***UPDATED WITH MORE PHOTOS – All are courtesy of Jill – many thanks, Jill!!!***
Adam and Company are chillin’ (literally) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a concert at the Bradley Center on Friday, August 28th. (I’ve been waiting so long to write that!) After Milwaukee, the Idols head south and west before hitting Wisconsin and Michigan one more time before heading back to the East Coast.
On Thursday, as I write this, it’s overcast, gray enough to need the car headlights on, and raining as steadily as if the city is just waiting..waiting for Adam to cast his light and love over the city. I’m hoping for a beautiful day tomorrow, but seriously – it’s supposed to be cold and thunder storms. At least my disappointment in not getting a backstage pass is gone (I know, I know – entitlement is not sexy), and I’m nothing but excited today.
I’ve made my practical list of things to bring and also my heart’s list of “hopes and expectations.” But do I really want events to unfold exactly as I’ve dreamed them? No. I’m a storyteller, and I know that the best stories are not those that simply fulfill readers’ expectations, but that take readers on a ride that lifts them above and beyond expectation to soar to a place filled with magic and surprises. Some of you have commented that I should leave my wish list at home and simply enjoy Adam as he is, and you are exactly right. To do otherwise would doom me to certain disappointment that “Adam didn’t do this” or “Adam didn’t do that.” And I don’t want to feel that. Adam is a gift, period, so I’m not going to think about my expectations, but about all the wonderful surprises that await me.
This event is also about fellowship, as this website is, and as the whole Adam experience is. We are his fans, and we’ve bonded with other fans of diverse ages and backgrounds who have all been united by this one extraordinary man. I wouldn’t be as excited as I am if I were going alone. Luckily, I’m hoping to meet up with several other Glambs and their families in the afternoon. A group experience that is not merely shared, but shared by people who understand each other, is special indeed. Adam touches each of us individually, but it’s the knowledge that what we feel is also felt in the same way by so many others that makes it such a wonderful experience. Why else do we hang out on this website? We could all just view photos of Adam and watch and listen to videos on our own. But we come together here to share, chat, inform, and support each other. We assure each other that we’re not crazy, and that feeling is as important as our love for Adam.
Because of the bad weather, I’m playing the pre-concert signing by ear. If you want my cell phone number to try to meet up on Friday, email me at Jeanette@glambs.org. Several people have already expressed interest in getting together, so hopefully we can make it happen in spite of the weather.
I don’t know if I’ll have photos to share, but I’ll definitely have a detailed post-concert report for you over the weekend. If you’re going to the Milwaukee concert and also want to share your experience, please comment below. 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 email@example.com.
~~Jeanette, Glamb #5