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G Flip has shared the moment when they (G Flip uses they/them pronouns) received a “cheeky invite” to Taylor Swift’s “Eras” tour in Melbourne, revealing that the world-famous pop star watched their “Cruel Summer” Like A Version and liked it.

During an interview with Extra’s Melvin Robert on the red carpet at the 35th annual GLAAD Awards on Thursday (14 March), G Flip was asked about the experience of watching Taylor Swift perform her “Eras” show in Melbourne.

“It was so amazing,” the “Worst Person Alive” singer said. “I’m obviously such a big fan of Taylor Swift and all her work as a songwriter and performer. The show is one of the best productions I’ve ever seen in my entire life, and I was lucky enough that Taylor invited me to sit in the family and friends area in Melbourne, so…”

Robert then joked that G Flip must “know people” to have received that spot, to which they responded, “I don’t know [people], I’ve never met [Taylor], but I was very flattered that she offered to let me see it from a really good view.”

Robert also brought up G Flip’s “Cruel Summer” cover – G Flip’s wife, Chrishell Stouse, called it “amazing” as Robert asked if Taylor Swift had seen it. “She heard that, and then she gave me a cheeky invite.”

G Flip continued, “I thought she might have disliked it; I didn’t anticipate her actually seeing it! It was the most incredible day… I woke up and cried tears of happiness.”

You can view the interview below.

Following G Flip’s rendition of “Cruel Summer,” thousands of fans signed a petition to have the singer open for Taylor Swift on the Australian leg of her “Eras” tour.

Shortly after the cover was shared online, Swift herself stumbled upon it, subtly expressing her approval with a ‘like’ on Instagram. Flip naturally responded with astonishment, and during a subsequent appearance on The Project, they agreed it was “100%” the most significant like of their career. “I think it’s pretty funny that someone double-tapping on a screen has led me to be on the news right now,” they joked.

In a live review of Swift’s first show at the MCG, The Music’s Christopher Lewis wrote, “The ‘Eras’ Tour is, first and foremost, Taylor Swift’s victory lap. But at three and a half hours long, it’s a victory marathon.”