This is Jeanette, and I’m back!!! I got home last Sunday after vacationing in Arizona – it was a great trip, but I have to say that even the Grand Canyon was anti-climactic after Madison and Grand Rapids. The scenery I saw was spectacular, but rocks are just rocks, and Adam is a precious one-of-a-kind soul. I missed you guys, and it will take a while for me to get caught up on the website. Thanks to Sue for bringing you guys home with TOUR VIBES – she tells me she enjoyed it, so you guys must not have skered her too badly!
Now that the tour’s over, I thought it would be interesting to reflect back on the journey of the past two and a half months. I think many of us would agree that it’s been a life-changing experience, but what exactly happened? Did we see it coming? Just what was the big surprise, and where do we go from here?
For me, the tour began in a rather selfish, single-focus manner – it was me and Adam, and my one goal was to get the best ticket I could for the Milwaukee concert. I ordered on pre-sale day, got a floor ticket, and I was happy. I felt my goal had been accomplished. And after the tour started and the youtube videos and fan reviews revealed Adam’s incredible outfits and moves, my initial questions of how he would look and sound were answered. All I needed to do was sit tight and wait for August 28th to roll around.
But a very strange thing happened about 3 weeks after the tour started. In doing the TOUR VIBES and in reading the comments and reviews, suddenly my one small goal of seeing Adam in Milwaukee wasn’t enough. I wanted more of Adam, and it seemed the obvious way to do this was to attend more than one show. The idea of the multi-concert experience grabbed me, and I bought tickets for Madison and Grand Rapids. When I mentioned this in one of my articles, I think I helped to spread the idea, just as it had been spread to me. Adam was HOT HOT HOT, the notion of seeing Adam multiple times burned in us, and like a wildfire, the flames passed from Glamb to Glamb.
And another strange thing happened – the goal was no longer a self-centered one. We wanted to share the experience with each other. It wasn’t about “Adam and me” anymore, but “Adam and us.” I did my best to hook up with other Glambs for all my concerts, and I’m happy my efforts paid off. As incredible as Adam is, and as joyful as he makes me feel, in the end it was the sharing of the concerts with others that made the whole experience so memorable. I truly will never forget any of my 4 concerts or the new friends I met at each one.
This, for me, was the surprise of the tour – not how unbelievably beautiful and talented and sexy Adam is (I already knew all of that!) – but that my selfish goal of “me and Adam” could so thoroughly be transformed into a goal of fellowship and sharing. It is a tribute to Adam’s character as well as his talent that he can inspire this feeling in us. His appeal is universal, and he has proven this by uniting so many of us who never otherwise would have met.
For Adam’s future solo tour, I anticipate that multiple concerts and the sharing of the concert experience with other fans will be our mindset from day one. Certainly this will be my plan, and we here at Glambs Central will do all we can to make this happen for as many fans as possible.
To Adam and all the Idols – thank you for a fantastic tour! We appreciate your hard work and dedication, and we know you persevered through sickness and exhaustion to put on unforgettable shows for us. We know we went a little crazy (OK, a LOT crazy!), but thank you for remaining calm and positive and steadfast through the madness. You’ve set an example for all of us to follow by remaining so composed and centered, and we will all be better people because of you.
Adam, we love you, and we can’t wait to see you shine all on your own!!!!!
~~Jeanette, Glamb #5