***UPDATE – MORE PHOTOS ADDED COURTESY OF TEXASGIRL1***AUTOGRAPH SESSION & CONCERT PHOTOS FROM KELLY ADDED***
On Friday, July 24th, the tour bus pulls into the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK.
Our own Glambs Fan Club Leader Kelly is going to her second concert in two days, illustrating just one of the unique concert trends we’ve seen emerging this year – that of the multiple concert experience. Sure, there have always been concert groupies who’ve followed their favorite artist on tour from city to city, but this is American Idol – none of these people have released an album yet. I think it is just more proof, as if we needed it, that Adam is so very special in the way he connects with his fans. I myself, in addition to numerous Glambs, will be doing the multi-concert experience. Originally I was only going to the Milwaukee show on August 28th. Last night I bought a ticket to the Madison, WI show on Sept. 4th.
Another trend that has emerged thus far is that this is no mere concert that fans are attending – it is an EVENT. It’s not just getting into the car and driving to a venue, it’s all the preparation – planning our outfits, makeup, signs, and itinerarys. It is attending with family and friends and meeting many new friends along with way who know EXACTLY how we feel. It’s a kind of camaraderie amongst concert goers that I’ve never seen before.
And as an event, many show-goers are turning their concert into a mini-vacation. As we read with Dana’s Dallas post, she has a 12 hour round-trip drive. My second show to Madison, Wisconsin will be a mini-vacation for me as well. I will only have a 3 hour roundtrip drive, but I booked a hotel room for the night of the concert, and I plan to treat and indulge myself as I would on any vacation – sucking in every memorable moment and treasuring it as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Yet another trend I’ve seen is that people who have never even been to a single AI tour concert before are not only going this year, but going to multiple concerts. Again, I have to say I fall into this category. I’ve been watching the show religiously since Season 2, yet I’ve never gone to a tour show – until now.
Again, all of this is only because of Adam. He has inspired behavior in us that, for me, is as surprising as it is wonderful. In January, would any of us have believed it if you had told us we’d be compelled to act in such a fantard way to a young guy in makeup? I know I wouldn’t have believed it. I am still amazed by the phenomena that is Adam Lambert, and I think I will continue to be amazed as time goes on and Adam’s brilliance as a star grows and grows.
What do you guys think? Keep commenting with your thoughts! And if any of you are planning on attending the Tulsa concert, please share your unique experience.
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~~Jeanette, Glamb #5