***UPDATED – CONCERT VIDEOS ADDED AND INTERVIEW VIDEO WITH NICE ADAM MOMENTS***
***UDPATE – IDOLS VISIT GRACELAND – PHOTOS ADDED***
On Sunday, July 26th, the tour bus rocks into the FedExForum in Memphis, TN. Unfortunately, there will be no autograph session after the concert, per tweets from Michael Sarver (their flight to Florida won’t allow the time.)
Our own Glamb Fan Club Leader Courtney will be attending this show. Many of us are on the *ahem* older side, but we do have younger fan club leaders as well, and Courtney is one of them. Through the refreshing eyes of the younger generation, she brings us the following pre-concert report on scrambling to prepare for the concert event of a lifetime…
I am a not-quite-legal-age fan of Adam’s. As such, having obtained my driver’s license just before he made his debut on the idol stage, I decided to name my first car after him.
This past Thursday, I got my wish. I am now the proud driver of a maroon 2007 Ford Fusion SE. However, something went wrong. Less than 24 hours after buying my new car, the transmission started acting strange. More than that, my “Check Engine” light came on as well. Now, here I am with my beautiful new car and all of a sudden, it doesn’t want to run right. Of course, even though I’m less than five miles from home, I really don’t want to risk anything happening. So I pull over, call my mother and wait for her to arrive while I check out my manual to see what the problem might be.
She arrives and we call Carmax to ask what we should do. They tell us to have it towed over to their facility, which sounds fine until we realize that they won’t be able to even look at the car until Monday: the Monday that just happens to be right after the American Idols concert (or should I say the Adam Lambert and nine other people concert). We had been planning on taking my car from Nashville to get there, but that would no longer be possible.
Through all of the disappointment and the despair, I happen to notice right as the tow truck was pulling away that I had forgotten my purse in the back seat! So we drive the fifteen miles over to Carmax to retrieve my purse and then head back home. The whole fiasco took about two and a half hours.
Naturally, my busy schedule over the last few weeks left me unable to make my posters until Friday, as well. So after that already terrible day, I had to design, edit, and create two posters from scratch. It took me six hours for the both of them, but I think they turned out quite well!
Now the only thing left to do is get ready and head out to Memphis for the night of my life, a hopeful close encounter of the star kind, and some seriously wonderful Adam-styled Rock and Roll.
Go Courtney! We all hope the concert goes smoothly for you, and we’ll all be waiting anxiously, like proud parents, for your post-concert report.
If you’re going to the Memphis show, we want to hear from you, too! Comment below with your reactions, and if you have photos, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can either email us links to photos you have on a photo-sharing site, or just email us your jpeg files as attachments.
After Memphis is a day off, with the next shows in Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28-29!
~~Jeanette, Glamb #5