Aha! It’s an (updated) Q&A!
Hello! My name is Emily, and I come onto Tumblr once every blue moon. I started 1 2 3 let’s go bitch, which is a
small chant that started during Taylor’s reputation tour!
Since 123lgb is taking off again thanks to the likes of TikTok (an app that I just cannot figure out), I thought I’d do an updated lil Q&A, as MUCH has happened since the last one! I’ll just be answering questions I receive a lot, both on here and Tumblr.
You can find the old Q&A here! It’s pretty much just about how this whole thing started. :)
How WAS the secret session?
For all who don’t know - I went to the Lover Secret Sessions in Los Angeles!!! It was a DREAM - everyone was so kind and it felt very authentic. I almost felt like I didn’t deserve to be there, for it was TOO beautiful (location wise, people wise, so on).
Did Taylor know your name?
She did! When we met, she screamed “1 2 3 let’s go bitch” to me as I walked up and when we met to hug she said “Hi Emily!” and I just stood there like “??? Hi Taylor Swift?” just in culture shock. We talked about some stuff, like some mental health things, Lover and songwriting, how I need her to perform If This Was a Movie live someday, basic stuff. It was insane - very, very insane.
When and how did Taylor find your account?
Taylor (to my knowledge) has never interacted with me on this account. Taylor Nation reached out to me on July 24th, 2019. I had no follows from them, nor likes. Funny enough, when I did my first Q&A, I blantantly lied and said Taylor Nation didn’t reach out to me - sorry folks! 🤪
Did anybody around you comment on the chant when you first did it?
Nope. Throughout the night, me and my friends were screaming stuff similar to that just for our own amusement. Since Delicate was in the middle of the show, I think at that point everyone around us just accepted the weird shit we were yelling. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Does anyone in your real life know about it?
Ohhhhh yeah. I mean, if a random girl you went to school with met Taylor Swift at her house, wouldn’t you be real fucking confused? I hate telling people because I don’t wanna act like I’m top shit or anything, but mostly my friends just try to poke fun about it towards me. Here’s a little story actually: last year, pre-sessions, I had a huge schoolgirl crush on a guy in my film class, and the topic of 123lgb came up and I had to explain it to him, and so one of my friends attached a computer to the speakers we had and played my video, at full volume, in front of him. I’ll remind you that the original video is horrendous, for my voice was 75% gone and most people that find the video think I’m a dude. And, to make things worse, he found my twitter account that night. It was a horrifying moment.
How do you feel about people making things with the quote on it (like mugs, stickers, so on)?
It used to bother me, for I felt very sad only because I didn’t think of it first, but now, I don’t give a shit LOL… it’s a FANDOM inside joke, so if people wanna plaster it on things, whether it’s a lil keychain or a fucking billboard, I don’t care! It’s all in good fun anyway, I just think it’s crazy that ppl still find it that amusing. It warms my heart that my stupidity has lasted this long :,)
Do you think the chant will be on the re-recorded version of Delicate?
No, and I can only pray to God that it does not. I highly, HIGHLY doubt that it will, though, for the whole reason the chant is so popular is because it didn’t fit the song: it was a really loud and energetic chant for a song that’s pretty mellow and slow (in comparison). It just doesn’t make sense for it to be in the re-recording. I’m perfectly fine with it living in the live performances, and only the live performances.
Do you ever get annoyed with the entire thing?
Eh, I don’t know if annoyed is the word… I don’t like having to defend it, though. People have claimed that it was cringe and stupid and not funny (which, duh), but I didn’t create it on purpose you know? It literally just happened, and I hate having to explain it to people who don’t find it funny. It wasn’t ever meant to be funny, but then people thought it was! Besides that though, I never mind people asking me about it or really only following me because of it - again, it just amazes me that a simple thing like that grew into such a weird (yet great) thing :,)
What’s your favorite off of Folklore and Evermore?
*cracks knuckles* well, it’s constantly changing… there’s no way I can pin it towards just one song, for I think these are Taylor’s best albums ever. So I’ll give my top 5 even though that’s not what was asked <3
- illicit affairs
- this is me trying
- coney island
- tolerate it
- champagne problems
- right where you left me
And that’s all folks!
If anyone wants a secret sessions Q&A, I’ll gladly try to make one! Just send me questions and I’ll try to answer! (I know I’m a bit late cause, well, Lover came out a year and a half ago, but hey! It’s never too late….right?) but anyway, thanks for reading <3