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Sep 25, 2015

26 Things Taylor Swift Did In 2008 That She Would Never, Ever Do Now

It was a big year for blue eyeshadow and ballgowns.

1. 2008 was a great year for Queen Taylor Swift. She released her second album, Fearless, which immediately launched her into the spotlight...

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2. And she received her first-ever Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

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Say it with me: Awwwwww.

3. But there are a lot of things she did in 2008 that modern-day Taylor would definitely never, ever do.

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4. 2008 Taylor loved to wear blue frosted eyeshadow and what could ~possibly~ be lingerie to red-carpet events.

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Events sponsored by MSN, because 2008.

5. And said eyeshadow made another appearance at the Grammys, this time paired with a full-on ballgown...

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Taylor just doesn't wear ballgowns like she used to.

6. 2015 Taylor certainly wouldn't wear a ballgown to perform.

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You can't exactly dance around like a maniac in a ballgown, can you? And besides, it doesn't really work with "Welcome to New York".

7. She also wouldn't decide to go onstage in a cutout minidress and a fedora.

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8. Or a hoodie and jeans.

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9. Come on, 2008 Taylor.

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10. 2015 Taylor would never perform in the rain. 2015 Taylor performs in showers of glitter.

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Because of course she does.

11. She wouldn't pose like this backstage at Total Request Live, mostly because that show doesn't exist any more.

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12. She would never stand in the background, holding an envelope, while Rihanna took centre stage.

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13. And she wouldn't randomly take off her shoes while presenting at awards ceremonies.

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U OK, 2008 Taylor?

14. It's highly unlikely that 2015 Taylor would be seen cuddling up to Miley Cyrus...

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15. And she definitely wouldn't be invited to Miley's birthday party.

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Yep, Miley Cyrus was only 16 in 2008.

16. 2015 Taylor doesn't hit the red carpet in dresses that make it look like she's heading off to prom...

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2008 Taylor apparently had a real ~thing~ for strappy, metallic heels.

17. Or dresses that make her look like she's about to quickly nip out of the office to grab lunch.

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18. She no longer attends events in what looks like mermaid chainmail, with a slightly mismatching gold satin clutch.

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19. And she no longer wears dresses with large frills or beaded halter necklines.

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*nostalgic sigh*

20. 2015 Taylor may not be opposed to whipping her hair, but she probably wouldn't do it while hitting an overturned bin with some drumsticks.

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯

21. She wouldn't invite music video fuckboys onstage, because 2015 is the year of celebrating female friendship and empowerment.

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22. People didn't even say #SquadGoals seven years ago.

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How did people speak in 2008? HOW DID WE COMMUNICATE?

23. And although 2008 Taylor was no stranger to winning awards...

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24. ...and she definitely hasn't changed up her red-carpet poses...

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25. 2015 Taylor would never ~dream~ of leaving an awards ceremony with only one.

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26. ~So much has changed.~ 👸🏼❤️

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