Adam Lambert - You've Got Mail
Adam Lambert Montage
Attention Adam Lambert.....
You've got mail, and the heart of your fan base is beating all over the Internet.
Fans are calling. And writing. And twittering. And Facebooking. Pick any room out of this massive media house, and your most loyal enthusiasts are banging down the door. What are they saying?
After surfing several forums and websites, I've compiled the following list of posts and comments from fervent Fanberts to the object of their desire....
"We love you Adam", "Be careful Adam", "Take care of your voice, Adam", "You've given me a reason to get up every morning, Adam", "You rock my world, Adam "I don't care if you're gay or straight, I love you, Adam", "You are the sexiest man alive, Adam", "Can't wait until your CD comes out, Adam", "Waiting for your live tour, Adam!" "You rocked it out onstage last night, Adam", "I haven't felt this way in 20 years, Adam", "Marry me, Adam", "Twitter me Adam", "Friend me on Facebook, Adam", "My mom loves you Adam", "My brother loves you Adam", "My boyfriend even loves you, Adam!"
Mercy...that's a mouthful.
Are you clicking, Adam? Because you, most definitely, have got some serious mail!
And that's just the messages for public consumption. Imagine the "dear diary" entries burning a hole through the pages they're written on each night.
As for the readers out there who seek and devour every piece of information about Adam Lambert, pay attention. There's plenty of places for you to indulge in your Adam fixation. If you want a detailed "I met Adam" account, or a review of his most recent concert performance, look no further than the forums on his official website, Adamofficial.com. That's where you'll pick up a wealth of information on his every hip gyration, strut formation, and those wicked tingling sensations. You can also join one of his many groups like the "Glamberts", "Adam's Wacked out Weirdos", "Adam's Starlighters", "Loyal Minions of the Dark Lord", "Glamrocker", or "the Globerts". There's even a "Glambrary" called "The Adam Lambert Virtual Book Club"., for the more intellectual, creative fans.
On http://www.youtube.com/, you can find endless streams of video from his live performances, montages set to music of his graphic maneuvers on stage, and white hot photos of Adam doing everything from walking down the street to straddling a mic stand and giving it all he's got...a true stroke of genius on his part. His body parts have even been renamed in accordance with his "Glambert" status. "Glambiceps", "Glambutt", "Glamneck", "Glambuckle" and the ever so popular "Glambulge". (I could write a whole article about that one). Some very gifted fan-photogs have captured these Lambert attributes in all their digital glory, leaving viewers breathless with sexual anticipation . It's no wonder they want to storm the barricades after each show to feast on his huMANity.
American Idol Forums and American Idol.com also offer performance videos from the show along with photos, reviews, comments, and pics.
All of this Adamphanalia is part of a natural progression towards the fame and fortune that awaits him.
The good part.
But every rose has it's thorn, and as we follow his ascent to International stardom, there are other things to behold.
The not so good.
What started as a very open Adam campaign has become more tightly secured. A bodyguard has recently appeared on the scene, talk of a possible stalker lurks in the shadows, and an increasing number of crazed fans that anticipate his every breath are rushing the stage to get a swatch (or ten) of his clothing.
Impersonators on Twitter have kept him from communicating with his fans, so other members of the AI tour have been helping out with "bubble tweets". Facebook followers comment religiously, some not realizing that the site is run by his management peeps, not him, making the likelihood of him reading posts, much less responding to them, slim.
It seems the more attention he gets, the less he can pay to his eagerly awaiting public.
And this early price of fame will likely get more expensive as time goes by. The American Idol Tour encounters new challenges and adjustments with each new city they visit. Increased security for Lambert has become necessary as the momentum of his success builds. With more adoring fans, comes more critics and detractors, most of which are harmless - but one bad apple has been known to spoil the whole orchard. This is a rising concern with many of his followers who anticipated this early on, and believe that at this stage of the game, he can't be too careful..
Still, this ever growing Adam Lambert phenomenon continues to intrigue us, and gives us scribes plenty to scrawl. His appeal continues to expand for as many reasons as there are stars in the sky. As his star rises, the best among his fans will remember that he is, above all, still just a man. A man on the cusp of something great and something special.
So is he reading his mail? I hope so. And in some ways, I hope not. It will inspire him no doubt, but all the hype could also impair his sense of reality - a reality that gave birth to the original Adam Lambert.
We'll keep writing though, and watching. We just can't help ourselves.
Did you hear that, Adam?