Taylor Swift kicked off the Eras tour in Glendale, AZ. Gayle and Paramore opened up for the global icon.  

While performing on stage, Hayley Williams, the lead vocalist of Paramore, recalled about the time she first contacted Taylor.  

“I was like 18 at the time, and it felt kind of lonely, to be that young and to be doing things, like the Grammys and all that.,” Hayley said.  

“And I met someone [Andrea Swift] as I was leaving. And she said to me, ‘My daughter, she just played, she’s just getting started and she doesn’t really know anybody in the business."

"And I just really want her to be around people her age that are doing the same thing, and so I got her number.” 

“Because I’m like, the shyest freak when I’m not on stage, I did not text [Taylor] until a certain VMAs scandal."

"That was the first time that I felt like I have to reach out, because this person is really cool and did not deserve that. So around that time is when I got to know Taylor Swift."

"there are moments when I talk to people and I’m like ‘I am not sure that you get how f*cking incredible this artist is,’” Williams said.