In “Look What You Made Me Do,” the first song from her Reputation album, Taylor Swift brazenly announced that the Old Taylor was dead. That’s the Taylor who did things like pretend she was surprised to win a major award, and ask to not be a part of other people’s narratives.
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But that wasn’t all the Old Taylor did. She also did a lot of amazing things — like stalking her fans on social media and inviting them to incredible, once-in-a-lifetime events.
Back when she was releasing 1989, for instance, she hosted secret listening sessions to let fans hear the album in advance. And now, the New Taylor is doing the same. Over the weekend, she invited some of her biggest fans to a listening party, and the pictures they posted on social media will give you the worst kind of FOMO.
Tay was all smiles as she posed with fans.
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Lots of fans updated their Twitter display names to reflect their newfound status as People Who Have Met Taylor Swift.
And everyone agreed that it was a dream come true.
There was something very New Taylor about the event though — her shoes. She donned a pair of $2,400 black leather Gucci stiletto boots featuring a fierce snake design, which perfectly matched her Reputation aesthetic.
If New Taylor keeps loving her fans the way Old Taylor did, she’s welcome to stick around.