Taylor Swift's brand new CD, Red was released yesterday, and this is just the beginning of "Release Week." With Taylor, nothing is ever done just halfway. She goes all out for every occasion, and makes the fans feel as if they are part of something just as special with her. She makes plenty of appearances around New York (mainly) and LA, saying thank you to the fans and launching a new era and time in her life.
I love that each of her CD's really does become a theme in its own way. We were introduced to "Taylor Swift" with her first CD; a girl who believed in the beauty of dreams and made us fall in love with love again, as well as country music. Then, she taught us to be "Fearless"; go for those opportunities that seem a little terrifying, because they're usually the most rewarding. Next up, was "Speak Now"; If you know what you need to say, then you should say it, because you don't know when you'll ever get another chance. And that brings us to "Red"; love is a lot of shades of red, and each one causes a different emotion for us, and that's how powerful it is on us. I also believe it's such a classy color, and Taylor wears it so well. As she gets older, she becomes even more elegant. I think this "Red" era not only reflects in her music, but her personal style evolution over the years, as well.
A couple years ago, in 2010, my mom and I went to the Ellen show taping for the album release party of Speak Now. There were no available tickets in the audience, but because my mom had been writing in to Ellen, they invited us into the Riff Raff Room, which is basically show overflow. We watched the show from the back room, and when Taylor sang "Back To December," they let all of us sit on the steps to the stage to watch her perform. She came over after to shake some hands, and to sign autographs for a few people, and I got a little bit closer to her. It was a fun experience to be part of. We were going to attend another taping for her Speak Now special on Hollywood Blvd., but it didn't work out. In the end, it was totally fine.
This years release week, we should have been attending the Ellen taping once again for a mini concert (which airs tomorrow), but we weren't able to, due to the Carrie Underwood concert being the same night. Obviously, there is a reason for all of these missed moments, so we shall see what the future holds. A majority of her events took place in New York, and she truly turned it into one big party. A ton of my Taylor friends were able to attend whether it was from winning a contest or being a "Taylor Follower" giving official updates and keeping everyone in the loop. Seeing everyone's pictures at David Letterman, The Katie Show, Good Morning America, and others made me wish I was there. One of these days, I'll be there!
Even if you weren't able to attend release week tapings or any special events, you can catch them on TV when they air (like I am) or catch up on a fan site dedicated to all things Taylor. You can catch her performances from The View, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Good Morning America, as well as a few other surprises in between. Be sure to catch her on:
- The Ellen Degeneres Show (Check your local listings for times)
- The Katie Show on Friday (Again, check local listings)
What an exciting launch to a big change for Taylor! I'm excited to be on this new journey with her.
That's all for now,