I went to see Taylor Swift in Buenos Aires despite not knowing her music. I’m now a full-on Swiftie.

My friends were lamenting how expensive tickets to see Taylor Swift were in the US when I threw out a wild idea: “What if we go to Argentina to see her?”

I’m from Buenos Aires, but have been living in the US for the past 13 years. While I wasn’t a Swiftie in the past, I thought it’d be a fun experience to take two of my friends to my home country, without our kids and husbands, to do something fun. It also made sense money-wise — tickets for the closest concert to us in the US were over $3,000, but the cost of flying plus concert tickets in Buenos Aires was just under $1,800.

We looked into it, and the next thing we knew, we were on our way. The only problem was I didn’t know any of Swift’s songs. I was clueless about her eras and the backstories of her lyrics. But anyone who knows me knows I’m always down for an adventure.

Seeing her perform live turned me into a Swiftie.

We were in Buenos Aires for 4 days
Everyone we told about our trip — both in the US and Argentina — thought we were out of our minds flying 12 hours for a four-day trip. But we quickly realized we were not the only ones doing it.

Our flight from New York City was packed with families and young women wearing Taylor Swift merchandise. Flight attendants exchanged friendship bracelets with passengers, and once we landed, the captain welcomed all the Swifties to Buenos Aires.

We were there when she changed the lyrics of ‘Karma’
The vibes at the stadium were like nothing I’ve experienced before. As expected, there were lots of teens glammed up and ready to see their muse. But there were also many families with little kids, and I saw several people FaceTiming others at home so they could be part of the concert.

My heart melted seeing every single Swiftie dad covered in glitter that had rubbed off from carrying their kid.