***UPDATED WITH PHOTO*** I had to post this photo – it is soooo yummy! Does anyone know where/when this photo is from???
Many of you have already seen the USA Today article by Brain Mansfield in which he asks, “will Lambert become the international superstar that judge Simon Cowell predicted? Or will he wind up merely being the object of an obsessively devoted cult following?” Here’s a link to the article in case you haven’t yet seen it.
I looked up “cult” in Merriam-Webster, and it defines the word as “a usually small group of people characterized by devotion to a person, idea, object, movement or work.” I personally see Adam’s appeal as going far beyond “cult” status. We’ve all seen examples both online and in person of fans ranging in age from babies, young children, teens, to us older folks. Adam’s fans come from both genders, people from all over the world, from both conservative and liberal leanings, and people of all occupations and backgrounds. This to me doesn’t fit the definition of cult. Or if we are a cult, well, then we’re the biggest cult on the planet!
Another article was just posted that discusses Adam’s upcoming album and his appeal. We all know that since the tour ended, Adam has feverishly been traveling the country working on his new album. He’s also been tweeting about it quite a bit. This new article by Jim Cantiello of MTV sums it all up quite nicely. It’s a bonus for us that Mr. Cantiello sings Adam’s praises in the process, without the speculation that Adam is just a flash-in-the-pan who appeals to no one except a few obsessed fanatics. You can read the article here.
What do you think about these two articles? Are we a cult?
~~Jeanette, Glamb #5