Taylor Swift gathered over 100 individuals from over 20 countries around the world to celebrate her new CD ‘Speak Now.’ Fans from Italy, France, Holland, Korea, Japan, Germany, Mexico, the US and more met in New York City on October 25th for an international album release celebration. Some of these individuals continued with Taylor as she traveled across the country performing on rooftops, on television shows and even at the airport. Sony gave a Bloggie Touch video camera to everyone so they could document their experiences. These are their experiences.
ORANGE, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Engaged couple Kat Hammond and Trevor Rogers make the long journey from Orange, a city in New South Wales, Australia to attend the Speak Now in NY CD release party. Watch as they explore New York City’s Central Park, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, and survive the “crazy” cab drivers.
SAN DIEGO, CA, USA
Best friends Audrey Leung and Taylor Hensling tell their story of the Speak Now dream trip of a lifetime as they joined Taylor Swift throughout her album release week. Criss-crossing the country from San Diego to New York City and back to Los Angeles, these are their experiences.
NASHVILLE, TN, USA
Watch Kaitlyn Anderson and Ashley Emig as they travel from Nashville, TN to New York City and Los Angeles, CA attending Taylor Swift events at the Metropolitan Pavilion, The Today Show, The David Letterman Show, Scholastic, JFK airport and more. It’s enough to make her very tired!
HAMPTON, NJ, USA
Melissa and Laura Castrogiovanni have the “best week of their life” meeting Taylor Swift and attending her album release week activities. Making new friends along the way she attends once-in-a-lifetime events such as interviewing Taylor at 30,000 feet as they fly across the country on a charter jetBlue flight.
Tomb Svalborg and Hanna Lohman travel from Sweden to New York City to celebrate the release of Speak Now. Watch as Tomb and Sophia meet Taylor, enjoy the party atmosphere and debate a marriage proposal and whether or not Taylor will accept Tomb’s question.
OMAHA, NE, USA
Burke High School teacher Deb Ward gets a well-deserved break with her daughter Kristina as they attend Taylor Swift’s album release events in New York City and Los Angeles, CA. One thing for sure is that this trip will be remembered!
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA
Watch as Susan Dixon and daughter Kalien explore New York City and attend Taylor Swift album release events. Kalien has a little trouble with the circle doors, but that doesn’t stop them from enjoying a one-in-a-lifetime trip. “You betcha Minnesota loves Taylor Swift!”
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Becky Kuek and Elise McDowell make the around the world trip from Auckland, New Zealand to New York City to be a part of the Speak Now in NYC album release party. Watch Taylor talk about her songwriting process and see what Elise and Becky discover in NYC.
AJALVIR (MADRID), SPAIN
Alejandro Diaz and Concepcion Garrido are thrilled to be going to New York City to meet Taylor Swift. Watch as they make memories they will never forget and fulfill lifelong dreams of traveling to the US and meeting Taylor Swift.
CHICAGO, IL, USA
Brianna Leonard and her Mom Barb join Taylor Swift during her album launch week festivities. Watch as Briana flies on an airplane for the first time, meets Taylor and gets up close at events such as the Today Show, David Letterman, Scholastic and enjoys the best flight ever (only her 2nd) as she travels next to, and interviews, Taylor Swift in-route from New York To LA.
Competition winners Yasmin Iglesias and her grandfather Jose Gonzalez document their trip from Brazil to New York City to attend the Speak Now CD release party at Metropolitan Pavilion.
TORONTO, ON, CANADA
Allie Morgado and her mom Cindy travel from Toronto, ON, Canada to New York City and Los Angeles on a whirlwind trip with Taylor Swift during her album release week events. An enchanting trip that Allie and her mom will never forget.