Monday, August 14, 2017


July 01, 2011 in Knoxville, TN. we attended the Taylor Swift: Speak Now tour!
There's nothing a mother won't do for her child, and that includes sit on a bench for two hours before the tiny music store in the tiny little mall opens its doors, only to wait another hour inside on the floor for Taylor Swift tickets to go on sale. My mother did those things for me when I was a child (Michael Jackson & The Jackson Five: Victory Tour!) and I've given the same courtesy to my own k...ids through the years.
It wasn't quite the same as in those days, however, because I didn't have to sit with strangers and fight a crowded line. The line was a virtual line on a computer and floods of telephone calls to the music store.
I was the only one there in person.They probably weren't sure what to make of me. I must've seemed like a dinosaur or a cave-woman to the employees but they treated me wonderfully. Once the phone started ringing, and they were busy searching for my tickets already, they put people on hold because simply put, I was there first. One phone customer insisted to them "I know the owner of that store!" to which the employee responded, "I, too, know the owner, but there's still a customer ahead of you." Priceless! 😍
Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour

My girl, with Taylor Swift at CMA Fest 2010

Sometimes, the new way isn't always the best way, and you never know what's gonna happen if you never even try.
I was able to get my daughter, my younger sister, and myself, each, a perfectly good seat on the floor. We could see great and that concert was more like seeing an enormous Broadway Theater Proudcution than a concert.
As far as my eyes could see to the tip top of the arena, there were screaming, singing fans all the way around with signs and lights. As Taylor made her way around the top of the arena in some sort of moving carriage while she sang Love Story, I was stunned by the young man sporting a sign that read "Marry me, Taylor!"
It was magical. That young lady performed her butt off that night and it appears that she isn't going anywhere anytime soon. I strongly recommend catching her show on any tour you can.
Enjoy, Barrelassers 😉

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