My Secret Session Story 🖤
Okay so on Oct. 7 I got a DM from Taylor Nation on Twitter. As you can imagine I was freaking out and shaking and about to cry. Taylor Nation has never noticed me at all. The message just said I was invited to a super confidential Taylor Swift event. I had a strong feeling it was going to be a secret session but I couldn’t be 100% sure.
The next day they called me asking if I could be in Rhode Island on Oct 18. And then I knew for sure it was a secret session. I was going to be going to Taylor Swift’s House. Like how? Why me? It’s all still so surreal.
Now I had to keep this huge secret for 10 days. (Hardest thing ever!) Flash forward to Tuesday around 6 and my mom and I are on a flight out of Pittsburgh to Providence, RI and I still couldn’t believe what was happening.
So the next day, Wednesday Oct. 18, around 4PM I find myself in a van being driven to Taylor Alison Swift’s house in Rhode Island. It was all so surreal. I made friends immediately. This was such a cool thing we were getting to experience together. @slaying-swift Bella, Nikki, Brittany, and Kayla (and so many more awesome people!)
I walk into to Taylor’s house and I’m all omg I’m in her garage. I’m in her house. Now I’m meeting her dad. And he was giving me and everyone else guitar picks. I couldn’t believe it. She fed us chic - fil - a chicken nuggets, pizza, fruit, veggies, and Rep cookies and m&ms! After I was there for awhile I saw Lindsey @mysweetgingerbread ! (We’ve known each other for like 3 years through tumblr but never met). I was so excited to see someone I knew. It was crazy. I also got to meet Taylor’s mom, Andrea and her brother, Austin and manager, Tree @tree-paine and talk to them for a while.
A few hours after mingling we finally were moved to the living room there was about 100 of us total. Taylor Swift the angel herself walked in! She was all “hey guys!” I couldn’t believe she was sitting in front of me. Looking at me. That she herself invited me to hang out at her house. Like how? She had liked a few of my posts on Tumblr but I never thought she knew who I was let alone pick me for this secret session! :)
So we all listened to Reputation (best album ever). It’s so amazing. All I can say is it tells a great story. (WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SECRET SESSIONS STAYS IN THE SECRET SESSIONS) And it’s so raw and real and everything about it amazes me. It’s better then Red and 1989. It’s so poppy and has so many bops. I can’t wait to listen again and for everyone to hear it!
So after listening to Reputation we just hung out with Taylor some more. My mom was in the kitchen talking to Scott and Taylor was heading upstairs for a makeup touch up and she hugged my mom and my mom said “hey I’m Nina’s Mom” and Taylor said “oh Nina. She’s the art teacher!” I didn’t even believe my mom when she told me.
So it was finally time for pictures. I had no idea what I wanted to do. I was nervous but not because we had already been hanging out with her for about 5 hours. It was seriously like we were best friends.
As I walked up to Taylor she smiled and was all “HEY NINA!” And gave me the best hug ever. I said to her that I was surprised she knew my name. And she goes “I already told your mom!” But I told Tay I didn’t believe my mom. Haha then we talked about how I am an art teacher and she told me I am so inspiring. Taylor called me inspiring? How about you are the one who is inspiring Taylor!!!! I told her I love her artwork and how much I loved the new album and can’t even pick a favorite song. There was so much more I wanted to say but I kinda blacked out / was so excited I forgot it all. Lol
Then we got our pictures. I took one with Taylor and my mom. Then when it was my turn she was like “wanna hold a Grammy? Let me get you a good one. Album of the year!” So I held the Grammy in our picture as she hugged me so tight and bent down (because I’m super short!)
She also took a pic with my mom and the Grammy.
It was sadly time to go but she gave me two more hugs and thanked me for coming. And I thanked her over and over again. I still can’t believe this happened.
So now it’s all over but in a moment my life was changed. I can’t wait for everyone to hear Reputation!!! Also remember never give up on meeting Taylor or the person you love. I was a smaller blog who Taylor hardly ever noticed and I was chosen, out of millions of fans Taylor noticed me. She picked me to hang out at her house. She knew who I was and made me feel so special and loved.
TAYLOR. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! I LOVE YOU SOO SOO MUCH. OCT 18 2017 WILL FOREVER BE THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. 🖤🖤🖤