The video for “Story of Us” follows [artist id=”2389485″]Taylor Swift[/artist]’s collegiate character as she falls in love in the stacks of her Ivy League library … and falls very much out of love in the hallowed hallways of that same school.
Shot at Vanderbilt University near her home in Nashville, the video was complicated not by the tumultuous relationship, but instead by some very dangerous weather conditions.
“There were a few complications. This was actually when a bunch of tornadoes were hitting Nashville,” she recalled in Tuesday’s (May 24) chat with Sway during “We had to hide. All of us, we had to hide in a room where there were no windows, so that was a little bit crazy. [But] other than that, it was incredibly fun.”
The video not only features one very good-looking guy, but also Swift’s whole band in varying roles. Who got the best role? Her backup singer Liz Huett, who got to make out with Swift’s love interest in the clip. And the story of Taylor and Liz is almost more interesting than the story of Swift and the boy who inspired the song and video.
“We met in a meet-and-greet line. I started out playing small bars and clubs a few years ago, and she came to one of the shows, and I would sign autographs … and she waited three or four hours,” Swift recalled. “And she came up and asked if she could sing for me. … She sang for me, and [I said], ’You’ve got to audition for some TV talent show.’ And I ran into her a few months later, and one thing led to another and she ended up being my backup singer on tour and making out with a guy in my video.”
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