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The sneakers plus all the other Easter eggs in Taylor Swift's I Bet You Think About Me video.

Neither Taylor Swift nor her fans have slept in four days.

First, came the much-anticipated release of her re-recorded Red album, followed by All Too Well: The Short Film, a performance of the 10-minute song on Saturday Night Live, and now, a music video for vault track 'I Bet You Think About Me'.

Seriously, Taylor. WE ARE ALL SO TIRED.

In the new video, which is also Blake Lively's directorial debut, Taylor crashes an ex's wedding. The groom, played by Miles Teller, keeps spotting her around the venue and is forced to confront the feelings he still has for her.

Image: Taylor Swift.

'I Bet You Think About Me' is one of the songs written for Red, but it didn't make the final track listing, so fans heard it for the first time on Red (Taylor's Version). It is very clearly about Taylor's breakup with Jake Gyllenhaal, including lyrical references to him growing up in Hollywood and really liking indie music.

Read more: "A clear Jake song." Every single Easter egg and hidden meaning in Red (Taylor’s Version).

And because we are talking about Taylor, the video is obviously overflowing with hidden details, messages and Easter eggs.

Let's examine what I've found:

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Firstly, the entire thing could be an Easter egg.

If Taylor crashing a wedding sounds familiar, that's probably because she has an entire song about doing just that (it's fictional, FYI!)

She wrote 'Speak Now' - which is also the title of her third album - after talking to a friend, whose ex-boyfriend was about to marry someone else, and then having a dream about the same thing happening with one of her exes.

Considering how well she plans everything, the premise feels like a major hint that Speak Now (Taylor's Version) will be the next re-record release. Someone check on John Mayer.

The 'All Too Well' scarf.

I mean, duh. Both 'All Too Well' and 'I Bet You Think About Me' are about the same breakup, so of course the infamous scarf makes an appearance.

In the video, Taylor gifts the wife of the groom (who is played by Miles Teller's real-life wife, Keleigh Sperry) a red box, which contains a scarf inside.

There's a lot of 1989 references too.

The promo for Red (Taylor's Version) is WILD, but 1989 is her most commercially successful album (featuring singles like 'Blank Space', 'Shake It Off' and 'Wildest Dreams') so I feel like... she has to go even harder for that one, right?

Well, there are plenty of callbacks to that album in this video too. So maybe that's next? We need 'Style (Taylor's Version) (Featuring Harry Styles)' PRONTO.

Firstly, these birds on the cake look like the 1989 cover.

Image: Taylor Swift/UMG.

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Then there seems to be a lot of references to Alice in Wonderland, which is the inspiration for 1989 track 'Wonderland'. 'Wonderland' was a deluxe track that describes a relationship tumbling down a "rabbit hole". She sings about "green eyes" and "a Cheshire Cat smile", and Harry is FROM CHESHIRE.

Firstly, she pulls a rabbit out of a hat (or is this a Donnie Darko reference?????)

Secondly, Miles Teller's first film role was in a film called 'Rabbit Hole'.

Then, finally, she paints the white roses red, which... well, you know who also does that?

Image: Taylor Swift/Walt Disney Productions.

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So maybe the 1989 re-records will feature a 'Wonderland' music video, or (I'm definitely making this up) a Harry Styles' remix. Please @taylorswift.

The choice of director.

Blake Lively and Taylor have been super close friends for years, to the point where Taylor named the fictional characters in folklore songs after Blake and Ryan Reynolds' kids. So maybe she was just keen to have a trusted pal behind-the-camera for this video.

Image: Instagram.

But... well, Blake and Ryan used to be really good friends with Jake too. 

Ryan especially, and they were both very public (and funny) about their friendship, often making fun of each other on social media. But earlier this year, rumours that Ryan and Jake had fallen out began circling in tabloids, and they've all since unfollowed each other on Instagram.

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Interesting.

The sneakers.

In the video, Taylor walks off while wearing (red) sneakers with her wedding dress. This is probably related to the lyric in 'Begin Again', about realising you were over a past breakup and moving on, "he didn't like it when I wore high heels, but I do".

Image: Taylor Swift.

The Red tour hat.

The video features Taylor wearing the ringleader hat which she wore during a performance of 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' (another Jake Gyllenhaal song!) at the 2012 EMAs.

Image: Taylor Swift/Getty.

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The kids' table.

At the wedding, Taylor hangs out at the kids' table. 

Image: Taylor Swift.

Fans are theorising this is in reference to how her ex blamed their age gap for ending the relationship. She also points this out in All Too Well: The Short Film by making sure her character's glass of wine is full at a dinner party, because she was still too young to drink legally when she and Jake dated.

"You said if we had been closer in age maybe it would have been fine," she sings in the extended song.

The equals sign.

When Ed Sheeran released his album = on October 29, he said there was a remix coming of the single 'The Joker and the Queen' featuring an American artist.

The most likely person for this is Taylor because they're besties, but also because of this from his 'Overpass Graffiti' music video:

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Image: WMG.

Now, this shot from 'I Bet You Think About Me' seems to confirm it:

Image: Taylor Swift.

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'The Man' shout out.

The wedding party peeing is a bit random until you realise it's the exact same pose as 'Tyler Swift' in 'The Man' music video.

Image: Taylor Swift.

The apple juice boxes.

A while ago, celeb gossip account Deuxmoi shared this blind, which many took to mean Taylor and Apple:

Image: Instagram.

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Apple often releases a red version of its iPhones, with proceeds going to charity.

They have worked together before, when Taylor appeared in a 2016 commercial for Apple Music (a year after she pulled 1989 from the platform, criticising it for not offering royalties to artists during its free three-month trial period. The following day, Apple announced it would pay artists during the free trial period, and she reinstated 1989.)

Anyway, surely that's got to be what these otherwise very random juice boxes point to, right?

Image: Taylor Swift.

Otherwise, they could be a nod to the apple in the 'Blank Space' music video.

Now... surely that's it for a while. Right? Taylor? RIGHT? I really need some sleep.

Chelsea McLaughlin is Mamamia's Senior Entertainment Writer. For more pop culture takes, sarcasm and... cat content, you can follow her on Instagram.

Feature image: Taylor Swift.

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