Maybe it was the full moon, but there was magic last night in Madtown. Then again, maybe it was all Adam. What started out as a concert experience among four new friends quickly became both a Glambvention and a uniting of Adam fans from literally across the world. I arrived at 1:30 for the pre-concert signing, the only one there of our initial group of me, Mary D., Sandra and Jill. I was on my own, or so I thought, since Mary had car trouble, and Sandra and Jill weren’t due until later in the afternoon. I positioned myself at the barricade next to an obvious group of Adam fans, and as I gazed at the woman standing beside me, memories of photos that I myself had posted on this website popped into my head. Do you remember Kelly, the Glamb Leader who hung out with Drake and also had her arm signed by Adam? This woman looked so much like her! But Kelly had gone to concerts in Texas and Oklahoma. She surely wouldn’t be in Wisconsin, would she??? I kept watching and listening, and I overhead “Dallas” and “Tulsa” and I finally asked her if she was Kelly. It was her, along with her daughter and friends! Her friends looked perplexed when Kelly hugged the stanger next to her, but we quickly explained that we were sister Glambs.
Only Danny, Matt, Michael and Kris came out, and after two hours of broiling under the hot sun, I went across the street to my hotel to cool off and grab dinner. As I sat down in the restaurant, other Idol fans started coming in, and a family with a beautiful 4-year-old daughter tried to settle in at their table, but the little girl was obviously too excited to sit still. Her father commented that she was an Adam fan and that she’d been waiting four months for her first-ever concert, and I gave them the thumbs up. The little girl ran to my table, eager to show off her Adam nailpolish – black, of course, with an extra special design on her thumb nails. She had blond braids, and her entire head sparkled with glitter. There seems no end to the continuing proof that Adam’s appeal is universal.
Mary, Sandra and I met and hugged at the Alliant Energy Center with our new friend Jill, and the four of us cajoled some very nice ladies into taking photos of the “quadruplets.” Later, as we entered the building and walked through the floor area to our seats, I kept hearing my name called. Glambs from all over, posters and lurkers alike, had seen my photo on the Milwaukee article and recognized me (I was wearing the same jacket, which helped!) Many thanks to Trisha and Dave for flagging me down to chat, and also to Joanne, who just happened to have the seat right next to me in the front row. Then I heard my name again, turned around, and heard, “I’m Sue!” Another Glamb Leader was at the show! It was Sue from the Chicago area who will be taking over TOUR VIBES for me! We hugged and chatted and posed for more photos.
Then two beautiful girls who had flown all the way from Japan just to see Adam stole our attention away with their beautiful Adam silk shirts and Adam paddle signs. Their outfits were as stunning as our hero and did wonderful justice to Adam’s beauty. I asked their permission to post their photos.
The show itself was an experience that will live with me forever. Thanks to Sandra, I had a center section front row seat. The front row magnifies everything about the concert experience – you notice details in the outfits, their expressions, and the sweat running down the faces of the guys. And it feels like they’re singing to you, and you alone. I did take photos of all the Idols – I hated the distraction of the camera, but I was too wonderfully close not too, and I’m happy to say I got some fabulous shots.
And what can I say about Adam that we haven’t said before? Close up he is simply stunning, beautiful, and sexy beyond words. Last night he wore the most makeup of any of the shows I’ve been to, but it gave him that super-fierce look we love! Everything about him glitters, sparkles, and glows with a white hot energy that makes you truly believe he is a star from the heavens put on earth by God to teach us to lead calm and purposeful lives, but wrapped up in the sexiest and most beautiful package in the world, just to make sure we pay attention! (And here Adam thinks he’s just here to entertain us. Ha!) Of course he did entertain! He gave us “woman” again, and a Mad World that was so unbelievably emotional that I felt like I was inside the song and inside Adam. *That’s* how to connect to an audience.
We skipped Kris and the finale to race to the barricades, agonizing over which spot would be the best to ensure us an autograph and photos, but unfornately Adam tweeted that he wouldn’t be coming out in order to rest his voice. He held a Twitter party instead, which we followed on Sandra’s iphone. Wow, I think we wore Adam out! We screamed so hard for him, and he gave us his all in response.
Madtown did Adam proud, and he did us proud. Many thanks to Sandra and the other “quads,” and thanks to the many people who flagged me down to say hi – you guys all made the night that much more special for me. I hope you enjoy my photos! I had to include pix of the girls – they are all soooooo beautiful.
Grand Rapids, here I come!