If you’ve ever been to a Taylor Swift concert, you know just what it sounds like. Not just her, but the symphony of the fans. They are so enthusiastic, you can hear them from outside the venue. You can probably hear them from anywhere within a 10-mile radius of the venue, too. And all that screaming and shrieking is music to Swift’s ears.
“I’ve been really lucky with my other tours. But being on this tour, the screaming and passion level with the fans has hit a fever pitch,” she said in a recent interview with CMA Close Up magazine. “My fans have always been amazing and emotional, but this is something completely new for me. It’s more than it’s ever been before. Every single night when I’m about to get on the elevator lift and walk out onstage, it’s a feeling of, ’I can’t wait to get out there and do my job.'”
She doesn’t specify if her fans are just that much louder these days or if the fever pitch is coming from the incremental numbers of Swifties. She has probably always felt excited to get out onstage, even when the cheering was coming from Rascal Flatts fans (in 2006) or George Strait fans (in 2007) when she was just the opening act.
“I’ve always known I wanted to work constantly until I could make a career in music, but even when I dreamed about having a career in music, I don’t think I ever envisioned the crowds being larger than theaters or possibly arenas,” she said. “In my wildest dreams, I don’t think I ever saw anything like this.”