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An Adam Lambert Montage Dedicated to “Older” Fans

September 22, 2009

For some reason, this reminds me of the movie Ice Castles. Do you remember Ice Castles? Where the figure skater goes blind and won’t tell anyone and skates this amazing performance but then can’t find the flowers the fans have thrown? And I think Robbie Benson has to come down and help her, and then everyone knows she is blind. And people cry. One of my sisters loved this movie so I’ve seen it a few times…and I have a sick memory for useless trivia.

(Speaking of figure skaters, what happened to Midori Ito? SHE WAS BADASS.)

Apologies. My ADD comes out after 11pm.

Actually, it’s nothing like that, but the music…although it sounds nothing like theme from Ice Castles. The song is actually an instrumental version of Somewhere In Time.

While its a similar concept in a fantasy-esque way, its not funny for the right reasons like Harold & Maude, so um, yeah…maybe this is Harold & Frau-de?

This was created by and dedicated to the older Lambert fans, these so-called Adam Bombs. I think Adam Bombs are Glamberts, too. I’m think going to do a Venn Diagram of this shit. These Lamb Skanks, Adam Bombs and some other group all converge in an area Glamberts. YES! I figured all of this out with the help of crap I haven’t touched since a 8am Math Analytics class over ten years ago in college.

Hey, I think its great you listen to “younger” music and all that jazz. I don’t plan on being an old fart thirty years from now. But come on…it’s a kid who went on American Idol. I think you must have made this during an extra-long hot flash.

I’m sure Lambert is happy that he moves you. I’m happy that he moves you. I just don’t know if he should move you in a way where you make these poetic slide shows. What do you think?

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  1. Mugsy permalink
    September 26, 2009 7:46 pm

    Midori Ito!!! Eleventy!! She was 4 feet of power. She was spooked by that French skater who did backflips, uh …. *goes to google, comes back* Surya Bonaly. Surya did a backflip during warmup real close to Midori (maybe to spook her, who knows), and Midori wasn’t the same after that. Wow….Midori Ito! I ❤ you, TopIdol.

    Oh, the Grannylamebert video is really sad. What does he think when he sees them in the audience, the video asks? That he's the feature performer at Chippendales?

  2. Shari permalink
    September 24, 2009 3:00 am

    umm, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Mr. Lambert gay?
    He likes men, right?
    Wow.
    This video is humiliatingly ridiculous.

  3. kimberly permalink
    September 23, 2009 4:12 pm

    “Glamberts are pretty intense, but no they’re not as scary as the claymates, and they’re pretty nice until you’re mean to them first or insult Adam.”

    You see that’s the crux of the problem. If you agree with them, fantard with them, everything is sweetness and light. The moment you stop drinking the kool-aid all hell breaks loose. No one, and I mean no one, can say anything that might remotely seem negative about Adam. Anything can set them off even a good review about HBD. They can’t stop themselves. It’s not rational. But, I do agree that those at ONTD_AI seem like good people.

    Moving on now…

    • mika permalink
      September 28, 2009 12:15 pm

      @kimberly:
      “You see that’s the crux of the problem. If you agree with them, fantard with them, everything is sweetness and light. ”

      –Same can be said with ALL idol crazies then. Those Kris fans, Danny fans, etc? They’re JUST as crazy, what makes you any special? I’m pretty sure a lot of Adam-bashing happened before, especially during the season. Kris fans had it easier than Adam and Danny fans, I’m sure. And other idol fans don’t get off too easily. I’m sure A LOT OF YOU have bashed the other idols in favor of your own favorite. My only advice? If it’s not you’re thing, get the fuck out, ‘kay? Leave it alone, sheesh.

      “No one, and I mean no one, can say anything that might remotely seem negative about Adam.”

      –As a fan, I HATE it when people bash Adam. If you are a fan of a person, I’m very sure this is like being in a constant state of hurt, because you care for your idol. I mean, Kris fans are pretty much offended all the time when people call Kris “cannon-fodder/boring”. This is the same way I feel when people are bashing Adam. It’s all a matter of interpretation now. Positive review may not always be “positive” for a person. Even when it’s not meant to be offensive, people see the negativity more than the positivity. Everyone’s guilty of being too sensitive sometimes.

