This Taylor Swift Fan Was Camping When ‘Folklore’ Dropped. When She Returned, She’d Gone Viral
She even got a Taylor Swift reply out of it.
folklore, the new — and possibly best? — Taylor Swift record dropped unannounced last week.
There was no lead-up; no promotional single. The only clue was a selfie Swift released months ago, which was an intentional misdirect. “Not a lot going on at the moment,” Swift wrote in the caption.
That meant folklore caught a lot of people off-guard — but perhaps no-one more than Taylor Swift super-fan, @seeitinmymind.
See, on July 18, a full week before folklore came out, the fan went on a camping trip that left them without their phone or wi-fi. They put up a tweet announcing their departure that day, logged off, and then went on their trip.
oomfs, i’ve already tweeted about this before but i will be without my phone or any wifi the next two weeks. if taylor decides to do something big please yell at me in my dm’s and don’t unfollow me for inactivity xxx
— camping girl (@seeitinmymind) July 18, 2020
Of course, a week later, folklore was out — and @seeitinmymind had no idea. Immediately, other fans started following @seeitinmymind and camping out in their mentions, excitedly waiting for them to return.
I’m so sorry
— Carly Heading (@carlyylalaa) July 26, 2020
The moral of the story is to never go camping if you’re in the Taylor Swift fandom
— kaylalore (@blessedswift) July 30, 2020
next time taylor swift drops an album i'm pretending to go on a camping trip THIS IS IT
— char (@dykejisoos) July 30, 2020
When the fan finally did return, it was a wave of new followers — and, of course, a brand new Taylor Swift album.
Quickly, the fan revealed that they weren’t too surprised, on account of the fact that their parents had already told them about the album drop. But they still hadn’t heard the thing, so they got to settle down and listen to a brand new record, in full, with everyone hanging on their first impressions.
also i’m not TOO shocked about the album because my parents sent me a letter about it so i knew she dropped it! i wasn’t expecting to go viral though so i’m really overwhelmed about that right now LMAO but i’ve calmed down and now i’m really gonna start listening
— camping girl (@seeitinmymind) July 30, 2020
Oh, and if that ending wasn’t happy enough for you, then how about this: the fan ended up getting a reply from Miss Swift herself.
Welcome back from your trip! We are all somber woodland fairies now. Feel free to grab a wicker basket and join us! 🧚♀️ 🧚♂️😄
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 30, 2020
Truly the most heartwarming story of the year.