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A Comparison Between Taylor 2015 Vs. 2016 4th Of July Parties

A dissection.

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Everyone knows that the most exclusive and OTT party of the summer is Taylor Swift's annual 4th of July famous people clusterfuck extravaganza. It's like a real-life version of a party Blair would throw on Gossip Girl, and this year Taylor even invited Blake Lively to make it that much more authentic.

Truly amazing.
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Truly amazing.

When the 2016 party pics hit the web, I noticed significant changes between Taylor's 2015 and 2016 parties.

The world is basically a different place now.

The interesting thing about the 2015 party vs. the 2016 party is that there are a bunch of photos from 2015 that were deleted in The Great Taylor Swift Social Media Purge of 2016.

There were also a few deleted in the significantly less publicized "Joe & Gigi Cleanse" lol.
Taylor's deleted insta

There were also a few deleted in the significantly less publicized "Joe & Gigi Cleanse" lol.

NOW, LET'S COMPARE.

We'll start basic: 2015's party was all about moody Polaroid pictures.

Most of the pictures that *hit the web* from 2015's party were v. Urban Outfitters–esque pictures of Polaroids.

They played pool and posed in onesies. Times were simpler.
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They played pool and posed in onesies. Times were simpler.

2016's party, on the other hand, appeared to have a more polished, controlled vibe. Most of the pics went online at around the same time, almost as if Taylor had her own personal embargo on when the photos could be posted. Most of the pictures were also professional.

It's like Taylor had someone follow her around taking professional Instagram pictures the entire time aka the dream.
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It's like Taylor had someone follow her around taking professional Instagram pictures the entire time aka the dream.

Don't freak out, though. It should be noted that there WERE actual Polaroids taken at the 2016 party.

Phew.

Now, on to activities.

In 2015, party activities included a group cake-decorating moment.

Instagram: @serayah

Like, it literally took seven people to decorate the damn cake.

2015's party also had mad tiny flags...

...and plenty of Pinterest-inspired photo shoots.

2016's party was more about charades...

...and again, posing with miniature flags.

2016's party also had matching bikinis.It appears that Taylor has upped her party favors with the bikinis in 2016.It should also be noted that the American flag onesies were repeated in 2016.
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2016's party also had matching bikinis.

It appears that Taylor has upped her party favors with the bikinis in 2016.

It should also be noted that the American flag onesies were repeated in 2016.

Now, let's get juicy.

Everyone knows attendance of Taylor's 4th of July party fluctuates. The Haim sisters and Gigi Hadid are constants, but last year saw a few strangers at the event.

I'm talking about the Jonas brothers.

Well, not Kevin, duh.
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Well, not Kevin, duh.

Both Nick and Joe were at Taylor's party in 2015. Nick was obviously a tag-along to his brother Joe.

Why? Because Joe Jonas was with his then-girlfriend, Gigi Hadid.

Gigi or Joe's Instagram / Via usmagazine.com

The two have since broken up. This year, Gigi is dating Zayn. Things change...people move on.

And so are we...

To the most obvious change. Who am I talking about?

CALVIN HARRIS. This infamous photo of Taylor and Calvin was taken at 2015's party.

The photo has since been deleted.
Taylor's old insta

The photo has since been deleted.

This picture of the group, which also features Calvin, has been deleted as well.

Taylor's old insta

Which leads us to the BIGGEST 2016 change ---> This weird-ass pic of Tom Hiddleston.

WHAT IS THIS EVEN?!

So, what does this all mean?

Nothing really at all, shit happens people change, but I can't wait to see pics from next year!

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