I still have mixed feelings about what growing up is. Taylor Swift on Parade

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No, there is no parade for Taylor Swift. Yet. Check again in five minutes though, things are happening very swiftly lately.

The media blitz that surrounds an album release is about to go full steam. If you haven’t noticed it lately, the Fearless One’s interviews, specials, and exclusive content are coming up quickly. Here in the Swift Agency, we’re struggling to keep up but don’t worry, we – meaning me, are loving it. I could use some sleep now and then though. I am starting to understand why Liz took so many naps when she was on tour.

In the Parade magazine issue coming out October 24, Taylor discusses… everything. Here’s a few highlight questions from the interview. Check Parade.com for the entire article.

On stalking a fan in Nashville: “I was driving near the mall and I saw this girl with my tour T-shirt on. She was probably 11. I made a U-turn and tried to follow her—I really had to do some maneuvering. I found her in a video-game store and just kind of walked up to her and said, ‘Oh, hi. I wanted to meet you.’  She had no idea what to say for about three minutes. Then her mom walked over, burst into tears, and proceeded to tell me that they’d driven all the way from Austin, Texas, just to see where I was discovered.”

On dropping in on a journalism class at the University of Kansas, where her best friend from high school is a junior(*): “I just kind of walked in and sat down and tried to learn something. Even if you’re happy with the life you’ve chosen, you’re still curious about the other options. Sometimes I will make a glass of iced tea and watch life go by. I chose one road and didn’t choose the other, but I can still see what that one looks like. In the past year I figured out that happiness is what everybody wants more than anything. Now I think if you’re in the middle of your day and you realize you’re just happy in the moment, you should celebrate that.”

On growing up: “I still have mixed feelings about what growing up is — this thing that happens to everyone, so I’ve heard.”

On her fear that listeners won’t connect with her songs: “That’s definitely a nightmare that I wake up from sometimes. Saying things in songs that people will care about is my biggest hope, and saying things that nobody will care about is my biggest fear.”

You can read the full article at Parade.com.

(*) Give yourself 10 points if you knew the name of Taylor Swift’s best friend when you saw that question. Give yourself 50 additional points if you guessed that I was going to give you points for knowing that!

Coming up! Directly from our Calendar:

  • October 18: Mean will get a 30-second preview on Comcast On Demand and XfinityTv.com starting one minute past midnight. E! News will show a clip and interview in the evening.
  • October 19:Mean goes on sale on iTunes.
  • October 22: Story Of Us will get a 30-second preview on Comcast On Demand and XfinityTv.com starting one minute past midnight. E! News will show the clip in the evening.
  • October 23: Last chance to send your video entries for the Team Hug contest! Closes at 5pm Eastern time.
  • October 25: The third studio album, Speak Now, is released worldwide and on iTunes. Taylor Swift performs at the United Nations in New York City and then flies to Los Angeles with the winners of Speak Now with Taylor Swift in New York City. MTV Networks will broadcast a Speak Now MTV/Radio worldwide event.

(Sources: Parade.com)

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