In Defense of (Still) Loving Taylor Swift

Why is it that people are so judgmental when they hear that you’re a Taylor Swift fan?

I’ve loved her since I was in eighth grade. I’m now 26, and I just bought tickets to her concert. And no, I don’t feel an ounce of shame about it.

Tay has gotten me through some tough times!

Now trust me. I’m not trying to get on my high horse here. After all, the first period of “tough times” Taylor got me through was a high school breakup. In fact, I was known for putting her lyrics in the little bio beneath my Facebook profile. I know, I know…you have secondhand embarrassment.

Since I’m being honest here, let me just admit that most of the “tough” times her music got me through were boy related. I’m only human, ok?!

We were all 16 once.

And 19.

And 22.

Fine, fine! And 26, too. (Ugh. Will it ever end?)

Anyway, I do have a point here.

The reason Taylor Swift is so popular with so many different age groups is because she’s relatable.

And I don’t think that’s synonymous with “basic,” “lame,” or “overplayed.”

Don’t relate? Don’t like her sound? Don’t like her public persona?

Don’t listen.

But don’t be judgmental just because I do.

Now that’s basic, lame, and overplayed.

See you in July, Taylor!


Colorfully Yours,


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  1. I’m almost 30 and bought tickets to her show this summer in Pittsburgh, and I agree – no shame here! She is relatable, and I think her lyrics and songwriting abilities are impressive – plus, her concerts are always SUCH a fun time!

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