My name is Melanie Gomez and I’m a print journalism major and music management minor. I loved music since I was little because it was always a way me and my family bonded, as well as a way to express myself on my own time as I got older. I’m not a singer and I don’t play an instrument, so I found my way to be a part of the industry by getting to write about the music I love in various reviews and through my concert photography.
Out of the many artists that I love, one of the ones that mean a lot to me is Adam Lambert because both me and my mom like him, so it’s a way that we get to bond over music and concerts.
After going to many of his shows with her (like getting to see him 4 days in one week in New York City) I got to see how people came together from all over the world and saw each other face to face, some possibly for the first time ever after knowing each other on social media.
While waiting for Adam outside in New York City for his iHeartRadio show my mom and I met Inna Nikituk, (47) who was asking about the show since she didn’t have a pass.
As she was asking my mom her question my mom noticed she had an accent and was Russian, and my mom spoke Russian too. Long story short, they kept in contact and now whenever she travels here from Russia to see Adam we meet up to enjoy the music together.
Inna said, “Even in the absence of promotion over here, Adam has a high rating in Russia. Thanks to Adam I saw other continents and countries and met wonderful people.”
I met Jamie Lynn Smith (22) at the iHeartRadio show as well who came from Canada to see Adam. She explained to me saying, “So I’ve been a fangirl for quite some years of various people. One of the quickest ways I’ve been able to make connections and friends is through being a fan of Adam! I can’t tell you how many people I’ve managed to connect with through the fandom, all because we share a love and adoration for this lovely man. I’ve had some of my best travels with my little group of Glambert friends, and I hope as Adam continues his career, I can continue making new friends!”
Another fan I met at that same show, Tiffany Aguilera (19) said, “Because of Adam I was able to meet my best friend Jennifer. It’s because of Adam that we started talking and soon talking about Adam turned into realizing we actually found out we actually have a lot more in common and I was able to find a true friend.”
She continued saying, “Also Adam in general has helped me to meet so many amazing people (like you guys) who are just fun and comfortable to hang out with. And I think it is because of Adam we are all able to just get along so easily and are comfortable with each other because it’s like we all share a bond together because of him.”
After the iHeartRadio show finished I met another one of his fans, Esti Showell (32.) She said, “I started getting into Adam since his first Idol audition, and when the live shows started, I created my Twitter account so I can follow him. That’s when I started talking to my Danish friend Malene, who introduced me to Rebecca and we kept talking almost daily from then on.”
She continued saying, “When Adam went on his first tour, we decided we need to meet and made a plan to go see him at his 3 UK shows. Over there Malene and Becca introduced me to Stine, and later on to Ani and Vanessa (both from Argentina.) We had the time of our lives, managed to get up to the front row every time. We all got to meet Adam and hang out with his band, which was really fun! We’re all still in touch to this day and always dream of making that week happen again. I love these girls dearly, they are amongst my best friends and I think we formed a friendship for life, all thanks to Adam and his insane talent!”
What many people love about Adam Lambert is that he isn’t afraid to be himself, saying things like, “I’m proud of my sexuality. I embrace it. It’s just another part of me,” and that’s just one of the many things that people gain from being a Glambert, and why he’s one of the many artists I love. He’s a perfect example of how music can help people bond together, while being yourself.
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