Celebrate Taylor Swift's new album, The Tortured Poets Department, at a Swemo listening party

ByAmanda Brady Localish logo
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Taylor's Swemos hosting Philly 'Tortured Poets Dept' release party
Ready for it? Kick off the release of Taylor Swift's new album The Tortured Poets Department with the Swemo Experience: A party designed for lovers of Taylor Swift and 'emo' music with followers in the millions!

PHILADELPHIA -- Tina Baer is the Mastermind behind the term "Swemo," a combination of Swifty and emo.

And the Swemos are ready to party for the release of Taylor Swift's new album, "The Tortured Poets Department", with the Swemo Experience on April 19.

The term has taken the world by storm, particularly on TikTok, where the hashtag has amassed over 11 million views.

Emo music, a sub-genre of punk rock known for its emotional lyrics, may seem an unlikely match for Taylor Swift's pop anthems and many thought Baer was crazy for thinking the two go hand in hand.

But as a self-proclaimed "Lover of Taylor Swift and emo music", she says the Swemos get it.

"When I put on a Venn diagram of Taylor Swift and emo, sometimes it does become so overwhelming; it's a circle," she says. "It's a lot of emotionally-driven writing."

She took the term 'Swemo' and turned it into The Swemo Experience, a party designed for the people who knew their love of emo music was 'never a phase' and listening to Taylor Swift was Nothing New.

Baer has thrown many events for The Swemo Experience, including album release parties, and even one to celebrate the start of Taylor Swift's "Eras Tour".

To celebrate Taylor Swift's new album, The Tortured Poets Department, Baer is throwing The Swemo Experience on April 19 at 8 p.m.

The event will take place at City Winery Philadelphia and promises to be a night to remember.

Fans can purchase tickets at here.

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