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Taylor Swift announces her new BFFs via patriotic Instagram post

The annual unveiling of the 'Swift Squad' is at hand!


Samantha Grasso


Published Jul 5, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 12:18 pm CDT

Ah, yes—another Fourth of July. Another weekend of barbecuing, zealous American patriotism, and alcohol-fueled firework accidents. And another year of pop star Taylor Swift revealing her latest BFF lineup in an American flag-laden Instagram post.

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Swift’s infamous 2015 Swan Squad photo containing ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris gave a more comprehensive look at Swift’s massive entourage. However, she deleted the photo (and many others) after her breakup with the Scottish DJ, tagged famous folks and all.

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Regardless, Swift’s squad track record is riddled with lineup changes. Even this cozy 2014 snap posted to Twitter reveals some former familiar faces, notably actors Emma Stone and Lena Dunham.

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Congratulations, new Swifties. May the odds to make next year’s July 4 party pic be ever in your favor…

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*First Published: Jul 5, 2016, 7:05 pm CDT