Taylor Swift isn't just saying she loves her fans when she goes to collect all those trophies at awards shows.
She proved it (again) on Saturday when she invited 30 Swifties to her home in Beverly Hills, California. And they weren't held behind a gate.
Their favorite singer invited them inside to hold her cats and her awards. She introduced them to her parents and fed them a spread of pizza and sushi, as well as pumpkin chocolate chip cookies she'd baked herself! T.Swift even danced with them in her living room as she played her upcoming album, 1989, which isn't scheduled to be released until Oct. 27. The guests ended up staying for five hours and leaving with lots of Swift-branded swag.
In a time where celebs have to be wary of stalkers, Taylor's move might seem like a bad idea. However, the fans weren't just invited in off the streets; Swift handpicked some of her biggest supporters for the extraordinary experience.
One of the fans who was there, Ashley Slater, later wrote on Instagram: "[Taylor] said she has wanted to meet me for awhile and knew my name before I even told her." Slater added, "Taylor is the kindest and most down to earth person I have ever met and the fact that Taylor opened her house to 30 fans is beyond me."
Lonna Moshier, another lucky Swift supporter, explained in a blog post how she was invited to the private hangout at first over Twitter and then by phone.
"I was basically asked if I could be in L.A. on Saturday for a seven hour 'event.' Yes. If I could transport myself. Yes. If I could keep all information I have been told and will be told confidential. Yes," Moshier wrote. "I was then told I needed to meet at a church in L.A. where I would have to give a three word password, present my valid ID, have my phone and belongings taken away and be transported to another location. Okay clearly I am about to get abducted, murdered, sold into trafficking or all three. I was a bit terrified of all the new possibilities but convinced that If I didn't go I would forever regret it and holy heck was I right."
After meeting at the first location, Moshier and the others boarded limo buses to go to an unknown locale.
"When we arrived we were searched for the second time with a wand/metal detector," the fan continued. "We walked through to the backyard/terrace/patio (not really sure what it is classified as). There was pizza, sushi, baked goods, veggies, fruit and more. Everything was delish. The house had a lot of windows so you could easily be nosey without looking creepy. The decor was very Taylor and reminded me a lot of her instagram pictures (think xmas cookie making pics) but I thought that it must be a rented home that she had her decorator visit beforehand. I mean really, how could any celebrity, especially an icon like Tay be bold enough to invite fans into her home? There were a few clues that gave it away; 1. 13s everywhere 2. a doormat that said "this house guarded by an attack cat" and 3. a grammy on the mantle. Then my world comes to a screeching halt. I AM AT TAYLOR SWIFT'S HOME. HER HOME. WHERE SHE SLEEPS, EATS, and WRITES MUSIC. Unreal."
Moshier confirmed that the interior of Swift's home is exactly what you would expect: "It looks like a modern day snow white lives there and bought all of Anthropologie, including the candles."
(In fact, another fan there for the event hashtagged #1989SECRETSESSIONS complimented Swift on the smell of her home, saying it smells "like heaven!")
Swift has been generous about meeting with her fans in the past. The video for the infectious first single from 1989, "Shake It off," features 100 of her loyal supporters. After she premiered the clip in a live Q&A on Yahoo, she invited the audience to a pizza and dance party at her NYC apartment. Even so, such an intimate afternoon with Swift at her home is taking fan appreciation to another level.
Not surprisingly, Swift's visitors really liked her new album, although the music wasn't the foremost things on their minds.
"Coolest thing that's ever happened to me...& I've won a car on the price is right," Moshier wrote.
A Twitter user who goes by Danny posted, "I STILL CANT BREATHE," on Sunday.
Check out some of the other pics of the memorable day: