Thankfully Taylor wasn’t home at the time, but the incident – and likely countless frightening interactions with stalkers or members of the public – left a mark.
In conversation with British modelling icon Pattie Boyd, who was married to The Beatles’ George Harrison from 1966 to 1977, Swift asked Boyd about Beatle-mania, the widespread, frenzied obsession with the band – a phenomenon at the time.
“You are one of the only people who can say they experienced what Beatlemania was like from the inside,” Swift said to Boyd. “How did that feel for you?”
“In my first experience, I found it absolutely terrifying,” Boyd, now 74, admitted.
George Harrison & Pattie Boyd ca. 1969 pic.twitter.com/pdVLrt6RJm
— Gary McKeon (@beatlesbyday) June 27, 2018
“I got to see the Beatles play at a theater in London, and George told me that I should leave with my friends before the last number. So before the last song, we got up from our seats and walked toward the nearest exit door, and there were these girls behind me. They followed us out, and they were kicking me and pulling my hair and pushing us all the way down this long passageway.”
The women told Pattie “we hate you,” she recalled.
“That is my worst nightmare,” Swift confessed, adding “You probably felt like, ‘If you knew me and I knew you, you would not be pulling my hair in an alleyway and saying, ‘I hate you.’”
The man that broke into Taylor’s Manhattan home is just one of several crazed attempts by members of the public.
Also in April, a man was found outside her Beverly Hills home. In his car, police found masks, gloves, a knife, rope, ammunition, and prescription medications.
The unfortunate price of fame.