In the mid-2000s, before I knew any better, I was an active member on a popular Dave Matthews Band message board. I’m not going to share my username, because no one needs to read my “Grey Street” breakdown or that time I asked other fans if they could send me every “Halloween” bootleg they had. Thankfully, the comments have been lost to time — in that, they’re still online, but no one cares; I’m not one of the biggest pop stars in the world.
Taylor Swift isn’t so lucky.
BuzzFeed recently unearthed her MySpace comments and photos from 2005 to 2006, when she was a burgeoning Nashville star who was about to release her first album. It’s a very different persona than the one she presents today — there are references to sex vans, she compliments her friend’s boobs, and one post ends with “haha f*ck sewing machines.” She is everyone, circa 2005.
Here are some highlights (these are only alleged to have been written by Taylor, but fans of hers from back in the day claim they’re real).