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Are You A “Swifty?” The Cultural Phenomenon of a Music Icon!

Are You A “Swifty?” The Cultural Phenomenon of a Music Icon!

Many celebrities have historically had a significant impact on their fans, but perhaps none quite like the fabulous Taylor Swift. From Nashville darling to global sensation, Taylor Swift has proven time and  again that if you want to succeed in life, all you have to do is work, and work this queen has. From her humble beginnings as a rising country singer, to her years as a true pop sensation, and most recently with dipping her hand, or voice rather, into the world of folk music, Taylor has once again shown there are no boundaries she can’t surpass. So, let’s take a journey through The Eras to track the phenomenon that’s Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift: From humble beginnings to the birth of the “Swifty”! 

One of the greatest things anyone can do to support their favorite star, be that star an actor or musician, is to follow their journey from beginning to end. This can be done by simply purchasing a ticket to watch them in their preferred medium. For Taylor Swift, a star that has not only made a name for herself in the world of music, but now Hollywood as well, her fans have a multitude of ways to show their support. From the minute she completed her first song “Lucky You” in 2004 with the help of a computer repair man named Ronnie Cremer, her success in music pretty much cemented.

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Realizing their daughter’s true potential, the Swift family moved to Nashville where Taylor would be able to work with great talent, while still living some semblance of a normal life, whatever that may have been. Taylor would work with songwriter Liz Rose, who had already worked with artist Billy Gilman. However, it was working with Rose on Taylor’s self-titled album that would lead to it landing on the US Billboard 200, where it would stay for an unprecedented 275 weeks, which was quite a feat for a relative newcomer. Taylor would spend the next few years touring as the opening act for huge stars (including Brad Paisley, Faith Hill, and Keith Urban, just to name a few) at the time promoting her debut album, and this is where her fandom truly began.

It was this move that would see the legion of fans, who would soon come to be known as  “Swifties”, first introduced to Taylor. For many people the simple act of turning on the radio to listen to your favorite musician is all they need to get them through the day. However, for the Swifty, they need to not only hear their favorite song, they need to feel like they’re part of that song. Songs like “Our Song,” and “Love Story” tell the story of couples in love and trying to make their own way. Then there’s songs like “Teardrops on My Guitar” telling the story of one sided love. These are just a few in which her fans can truly see themselves.

Shows and Swifties: A Real Taylor Swift Pandemonium

From congestion on ticketing sites, to campouts and sing-alongs, the members of Swifty nation have not only been supporting Taylor from the beginning, they’ve also found ways to help her set new records. One way her fans have done that came when tickets for the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour went on presale. When many of Taylor‘s fans, the “Swifties”, logged on to Ticketmaster back in November 2022, they shutdown the site via the vast overload of logins. These fans would also go on to break the record for most tickets sold in one day, with more than 2 million tickets sold in 24 hours.

Ticket sales aren’t the only way that the Swifties have been setting records. On the first night of the new Eras Tour, Swifties came out in mass when 70,000 fans attended her show at the Nissan Stadium in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The Nissan Stadium even shouted out the fans on their official X (formerly Twitter) page.

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The Swifties came out once again on the second night with an equally impressive record breaking turnout. Just check out the official shout-out from the Nissan Stadium.

But it isn’t just the sales of tickets for her shows live that are setting records. According to Deadline reporter John Shearer, “The AMC-distributed concert film Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, according to sources, has clocked $37M+ from the three big theater circuits — AMC, Regal and Cinemark — in its first 24 hours of presales.” The Swifties are truly showing their love for music’s most beloved stars.

Something else that makes her fans one of a kind is their undying loyalty and love of celebration. Swifties have been known to camp out overnight at venues just to ensure they have the best seat possible. For those that don’t have the luxury of camping out, dolling themselves out in their finest Taylor Swift attire to show their support is one of the best ways to feel connected with each other. Taylor Swift has shown time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with, but her fans may be giving her a run for her money.

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Taylor Swift, Swifties and Hollywood

For more than a decade Taylor has made a name for herself in the music industry, and now she is taking Hollywood by storm. Taylor has been seen on both the big and small screens since 2009 when she appeared on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Since then she has appeared in other small guest appearances, as well as the 2019 movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Cats, where she played the role of Bombalurina. In 2022 she was seen in the Christian Bale led Amsterdam. Now, one year later Taylor Swift will be seen in the concert tour movie of her Eras Tour. Swifties have come out in droves to buy tickets and sell out theaters around the country. Thanks to the Swifties, Taylor Swift has been able to set records around the world and is showing no signs of slowing down. With her massive following, the question remains: Are you a Swifty? Because we at Hollywood.com sure are! Get your tickets below to her upcoming movie release!


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