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