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Five-year-old Callie Todd might just be Omaha's biggest Taylor Swift fan.(PROVIDED BY CAITY TODD)


Omaha's biggest (little) Taylor Swift fan
By Micah Mertes
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER


Earlier this week, we asked Omaha.com readers to find us the biggest Taylor Swift fan in Omaha.

It was a tough call, but we're going with 5-year-old Callie Todd, who's not only Omaha's biggest Swift fan but perhaps also the littlest.

The kindergartener has had an unwavering dedication to the pop-country singer for more than half her life.

“To say Callie is a fan is an understatement,” said Caity Todd, Callie's aunt. “She is a devoted Taylor Swift freak.”

Callie's got a bedroom full of Swift posters, pictures, calendars and t-shirts. She dressed as Swift for Halloween last year. For her fourth birthday, she received a pink guitar from her parents and proceeded to serenade everyone at the party with several Swift songs (the guitar didn't come with a strap, so Callie improvised with a jump rope). Her favorite pastime is watching Swift music videos and trying to mimic Swift's moves and croons in front of her bedroom mirror.

“She knows every word to every song,” said Sara Todd, Callie's mother. “She wants to do her hair like Taylor and wear red lipstick like Taylor.”



Callie performs "December," dressed as Taylor Swift




12th Street construction may snarl Taylor Swift traffic

Taylor Swift concertgoers might consider allowing extra time getting to some parking lots and garages today and Thursday. Street construction has forced the closing of two of four lanes on 12th Street between Capitol Avenue and Mike Fahey Street.

Callie's love for Taylor sometimes hurts.

When her mother and her aunt took her to a Swift concert last time the singer was in town, Callie left the show in tears because she couldn't go backstage and just say “hello” to her idol.

“She didn't get it; I couldn't explain celebrity to her,” said Sara Todd, who's taking Callie to Swift's Thursday show. “Hopefully, I can explain it to her better this time.”

Contact the writer: 402-444-3182, micah.mertes@owh.com

Contact the writer: Micah Mertes

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Micah is an online editor for Omaha.com


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