      • TopIdol permalink
        September 28, 2009 12:36 pm

        Why do you take it personally if someone does not like a musician you like? People have different tastes. I loathe John Mayer and find Chris Cornell’s voice irritating (although not as much in his work with Audioslave, but Soundgarden, EEEK. Like nails on a chalkboard.), but I don’t think I inflict pain on the people who like them and read this blog.

        • mika permalink
          September 28, 2009 1:32 pm

          “People have different tastes.”
          –People have different interpretations too. Like I said, something “positive” for you, will not be positive for another person.

          “I don’t think I inflict pain on the people who like them and read this blog.”
          –OH OK DEN

  4. mika permalink
    September 23, 2009 2:26 pm

    *coming out of lurkdom*
    I don’t get why older people feel the need to post their age? Ok let me try this out. I’m 20. I’m in 4th year college (graduating in one more year!!!) and I love Adam. Ok lemme help you with that diagram shit. I’ve lurked most Adam forums, and here’s what I know:

    >glamberts: AI-official – have no idea what they’re up too as i hate the site layout and web design too much. My inner ex-compsci student weeps everytime I go there even to lurk. Glamberts are pretty intense, but no they’re not as scary as the claymates, and they’re pretty nice until you’re mean to them first or insult Adam. They’re either older people or teenyboppers, I think? Yeah.

    > lamb skanks: IDF – again, better ergonomics with the web design, so I’ve lurked there more often. They’re… very laid back actually. Low key. The name Lamb Skanks started WAYYYY back I think when Adam wasn’t even in Top 13 and I’m pretty sure it was a joke among the people there. Yeah, that’s all I got. I have a friend who goes there though and she’s my age too, we only meet in the Pinoy thread. So.. people there are probably 20s to 40s? Again, just a guess.

    >Adam fans from ONTD_AI: I go there. 🙂 Coolest Adam fans in the planet. ‘Nuff said.

    > Adam Bombs: TALC – I have much respect for these guys coz they’re a pretty tight knit group. And they were very useful for videos during the tour. AAAAAND one of them made this gorgeous artwork and showed it to Adam. That was cool.

    With all this said, my cousin is also an Adam fan, and lol he can play Mad World on his guitar while my baby niece (who’s 2) hums the lyrics, since she can’t talk that well yet. I don’t get why people say Adam’s fans are older. My friends who do like Adam are my age or younger, since I’m like the oldest in my group. I don’t think of Adam like that (i.e. the video, the RS comments?). I think he’s hot, sexy, yeah, but I LOVE listening to his voice even more. I don’t understand this generalization of Adam fans. I think Adam has the most diverse fans in AI. And normal non-creepy fans too, who outnumber the creeper-fans.

    • Lauren permalink
      September 23, 2009 3:48 pm

      Mika, thank you, I love you. And now I know how to correctly classify myself. As I am a teen I have now confirmed myself as a Glambert 🙂 but then again I don’t kill you if you insult Adam as long as its not something regarding his religion or sexual orientation. That’s not cool. so actually idk! I’ll be my own category lol.

  5. kimberly permalink
    September 23, 2009 9:50 am

    Oh, and thanks Top Idol. It does suck you in, doesn’t it? I’ve always had off-beat people gravitate to me and I assumed it was because I would listen to them and not run away in horror or worry if their weirdness would detract from me in any way. This draw to the Idol crazies make me wonder if it’s really me that loves the odd, bizarre and eccentric. Keeps life interesting.

  6. kimberly permalink
    September 23, 2009 9:27 am

    And yes, Kimberly….I am quite rational

    Cimi,

    Did you read what you just posted and you can quite honestly say you’re rational on the subject of Adam Lambert? Which does carry over in RL, I’m more than certain. Maybe, I can’t empathize because I don’t iodlize anyone, ever. Not even as a teen.

    Sorry, but I’m not buying it.

    • cimi permalink
      September 23, 2009 6:04 pm

      Sure, Kimberly….I can honestly say that I am a rational thinking person who has been captured by a Fiery Alien from a planet called Fierce. —Does this make rational sense? It does to me.

      • Lauren permalink
        September 23, 2009 6:28 pm

        haha Cimi, I love your description of Adam! I think she’s calling you irrational more over your reaction to the poetry than your love for Adam though.

        • cimi permalink
          September 23, 2009 11:18 pm

          Hi Lauren *waving* Yes, I think so too–but as I said, I think the poetry was over-the-top and that my reaction to it was probably more to do with ME than the poetry. With the state of mind I am in, anything could bring me to tears IE–the drop of a hat for instance__ IT WASN’T THE POETRY! Althooooouuuuugh…I do understand why someone might be that driven to write something like that in regards to their Adam obsession, albeit lame.

