Taylor Swift invited 89 of her fans to her Rhode Island home for a secret concert–or ‘secret listening party’ on Thursday. The number of chosen fans coincides with the title of her new album, ‘1989.’ That’s the year Taylor was born.
One of those fans shared her experience via Instagram.
“Well, this is gonna sound really bizarre, but I met THE TAYLOR SWIFT last night!!!” @ToryAmandaRay wrote in her caption that accompanied her photo. “On Thursday, my sister (along with 87 other people) was hand picked & invited by Taylor herself to a “Secret Session” at Taylor’s home in Rhode Island! We were sworn to secrecy; we were only allowed to tell immediate family & we weren’t allowed to post anything on social media.
We hung out with Taylor, at her house, for 6 hours!! Her home was right on the beach, & absolutely beautiful! We all sat in her living room & she played her new album for us, 1989. She sang along to every song & at the end we all danced to Shake It Off!
We got to talk to her parents; they took us out on her balcony which had a perfect view of a lighthouse & the ocean!
There was tons of food, & Taylor even made us homemade cookies! We got goodie bags with tshirts, calendars, & a special key chain made just for us! She was so sweet, & talked to each of us individually & took pix.
Of course, I couldn’t leave without holding a GRAMMY! It was absolutely amazing! Definitely a day I’ll never forget! It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, & I’m so blessed to have been given it to meet one of my role models, & one of the biggest icons of my generation!”
E! reports that Taylor Swift did the same thing again on Friday night–this time inviting fans, as well as her dad and her cat, Olivia Benson–to her New York City apartment. The ‘Shake It Off’ singer shared a photo of the fun she had with her fans via Instagram as well.
.@taylorswift13 has held another secret album listening party at her house for her biggest fans! Details on #Today9 pic.twitter.com/RvvfVy87Lg
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) October 5, 2014
“To see my dad photo bombing is to see him at his happiest,” Taylor captioned her photo.
New York fan John Grande was excited to pose for a picture with Taylor Swift.
“You can put today down as the greatest day of my life. Taylor Swift personally invited me and many others into her home to play us the whole 1989 album. It was the most amazing thing I have ever heard and she is one of the most amazing people on this earth. Even better, she is wearing my bracelet and listened to my whole life story. Thank you so much Taylor, you always have my heart #1989secretsessions #taylorswift @taylorswift,” he captioned the shot.
How cool is Taylor Swift? She actually hosted fans in her own homes and shared music from her new album with them. The photos these fans have to commemorate these events will no doubt be shared for a lifetime with anyone who ever mentions the singer to them.
Can you think of another singer who treats fans the way Taylor Swift treats hers?