Taylor Swift Explains Why She Goes Out Of Her Way To Surprise Fans
It's well-established that Taylor Swift really appreciates her fans. In the past few months, Swift sent gifts to her fans.
Basically, there's no one else out there who does so much for fans.
Now, in an interview with The Telegraph, Taylor revealed why she goes to such great lengths to make her fans happy.
I love them. They are cool and smart and hilarious and focused on the right things. I want to make the most of this cultural relevance or success or whatever you want to call it, because it's not going to last. I have to be as good a person [as I can] while my name still matters to them. Because it's not always going to matter to kids who are 15 and really struggling with who they want to be or [because] their friends were brutal to them at school that day. That's actual turmoil. I have to do everything I can to make their day better while I still can.
When it comes to the gifts Taylor gives her Swifties, they're not just random choices. A lot of thought goes into each and every unique present.
I'm getting to know them on a person-by-person basis. When I pick people to send packages to, I go on their social-media sites for the last six months and I figure out what they like or what they're going through. Do they like photography? I'll get them a 1980s polaroid camera. Do they like vintage stuff? I'll go to an antiques place and get them 1920s earrings. Do they work out a lot? I'll get them workout stuff. When you actually get to know them on a person-by-person basis, you realize what you're doing is special and sacred and it matters.
At the end of the day, Taylor owes a great deal to her fans because they help her stay grounded. They make sure she doesn't take anything too seriously.
My fans make fun of me – it's really cool. They have all these gifs of me making an idiot of myself or tripping and falling on stage. They bring humour back into it for me. I get too serious sometimes – you can probably tell – and they bring me back to like, 'OK, I'm not really doing anything that difficult. I just need to calm down.'
Amen, TSwift. Amen.