Remember the good old days of, say, the 1980s, when people were genuinely alarmed by the dabbling of eccentric musicians in satanism? Or inserting incantations to the devil into rock songs so that they could only be heard when played in reverse (and were stupid enough to believe that you were hearing an incantation to the devil being inserted into a rock song so that it could only be heard if it was played in reverse)?
Now, Taylor Swift superfans are genuinely going viral on TikTok for satanic incantations at her concerts, and they’re enjoying every minute of it.
Certainly, Taylor Swift. She is essentially the pumpkin spice latte of the entertainment industry, despite being a liberal. For those unfamiliar with popular music, Taylor Swift is the result of updating Joni Mitchell’s style for the millennial generation and slightly diluting her message. She has no plans to cover “WAP” or “F*** the Police” in the near future.
However, the controversy began with one of the singles from her 2020 album “evermore” (title deliberately styled in lowercase) where, in the video, she gives off what one writer for Country Music Alley described as “major ‘witchy’ vibes.”
Swift appears in a red cloak and is seen twirling around luminous orbs in the music video. Additionally, the author noted that Swift “released several ‘witch’ remixes of the song. She also admitted that the song ‘sounds like casting a spell to make someone fall in love with you.’”
Swift requires those periods, given that she writes about breakups as frequently as Snoop Dogg writes about marijuana or Depeche Mode releases songs with religious metaphors. Taylor must get her inspiration from somewhere, and a new disastrous relationship is exactly what she needs. (By the way, Jake Gyllenhaal: She really should get that scarf back.) Sunday reports circulated that Swift had just ended her six-year relationship with her fiancé.
As you may be aware, Swift is currently on tour, a tour whose problematic ticket sales and pervasive scalping prompted congressional hearings. You may also be aware that she has “Swifties,” a subset of devoted superfans. One of these is reportedly the TikTok user “@igorxtt,” who attends a large number of her concerts, including a recent one in Arlington, Texas.
In the April 1 viral video of her performing “Willow” in a red robe with other dancers in red robes and “witchy” vibrations, a man presumed to be @igorxtt can be heard shouting “summon the demons, b****!”
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@igorxtt my live is where it’s at 🤭 #TSTheErasTour #ArlingtonTSTheErasTour ♬ willow – Taylor Swift
It is unknown when this was filmed, but she appeared three times at the Dallas suburb’s AT&T Stadium between March 31 and April 2.
Someone behind Swift’s verified TikTok account — possibly Swift herself — responded, “Is this the new 123 let’s go b**** be honest.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
According to BuzzFeed, this is part of Swiftie lore: One of her fans became internet-famous by filming herself screaming “one, two, three, let’s go, b****!” as Swift performed “Delicate” at a 2018 concert in Pasadena, California. Fans apparently still shout the phrase at her concerts. Nobody ever accused the Swifties of being the best and the brightest.
Igor now wants to make his incantation the “official ‘Willow’ chant,” he explained in a follow-up TikTok clip. CONTINUE READING…