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This 30-Year-Old Man Had To Change His Email Address Because His Name Is Taylor Swift

He had to change his email address because of all the fan mail.

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There are actually a bunch of people named Taylor Swift in the U.S., ranging from ages 21 to 60. So we decided to ask one of them what's it like sharing a name with one of the most famous people on the planet.


According to Swift, it is a bit bizarre. He said he gets random letters, and had to change his email address because of the fan mail.

He said one man in particular sends him messages every 15 minutes about his life. He also has received more colorful submissions.

"Most fun, crazy [was] a guy who wanted me to write him a song about us riding his motorcycle together through the night sky," he said.

The craziness began in 2006, when Swift said he began to get fan mail meant for the pop star. But, he said things really took off after the singer's Kanye moment in 2009.

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"That was a significant turning point in the amount of fan mail I received," he said.

Since then, he said he gets constant comments when he shows someone his ID, or has to wear a name tag.

Other weird things happen to him on the regular.

"I gave a TEDx talk and was introduced as Taylor Swift... collective disappointment from the audience," he said. "I've had people take photos with me and ask for autographs. I've been asked to leave messages on receipts for people, baristas, and waitstaff playing jokes on each other."

So does he wish he wasn't Taylor Swift? Nah, Swift said he likes his name. And he said it's been bizarre to get an "odd glimpse into stardom."

"It's been cool to see how much T. Swift impacts her fans; I think it's a testament to who she is," he said. "There is also a darker side — stalkers and total creeps."

As for the famous Taylor Swift, Swift said he hasn't met her — yet.


The freelance photographer Taylor Swift is 30 years old. Because of a typo, an older version of this story's headline said he was 3 years old.