@brian_mansfield: Taylor & Brian & Gracelyn & Olivia; The Lost Photo: (x)
@LizHernandez: Hangin’ out in Nashville with @taylorswift13! Coming soon to @accesshollywood. 🎥 #1989 http://t.co/yqxgfM8SfN
accesshollywood: Gorgeous!!! @TaylorSwift poses with @LizHernandez following our HUGE new interview with Taylor today in Nashville! So much more to come with Taylor all this week on Access! #1989 #AccessTaylor1989 #LizHernandez #TaylorSwift #Nashville
Front and back of the 1989 Secret Sessions keychain from Nashville!
So here is basically what went down… On Wednesday, I got an email from Taylor Nation and on Thursday, they called me and it was a done deal. I live in Florida so my mom and I decided to drive to Nashville on Saturday. No one knew we were going there. Sunday comes around and it was the SLOWEST PASSING DAY IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. I just wanted it to be time to go. We got to the check in location and it was running a bit late so we didn’t get on the buses for an hour. I made so many amazing friends while waiting though and I’m so glad we got to share last night. There were 89 of us at the check in so we weren’t really sure how we were all going to fit into her apartment… Then her bodyguard told us that we were using someone’s home because they trust us and my mind immediately went to Taylor’s parents’ home. We pulled up to the house and it was crazy. All of us were in shock and didn’t know how to process anything. We went to the pool area and there was all kinds of different food. THE CHICKEN NUGGETS GAVE ME LIFE. We finished eating and then we waited to go into the house. We entered through this room that had a really old family photo and there was that photo of all of the Red Tour family including the crew. My friends and I managed to get seats in the front of the room. It was SO packed cause they had to fit 89 people into a living room, but we made it work. When Taylor came in everyone was screaming and my friends and I screamed “BECKY” and Taylor was like “Becky’s dead!! Let’s take a moment of silence.” She then said, “Hi Amanda!” so Amanda lost it. Taylor kept recognizing people in the crowd it was crazy. Taylor explained how she had been scouring social media for months and picking all of us to be there. There were lots of little conversations here and there, which were adorable. Taylor showed us her pegacorn phone case and also struggled with some technical difficulties. Taylor told us little stories of what inspired each song, which I am not allowed to talk about so please do not ask. The album is seriously AMAZING. It’s unlike anything she has ever done. It’s not bubblegum pop either. It’s really well produced and it has that Taylor feel to it. The lyrics are amazing in each song, while still being really catchy. Shake It Off is an amazing song and I love it, but the rest of the album is even better. Everyone is so unprepared. Taylor also played us one of the voice memos that will be on the Target deluxe edition and it’s so cool to kind of get a look into her mind. She told us to count how many times she said “whatever” and “like” in the voice memo and it was so funny. She then played us how the song ended up after being mixed and all of that and it’s definitely one of my favorites. I can’t even remember at what point, but we took an intermission where Taylor went to go get us snacks and she brought out Olivia. I got to hold Olivia and nearly died at how soft she is. When I saw Taylor had like four platters of different things she baked for us, I headed over there. She was talking to people and one guy took one of her chai cookies (the ones she posted on Instagram) and was like “THIS IS LIKE CHRISTMAS IN MY MOUTH” and she was like “THAT’S WHAT I WAS GOING FOR” and got really excited about it. I took a cookie and thanked her and headed over to talk to Liz and Teresa and we were all dying. Taylor made her way back to her chair and finished playing the rest of the album. Taylor was dancing and mouthing the words to every single song. She’s so proud of the album and it’s very clear why. After she finished playing the album we had a huge dance party to Shake It Off. It was crazy. The floor was shaking and the chandeliers were shaking too. My mom said her parents were looking at all of the lamps and lights like they were so afraid. After we had the dance party we all went back out to the pool area and were told to get into our group numbers. My friends and I got to talk to Scott while waiting to go back in to meet Taylor. Taylor had these really cool huge door mats that said “T.S. 1989” and we told him that they should sell them on the online store. He said he would tell them so if they appear on the store, then you’re welcome. Scott