30 August 2010

More from Taylor Swift

Yes, my vacation was lovely, and yes, I am sooo glad to be home! Here's more from the premiere of Taylor Swift's Mine.

This video is a collection of short clips from the CMT interview and the first few songs she played... at one point I point to myself onscreen... you'll know it, the hand with the teal fingernail polish. So if you couldn't find me in the video, there's a pointer (no pun intended).

And here is what I believe is the first live performance of Mine... correct me if I'm wrong. (You'll notice the crowd is a lot quieter... not many people knew the words!)

The beautiful church where the event was held...

At this point my "OMG-too-many-people" sense began to kick in!

Then Taylor showed up and the interview commenced (these photos were taken with my friend Sammy's point-and-shoot camera, so the quality is only so-so)...

With costar Toby Whats-His-Face, who was utterly obnoxious during the shoot but of course all British charm on TV...

George Bush Senior inexplicably showed up...

The band getting set up.

Nice guitar, Taylor!

Oh, and a clarification:
When I say "exclusive concert", I'm generalizing a little bit. You see, me and the other cast members were specifically invited, and each allowed to bring one guest. We drove to a secret location and were brought by bus to the stage. We got orange wristbands and it was all very VIP. (Legit... they actually had to part crowds for us to get through! Epic.)
But the townsfolk got in too. They wore blue bands and it was just by chance — after long hours of waiting — that they were allowed in, so the TV crew would have a big enough screaming crowd. A total of maybe 600 people were there... still comparatively little, considering how famous Taylor is!

So it was all very fun. And — did I mention? — epic! I have many lovely photos to show you tomorrow from my little vacation, but I think this is a good post for now. Ciao!


  1. Hello Olive Tree! My friend and I was wondering, how did you get your blog so wide?

  2. I bet it was so much fun.

  3. You have no idea how jealous I am! Loved the photos.

  4. Alex, I fiddle with my HTML code to get the desired width for my header, post area, and sidebar. Check Robin Blogs soon for a tutorial.

  5. You are so lucky that you were in the music video and got to go to the party! Loved the pictures.


  6. Wow! I've never really liked Taylor Swift's music too much but it's always awesome to see someone famous up close. Also, what breed is Willa? Or is she a mixed breed kitty?


  7. That is awesome!

    I love that; 'He was totally obnoxious during the shoot but all smiles on TV.'
    Was he mean? Or just obnoxious?

    As ususal, beautiful pictures!

    God Bless

  8. I'm bugging you ONE LAST TIME. I PROMISE.

    The link says It's unnavailable for users in my region. Do you know where I could find one I could watch?

    Please don't hate me. It's been a long day...

  9. Wow--what an amazing time! Thanks to evil copyright laws, I haven't been able to listen to all of 'Mine' yet, so seeing it live via your blog is awesome!

  10. What a great experience! That looks super fun.


  11. Kiki: She's a purebred Siamese. :)

    Gwenea: Oh, he was just very full of himself, being a jerk...
    YouTube probably has the music video.

    Libby: You can get it on iTunes if you want.

  12. AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE TAYLOR SWIFT!!!!!!! wAY TO GO, OLIVE TREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ~ Mirriam


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