A seat filler at the VMAs said Taylor Swift was 'so sweet' when he struck up a conversation

  • A seat filler at the VMAs shared a TikTok about his experience sitting behind Taylor Swift.

  • He said Swift was "so sweet" when he spoke to her during a commercial break.

  • "Her bodyguard scared me, I didn't know what to expect," he said. "But she was really, really kind."

A Taylor Swift fan was lucky enough to chat with the superstar at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on Tuesday.

The fan, who goes by @uglysnack on TikTok, was able to attend the ceremony as a seat filler. The role involves holding seats for guests and celebrities when they get up — to accept an award or go to the restroom, for example — so the audience never looks sparse on TV.

"To all my fellow Swifties out there, I feel like I'd be doing a huge disservice not sharing my experience sitting behind Taylor Swift at the VMAs," he said in a video shared on Wednesday.

Swift won a record-tying nine awards this year, including video of the year for "Anti-Hero." She also made headlines for her joyful behavior in the crowd, which included gossiping with Ice Spice and dancing to Demi Lovato's "Cool for the Summer."

"Towards the end of the night, Taylor Swift sat in the row in front of me with her team," the fan said. "A few things I immediately noticed was that she was super supportive of all the artists there, she was kind to the staff, she was really just having fun the whole night."

He added that Swift "handled herself with grace, which is a testament to her character."

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A fan sat behind Taylor Swift, RiotUSA, and Ice Spice at the 2023 VMAs.Christopher Polk/Variety via Getty Images

At one point, the fan said he took out his phone during a commercial break and received a "death stare" from Swift's security guard.

However, during another commercial break, the fan decided to strike up a conversation with Swift about the Eras Tour, which he said he attended in Chicago.

"My legs are still recovering, I don't know how you do it every night," he said he told her. "She's like, 'No, I don't know how you guys do it! You guys are screaming and jumping the entire time!' And then she said it's been an incredible experience for her. She thanked me for going."

"Her bodyguard scared me, I didn't know what to expect," he continued. "I was like, she could probably ignore me or be like, 'What?' But she was really, really kind."

The fan was also present for Swift's jewelry incident, when she lost the diamond from a $12,000 ring she was wearing.

According to the fan, Swift and her team spent several minutes searching before they found the missing piece on the ground. He said everyone in their section screamed and celebrated the recovery.

"All in all, Taylor Swift, aka 'Blondie,' aka 'Mother,' aka changing economies around the world — she is so sweet and deserves all the success in the world," he concluded.

The fan has not responded to Insider's request for comment.

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