The American Idol caravan rolled thru Vancouver recently...and I foolishly wasted my time going for them.
7/10/2009 08:18:10 pm
I hate AI too, but I got interested after seeing Adam. I am a fan and will more than likely remain a fan as long as he keeps singing. I've met a couple celebrities and found out they are simply human. Fans are fickle anyway and you can't please them all. Just love (or hate) his music and let it go.
7/10/2009 08:44:43 pm
I feel your frustration but re-read your piece. Sadly, AI owns these performers as they are on contract. Like puppets they need to do what they are told. PeRIOD. Look at the pace and schedule they need to keep. Interviews, performances, flying in and out to record, meet and greets fan signings, sleeping and eating are optional.
7/11/2009 02:11:58 am
I think you are being too judgemental about Adam. I don’t really understand the temperament of some people this season. There were many, many instances last season when some of the Idols didn’t come out to sign or take pics; after a bad incident in Columbus, Cook never came out after the shows again. I hope people understand that Adam, Kris and Allison are working on their albums along with doing this tour and interviews for the media. And Adam is more popular than other idols and often swarmed by people, that's why he has "handlers". I worry about his health and I’d rather he skip a bus signing than end up too ill to perform at a concert. Adam might not have felt well, but he performed as scheduled and that’s what fans who paid for tickets were entitled to. Signing is an extra that may or may not happen depending on circumstances. This holds true for all the Idols.
7/11/2009 07:10:08 am
I know you are disappointed and it's human nature to lash out, but try to put yourself in Adam's shoes for a second. It is impossible for him to get to every single fan in the line, and even more impossible for him to have a personal conversation with every one of them. Especially when his handlers are telling him not to and moving him along. He's doing his best, but there is only so much he can do, you know? We are talking about a guy who went from relative obscurity a year ago, to being the most popular Idol contestant (arguably) in the show's history. He is human and quite possibly a little overwhelmed by everything. He's knew to stardom and is still learning the ropes. He also has a lot more on his plate than everyone else on the tour. Cut the poor guy some slack.
7/11/2009 07:22:23 am
I am so sorry that you had such a bad experience before and after the concert. I didn't hear you say how you enjoyed the concert, the music. All those terrible people have signed contracts that say they will sing for you and entertain you at a concert. No where did it say they had to come out at all and sign autographs. This is something they do for promotion yes ,but they are not required to do it. I am sure the number of fans was overwhelming and since Adam Lambert has the largest number it must be really hard to manage. Don't judge too harshly, He works hard to give the best show he can. So try not to be too harsh when the powers that be take control. He did do what he was supposed to do. Put on a wonderful show that everyone loved. He tore up the show and burned the house down.LOL (In a good way). Adam Lambert is the farthest thing from a Diva, and completely nice and humble guy.
7/11/2009 07:29:53 am
I am not an AI fan, but why is this hate in your blog???? It reaches ridiculous levels. Did you try to put yourself in Adam's shows? Do you know all restrictions he has been put under by AI? I have thought people in Vancouver are nice and polite people.I cannot express how disappointed I am reading all this from Calgary.
Laura in Denver
7/11/2009 07:36:28 am
Sounds like we're overreacting a tad here. Man, I don't think you would have been happy if every single Idol would have stopped, signed everything you had for them to sign, talked to you, taken a picture with you, and given you their phone number. Talk about negative - dang, chill out. What did you really expect?? Adam's my favorite and I've never seen him be anything but nice to his fans. He does treat them all GOOD. But then if I had to deal with you - I'd probably run in the other direction - that's for damn sure. These guys are working their asses off to entertain the people that love them - give them a break!!
7/11/2009 07:38:53 am
You act like the sole reason for the Idol's being there was to sign autographs. Actually their purpose in being there was to sing and they delivered on it. That's what your ticket gets you. Anything else is a perk, not an obligation.
7/11/2009 07:39:14 am
Wow what a tirade. My philosophy is that you should find joy in what you do get out of life rather then regretting what you don't get. To be this angry and to take it out on Adam is pathetic. He has a grueling schedule, more so then the rest. He is also under contract and has handlers. There is also safety concerns that others do not have. There are crazy people out there that hate Adam because he is gay. For his own safety and interest if I handled his PR I would limit access. I know from his internet site that he has sent many fans autographed pictures.I am sure you can get one that way. If you got to hear him sing live you are luckier then most of us. Lighten up.
Laura in Denver
7/11/2009 07:39:27 am
Loves Adam Lambert!!
7/11/2009 07:42:02 am
Seems funny the kind of people you like....you must be a bible thumper. Get over it...autographs..big deal. Who is the best entertainer....thats what matters.
7/11/2009 07:53:23 am
Not sure where you were at, but 4 friends of mine said he signed autographs for a while. The all got his sig. Maybe you were in the wrong place...but since you already said you did not like Adam, what the hell do you care?
7/11/2009 08:02:03 am
I guess it is a disappointment to just get two Kris autographs. Who the hell wants them! Adam on the other hand has the whole world wanting a piece of him. It must be overwhelming. I am sure that he has more press and media duties then the rest. How can he possibly please everyone? To categorize him as not being a nice man is just plain mean of you. All you have to do is look at his old Upright Cabaret videos and you can see what a sweet man he is. This was a selfish rant on your part!
