I know You will probably never read this. From a mother of a young daughter I feel the need to speak my mind.
My daughter and I recently went on a road trip, a trip we have waited all year for, to see you live. My daughter has never been to a concert this large, especially a stadium filled with 40,000 of your fans.
A flurry of excited females lined up at the perfume stalls and merchandise tents. I asked my daughter did she want anything, this was her night and I would buy her anything she wanted.
“No,” came the reply. “I am just happy to be here.” She went on to say.
“I have Taylor’s other perfume mum remember I am only ten, I don’t need a shirt which will probably date and I’m not letting you pay $25 dollars for the program, that’s crazy.” I did not expect this, my ten-year old is an old soul and makes smart choices.
She chose you as her role model.
We settled in our seats she with a huge grin on her face and me happy to sit and take in the crowd. Screaming women, I remember it well, yet watching my daughter’s surprised face and knowing one day she would be the same, gave me an inner smirk, yet she swore she would never act this way at any age. The crowd was hyperactive and I realised we would not be sitting for long.
What I did not expect was to enjoy every minute of that night. The visuals, the dancers and you Taylor Swift were amazing. What impressed me most was your positive attitude towards your youngest fans, which probably made up a third of the audience. Mothers and daughters together, enjoying a special moment of sisterhood.
The words you spoke of writing songs, to write you must show your most deepest emotions as if you would never share and then share them, what a great message for all writers. You started writing at ten, I love that you encourage your fans to start writing now.
Your costume changes were glamorous, not only can you play the piano, the banjo, the electric guitar you worked the crowd and the stadium oozed with a feeling of connected euphoria.
I also enjoyed the personal touch, those images of you at each age, it was inspiring to see your evolution and encouraging to know you are still learning, after all you are only in your twenties.
I will never forget that night under a summer sky with my wide-eyed, sparkling daughter beside me, a memory I will treasure.
You are a class act.
A true creative who can sell 40,000 seats, without having to resort to sensationalism to get noticed. No swearing, no rude gestures or skimpy clothes, just an elegant, multi-talented artist, full of passion and a powerful message for the young.
It must feel good being able to inspire so many. As I panned through the stadium the colour red was dominant, my daughter wore it too. The red tour will have a special place in our hearts. You said red was a symbol of crazy emotions the hard stuff we all go through. I see red as being energetic, vibrant and a passionate colour. I see a sea of red dappled in the animated crowd, happy contented faces, it is comforting to know that people like you, are out there.
From one mother of a ten-year old daughter I know she will always remember her first concert. Thank you for inspiring our youth with this message:
BE creative and most of all, through words and music BE yourself.