was so nice and we talked for a solid 10 minutes. Then it was time for the group before mine to go in and I was getting really nervous. When I finally got inside and I was the next person to meet Taylor I was like this isn’t real. I went up to her and hugged her and she was like “HEY MAN” I introduced myself and we just talked. She said that she loved my dress and wanted to say something during the listening session, but didn’t want to get off track. At one point she interrupted me and said, “I love your dimples and how they’re different from each other. I’ve never seen anything like that!! Have you ever noticed before?” It was so cute she was like obsessed with them. We talked for a bit more and I heard a woman say that we should take the picture so I asked Taylor if we could do the arm thing she does with a lot of her friends and she literally had no idea what I was talking about. So I showed her what I meant and she was like “That’s such a good idea!!” So we posed and she told me the photo would take 30 minutes to develop and we said bye. I walked away, but my mom told me she wanted me in her photo so I came back and I told Taylor that I loved how she was playing Ed and told her about our trip to Nashville two weeks ago and she was like “Isn’t he amazing?!” I then said, “Can I hold the Grammy?” And she was like “YES YOU SHOULD” and passed it to me. It was her Grammy for White Horse. I told her that it was the best night of my life and she yelled “YES” and did this cute thing. We got merch bags and soon enough we were back on the buses. It was the most magical night ever and I can’t thank Taylor and her team enough. I’m seriously so stoked for 1989. I’m so proud of you and I love you taylorswift.
I think it’s safe to say that age 22 has been kind to me.
I’M STILL REELING! To say that last night was a dream come true is a ridiculous understatement. Like so many other Swifties, Taylor has shaped my adolescence deeply. I’ve listened to her music through all every major heartbreak in my life, through my most carefree moments with friends, through the absolute terror and joy that is growing up.
What I love about Taylor’s songwriting is that even as she grows older, she stays true to her mission: to be candid about the impact of our relationships. Not just romantically, but as human beings. Our world glorifies cynicism, often mocking those who feel “too much” or “too deeply.” By choosing to write honest songs, Taylor stands for the opposite - and that is the root of my deep admiration. It is so important to stay vulnerable, especially in spite of pain and heartbreak. If we choose to let the world harden us, we kill an essential part of ourselves. Our vulnerability radically defines our lives, allowing us to foster deeper connections and truly experience the world around us.
The new album is no exception to this. Though it comes with a new, thrilling, unexpected sound, 1989 stays true to Taylor’s heart. I can’t wait for y’all to hear it!!
Thank you, beautiful Taylor Swift. Not just for letting me meet you and for being so dedicated to your fans, but also for choosing vulnerability time and time again.
I cannot believe this actually happened. I am still in shock. I cried so much and I loved every second I got to share with her. Feel free to ask me anything. I am so excited she hand-picked me to attend the #1989SECRETSESSIONS! My life has been made complete, and my wildest dreams have come true!!! Thank you so much, Taylor for this opportunity! WOW! 😍😍😍 #tsforever @taylorswift (at Scott and Andrea’s House)
So for my Sunday, I hung out with @taylorswift and her parents in Nashville. Heard all of #1989. She wanted another picture for our growing collection and story. So she was like “let’s look super bored and unenthusiastic like this is just not a big deal” this time. So we did. She was such a great hostess and her baking skills are above par. SO GOOD. And it was an incredible time. It was so good to see her again and chill. OH and she’s great at stalking us. She is just awesome. 😊 Love you Taylor! Thank you so much again! #1989SECRETSESSIONS #1989SECRETSESSIONSNASHVILLE
@jtrainnnn13: This only happens in movies or books, the way I was picked, and the night I had last night. Taylor has taught me so much over the past 6 years and the honor to know she picked me to come to her parents house is the most amazing experience any swiftie could imagine. I still can’t believe it’s real. I mean guys she told me she had my shirt and she loved. This life is sweeter than fiction. Thank you from the bottom of my heart @taylorswift for giving me the enchanting chance to meet you. I will never forget this. I love you. Oh ps dreams do come true. 😭 #taylorswift #1989SECRETSESSIONS #BESTDAYEVER (x)