Taylor Swift has a post-album release tradition where she goes to Target with her friends to buy a copy of her latest album, and the Reputation album release is no different. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Swift headed over to a Target in Nashville with a couple of her friends to buy the album and the Reputation magazines, and she stopped to hang out with fans, take pictures, and sign autographs while she was there. They also checked out the Target Christmas gear because obviously. It's Target. The video of Taylor Swift surprising her fans in Target was posted on her Instagram story, and fans are loving it.
Swift's first video in the Target adventure Instagram story was of her and one of her cats (don't ask me which one it is, I literally have no idea). In it, she describes her album release tradition, saying, "We always have this tradition of going to Target to go buy the album. And um, so we're going to go do that. She's not, are you?" The cat's pretty cute, I've gotta say. According to Entertainment Tonight, Swift arrived to the Target with what appeared to be her backup singers and dancers around 6:30 p.m. The eyewitness also told ET that Swift stopped to take photos with everyone who asked, and seemed to be having a great time while doing it.
Swift's Instagram story definitely made it look like she was having a great time with her pals.
Not wanting their friends and family to miss the Swift sighting, a couple of fans FaceTimed their loved ones and Swift actually got on the phone with them. One man said he literally just went to Target to grab some Ragu to go with his dinner, and low and behold, he runs into Taylor Swift. He FaceTimed his family and Swift spoke with them. The next time I go to Target, I'm going to pray on all that is Bey that I just happened to go at the same time Beyoncé and JAY-Z went on a Rumi and Sir diaper run.
Safe to say any Taylor Swift fan who happened to be at that Target in Nashville had a grand old time. And Swift looked like she was loving life on her Instagram story, so it seemed just nice overall.
The last thing Swift posted on her Instagram was a behind-the-scenes video of the making of her song "Delicate."
In the video, just like all of the other "making of" videos she's posted during this Reputation era, we see Swift workshopping song lyrics and hammering down the song with some unseen music people. ("Music people" is an official industry term and totally not something I just wrote because I have no idea what else to call the mystery person.) "Delicate" is one of the many songs on Reputation that is reportedly about Joe Alwyn, her boyfriend of one year, and it's a song about being nervous to tell someone you like how you really feel.
This is for the best / My reputation has never been worse so / You must like me for me / We can’t make any promises now can we babe? / But you can make me a drink
Dive bar on the east side where you at / Phone lights on my nightstand in the black / Come here you can meet me in the back / Dark jeans and your Nikes look at you / Oh damn never seen that color blue / Just think of the fun things we could do
Cause I like you / This is for the best / My reputation’s never been worse so / You must like for me / We can’t make any promises now can we babe? / But you can make me a drink
Is it cool that I said all that / Is it chill that you’re in my head / Cause I know that it’s delicate (delicate) / Is it cool that I said all that / Is it too soon to do this yet / Cause I know that it’s delicate / Isn’t it? / Isn’t It? / Isn’t It? / Isn’t It? / Isn’t It? / Isn’t It? / Delicate
Third floor on the west side me and you/ Handsome in a mansion with a view / Do the girls back home touch you like I do / Long night with your hands up in my hair / Echoes of your footsteps on the stairs / Stay here with me I don’t wanna share
Cause I like you / This is for the best / My reputation’s never been worse so / You must like for me / We can’t make any promises now can we babe? / But you can make me a drink / Is it cool that I said all that / Is it chill that you’re in my head / Cause I know that it’s delicate (delicate)
Reputation has officially passed the one million mark in sales, having sold over 1.05 million copies in the first four days since its release.