The story about his mom squeezing his hand 3 times to say “I love you” when he was a kid, and then him squeezing her hand in the hospital - he hadn’t told any of us that story… [Taylor] was not scheduled to do our show today. But we wanted something special for this first show back, so we asked her on a complete whim, since she had been in town doing SNL. She said yes with zero hesitation. She sang “New Year’s Day.” No one had heard it. Suddenly she sings the line, “Squeeze my hand 3 times in the back of the taxi.” I nearly gasped. Tears. I think everyone in the audience started sobbing.
This week, just so you guys know, I’m overwhelmed in the best sense. It’s all because of you and all of the amazing, insane, wonderful, loyal acts and feelings you’ve expressed not only this week but the past year, the past 10 years. I’m not trying to get up here and bore you with my feelings but I’m about to be 28 and there are so many of you here tonight that have been hanging out with me online, or listening to my music for 10 years, 12 years, 6 years, whatever it is. I am trying so hard to process the way that I feel about what we’ve done this week. It’s just different this time, it just is. I used to feel happy and just jump around. This time I’m so happy and I’m so proud of us. It’s a different kind of happiness. It’s like a contentment and a pride that I have for you and how close we are and that you guys would come here and went to the pop-up show yesterday. That was crazy. It’s all just so much to take and I am so happy to see you. I just hope you had a good time tonight so far. I’m going to say hi to you guys, I’m going to take pictures, and that’s what’s gonna happen next. I don’t even know what to say. I’m so happy that you like me, thank you for being here. I’ll see you in a minute!
Taylor at the Taylor Swift Now reputation celebration (x)
I just met Taylor she gave me the biggest warmest hugs ever and she was talking about how she can’t process this week, and how #TaylorSwiftisOverParty really did something to her psyche but then this week has been amazing and the album has done so well. And I was like, “yeah, almost a million sold in only three days” and she said that as of this morning, Rep has sold 1.1 million.
here’s a toast to my reeeaaal friends, they don’t care about that HESAIDSHESAID and here’s to my baaaaaby, he ain’t reading what they CALLMELATELY and here’s to my maaaaama, had to listen to ALLTHISDRAMA