Since the Artist of the Decade went back on tour, fans have been excitedly scouring the internet for whatever video clips they can find of the massive shows. Every weekend, you can see new clips of Taylor Swift interacting with fans and making every fan’s dream come true. But there’s one particular fan who might be winning the most out of everyone else, namely Filipino-American Swiftie Mikael Arellano!
Taylor Swift noticed his Tiktok video
When Taylor first dropped her latest album Midnights, 21-year-old Tiktok creator Mikael Arellano made a simple choreography to the song “Bejeweled.” Just strut, turn, and ~shimmer~ your fingers at the camera. Due to being both fun and easy to follow, his choreography quickly went viral, though even before “Bejeweled”, Mikael had already gained quite the following among Swifties for the same reasons.
The original Tiktok video went viral so much that even Taylor herself liked it using her official account.
Taylor Swift used his choreo on her tour
Taylor not only liked the choreo — she loved it so much that she even used it as the ~official~ choreography in The Eras Tour. According to Mikael, Taylor Nation contacted him to ask for permission to use his “Bejeweled” choreography in Taylor’s performance on tour. Of course, he said yes, and he was offered tickets in exchange.
@mikaelarellano I BARELY SLEPT!!! #taylorswift #swiftie #swifttok #theerastour #bejeweled ♬ Screaming crying throwing up Blank Space edit – Cowboy Han
He scored tickets to her tour
While there was some delay, he did get the promised tickets to The Eras Tour — and he was even on the floor section!
@mikaelarellano this feels like a dream✨ #taylorswift #swiftie #swifttok #tstheerastour #phillytstheerastour ♬ Maroon – Taylor Swift
He watched her dance his choreo right in front of him
Even while singing “22”, Taylor did the little turn and the fluttering fingers!
🎥| @TaylorSwift13 giving the 22 hat to Mikael Arellano while doing the “Bejeweled” dancepic.twitter.com/zcUTGy78y5
— The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) May 14, 2023
He went past the barricade
That night, he was the chosen one invited to go over the barricade to watch the singer perform “22” up close.
@mikaelarellano I LOVE YOU TAYLOR ❤️❤️❤️ #taylorswift #swiftie #swifttok #tstheerastour #phillytstheerastour ♬ original sound – Mikael Arellano
He got Taylor’s hat
Mikael received the iconic “22” hat — a hat signed on the inside by Taylor herself! “I don’t normally wear hats, but it’s the only one I’ll wear,” he said.
the hat taylor gives away during 22 is signed on the inside @taylornation13 #TSTheErasTour pic.twitter.com/8TVPNnBAab
— RAY 7/22 & 7/23🏼 (@likedaylightxx) March 23, 2023
And he held her hand (!!!)
Mikael shared how he was able to hold Taylor’s hand, even getting a flying kiss from the singer. “It actually felt like I was in a Disney movie,” he told Etalk.
“Bejeweled” dancer Mikael Arellano (mikaelarellano on TikTok) told us all about his special moment with Taylor Swift at #PhillyTSTheErasTour.
Taylor gave Mikael her hat during “22,” did his dance and held his hand and our Swiftie hearts are so full for him. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/8MXjzfQL16
— Etalk (@etalkCTV) May 15, 2023
He even got to watch another show
On top of his experience on the floor, Mikael also got to enjoy another night of The Eras Tour up in the stands. In a Tiktok video, he shared how he danced his choreography when Taylor performed “Bejeweled”. It’s just win after win for Mikael, and we’re enchanted for him!
@mikaelarellano another bejeweled night ✨💅🏼 #taylorswift #swiftie #swifttok #tstheerastour #phillytstheerastour ♬ original sound – Mikael Arellano
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