It makes sense why her fans would flock to Cornelia Street and not, say, her current New York apartment. The magic of Swift is that she lets listeners into her life through her lyrics and has made fans feel like her friends for years. She’s been doing this since the beginning of her career. When she sings that a guy is no good, people take it to heart, swearing off that person forever. Joe Jonas and Jake Gyllenhaal know this well.
Because it’s believed Swift has only ever sung about the good side of her relationship with Alwyn, Swifties are mourning what they deemed a perfect relationship.
Monday, of course, isn’t the first time Swifties have set up camp on Cornelia Street, and it likely won’t be the last. The owner of the house Swift once lived in told Vulture in 2019 that once people figured out Swift moved in there in 2016, it was a “zoo on the street” with fans and paparazzi.
Even after Swift moved out in 2017, David Aldea, the owner of the home, told the publication that fans would leave bouquets of flowers and invitations on the doorstep — something they are still doing today.
From hints about future albums to lyrics about former lovers, Swift is constantly sending secret messages to her fans, who quickly jump into spy mode to decode them. It makes sense that those messages have found her fans returning to her old home to parasocially pay their respects.