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Make the Friendship Bracelets: Memento Insights for Taylor Swift
Friendship Bracelets (Remarkist’s Version)
It’s been a Cruel Summer, folks! And by cruel, we mean cool. At rmrk*st, we dedicated July 2023 to Taylor Swift, and it’s been a long time comin’. Currently, Taylor is smashing records on the Eras Tour, and on July 7th, dropped her latest re-recorded album, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version). Fan creators in our community were right there with her, taking the opportunity to celebrate their fandom with Taylor-themed events on the Remarkist app platform. At rmrk*st, community contributors wrote articles about all aspects of Taylor Swift’s work and the fandom that surrounds her. In short, we had a marvelous time here at the Mag.
One thing the Eras Tour has made popular is the art of the friendship bracelet. Following Taylor’s instruction in the song, “You’re On Your Own, Kid,” to “make the friendship bracelets/take the moment and taste it,” fans are showing up to concerts and other Taylor-themed real world events with armbands full of bracelets they handmade to trade with others. Swifties at Remarkist hosting events on the platform took this idea to the digital level, and created bracelet Mementos to commemorate their watch parties, listening parties, games, and gab sessions dedicated to Taylor Swift’s enormous album catalog, concerts, and live appearances. And in the true spirit of friendship bracelet sharing, Dear Reader, we bring them all to you now!
A friendship bracelet maker is usually taking the opportunity to convey something personal about their fandom through the bead colors, charms, letters and words in order to share it with others. These bracelets do the same! Each is unique to the creator and the event it was created for. So click on those links to read what fans had to say about their Swiftieness, and make sure to hit that heart button if the bracelet content speaks to you!
A Memento Insight by @renee for The Swift Shuffle, a Jukebox Jam event where attendees pick their fave Taylor Swift songs to add to a playlist. It’s nice to have a friend to share the love of Taylor with.
In celebration of the Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) release, @lee created this Memento Insight for a listening party of the re-recorded and vault tracks. Fans agree the re-records are better than revenge!
A Memento Insight for Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions documentary by @sereneandstrange. Everyone who showed up to the party got one of these bracelet Mementos!
A Memento Insight from @elle commemorating a watch of Taylor Swift’s acclaimed Miss Americana documentary.
For a listening party event featuring other artists covering Taylor Swift songs, @steph created this Memento Insight.
A Memento Insight by @steph for a watch party of Taylor Swift’s Saturday Night Live musical performances. La la la. Ha ha ha.
For a watch of Taylor Swift’s Speak Now-esque cameo in New Girl, @regina_13 created this Memento Insight.
A Memento Insight by @diana for a watch party of Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour. …Are you ready for it?
Long story short, this is a Memento Insight from @john for a gab session about evermore.
To find these as Mementos, search each @membername or the event title in the Remarkist app. If all editions have been claimed, you can still support the creators by acquiring one of their other Mementos or tipping them in our KRNL token.
Check back next month for more Memento Insights published in rmrk*st, or join us in our app to browse a catalog of thousands of Mementos celebrating and remarking on the stories we love.
Mementos are bite-sized pieces of collectible content in our Remarkist app. They look like digital badges with short authored commentary embedded within. Remarkist app members craft and drop limited edition sets to commemorate events in our fan-creator ecosystem.
This Memento Insight was taken from a Memento of the same name, and its written description was preserved exactly as it appears in the Memento. In some cases, that may include typos or formatting quirks which we consider part of the collectible work. There may still be editions of this Memento in our app. By claiming one, you become a micro-patron of this creator/author. To find the Memento, search their @membername or the event title in the Remarkist app. If all editions have been claimed, you can still support the creator by acquiring one of their other Mementos or tipping them in our KRNL token.
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