"Welcome to New York / It's been waiting for you"
As October flies by, we are faced with a dawning truth: this year, Taylor Swift might not release an album, as has been her biannual autumn tradition in seasons past. To tide her fans over, however, there’s always a visit to the official museum exhibit dedicated to the pop superstar, dubbed “The Taylor Swift Experience.”
First created in 2014 and displayed at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, the traveling exhibit will be setting up camp in New York City’s South Street Seaport at the base of Manhattan starting Nov. 18 (and staying through February). With tickets priced at $9 a pop, expect the crowds of tweenage fans to descend en masse to the Swiftie shrine; it was the Grammy Museum’s most popular exhibit of all time, after all, and Swift herself had a hand in curating the contents of the display. Behold, the glory of Taylor, writ large:
Artifacts on display include many of her red carpet and performance outfits (enclosed in glass cases), beloved childhood books, handwritten drafts of song lyrics, and even a Grammy gramophone and that controversial VMA Moon Man that kicked off the Kanye feud. Most recently, the exhibit has been on tour at the State Fair of Texas, where visitors can walk a faux red carpet just like their idol.
Fans have a lot of feelings about the items on display.
And the selfie opportunities are rampant. Prepare yourself, Manhattan.