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The Resolution Passes with a 103-100 Vote on Swift’s 34th Birthday
Pennsylvania Celebrates 2023 as the ‘Taylor Swift Era’ in Recognition of a Remarkable Year
On Taylor Swift’s 34th birthday, which fell on Wednesday, Pennsylvania legislators approved a resolution acknowledging 2023 as the Taylor Swift era in her home state. The resolution, introduced by Representatives Danielle Friel Otten, Jennifer O’Mara, Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz, Robert Freeman, Benjamin V. Sanchez, Arvind Venkat, Jose Giral, and Maureen E. Madden, passed with a vote of 103-100.
According to the Associated Press, the resolution highlights Swift’s transcendence beyond the role of a pop star. It acknowledges her notable achievements in the past year, such as being named TIME’s Person of the Year. The resolution describes Swift as a “role model of courage, self-acceptance, and self-determination,” emphasizing her resilience in the face of personal and professional challenges.
Democratic Representative Maureen Madden of Monroe County played a significant role in supporting the measure and expressed gratitude for the singer’s impact on younger generations.
On the House floor, Madden remarked, “I turn 64 years old today, and I think about who’s going to carry on our legacy. She’s not popular because she writes break-up songs. She’s popular because the largest demographic of people eligible to vote, the 18- to 24-year-old demographic, listens to her and does what she says,” as reported by the outlet.
Although Taylor Swift left Pennsylvania as a teenager to pursue her musical aspirations in Nashville, she has consistently included references to her home state in songs like “Gold Rush,” “Seven,” and “Christmas Tree Farm.”
In May, the Mayor’s office in Nashville issued a proclamation for “Taylor Swift homecoming weekend” as she arrived for her Eras Tour stop. Alongside the proclamation, the city installed a park bench in Centennial Park with a plaque reading, “For Taylor Swift. A bench for you to read on Centennial Park. Welcome home, Nashville.” This gesture is a nod to her song “Invisible String,” featured on her 2020 album folklore, where she sings, “Green was the color of the grass/Where I used to read at Centennial Park/I used to think I would meet somebody there.”
On Wednesday night, Taylor Swift marked her birthday with a star-studded party in New York City, attended by several of her celebrity friends. The following day, she took to Instagram to share photos from the event.
Celebrities such as Gigi Hadid, Blake Lively, Jack Antonoff, Sabrina Carpenter, Gracie Abrams, Este Haim, Alana Haim, Zoë Kravitz, and Antoni Porowski, among others, joined Swift’s celebration. Longtime friend Abigail Anderson was also present, with all of them captured in photos alongside the “Karma” singer on Instagram.
Miles Teller and his wife Keleigh Sperry were part of the festivities, as seen in pictures taken outside Manhattan nightclub The Box, the chosen venue for the party following a dinner at Freemans restaurant.
Reflecting on the notable achievements of 2023, which included launching the Eras Tour, breaking records with its theatrical film, and releasing both Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) and 1989 (Taylor’s Version), Swift expressed her gratitude on Instagram: “Can’t believe this year… actually… happened? Thank you for all your beautiful birthday wishes yesterday.”