I’ve witnessed it at concerts before. At Katy Perry. And at Lady Gaga. Mums and daughters streaming en masse from the carpark to the big wide steps of the Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Many carrying home-made banners. Dressed up in a adult-child kind of way. Excitedly anticipating seeing the object of their bedroom wall posters and iPod playlist in real life.
But last Tuesday night at the first Brisbane Taylor Swift concert, it was a whole new level of tween-age adoration. The SQUEEING that filled the auditorium when Ms Swift first rocked her cowboy boots and sequins on stage was chillingly goosebump-inducing.
I’ve got to hand to Taylor though – she gives good fan love – walking through the audience, letting hundreds of Forever-New-frocked girls touch her hand. I was won over. Not least by her statement pinky/red Covergirl lippie (Spellbound, for those who need to know!).
I was a guest of one of Taylor’s other corporate sponsors, Elizabeth Arden, makers of the Taylor Swift Wonderstruck fragrance, with which MY teenage daughter is obsessed. We were treated to dinner before the show. I needed a look that was professional but not too “muttony” that would make me sorely stick out in a sea of baby lambs.
Here’s what I came up with:
Have you been to a concert lately? Did you see Taylor Swift? Did your parents ever take you to a concert when you were a tween or teenager? Who did you see? What did you wear?