This morning, 11-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift gave a different kind of acceptable speech.
“Hi, I’m Taylor,” he began. “The last time I was in a stadium of this size, I danced after heels and wore a shiny leopard. This dress is much more comfortable. “
The dress in question was a purple-bordered black doctoral regalia that she wore to New York University’s inaugural ceremony to receive the Doctor of Fine Arts honors, which was unusual this year for multiple reasons.
The event honored the 2022 class as well as the 2020 and 2021 epidemic-cluster graduates and was so large that it had to take place at Yankee Stadium. Swift, 32, came up with appropriate advice for the time being.
“Life can be heavy, especially if you try to carry it all at once,” he said. “Catching and releasing is part of growing up and moving into a new chapter in your life.
“Second, learn to live with the crumbs … I had a stage where, for 2012 as a whole, I dressed like a housewife in the 1950s,” she said, referring to her “cardigan” episode. “But you know what? I was just kidding. “
The multiplatinum musician encouraged his twenty listeners to take advantage.
“I became a young adult when I was fed the message that if I did nothing wrong, all American children would become perfect angels. However, if I slip, the whole world will fall off its axis and it will be entirely my fault and I will go to the pop star prison forever.
“You screw it up sometimes. I will do the same. And when I do, you’ll probably read about it on the Internet, “he joked. “Hard things will happen to us. We will recover. We will learn from it. It will make us more resilient.”
You can see Swift’s speech below at about 2:50:00.