      • rheatard permalink
        September 27, 2009 5:09 am

        cimi — did you really just call adam lambert a “fiery alien from a planet called fierce” and claim to be rational in the same sentence??!?!

        • cimi permalink
          September 27, 2009 3:52 pm

          Yes Rheatard, I did__It’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it :}

  7. cimi permalink
    September 23, 2009 3:36 am

    Forgot to comment on the video–which I liked…I think the poetry was a bit over the top and could imagine Adam laughing or crying in fear if he were to ever see it. I’ll have to admit though, I did get a bit choked up but, that probably has more to do with me than the poetry.

  8. cimi permalink
    September 23, 2009 3:29 am

    I must be a glamskank– a cross between…yeah… you got it. But really–I don’t think it’s about a title of what one calls themself—-it’s about Adam and how engaging he is, in every way . Have you listened to him in an interview? Have you seen how completely different he looks every time you see him?–this is not humanly possible, but he pulls it off. Have you heard about “Donors Choose?” Witnessed his stamina with the press asking the same questions repeatedly, and how he doesn’t tire of them (or at least doesn’t let on that he does). Oh and then there’s that incredible drop-dead vocal instrument of his. Yes I think Adam is the best and, like others have said–Not since Elvis have I felt this drawn to anyone before. There is just something about him…I guess if you got it you got it and he’s got it.

    And yes, Kimberly….I am quite rational

    • deez permalink
      September 23, 2009 9:26 am

      I agree that Adam has that “certain something”….and he’s a good guy.
      But that overinvested portion of his fandom brings this sort of ridicule on themselves.
      Every year somebody garners the lion’s share of the crazies…this year it was poor Adam. Unfortunately, their insanity will probably brand the rest of his fans.

      FWIW… I think funny or clever fan tibutes are OK…this was neither (it was a little like the letters you find written in diaries of stalkers)

  9. Anonymously Yours permalink
    September 23, 2009 2:56 am

    I am an Adam fan and a Glambert, but this is pure drivel.

    Who knows where AL will go with his career, but pathetic tributes such as this one is totally nauseating.

    The thing is that any woman of any age past ‘tweens knows that AL isn’t thinking of them when singing sexy songs…but perhaps that is the attraction. I just enjoyed the show, the attitude, and his confidence in being himself in a not F-U way.

  10. kimberly permalink
    September 22, 2009 11:08 pm

    Do they call out Adam’s name in the throes of passion? Now, I’m just being cliche and mean.

    • September 23, 2009 12:32 am

      Claymates have called out Clay, and Madamfrau are ex Claymates so…..

      • Lauren permalink
        September 23, 2009 6:10 am

        hey stop generalizing. A lot of Adam fans (well maybe just me) never liked Clay! 😛

  11. kimberly permalink
    September 22, 2009 11:00 pm

    I don’t know this woman or any glamberts or lambskanks or adambombs and perhaps they’re quite rational, reasonable people in the real world, but my gut tells me something differently. When RS came out with the infamous Adam Lambert cover, I snuck a peak at some of the comments. After reading several, I had an overwhelming desire to get my affairs in order as proclamations of the second-coming of Jesus, I mean, Freddie, I mean Elvis, seemed to be a recurrent theme. But then, it changed from the messiah of music to something even more powerful, something beyond human comprehension. At once, I had images of Revival Meetings as I began reading testimonial after testimonial. One read: “I was a sexual cripple, but now I’m cured. I can now have multiple orgasm by merely holding on to this magazine and thinking of HIM and I haven’t had sex in 30 years.” Okay, so maybe not word for word, but the meaning is accurate.

    All joking aside, the truth is Adam Lambert needs these women to succeed. Will they destroy him in the end? Time will tell. I’m waiting for the fall-out when the faux glam-rocker, the Robert Plant, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury impersonator becomes the male version of Lady Gaga. When his pop/disco/electronic dance music is released will all these frauens crucify him like they did another?

    I can’t help myself, but find this all so bizarre and fascinating at the same time. It is all so amazingly complex and yet so very funny.

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 22, 2009 11:10 pm

      I can’t help myself, but find this all so bizarre and fascinating at the same time. It is all so amazingly complex and yet so very funny.

