TOPSHOT - US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift performs onstage on the first night of her "Eras Tour" at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on March 31, 2023. (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO / AFP) (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images)

ABC reports A Taylor Swift fan and mom has gone viral after sharing a letter she wrote to her daughter’s teacher, asking that her daughter be excused from class so she can attend Taylor’s Eras Tour. My wife and daughter (mostly my wife) are totally Taylor Swift crazy, so I can relate to this mother big time!

Karen Vladek, a lawyer and legal recruiter, shared the note she wrote to her daughter Maddie‘s teacher on Twitter with the caption, “Here’s hoping my daughter’s 1st-grade teacher is a Swiftie.”  The note incorporated as many references to Taylor’s songs as possible, with such lines as “I hope missing school doesn’t ruin her otherwise stellar Reputation but she begged me to go and maybe I Should Have Said No but I didn’t want to be Mean. So It Goes.”

She also wrote, “I know I did Something Bad and I promise this will be The Last Time she has an unexcused absence before the Cruel Summer starts.”  She signed it “Forever and Always” and the subject line was, “It’s Me, Hi, I’m the Problem It’s Me.”

Vladek’s plan worked: She posted a follow-up captioned about the teacher, “MS  PARKS GETS IT.” It was a screenshot of the teacher’s reaction: “THIS MADE MY ENTIRE DAY.”

Vladek and Maddie are going to see the Eras tour on April 24 in Houston.

Here’s the entire list of Taylor’s stops on her tour including three dates in late May at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


Kelly Clarkson's Best 'Kellyoke' Performances of 2023 (So Far)

Kelly Clarkson keeps cranking out amazing covers in her Kellyoke series. The singer and talk show host never fails to entertain with her genre-spanning covers. From Destiny’s Child to Lenny Kravitz to Chris Stapleton, you don’t know what song she will put her own spin on next.

Clarkson previously released an album of six of her covers from 2022 after “singing over 500” on The Kelly Clarkson Show, which she said was “near-impossible” to choose. The Kellyoke album was released in June of 2022 and features the following songs:

  1. “Blue Bayou” by Linda Ronstadt
  2. “Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd
  3. “Happier Than Ever” by Billie Eilish
  4. “Queen Of The Night” by Whitney Houston
  5. “Trampoline” by SHAED and Zayn
  6. “Fake Plastic Trees” by Radiohead

Announcing her upcoming 10th studio album, Chemistry, the singer said she didn’t want “everybody” to think that her emotions could just be simplified as angry or sad. She explained in a video, “This album is definitely the arc of an entire relationship, and a whole relationship shouldn’t be just brought down to one thing. So there’s the good, the bad, the ugly thing kinda going on in it.”

In addition to new music, Clarkson will also be heading to Las Vegas, singing fan favorites and new songs, for a 10-show residency starting July 28.

See our favorite Kellyoke performances of 2023 so far below:

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