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The Taylor Swift Experience

The GRAMMY Museum, Los Angeles – If you told me a year ago that I would be writing about Taylor Swift on my blog, or told me that I would have her latest album, 1989, downloaded in my car (and on repeat,) or better yet, know every word to Blank Space, I would have thought you were b-a-n-a-n-a-s. Sorry…I know, wrong song, wrong singer, and wrong era. But, seriously, I would have thought you were nuts.

Well, that’s until you would have patted my head and reminded me that my kiddo is about to enter that magical error and secure her platinum membership card into the “tween dream” years. And I happen to LOVE HER! Yes, I love Taylor Swift. And I’m quite proud of it.

The GRAMMY MUSEUM | Taylor Swift Experience

Now that hindsight is 20/20, I can see how very clearly how this all happened. What I originally thought was an innocent Kids Bop CD was actually the gateway drug into a world of catchy songs and clever lyrics. The moment Kiddo made the connection it was all over. My daughter was officially as “Swiftie.” My husband and I? Well we weren’t too far behind.

So I did what any other concerned parent would do. I listened. Carefully. Trying to find one tiny sliver of reasoning why I shouldn’t allow kiddo to listen, but I couldn’t find even the smallest of reasons. The songs were empowering, filled with the same exact advice that I will probably one day bestow upon her own broken heart (God, help the boy…)Do I dare say? This Taylor Swift chick is kinda rad. I don’t know if I will ever consider myself a full-on Swiftie, but since her smooth transition from country to pop icon, I’m definitely a fan.

The Grammy Museum Taylor Swift Experience through October

And now, I’m at The GRAMMY Museum for The Taylor Swift Experience. 

While kiddo flocked to the light up disco 2000 Saturday Night Fever dance floor to “Shake It Off,” I’d be lying if I said I didn’t immediately seek out her 2014 GRAMMY dress by Gucci. I remember being a reluctant fan of Ms. Swift, but was completely gobsmacked seeing her on that red carpet. That dress was EVERYTHING. And sure enough, it was just as beyond as I imagined. One day, when I grow up, I want to be Taylor Swift. Or just one of her besties on speed dial in that super rad arsenal of friends of hers. 

Taylor Swift Time Magazine

After watching a great mini-doc of Taylor Swift inside the Clive Davis Theater, Kiddo ventured inside the sound booth for a really cool interactive experience where she was able to “Record with Taylor.”

 

The entire “Taylor Swift Experience” (#TaylorSwiftEXP) lasted a little over two hours to see and do everything. The collection takes up the entire second floor outside of The GRAMMY Museum gift shop and was packed with kids, tweens and teens. Around every corner, teeny boppers were soaking in every moment, learning every single morsel of information they could about the current reigning Princess of Pop.

 

All-in-all the tribute is very sweet and as a parent, it was nice getting a closer look inside the artist’s life since she’s become style icon and influence on my daughter.  I hope to take the Lil’ One to see Ms. Swift this summer at Staples Center. I’m not sure who would be more excited. Me or her!

 

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Nicole Standley

Founder + Creative Officer, Nicole Standley, shares her favorite trends in travel, food + wine, fashion, health, and fun on The JetSet Family and is a long time travel + lifestyle contributor for CBS Los Angeles, Huffington Post, and Hilton Hotels. She is a brand ambassador for Netflix and O, The Oprah Magazine, and has been named Top Family Travel Blogger by Trip Advisor and Red Tricycle. Follow her on Instagram at: nicoleDstandley

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16 COMMENTS
  • So right here with you, Nicole. Gah! However, I recognize the feeling of loving music with all my soul, heart, mind and being. And I also know we could be a whole lot worse off than Taylor Swift. Do I cringe a bit when our 2-year-old is “shaking it off”? Maybe. However, I love how Taylor refuses to buy in to the subliminal messages in an all-too-misogynistic culture we as women live and must conquer day-to-day. Call us “Swifties”. I’m sold.

  • Heather May 21, 2015

    You know what, I love Taylor Swift. I’ve pretty much liked every song on her new album, its a surprise I haven’t dowloaded the whole thing yet!

  • I love Taylor Swift. She is such a talented, sweet girl. I think it’s cool that she has an area in the museum.

  • Jeanette May 22, 2015

    I like Taylor’s music, it is catchy and positive over all. There are few celebrity role models out there and she seems to be a good one for tweens to follow. Great post!

  • Barb W. May 22, 2015

    This looks and sounds like a really fun experience! I happen to like Taylor’s music, too – there’s so much to like about it!

  • Cristi Comes May 22, 2015

    How fun! I know so many kids who would love this…and who am I kidding, I’d love to be a kid again (ack, that made me sound old) and have a Taylor Swift experience!

  • I like her… I want to love her, but her moving rocks from the ocean here in my state (RI) for her house, upset me greatly! I know my tot would love to see her, though. She is only 3 but sings tswift songs on the daily!

  • Debra May 22, 2015

    What a unique experience. I have to admit I’m a Taylor Swift fan too! 🙂

  • Daisy May 23, 2015

    I LOVE Taylor Swift. I play her music on repeat until my husband tells me that I have to stop. 🙂

  • Carlee C May 24, 2015

    My 6 year old and I would definitely appreciate “The GRAMMY Museum for The Taylor Swift Experience”. That is a really neat place and your daughter cute singing the song.

  • Amy @ Marvelous Mommy May 27, 2015

    I also love Taylor Swift! She’s a great roll model for girls right now! The “Taylor Swift Experience” sounds awesome!

  • Jenn June 3, 2015

    We LOVE Taylor Swift in our house! I think shes so classy and a great role model for my 8 year old daughter!

  • Gabrielle August 11, 2015

    Love the review. We are totally stoked now for the T Swift experience. Thanks for another great review!

  • Tori Gabriel October 10, 2015

    I love Taylor Swift! She is the pop ucon that I would be happy for my girls to emulate. I’d much rather they copy Taylor than Miley Cyrus who seems on the edge of some kind of meltdown.

  • valmg @ Mom Knows It All October 11, 2015

    I have a 19 year old niece that absolutely loves Taylor Swift. She’s seen her several times and loved each one more than the last.

  • hailey January 23, 2016

    have you meet taylor

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