Air Force Cadet Wants to Bring Taylor Swift to a Dance, Sings About It

US Air Force cadet Brett Hagen has big dreams, so he rounded up his particularly agreeable friends and rewrote "Shake it Off" in order to ask its original singer, Taylor Swift, to be his date to a dance. Specifically, he wants to take her to the 2016 USAFA Ring Dance, where cadets get their class rings. 

The video, which you can watch below, is proof of several things, including that Taylor Swift is a very talented singer and that all college students — even the ones in military academies — have too much time on their hands. 

Good luck, Brett! 

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Kiernan Maletsky is Westword's music editor. His writing has appeared in alt-weeklies around the country as well as Miley Cyrus's mom's Twitter feed.
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