OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Gets Some R&R on the East Coast

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Charleston, S.C., was on Taylor Swift’s list of places she has always dreamed of going. Not just on the list, but underlined and starred because she really wanted to go there. So off she went with all the girls who join her onstage every night — the fiddler, the backup singer, the dancers, the aerialists. And from the pictures on Swift’s website, it looks like the girls never left the beach in the three days they spent there. Swift even learned a couple things at the beach: “The day I learned that beaches make anyone of any age frolic like a little kid” and “Dancers do dancy stuff everywhere they go.” She also talks in her phlog (a word I just made up as a nickname for photo blogs) about how fans must’ve known where they were staying because they wrote messages for them in the sand. Knowing how hard Swift and her tourmates work, it’s nice to see them getting some well-deserved downtime. The only thing missing from this vacay, really, was the guys. Hope Swift sends them on their own excellent adventure somewhere cool and sometime soon. 

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.