Taylor Swift Performs in Claremont

Posted: October 17, 2012

Talk about rocking the vote – Harvey Mudd College used the power of social media to bring superstar singing sensation Taylor Swift to The Claremont Colleges Monday night.

While Swift’s acoustic set at Bridges Auditorium is one of several filmed by VH1 for its “Storytellers” series, her choice of venue came about when students across the Colleges voted online to bring her to Claremont. Harvey Mudd won the vote and students who participated in the voting were awarded free tickets (and so did another 172 lucky fans who signed up for a lottery drawing).

“She was absolutely amazing,” said Mikayla Raymond ’15 of the concert. “The performance was heartfelt, intimate, and Taylor was able to tell us the personal stories behind each and every song. It was a fan’s dream.”

“We were so lucky to be able to have won this wonderful concert,” adds Skye Olsen ’13. “It was a sweet, nostalgic atmosphere filled with relaxed students singing along to Taylor’s heartfelt music – the perfect study break from midterms!”

Swift will release a new album, “Red,” on October 22. Her 2010 album, “Speak Now,” has sold more than 4 million copies and featured songs like “Mine,” “Sparks Fly” and “Ours.”

Be on the lookout – film from the concert will air November 11 on VH1.

All photos courtesy Frank Micelotta for VH1 Storytellers.

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