Swift concert, you know what I mean. We made a decision to go with Swift’s track “This Is Why We Can’t Have Pleasant Things,” considering that it features a reference to her mom. I dressed up as Jay Gatsby from The Wonderful Gatsby for the line “emotion so Gatsby for that total year,” when my mom dressed up as the lyric “This is to my mama . . . had to listen to all this drama” by carrying a shirt that explained “Mama” in Popularity font and headphones that read through “drama.”
At the time the day for our concert finally arrived, we were being additional than . . . ready for it. The times main up to the big occasion, I designed my mom look at plenty of Taylor Swift films and had Popularity enjoying on repeat in preparing. Despite the fact that, absolutely nothing could prepare us for the real point. In advance of the concert had even started, we were being now both of those an emotional mess. As we designed our way to our seats and found out we were being sitting ideal next to the B stage, we in fact broke into tears. The rest of the night time played out really likewise as we sang alongside to our most loved songs and danced in the storm in our best ponchos, fearless (sorry, I had to).
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Even though attending my 1st Taylor Swift concert was thrilling in alone, I am even happier I acquired to do it with my best mate. We laughed, we cried, we acquired soaking moist in the rain, but we had the “time of our life” singing and dancing collectively. It may audio cliché, but I certainly had “the best day” with my mom.