Taylor Swift has become one of the great artists of our generation thanks to her lyrical abilities, powerful stage presence and musical talent.
Which is why it’s so delightful to see Taylor looking like any other woman on the dancefloor in a video that has spawned one of the year’s best memes: #drunktaylor.
While it’s unclear if Taylor is actually drunk in the footage posted to social media from a party Swift held to celebrate her whopping 10 MTV Video Music Awards nominations, she certainly looks like she’s having a really good time.
Seriously drunk Taylor is my mood for the rest of the summer pic.twitter.com/YZVSIKYL08
— 🌈⚡️ (@dontblamesam) August 11, 2019
In a pink and purple sequined dress, she pulls cheesy moves as she dances and sings along to her hit You Need To Calm Down. She messes up her hair, takes a brief seat on a couch before getting back up to join the party, and just lets loose.
There’s just something so innocent and pure about seeing Taylor dancing not to perform for a crowd of thousands, but seemingly just for her own entertainment.
Obviously, the memes came thick and fast:
I really feel like drunk Taylor compliments all the other girls in the bathroom pic.twitter.com/vtLZUXZffq
— lexi loves lover (@ifeltenough) August 11, 2019
me at me when taylor
parties: vs comes on: pic.twitter.com/HqoVjnunBD
— veronica. 🏹 (@14BLAVKSWIFT) August 11, 2019
joe when taylors drunk ass rolls in the house at 4am apologising to the furniture she just bumped into pic.twitter.com/cyZs0AUTYn
— me!ghan (@babyouremyqueen) August 11, 2019
I have two moods at parties only pic.twitter.com/s2MKuudldh
— Carly Heading (@carlyylalaa) August 11, 2019
Last week Taylor explained why she’s only recently become more open about her personal political views, including via the LGBTQ imagery in Calm Down.
“Maybe a year ago or two ago, [YouTube star] Todrick [Hall] and I are in the car, and he asked me, What would you do if your son was gay? The fact that he had to ask me… shocked me and made me realize that I had not made my position clear enough or loud enough,” Swift explained. “If my son was gay, he’d be gay. I don’t understand the question.”
“Rights are being stripped from basically everyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male,” she continued. “I didn’t realise until recently that I could advocate for a community that I’m not a part of. It’s hard to know how to do that without being so fearful of making a mistake that you just freeze. Because my mistakes are very loud. When I make a mistake, it echoes through the canyons of the world. It’s clickbait, and it’s a part of my life story, and it’s a part of my career arc.”