Friday Face-Offs: “You Belong With Me” – 3rd Place

Can I be serious for a second? One of my favorite things about Friday Face-Offs (this incredible internet thing I do every so often, like as in right now) is finding videos, where, I’m like, “Man, these people are great. The people in this video just seem soooo cool and awesome.” It makes me feel so happy! I’m not even kidding, guys! I know sometimes I come across as a grump (one of my 2010 goals is to smile more and look friendly instead of existentially constipated) but deep down I really like people and it makes me excited when people decide to get awesome.

Like, have you ever stayed out late with a good friend drinking and people-watching and suddenly you get this charged feeling, like “Holy shit everyone at this bar/cafe/club is JAMMING right now, everyone within my purview is fuckin’ COLD CHILLIN’ and having a GREAT time … everything’s gonna be okay, humanity is not destined to destroy itself, we just might make it!”

I had this feeling once at a bus station in Virginia in the middle of the night and it was AMAZING.

Also I had it with a good friend at that bar “Tryst” in Washington, D.C. (Famous cafe/bar where everyone’s updating their blogs all the time.) We were sitting at the window watching all the other bars let out and it was one of those scenes where nobody was mad at anyone and everyone was just holding it down like 5,000%.

All this to say, I get a real nice vibe from these two:

I LOVE YOU GUYS. I have rented us a van and I am going to drive you around the country and you will perform Taylor Swift songs for the people of this great nation while sitting on your sofa and I will sell t-shirts that say “WE’RE DOING THIS” and we will make lots of money and at the end of every song you will hold your head in your hands like you do in this video in that special way that makes me so happy so if you’re ready to execute this amazing plan text “MNFTIU TOUR BEGINS ASAP” to 2350926094641123.

FRIDAY FACE-OFFS!!! “I’m on the bleachers.”