Taylor Swift is adorable. Like a cherry-cheeked, golden-fleeced little doll. Or your sweet, innocent baby sister. And honestly, you'd think her audience of millions was nothing other than pretty teenage girls and the Joe Jonas clones who dutifully accompany them to the arena for a night of "Love Story," "You Belong With Me," and "Mine."
However, there's a sizeably creepy chunk of Swift's followers that happens to consist of 35-year-old males.
Needless to say, it's a little unsettling when you meet a balding dude with a blank stare named David who closes his eyes, mouths the words to "Our Song," and sporadically says stuff like, "Taylor's hot. I've loved her since she was 16. Any man would be lucky to own her." (Yes ... Own her.)
Anyway, the moral: When you take your baby sister to Taylor Swift's newly announced Miami show at the American Airlines Arena, keep a giant hawk-like eye on her. Because the real world (not to mention the freaking internet) is crawling with creeps.
You know, like David and Kanye West.
Taylor Swift's Added Speak Now World Tour Dates
*For full tour dates, visit taylorswift.com
September 20 CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, LA
October 14 United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, TX
October 15 Oklahoma City Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
October 20 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
October 21 and 22 Jobing.com Arena, Phoenix, AZ
October 25 AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
October 26 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
October 30 FEDEX Forum, Memphis, TN
November 5 Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
November 12 St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
November 13 American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
November 17 RBC Center, Raleigh, North Carolina
November 18 Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
November 21 and 22 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Taylor Swift. Sunday, November 13. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 786-777-1000 or visit aaarena.com.
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