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T. Swift’s ‘Reputation’ precedes her

Frankie Colao-Pineyro




Are Swifties in their reputation era, or will they be walking Clownelia Street yet again? Since the announcement of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” Taylor Swift has been dropping easter eggs left and right about the release of “Reputation (Taylor’s Version).”

Fans first started noticing easter eggs on the announcement post for “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” on Swift’s Instagram. If you look closely at the words “Taylor’s Version” on the post it’s easy to see that the second ‘S’ looks vaguely like a snake, whereas the first ‘S’ looks normal. Snakes are an important symbol for this album because many of the songs are inspired by the Kanye West and Kim Kardashian drama, in which Kim referred to Swift as a snake. Swifties are also hypothesizing that the album will be announced Nov. 10 because the ‘I’ and ‘O’ in “Version” look like a 10, followed by an ‘N’ referencing November. 

Swift’s website also experienced a “glitch” in which everything turned black, referencing “Reputation,” as well as the Midnights’ song “Glitch,” in which she sings “But it’s been two thousand one hundred and 90 days of our love blackout.” This alludes to the fact that  Nov. 10 will have been 2,190 days since Reputation’s original release on Nov. 10, 2017. 

Swifties have also been finding black confetti in their 1989 merch, alongside the usual blue confetti. Furthermore, Nov. 10 will have been 13 days from 1989 TV’s release on Oct. 27, which is, of course, Swift’s iconic lucky number. 

Swift has also been known to announce ‘Taylor’s Versions’ during concerts, as she did with “1989” and “Speak Now,” and she will be performing in Argentina on this date, making it very likely that the album will be announced during the show. Whether or not Reputation (Taylor’s Version) is announced on this date, Swifties are more than ready for it.

11/11 Update: The Nov. 10 Concert was rescheduled due to ‘chaotic’ weather. The author maintains the prediction is coming soon!