“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
- Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
By, Victoria Nelli
Out of all the articles I have contributed thus far to The Montclarion, this is probably the only one someone could find fault with, disagree with or completely bash all together.
That is because I am writing about the seven-time Grammy winner, 26 million album-selling,…
I am just gonna blog this whole experience now while I remember it all too well. On Saturday 30th November we all waited outside Vector Arena to meet with our people to go into the Meet and Greet. The lady we had to go up with was really nice and told us to be calm and breathe as there was nothing to be nervous about, Taylor is super nice to her fans etc, which we already knew of course! Fast forward 20 mins of waiting and we got in a line and went into the Club RED room which looked more like Club Tiki one of my friends fast pointed out! There were around 20 people in front of us and we said hi to Robert and Andrea as they walked past. All of a sudden a black curtain opened and there she stood, our idol Taylor. She looked flawless! I remember thinking she didn’t look as tall as I thought but then when you see our photo she kind of towers over me… Anyway we waited and watched as she embraced each fan with a hug and smiles and conversation that little does she know will make our lives so complete. Finally it was our turn and I felt like I was going to mindblank and not be able to form sentences but I was suprisingly collected! She hugged Alex and then me and I remember saying “I love you so much” as she hugged me and she was like aww! I asked her about the Facebook page I had made for Alex to meet Taylor and after a few seconds she looked at us and clicked and was like yes yes yes for this one it was recent! Then she sweetly asked Alex how she was feeling tonight and she was so glad that she was feeling fantastic thanks to her! We then told her we went last night and are going tomorrow night so all three of her shows and she was like amazing!! Then I said I had seen her in London and NYC this year too and she was like reeeallly????!! I said yes Capital Ball and Metlife Stadium to which she responded (my fave part of the meet and greet) “SICKKKKKKKKKKKK! Thank you for doing that that is a lot of travelling!!” then we said thank you for doing the shows and for coming here and she said she was happy to be here it was her favourite place! Thennnn luckily we remembered and Alex asked her if she could write Fearless and a heart on a post it note so she could get a tattoo of it and Taylor was like yeah of course let’s get a picture then I will do it. We smiled for our picture with our idol and she had an arm around each of us and I remember thinking seriously is this real? Then she wrote Fearless down on a post it note and we thanked her and I said I love you (again). Then she said it was good meeting you guys have fun tonight and we both just smiled so big back at her and waved goodbye and said thank you again.
Andddd I still keep thinking it was all a dream.
It was a truly amazing heart warming experience, she just made everything better in the world for those few minutes and we will live on the memory of it forever, so thank you TayTay <3
B-Stage #REDAuckland (x)
Taylor’s new speech before All Too Well (via wonderfulperfectineveryway)
Lovely N.Z. (x)