The number 13 has, of course, long been acknowledged as a symbol of bad luck--but not for Taylor Swift, who credits it with nothing but great things in her life. She was born on December 13th, can cite a long list of personally fortuitous incidents involving the number, and routinely goes about with a "13" inked on her hand.
"Basically, whenever a 13 comes up in my life, it's a good thing," she's explained in interviews.
And now, this month she's taking her reverse-triskaidekaphobia to a new level. This year's annual CMA Festival--in which country fans caravan to Nashville for several fun-filled days of live music and autograph opportunities with their favorite artists--happens to run from June 10 through June 13. Swift, like most of country music's A-listers, is scheduled to meet and greet her fans at the Fest. So, she decided to put a "lucky" twist on the event: On Sunday, June 13, she's pledged to meet with fans for 13 straight hours.
Phew! Now that is dedication, my friends.
Swift, who says her favorite part of CMA Fest is the opportunity to meet her fans, is definitely up for the challenge of the long day. "Thirteen is my lucky number, and the 13th is during Music Fest, so I think spending 13 hours that day with my fans is going to be amazing!"
The event will take place at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena starting bright and early at 8 a.m., and running all the way to 9 p.m. that evening. In addition to hanging out with the crowds, Swift plans to give an acoustic performance in the afternoon around 2 p.m. (Note: This will be her only performance at the Fest, so show up if you want to hear her play live!)
And hey--if you will be at the event, be sure to tell her "thanks." This is really going above and beyond the call of duty, especially for a star of her caliber. Yet another reason we are always on Team Taylor so strongly around here.
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