At Bay Street Emeryville’s outdoor terrace on Oct. 19, 11-year-old Jaionna Stanfield gave a lively rendition of the 1989 single, “Shake It Off.”
“She’s just so nice and kind, and she’s just a very good singer,” Stanfield says. “She’s so pretty and beautiful, and that’s all.”
Swift attracts fans of all ages — especially those who grew up with her music and relied on her songs to get them through anxiety and heartbreak. At Bay Street Emeryville, 30-year-old Aireonna Westbrook says she can get up on a stage and sing in front of complete strangers (she sang “22”) because of Taylor Swift.