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Colorado's Gay Governor Writes Taylor Swift an Epic Open Letter

Colorado's Gay Governor Writes Taylor Swift an Epic Open Letter

Jared Polis and Taylor Swift

Jared Polis is flaunting his Swiftie card ahead of Taylor Swift's Denver show.


Out Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has proven to be an official Swiftie by posting an open letter to music icon Taylor Swift ahead of the Denver stop of her record-breaking Eras Tour.

A Swiftie, of course, means a fan of Swift.

Polis posted the letter on Tuesday tagging Swift. He wrote in an Instagram post, “I had to Speak Now, and I couldn’t’ help but write to you leading up to your exciting weekend in Denver! I hope you enjoy Colorado as much as we do!”

In the letter, the governor refers to a number of Swift songs, including “Cardigan,” “Wildest Dreams,” “Should’ve Said No,” “You Belong With Me,” “Out of the Woods,” “Bejeweled,” “Midnight Rian,” Getaway Car,” “Champagne Problems,” and “Hits Different,” among others.

“I’m confident 140,000+ concert goers will look back and say your concert was The Best Day, straight out of Their Wildest Dreams. They will spend the whole night dancing like they’re 22 and afterwards they will all say Taylor Come Back…Be Here in Denver again soon,” Polis wrote.

He even referenced Swift’s beef with Scooter Braun and the whole reason Swift is re-recording her first six albums after Braun bought the masters from her former record label: “We are so proud of your journey to own your music, and the excitement surrounding your most recent re-record reminds us all that scoot Braun Should’ve Said Now. To Change the core of the music industry you must truly be a Mastermind.”

The governor also cited the issues surrounding Ticketmaster’s handling of tickets for the Eras tour and the political push to crackdown on ticketing platforms.

Polis ended the letter by giving some recommendations on keeping safe at the concert and afterward — from having fun at the concert to remembering ear protection to having a designated driver if attendees are drinking.

“We don’t want Champagne Problems – Remember it Hits Different at 5,280 feet of altitude,” Polis wrote.

He rounded out the letter by writing, “Swifties young and old will feel Enchanted while listening to 17 years of music live! Long Story Short, This Is Me Trying to say if anyone is excited for your back-to-back nights in Denver, it’s ME!”

Swift’s re-recordings all have been renamed with the addition of “Taylor’s Version” to the title.

In his signature, Polis wrote, “Jared Polis, 43rd Governor of Colorado (Jared’s Version).”

The Advocate has reached out to Polis’s office for comment about his Swiftie status.

Last month, Swift took time out of her Chicago show to dedicate a speech to the LGBTQ+ community.

“I’m looking out tonight, I’m seeing so many incredible individuals who are living authentically and beautifully and this is a safe space for you,” Swift, 33, said in a fan-captured video shared on Twitter.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter added, “This is a celebratory space for you. And one of the things that makes me feel so prideful is getting to be with you, and watching you interact with each other, and being so loving, and so thoughtful, and so caring.”

Swift then referred to her 2019 song “You Need to Calm Down” which features lyrics like “cause shade never made anybody less gay” and had numerous LGBTQ+ celebrities in the song’s music video.

“You guys are screaming those lyrics in such solidarity, in such support of one another, in such encouraging, beautiful, acceptance and peace and safety,” Swift told her fans. “I wish that every place was safe and beautiful for people in the LGBTQ community.”

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