Please welcome to the stage ... the best Taylor Swift parody video EVER!
The ETonline team has been obsessing over writer Lara Marie Schoenhals
' hilarious spoof vid
, which lovingly pokes fun at how Taylor Swift keeps bringing famous faces up on stage during her 1989 World Tour.
We had to talk to Lara about the origins of this Internet gift: Was it birthed out of late-night, post-partying delirium? We were close...it was a 'morning after' creation. Lara and pals took a mini-vacation to The Parker hotel in Palm Springs (which she highly recommends).
"We woke up feeling a little fragile after a long night of drinking," she told ET. The group saw online that Swift had welcomed Julia Roberts and Joan Baez to the stage at her latest concert and knew it was time to say something.
"The only way to not have a headache was just to welcome people to the stage," Lara says. Now, "please welcome to the stage" is a hashtag
, a catchphrase and a way of life.
"I'm just honored that so many people want to welcome each other to the stage," she says. "It's very friendly terminology. ... You can welcome anything to the stage. You can welcome anger, but you can also welcome love if you meet a cute bae somewhere."
Who does Lara want Taylor to welcome to her stage next? "Koko the gorilla ... because they both love cats so much," she says. "And I really do want to see her welcome Shelly Miscavige to the stage, because we've all been wondering where she is."
Turns out, Lara is actually behind much of your Internet enjoyment: She was one of the creators of the Twitter @WhiteGirlProblems
, and also hosts the PUMPED Podcast
-- all about Bravo's Vanderpump Rules
She says watch for more writing and videos from her, and of course, more welcoming people to all stages, everywhere, always.
And to see the moment when Taylor did bring Julia and Joan to the stage, watch the video below.