Several pleas to bring country music star Taylor Swift to Blacksburg

Two YouTube videos were recently created

November 25, 2011|Karen Kiley | Reporter

BLACKSBURG; Va. — Celebrities Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis recently attended military balls, after they were invited by fans in a YouTube video.

Earlier this year, actors Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez were convinced to make an unscheduled stop in Blacksburg after seeing a Youtube video made by Virginia Tech students.

Now, two new videos have surfaced, asking one of the biggest names in country music to come to Blacksburg.

You never know if you don't ask.

Taylor Swift has a dedicated group of fans in Blacksburg.

"I love Taylor Swift, a lot," gushed Edwin Lu, a senior at Blacksburg High School.

Lu is such a fan of the country music super-star that he and some of his fellow Blacksburg High School seniors made a YouTube video asking Taylor Swift to come to Blacksburg.

The group is hoping the collapse of the high school gym last year will motivate Swift to speak at their graduation.


"Our school really has been through a lot," said BHS senior Hannah Brown. “I’d be great to just thank everyone for everything they’ve done and have some inspiration. And everyone loves Taylor so she’d just be the perfect person to give that to us.”

But BHS isn’t the only one vying for Swift’s attention.

“Hi Taylor, my name is Matt. I wanted to say first off, I'm a huge fan of your work and everything you do,” Matt Gurski, a sophomore in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, said in the YouTube video he made for Taylor Swift.

Gurski is hoping for a date with Swift.  

"I would formally like to ask you to be my escort to Military Ball on February 11, 2012, here in Blacksburg, Va.," Gurski said on camera.

“I think she'd have a fantastic time, there are a lot of people in the Corps who are really excited to meet her. They're really pulling for me, hoping she comes down,” said Gurski in an interview.

Neither Gurski nor the high school group has heard anything from Taylor Swift, yet.  But just the thought of her accepting one of their offers is enough to excite the fans.

"Oh, my gosh. That would be amazing!” said Lu, Brown, and fellow BHS senior Tim Grant.  “It'd be something you never forget. You don’t forget your high school graduation, but if Taylor Swift was there, it'd be super memorable. I think I'd wake up the next day thinking, was that a dream? I don’t know."

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