Two Taylor Swift super fans from Regina still can’t shake it off that they met the singer at her show in Minneapolis over the weekend.
At last Friday’s concert, self-proclaimed “Swifties” Christy Garn and her daughter, Nicole, were asked by Swift’s mom — who happened to be sitting directly behind them in the audience — to go backstage to meet Swift in her famous “Reputation Room.”
Garn said it all happened when they went up to Swift’s mom towards the end of the show to ask for a photo.
“We weren’t going over there to try and get into the Reputation Room, we just wanted to go say hi and get a picture. Before we knew it, we were getting asked if we wanted to go backstage and we were shocked,” Garn remembered.
Once the stadium was cleared out, a group of around 30 other hand-picked fans were escorted to the Reputation Room, where they found glass cases featuring costumes Swift has worn in music videos, drinks and food — the true VIP experience.
While they weren’t able to take their cell phones backstage, Garn said they were given Polaroid cameras to take as many pictures as they wanted.
After waiting until around 1 a.m. in line, Garn and her daughter were finally face-to-face with the singer they’ve grown to admire together for the past decade. And Swift was everything they’d hoped she’d be.
“She’s a normal human with a really crazy career that puts her in the spotlight, but I felt like if I’d known her outside of her being famous, we’d be best friends,” Garn explained. “She has this presence about her that’s just so warm and so welcoming.”
After snapping pictures with Swift and talking for around 10 minutes about everything from her cats to her music, Garn said they left with hearts full of gratitude.
“She was just so easy to talk to and laid back and funny and humble — so humble. She was genuinely happy that she could meet us, that’s how she makes you feel,” Garn said. “It still doesn’t feel like it happened, but it did.”