This university offers catch-up lessons on Taylor Swift to parents of fans of the singer – Ouest-France evening edition

This university offers catch-up lessons on Taylor Swift to parents of fans of the singer – Ouest-France evening edition
This university offers catch-up lessons on Taylor Swift to parents of fans of the singer – Ouest-France evening edition

While Taylor Swift began a series of concerts in France this Thursday, May 9, 2024, the University of Glasgow opened a private course across the Channel. This was aimed at the parents of Taylor Swift fans, completely overwhelmed by the scale of the phenomenon and by the enthusiasm aroused by the American singer. And there are things to say.

We call them “Swifties,” and there are a lot of them. Even more and more. In France, some 300,000 Taylor Swift fans had the chance to get a ticket for her new tour “The Eras Tour”. Just before the star begins a series of six dates in Paris and Lyon this Thursday, May 9, 2024, his concerts were sold out at the Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh in front of 215,000 spectators, reports the British tabloid The Independent.

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The enthusiasm aroused by the American singer is significant. At 34, she is already one of the biggest musical phenomena of her generation. And for some, it’s a little difficult to follow.

A Swift masterclass

It is precisely this target that the free and unique “Taylor Swift masterclass”, launched on Tuesday May 7, by the University of Glasgow Clyde College, was aimed at. The singer’s fans are young, the majority of them: the average age is between 16 and 25 years old. The creators of the masterclass therefore assumed that “many of them would be accompanied. From a parent or brother or sister for example”. This advanced course aimed to teach novice guides – often parents – everything there is to know about set list (directory) of the artist, but also all the details of his wardrobe and hairstyles. The older students also learned about Taylor Swift’s albums, in particular Fearless And Folklore. Enough to become knowledgeable on the subject.

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Objective: not to miss anything

“Taylor’s concerts are known for being very well-crafted, and unless you’re a fan yourself, you might miss some of the iconic moments,” Robert Anderson, deputy director of curriculum at Glasgow Clyde College, told the newspaper The Independent. “Our expert explains everything you need to know and become a “Swiftie” in no time. » According to him, “Taylor madness expected to reach its peak in Scotland in June”. And yes, the pop star will be performing in Edinburgh on the 7th, 8th and 9th of the month. Attendance should also beat Harry Styles’ record in 2023 for Scotland’s biggest show.

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“We understand that not everyone will be up to date with everything about Taylor and may not fully enjoy the experience, continues Robert Anderson. This is why we created this masterclass. To prepare those who will be going to the concert with their super fan children and to ensure that they have an equally memorable time. »

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