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Taylor Swift Dodges Hurricane Irene on SC Vacation (photos)

1Taylor Swift dodged Hurricane Irene on her vacation to Charleston, S.C. last week, a trip she shared with her back up singers and dancers and her fans through posts on her blog.

Swift has been touring almost non-stop since February, so with time off and time on her hands she headed for a little fun and recreation.

“We’ve been on the ‘Speak Now Tour’ since February, and it occurred to me a few weeks ago that it would be so incredible to take a mini-vacation!” she wrote on her Web site.

“I found a three day window in August and invited all the girls you see onstage (one fiddle player, one backup singer, two dancers, three aerialists) to go with me to one of the places on my list,” she added.

Check out Taylor’s photos; click to enlarge!

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The three-day Charleston trip beat by a week, the Category 3 hurricane, which hit the South Carolina coast today (Aug. 26), with heavy wind and rains.

Taylor posted nearly two dozen black and white photos of her time in the historic, upscale resort town.

Some where taken on the beach and others were from a day on a luxury yacht.

A number of photos feature Taylor’s lithe figure in a sexy retro 1960s dresses, bathing suits, a spotted headscarf and retro sunglasses.

“Here are two things you may already/might not know about me,” the singer wrote on her blog, explaining the photos.

“One is that I make lists. Lists of music I love, lists of life goals (I’ve done that since I was eight years old), lists of things I need to get done this week, and… Lists of places I’ve always dreamed of going.”

“Thanks to you all and your wonderful niceness, I’ve gotten to see most of the places on my list on tour.”

“Which brings me to the second thing you might not know about me: I’m a girl of many phases,” she added.

“Sometimes I work out, sometimes I don’t; sometimes I listen to music constantly; sometimes I become obsessed with a piece of advice I’m given.”

“Sometimes I want to do nothing but watch ‘Friends’ marathons, sometimes I write in my journal every night, then I’ll skip a month,” she explained.


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“And sometimes I take lots of pictures of what’s going on in my life. For these three days, that’s what I did,” she wrote. “I thought I’d share them with you.”

Taylor is back on tour in Los Angeles and will avoid any of the heavy weather hitting the East Coast.

Her US tour ends in November, then she heads to Australia and New Zealand in March.

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