Why Mick Jagger Sent Taylor Swift Spinning Onstage

Taylor said the twirl was the Rolling Stones frontman’s “homage to the hilarious musical rehearsal that we had that day.”

photo courtesy Taylor Swift Twitter

You might recall when Taylor Swift sang "As Tears Go By" with The Rolling Stones in concert, she and frontman Mick Jagger did a little whirling and twirling.

Taylor tells reporters that the dance moves sprung out of a funny moment at rehearsals earlier that day.

"We were just kinda goofing around and we started dancing, like waltz—like overexaggerated ballet moves. And then we started twirling around the room," Taylor said.

"And it was hilarious, because we forgot the words and we just started laughing. We ended up incorporating a twirl into the performance, I think, in homage to the hilarious musical rehearsal that we had that day."

Taylor says she'd been a lifelong Stones fan before that show in Chicago. But now she's even more enamored with the legendary rockers.

"Mostly because of their attitude. Because of their hospitality. Because they hand-write notes, thanking you for being there. Because you get to get pictures with them and hang out with them."

Huh. Kinda like country fans do with, say, Taylor Swift.

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