Title: Vinyl Store Owner Faces Backlash from Taylor Swift Fans after Tease on Instagram
In a strange turn of events, Russell Baggett, the owner of the famed 10,000 Hz vinyl record store, found himself at the receiving end of the wrath of Taylor Swift’s loyal fanbase, also known as “Swifties.” The backlash ensued after Baggett teased a surprise related to Swift’s highly anticipated album, “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” on his Instagram account.
Baggett’s Instagram post featured pictures of cardboard squares, each bearing a message related to Swift’s album. These posts tantalizingly hinted at the availability of exclusive versions of the album at record stores. However, what was meant to be a lighthearted joke soon spiraled into a frenzy of disappointment and even veiled threats from Swift’s fervent fans.
To fan the flames further, purchasing the exclusive vinyl versions of the album came with stringent rules. These regulations explicitly prohibited the sharing or unveiling of the artwork prior to the album’s official release. Unfortunately, Baggett was unable to explain these requirements to Swift’s fans, due to the constraints set by her record label.
Adding fuel to the fire, a Taylor Swift fan page with a staggering 539,000 followers reposted Baggett’s photo, resulting in a staggering 2.7 million views. The image quickly spread across social media platforms, intensifying the fans’ anticipation and outrage.
Despite the confusion and the inability to address his critics, Baggett managed to sell approximately 25 to 30 copies of Swift’s album during the evening. Remarkably unfazed by the backlash, Baggett viewed the entire incident as a peculiar coincidence, as it coincided with the release of Swift’s highly awaited album.
The intense reaction from Swift’s devoted fanbase serves as a testament to the passion and dedication these fans have for their idol. While Baggett’s playful tease may not have met their expectations, it undoubtedly created a buzz and enthusiasm leading up to the album’s release.
As for Baggett himself, he remains resolute, continuing to run his beloved vinyl record store and embracing the unpredictable nature of his business. One thing is certain; he will remember this encounter with the “Swifties” for years to come.
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