7/11/2009 08:07:38 am
My arent' we entitled...Not...
7/11/2009 08:19:25 am
Most of the comments seemed to miss your point that Adam Lambert should reassert himself and take control of this signing situation from his handlers. Your point was well made that it's Lambert's career and the handlers are just "little" people acting self important when given some authority. Lambert is very talented and deserves his moment in the sun; but it would be a shame if he lets the handlers ruin his reputation with his fans before his career really gets off the ground.
7/11/2009 08:26:43 am
Do u know what is the meaning of being a fan?
7/11/2009 08:54:44 am
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7/11/2009 03:47:28 pm
Wait a minute...you sell people's autographs without their consent. So why should we feel badly for you or even care? I suppose this is probably legal, but I don't know that we should really take anything you say seriously because all you're really concerned about is capitalizing one someone's fame. The more famous a person (Adam of all the Idols, for example, whether you like AI or not, which I don't especially even like myself), the more money you make. So Adam was told by his "handler" to keep walking, or to rush through his signings, or start at a different place in the line. The Idols are in town for one night, vs the Twilight cast, for example, who are in town filming for months, weeks, whatever. Probably walking around without handlers, probably not walking down a line of dozens of fans on their way to or from another city the same night. It's just not a fair comparison. If you'd said that Adam said something rude to you, or you overheard him say something rude to a fan, then maybe I would take this more seriously. But you're angry because in ONE night he walked by YOU and a few other people in a crowd of a hundred? Give me a break! And PS I'm posting this anonymously because I get the feeling your "blog" and Twitter account are just more ways to capilatize on those fans who didn't happen to get the autograph they wanted when AI was in their town for ONE NIGHT. Seriously, use your "power" for good, not evil.
7/11/2009 05:18:35 pm
First, I want to thank ALL of you, positive & negative for taking the time to read my viewpoint.
7/11/2009 05:54:21 pm
"Some of you want to make excuses for his travel schedule. Well boo-hoo. If real music stars like U2, Elton John or Paul McCartney can take the time to meet fans & sign, so can a relative unknown like Mr. Lambert.!
9/3/2009 01:49:38 pm
You're such a piece of shit.
9/3/2009 01:55:27 pm
Why would you take so much time, and wrote all this crap if you hate it so much? Keep it to yourself.
9/3/2009 01:55:49 pm
Geez, I thought the earth revolved around the sun...but I've just found out it revolves around YOU! uh-huh
9/3/2009 02:04:33 pm
Skimmed through your badly written article, why would you even go to something that you hate?
9/3/2009 02:10:48 pm
wtaf is this i couldn't even read the entire thing. You're the slimeball, dumbass!
9/3/2009 03:00:08 pm
I agree that it's a bummer that you weren't able to get an Adam Lambert autograph. I mean, that's how you make your living so that sucks that you lost out on some cash. But if any of the Idols skipped someone, honestly I'd rather it was you than someone who was truly a fan of theirs. And for those fans that some of the Idols DID skip, that sucks too but at least they got to see them in person, that's half the fun right there. And that's a lot more than many many people get.
9/3/2009 03:02:19 pm
Stop wining like a little girl because you didn't get Adam's autograph. Grow up seriously.
9/3/2009 03:02:42 pm
Hmm.. You're acting like a child, which is rather bad press for your own business, I would think. I'll be passing the word along. :)
9/3/2009 03:06:34 pm
So you only seem to like the Idols who gave you their autograph.
9/3/2009 03:14:34 pm
First of all sweatheart, they don't HAVE to sign autographs. Your just upset because you could have made big bucks on an Adam autograph. But chill out!! Why would you even go if you hate them so much.
9/3/2009 03:18:13 pm
Hah, I guess I'm one of those "true fans" you scoffed at defending "my hero" but I guess I think you just don't have all the facts.
9/3/2009 03:39:11 pm
if People are Curious
9/3/2009 05:53:38 pm
Here's what I have to say:
9/3/2009 06:45:45 pm
How dare you talk shit about ADAM!!!! GIVE ME BACK MY AUTOGRAPHS!!! >:(
9/3/2009 10:18:00 pm
LMAO, Dude, you sound like an idiot. You make is sound like buying someone's music is based on whose autograph you get. So, buy the album of the one you got and if any of the others put out good music, don't buy it cause you didn't get their autograph. LMAO, I'm glad my Ipod doesn't only contain music of people I have their autographs. LMAO one more time just because this was so f**King funny to read while I drank my coffee. Got to love the one's that feel like people owe the something.
9/4/2009 09:41:37 am
Wow. Did that little tantrum make you feel better? You acted like a little girl who didn't get any candy at her birthday party. We all know what this really comes down to. You didn't get Adam's autograph to sell, so you are lashing out. Well, boo-hoo. You demonstrated perfectly why bloggers like you will never be real journalists. Next time you write a tirade, don't start it by saying you hate the subject you are writing about. Aftering taking a glimpse of your "charming" personality through this petty "review", I can see why Adam didn't come anywhere near you.
9/4/2009 06:02:58 pm
OH JOY- mountains of fan mail.
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