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Taylor Swift takes 125-strong crew on island vacation

There's a reason people want to be part of Taylor Swift's "squad".

The pop megastar revealed that she took her 125-strong crew behind her "1989 World Tour" on a vacation to Hamilton, an island just off mainland Australia.

"So stoked to be able to take my band and crew on a vacation at the end of a long and wonderful tour. For all their hard work this year, they really deserve it," Swift wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

"Thank you to Hamilton Island for taking such great care of 125 of the people who work tirelessly to make sure the '1989 World Tour' stage gets built, the lights are on, the costumes are made, the guitars are tuned, and the show goes on."

Swift was said to have banned media from the island. In a statement to Fairfax Media on Wednesday, a spokesperson for Hamilton said that media outlets were asked to leave but did not reveal if it was to do with Swift or not.

"Hamilton Island can confirm that representatives of a number of media outlets were asked to return to the mainland after arriving at the Island yesterday. It is within the rights of Hamilton Island management to take this action, and the decision to request that media return was Hamilton Island's alone," the statement said.

"In this case it was clear the intention of the media outlets concerned was solely to disturb the privacy of a number of Hamilton Island guests without their knowledge or consent," it read.

Swift is currently in Australia has part of her tour and had a small break in which she took the crew on holiday. The tour restarts again in Brisbane on Saturday with just 6 days left. It ends of Saturday 12, a day before Swift turns 26.

In another hint towards wanting privacy, Swift noted on Instagram that her birthday was two weeks away still and the media need to calm down.

"Aussie press, I love your enthusiasm but my birthday isn't for 2 weeks and it'll be a quiet one this year. Let's take it down a notch:)," she wrote.