You can take the girl out of Nashville, but you can’t take the stage-side-at-the-Taylor-Swift-show-and-THIS-IS-SO-AWESOME out of the girl.

Jenn and I had tickets for the uppermost balcony last night, literally behind the stage.  But my most excellent friend Kelli (SHOUT OUT) back in Nashville pulled some strings, and all of a sudden, a man was tapping us on the shoulder and giving us wrist bands and we were… well, we were this close:


She was bedazzled, to say the least.

This week has been full of some very fun surprises – things I haven’t tried for or asked for or even imagined might happen.  It’s kind of comical, actually.  But surprise is an important element of a good story – and these days, I’m liking mine.

I mean, I wish I knew where this story was headed… but that would ruin the surprise, now, wouldn’t it?



  1. rachel on April 8, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    so do you think that you would say you liked the taylor show more than the PATTY show?! i mean that feels like blasphemy even typing it, but we def didn’t get that close nor was patty’s guitar so freaking sparkly.

    and is that 13 on her hand so that she can remember her age? …mean. i know. so mean.

  2. Val on April 8, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    When I saw the title of your post I thought you’d be writing about Newsies.

    But this is good too!

  3. becca on April 8, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    rachel’s comment = bahaha.

    not gonna lie, i am a little jealous of this. but not as jealous as the time you sat on an airplane with hayley williams.

  4. Jacklyn Johnston on April 8, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    I totally agree. I always stress out because I don’t know the end of the story/what’s happening but I love the surprise :)

  5. Dani Lin on April 8, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    When I was single, I used to tell my mom “I don’t need to meet someone NOW, I just need to know that I WILL.”
    To which she replied, which infuriating common-sense “Why don’t you just live like you will, and quit needing to know?”

    Which of course makes sense. Not that it’s ever easy. :)

    Hugs! PS – Swifty is DRAMZ. HOLY MOMMA.

  6. JOey on April 8, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    Did you tell her to stop calling me?

  7. Chelsea on April 8, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    she is SO sparkly. i am SO jealous.

  8. Casey Evans on April 8, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    I like everything about this post and the element of surprise as a whole.

  9. jasonmichael on April 8, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    taylor swift is on the list of things I don’t get. I like her music and for her age she is a good writer.

    I don’t get all the hubbub about her looks. I don’t think she is pretty. If she was an animal, she would be a goose.

  10. Lyla on April 8, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Maybe that was the cosmos making up for the whole lost luggage and having to explain underwear to a stranger thing.

  11. Katie @ cakes, tea and dreams on April 9, 2010 at 8:14 AM

    I love Taylor’s music. And holy COW, those are some sparkles.

  12. [not the] Best Blog Ever on April 9, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    VERY cool. Even though I don’t think TSwift can really even sing.


    But still cool that you unexpectedly got so close.

    MOST importantly, however: What did YOU wear??? Inquiring minds…

  13. Greta Weisman on April 9, 2010 at 1:59 PM


  14. Bethany Michelle on April 17, 2010 at 9:56 PM

    Ahhhh!!! SO jealous! Are there more pictures?? I just adore her. I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to get tickets through work for one of her shows coming up in NY or NJ.

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