On Monday night’s episode of Conan, Scott recounted taking his children to a Swift concert, and even being invited backstage to meet the star herself.
“She was nice enough to have us backstage to say hello beforehand. We were in this little room – she’s super classy and sweet – and she comes and talks to the children. Also in the room were Chris Rock and his daughters, Matt LeBlanc and his daughter, and then there was great looking dude and his buddy,” Scott said.
As he was getting ready to head into the audience for the show, Rock approached him and asked if he was going to go on stage, as famous people joining Swift on stage is one of the hallmarks of the 1989 world tour.
“I was like, ‘No.’ I’m not in the famous realm to go on stage. And he was like, ‘No you gotta go on stage, man.’ But I was like ‘No, they didn’t ask me. Am I going to go ask if I can be on stage? No.’ ”
Eventually, the point in the concert arrived when “famous people flood the stage,” as Scott put it, and Swift invited Rock on stage to join her.
“Chris Rock comes out and everyone applauds. It makes sense. Yes, I do not belong on a stage with Chris Rock. And then Taylor Swift says, ‘And ladies and gentleman, Matt LeBlanc!’ And I say, ‘Yes, this makes sense, I am now ready to continue with the concert.’ Then she says, ‘And also ladies and gentleman, this guy that was in one of my videos is here!’ And the great looking guy from backstage comes out. And I was like, ‘Okay, well now this is kind of bulls–––.’ ”
For the record: Scott loved the show. But his dad cred definitely went down a few points when he didn’t get asked to come up on stage.
“I think my kids were kind of like, ‘Uh, daddy, what the f–––?’ “