      Hence, why I have this blog. Did I ever see myself writing about the odd behavior of American Idol fans while listening to lectures about news judgment in grad school? Alas. Let me know if you’ve read anything else I’ve written 🙂

      (BTW, Kimberly, loved your entire comment. SPOT ON.)

  12. September 22, 2009 10:58 pm

    What a stupid piece of dribble….Who wants to be 16 again…I bet Adam doesn’t. He has said over and over to love who and where and what you are…that it is all HOT!! Weren’t you listening!! I am 64 damn years old and I wouldn’t give up a single moment!! What Adam has reminded me is that I did not lose the love of rock music and I can grab it and feel it and dance and sing and Scream to it FOREVER!! It’s great to hope and pray that this wonderful, young guy will be thrilling my grandaughters for eons to come….GO ADAM!!

    • deez permalink
      September 22, 2009 11:24 pm

      ” I can grab it and feel it and dance and sing and Scream to it FOREVER!! ”

      Feel free….as long as you don’t scream it in some form of shockingly B A A A A D poetry (reference video above)

      FYI….this “drivel” is not intended to poke fun at anyone’s age….it’s aimed at the seriously dysfunctional individuals who let their obsession with a reality show contestant dictate every emotion they seem to be able to muster.

  13. Kate permalink
    September 22, 2009 10:29 pm

    Well, if I had a grandmother who got all shook-up over Adam, I wouldn’t knock it. What is the big deal? He is adorable.

    You have to admit, Adam Lambert did unleash some strange kind of magnetic pull on so many age groups of women. I can’t remember when a singer has done that before–spawned this rabid devotion across so many generation lines of women from 4-80 is what I’ve heard.

    For those who don’t want to hear him go electric-dance-whatever, it a done deal according to him. It is his music anyway and he is young so he should go in the music direction that he feels he is most creative.

    He has quite the voice! I will be interested to hear this new CD. He can sing just about anything it seems.

  14. LeighKat permalink
    September 22, 2009 8:12 pm

    At the risk of being mauled online, I’ll say this… this video is just as bad and sad as the gross fan fiction that is out there.

    • Lauren permalink
      September 22, 2009 8:23 pm

      as scary as it sounds i prefer the porn to this terrible poetry.

    • trolling permalink
      September 28, 2009 12:53 pm

      you mean Kradam fanfiction? YEAH YOU PROBABLY GET OFF ON IT.

  15. Lauriellen permalink
    September 22, 2009 8:10 pm

    I saw the video on Adamofficial.com. I am 49 and don’t cry. But this one did it to me. Young girls just don’t understand. A lot of us “older” women do not lust after Adam. We love him for his voice and how he has reawakened us to feel sexually like we’re 16 again. If you don’t believe it, ask my husband of 30 years. My 51 year old is enjoying this 16 year old. Again, you teenagers will not understand this for another 18 years at least.

    • deez permalink
      September 22, 2009 8:58 pm

      I’m not a teenager. I’m past 30, lol….I don’t have anything against older women loving Adam’s voice (or looks)…but you gotta admit…. that “poetry” was cringeworthy.

      Seriously, if you’re gonna write tard poetry…and post it for the world to see, at least make it interesting or funny…that was just terrible.

  16. Faaaat permalink
    September 22, 2009 6:34 pm

    Kris called his fans “crazy” and “scary” the other day. Do a post on that.

  17. cacatua permalink
    September 22, 2009 4:40 pm

    Look, I’m 59, and this video isn’t my cup of tea. Watching Adam is like watching some exotic creature with a spectacular voice that takes me back to Queen and Freddy Mercury. So that’s where I went – over to hang out at Queenzone, because the teeny-boppers at the Adam Official site are nauseating, and I don’t care for all of the pictures of lardy old cougars with Adam either, just for equal opportunity repulsion. I just keep hoping that Adam will not waste his time on this electro-pop/rock, or whatever crap the kiddies have to hear these days and go on the road with Brian May and Roger Taylor for a tour because he is the best singer to come along since Freddie Mercury.

    • rheatard permalink
      September 27, 2009 5:02 am

      kinda agree with you there. adam should forget a solo dance career and be the new front man for queen. don’t know why he acts like that’s so degrading if he HAD been offered the lead. ungrateful whelp.

