After a day off in Chicago, Adam and friends return to Wisconsin for a concert at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on Friday, September 4th.
First, just a couple of brief website updates…first, thanks to Lila for sending in some great photos from the Kansas City show. The third of her photos is actually a t-shirt – the coolest one I’ve ever seen (how can I get one?) Check them out here: http://adamunofficial.com/tour-vibe-%e2%80%93-american-idol-summer-tour-2009-%e2%80%93-kansas-city-mo/
I’ve also added a photo on my Milwaukee “Starlight” article of the “Calm & Delightful” Mary D., Sandra, and me. Here’s the link: http://adamunofficial.com/the-milwaukee-concert-%e2%80%93-my-own-%e2%80%9cstarlight%e2%80%9d/
This is the third of my shows, and I’m eagerly awaiting this show with as much anticipation as I did the Milwaukee and Chicago shows. As I commented briefly in my “Starlight” post, it will be very interesting to gauge the reaction of the crowd in Madison and compare it to Milwaukee’s crowd. Milwaukee was “Gokeyland,” as the Idols themselves described my city, and it was plainly evident. There were clearly louder and more frequent screams for Danny than anyone else, even Adam (oh, how it hurts to write that!)
But while Madison is only 80 miles away, the two cities are very different. Madison is a big university town (University of Wisconsin – Madison, home of the Big Ten Badgers), and it’s known as a liberal town (state capital in a blue state) and a party town (it isn’t called Madtown for nothing.) So the demographics are pretty different than those for Milwaukee, known most, of course, for beer and brats. So I’m going to really be curious to see if Danny still gets the big “hometown” screams, or if Adam, as in most concert cities and as he deserves, garners the longest, loudest, most enthusiastic vocalizations a crowd can put forth. Thankfully, regardless of what happens in Madison and Grand Rapids, Chicago was Adamland! Thank you, Chi-town!!! I grew up in Evanston, just two blocks north of Chicago, so last night was a bit of a homecoming for me, and I am so thankful to all the Chicago fans who made it a night for Adam.
I’m going again with the Calm and Delightful Mary D. and Sandra, and we will be joined by Jill, who was also at the Milwaukee concert. We all have great seats, and we all anticipate having the time of our young lives!
If you’re going to the Madison concert and want to share your thoughts, please comment below, and if you have photos and/or videos from either this concert or any of the past concerts, please email them to us! Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other than possibly a quickie “My Excellent Adventure Part 3: Madison & Part 4: Grand Rapids” this is my last post for a while and my final TOUR VIBE. Sue will be taking the wheel from now until the end of the tour. It’s been quite a ride, and it’s been my pleasure to try to keep you informed and entertained. I’ll be back when the tour is over for lots more Adam news and fun. Until then, don’t skere Sue off!
Love~~Jeanette, Glamb #5