A PAIR of Coventry superfans have had their dreams come true after getting to meet popstar Taylor Swift.
Married couple Lisa and Wayne Price from Binley have spent £9,000 since the start of 2015 following the ‘Shake it Off’ hit-maker on her world tour.
And on Friday (October 2) they were given the opportunity of a lifetime – a chance to meet Taylor in person before her Toronto gig.
Since the beginning of this year, Lisa and Wayne have travelled to seven concerts on the country-cum-popstar’s world tour – including five concerts in Cologne, Amsterdam, Glasgow and Manchester in just six days.
The couple have also just returned from the transatlantic portion of their ‘Taylor tour’, travelling to Nashville, Tennessee and Toronto in Canada.
Senior computer systems analyst Wayne first became interested in the music of Taylor Swift in 2010 after hearing the popstar’s song ‘Back to December’.
Since then the 43-year-old has transformed into a fully fledged ‘Swiftie’ – what the superstar calls her fans – establishing British fan website, www.taylorfansuk.co.uk
Wayne and 35-year-old treasury advisor Lisa met in 2002 and married in 2006.
And while Lisa may not have been a Taylor fan at the start of the relationship, Wayne now describes her as a ‘fully converted Swiftie’.
The couple first saw Taylor Swift live in concert in February 2014 at the 02 as part of her ‘RED Tour’.
“When we saw her live we both realised how talented she was and how her music really resonated with us,” Wayne said.
“So when her latest album, 1989, came out, Lisa and I came up with the idea of going to see her in multiple places – like a mini tour of our own.”
Their plans did not come cheap, however, with the couple splashing over £9,000 this year alone in concert tickets, flights and accommodation in cities across the globe.
But Wayne insists is it money well spent, arguing that each show is different and that the pair had got to see parts of the world.
As for meeting the star face-to-face, he said it was ‘a moment every Swiftie dreams about.’
He added: “I’ve been active online, sharing my interest in her career, and had personal message from her management company on the day of the concert saying she wanted to meet Lisa and I.
“We were taken straight to the front of the queue and it proved that she cares a lot about her fans and has not forgotten about how she has got to where she has.
“She was welcoming, kind, friendly and had taken the time to know us – even saying ‘you both come from Coventry’.
“I keep asking Lisa to slap me to make sure I’m not dreaming.
“It was a fairytale ending to our tour.”