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A couple of years back, if someone had told Shawn Sears — a former rock drummer — that he’d be a registered member of the Taylor Swift fan club, he wouldn’t have believed it. But that was before Sears’ daughter fell in love with the queen of breakups. Before the Lynn resident heard that the way to score tickets to Swift’s Red Tour — touching down at Gillette Stadium this weekend — was to get on Swift’s mailing list. Before Sears started turning up the radio when his favorite Swift song played.
And so when some 100,000 people fill Gillette for the concerts, most of them young girls dazzled by Swift’s intoxicating mix of glamour, wholesomeness, and musicality, Sears will be there, too. Think of him as a Taylor Swift Dad.