10.19.2012

{swifty pt. 2}

What a strange week this has been. A good week, kind of, but weird. Oh, and about yesterday....I know a lot of you are wondering, so here it goes. 

I saw a tweet from the Ellen show last week about Taylor Swift. Since you all know how I feel about T., I'm sure it comes as no surprise that when I emailed them as soon as I saw that they were collecting an audience for an outdoor concert on the show. I went on Ellen's website after that, trying to see what other information I could find, and sent in a message about how much I adore Taylor. 

I didn't think much of it, but I was ecstatic when I got a phone call last Friday about the show. They had guaranteed tickets for me for the concert only (not the actual taping of the show), and I was so excited! I made arrangements with three of my friends to go see her, and that was that. Until I got another phone call on Saturday. 

This time, they were interested in that other email I sent, the one where I talked about my story and why I love her so very much. The lady from the show and I talked for almost an hour, and she asked me to send her a few photos of myself. She also asked if she could give me information to her supervisors, and even looked at the Taylor Swift posts I have on my blog after we got off the phone. 

I was a wreck on Saturday, wondering what was going to happen, but I didn't hear anything again until Monday. This time I got a call while I was at work, and it was two other people from the show. They asked me the same questions, and said that I answered them very articulately. I took that as a compliment. We talked again for another half hour or so, and they ended the call asking if they could call me back again if they had any other questions for me. 

I was kind of out of it all week, occupied by my thoughts of potentially getting to meet my favorite performer and artist ever. Yesterday came, and I went between hope that they just wanted to surprise me, and hopelessness, knowing that they were no longer interested in me. My friend Margaret, who works in television production, told me that they would obviously want the element of surprise for their show, so I shouldn't rule it out just yet, even as we started entering into the concert area. 

In the past, every time Taylor has gone on the show to promote a new album or product (like her perfume), they've brought on her "biggest fan" to meet her. This is what I was hoping for, but it never happened. I know that I should be grateful that I got to see her at all, which I am, but I so wish they wouldn't have called me at all. I was so preoccupied with what might happen that it was difficult to be in the moment yesterday. But then Taylor came on stage and I cried. She sang four songs, and I sang along. It was magical and amazing, and I know it. I also know that it would have been even more so had I not even considered what it would be like to actually meet her. 

I don't know if they actually brought someone else on stage yesterday, since we didn't see the actual interview with Ellen, but I guess we'll find out next week, when the show airs on Thursday, 10/25. 


photos from my friends Carrie and Margaret

21 comments:

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

It's a shame you didn't get to meet her! But at least you got the opportunity to see her perform! I've been to 2 of her concerts (the Fearless tour and the Speak Now tour) and she is amazing live. The first time I saw her perform I had tears in my eyes. There's just something about her. Her music resonates with me and it's definitely helped me through some rough times.

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I'm so happy for you that you got to see her perform live! I know you probably still have some feelings of disappointment about the phone calls and non-meeting, but maybe it's not over yet. I'm sure you made an impression, and it's possible that they'll think of you for a different opportunity. At the very least, Taylor has this very sweet post written by her biggest fan. :)

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

How exciting! I totally feel your pain, but just think how exciting it was to see her! What a sweet post :)

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Oh my goodness! Wow! Still so exciting to get to be a part of it all. How fun!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Joelle, this breaks my heart! I know what it's like to wait in anticipation like that... though not for Taylor. I'm SO OVERJOYED you finally got to see her perform live. You are such an inspiration! Can't wait to see where it goes from here ;)

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

awww, i'm so sorry you didn't get to meet her! i read your post about why you love her so much, and that is the sweetest thing. but i'm glad you were able to see her in concert again! that must have been amazing :) keep smiling, you're a doll!


xo,
kristyn

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

aww i wish you'd been able to meet her! You deserve it so much. I was rivited during your whole story. I too read your post about loving her a lot, and so its been fun to understand more about that part of you joelle!
xo

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Joelle...can you believe I had no idea who Taylor Swift was ... I mean I had heard of her, but I couldn't recall any of her songs until I hit you tube and listened to some of her songs ... they are so sweet ... I can totally understand why you were so moved by this phone call ... her voice totally brings the love between Bella and Edward rushing back to me ohhhh how I love twlight and the passion ... ooohhhh man now i wanna watch them again lol ...


I am so sorry you didn't get to meet Taylor, but maybe one day your wish will come true ... don't stop dreaming and believing .. :)


Love Chrissi xo


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Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Awww... so bittersweet. I'm so happy for you that you got to be in her audience and see her live show! How amazing that must have been. I agree, it would have been easier if they didn't call you at all, because they got your hopes up. I hope you do get to meet her someday in the future, you never know. :)
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Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I completely understand your disappointment - and the wishing you weren't disappointed because it was a cool experience nonetheless. I'm terrible for letting myself get excited for things that aren't guaranteed (it's so hard not to!) I hope your dream comes true for you someday - perhaps when you aren't even expecting it :)

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

She really is amazing live! I saw her on her Speak Now tour, and she was incredible. I was definitely crying the entire time!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

This is very true :) Maybe they just knew I was expecting it! And hopefully you're right! xoxo

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

It was pretty amazing to see her, and I did get to see her pretty close up!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

It was a lot of fun! Definitely a good day overall ;)

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

You are so sweet Aunie :) I really am so happy that I got to see her live (again), and maybe it just wasn't my time to meet her! I can still cross my fingers that I'll get to cross meeting her off my bucket list soon!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Thanks Kristyn :) I know I'm probably being just a tad ridiculous with all of this, but I just love her so much! I'm sure I'll get to meet her someday!

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Thanks Emily :) Writing these posts about her has been a little difficult...I know that not everyone loves her (or likes her, really), but she's been such an amazing part of my life and I wanted to share that with everyone! Hopefully I'll get to meet her someday! xoxo

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

Haha how did you not know who Taylor Swift was! I'm sure you've heard a few of her songs on the radio before ;)

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

It really was amazing to see her live (again)...she is such a great performer and so sweet to her fans! And hopefully you're right about meeting her someday :) I can still hope! xoxo

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I have trouble not getting my hopes up too! I was trying so hard to just be in the moment on Thursday, but it was just a little bit difficult...and hopefully you're right! xoxo

Joelle :: Something Charming said...

I'm annoyed for you that they didn't follow through! I agree -- it would've been better if they hadn't called you at all. :( But at least you got to be at that concert -- amazing!