  18. CharliGirl permalink
    September 22, 2009 1:50 pm

    I am a 60 yr. old grandmother and I totally love Adam! Thank you for that beautiful tribute to us old gals. I still have a lot of life left in me. I may be old but not dead…..Adam excites me. He is the most talented singer I have heard in a long long time. He is a cross between a young Elvis and Freddie Mercury (love them both too). And the theme to Somewhere is Time was perfect for that video. Thanks for making my day!!!

  19. September 22, 2009 11:38 am

    Hey, I’m an older fan who loves Adam. This tribute video was boring. I was 15 when Elvis came on the national scene. He was the most exciting performer I’d ever seen. From that day on, rock’n’roll was MY music. Still is. When Elvis died, I cried my eyes out. The music did die for a long time. Adam is exciting and has a fab voice. It doesn’t hurt that he has a resemblence to Elvis. I may be getting older, but I’m not dead yet, so long live rock’n’roll and long live the King of Rock–Adam Lambert!

    • rheatard permalink
      September 27, 2009 4:58 am

      OMG! this explains why adam’s fans are old! they all pine for the younger days when elvis was the shiznit then freddie was the bomb. Adam transports them back in time to their teen years (thus the creepy video but pretty song) and that’s why the poor guy will never EVER get rid of the cougars.

  20. blacklisted permalink
    September 22, 2009 3:25 am

    OMG I loved Ice Castles, especially when she’s blind and the audience is holding it’s breathe and Robby is taking her around the rink! Oh man, it’s almost as sad as Dark Victory when Bette is going blind because she’s dying of a brain tumor and Bette”s all, ‘no dear, go to your convention’ and then she walks up the stairs, goes into their room, lays down on the bed, hugs the comforter and then it all goes black.

    DAYUM, there is nothing sadder than a female weepy… with the exception of videos dedicated to old grannies lusting after Adam Lambert.

  21. deez permalink
    September 22, 2009 1:26 am

    One thing…what in particular distinguishes a Glambert from a Lambskank from an Adam Bomb….or, is that Venn Diagram just one big all inclusive ellipse?

    The only fraction of the Adam fan population that I’ve been able to tell apart from the collective is the “Bitterberts”, lol. I need access to a study of some sort.

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 22, 2009 1:55 am

      I think we’ve had this discussion before. I am having deja vu…

      Do the Bitterberts call themselves such?

      • Lauren permalink
        September 22, 2009 6:27 am

        Honestly I’m a Glambert and I don’t know what all the sub-categories truly mean. I think its just what you prefer to go by. It’s so confusing!

        and that slideshow, that’s freaky crap. I got through about half of it by just staring at the pretty pictures because the words and music frightened me. Cougars scare me. When I saw them at the tour and they tried to talk to me (I was wearing a home-made Adam shirt), I ran.

    • September 22, 2009 2:15 am

      What distinguishes them is which tard site they identify with and post the most on.

      • deez permalink
        September 22, 2009 9:25 pm

        I checked out the Lambskanks (IDF). Kris referenced them in the (quite funny) outtakes from Jim Cantiello’s interview. They seemed perfectly rational, I guess the crazy element of Adam’s fanbase has banded together elsewhere…..or possibly just gone rogue.

        • September 23, 2009 12:31 am

          Most tard boards have hidden sections, only viewable to the extremists.

  22. deez permalink
    September 22, 2009 1:13 am

    LMAO. I couldn’t make it thru the whole video.

    I understand having a crush on a younger celebrity; I don’t understand, though, why anyone would choose to subject the public to rancid 5th grade poetry.

    She needs to return to t-shirt painting, cheese sculpting, or whatever Idol-related form of crafting she engaged in previously…because, clearly, she has risen to the level of her incompetence.

    • Doriangrey permalink
      September 22, 2009 5:03 pm

      No one can stop getting older. The people who made the video were trying to do a nice thing and I understand not everyone will like it. What I don’t get is why your comments are so degrading. Keep the hate inward where it belong.

  23. September 22, 2009 12:50 am

    Adam Bombs are the frauen from TALC. You remember them, they’re the ones who were Ace frauen and would hold parties where the guest of honor was a blow up doll with vibrating peen called Ace.

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 22, 2009 1:16 am

      FIND THE DOLL
      FIND THE DOLL
      FIND THE DOLL

      (I mean photos of the doll. I wouldn’t go near the actual doll with a 50ft pole.)

      • September 22, 2009 2:14 am

        There’s video out there somewhere. Someday I will find it.

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