I was actually in attendance for the first, and until now, only performance of “Ronan” in front of a small audience at LA’s Shrine Auditorium. Having witnessed that, and actually watching as Taylor broke down in tears after the cameras were off after the performance – makes me feel like even Taylor’s naysayers would find the authenticity in Taylor’s intentions for the song.
After the concert, Maya took to Instagram to thank Taylor for not forgetting Ronan’s story over the years.
I still can’t believe tonight. I still can’t believe you did this. This will forever be one of the most special moments of my life. Thank you @taylorswift for your beautiful heart and for never forgetting my Ro. I love you to the moon and back. #ronan #fucancer #secretsong #1989 #allhailqueentaylor #myhero #swiftieforlife #rockstarronan @ronanfoundation
I love you. @taylorswift You have my heart for the rest of my life and beyond. #ronan #fucancer #swiftieforlife #allhailqueentaylor #1989 #rockstarronan #youaremyqueen @ronanfoundation #rotay #tayro