Robin’s Story – Adam Lambert at Miami Beach Pride
On a gorgeous Sunday morning, I went to “PICK YOU UP”–my Adam Lambert soulmate and best friend Kim & we headed down to Miami Beach to attend the Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival. Neither one of us had ever been to one of these before, and we had a BLAST together!!!
Kim was down here on a family vacation with her husband, father, daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. She sent her family home Sunday. She changed her flight plans so that we together could go down and see Adam Lambert perform.
“Where there is a will, there is a way”!!!!!
I had just got out of the hospital with pulmonary edema and Kim was my NURSEBERT!! I had a walker to sit on when I needed to, and portable oxygen. Kim dropped me off on Ocean Drive and went to park the car. We met back up after she finally found a parking spot. We watched the parade, and Kim went to check out the stage area. We were in the front row when Adam received the key — “Pop That Lock” — to the City of Miami Beach from the mayor. I had a bracelet I wanted to give to Adam—I got the attention of someone on stage and Kim tossed the bracelet up to him and he gave it to Adam.
Adam then came over so we could take pictures of him—I told him that I gave him the bracelet and he said Thank You!!! I WAS ECSTACTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We then went to a “SHADY” area & Kim went on another excursion. She was constantly getting me water and making sure I stayed hydrated. She was AWESOME!!!!!! She went to find a motorized wheelchair (dunebuggy) that I could use around the sand and we could see the other vendors. We got the dunebuggy that had HUGE back wheels— it was fun trying to negotiate this thru all the people without “RUNNIN” into them!!! Kim was having fun dancing to the steel drum bands while I was looking at the different vendors.
We took the dunebuggy back on time, and went to get something to eat. We got a pizza across the street, then made our way back to the stage and wait for Adam to come perform. He was supposed to start at 8, but didn’t come on till 9. We WERE in the 3rd row, but with more people coming around, we were pushed back somewhat. But when he finally came on stage, we were still close enough to see his GORGEOUS EYES & FACE!!!
He sang 4 songs—then he was gone. We thought he might come out like he usually does, but to no avail. We went across the street to a hotel lobby to charge our phones. As we were in there, I saw his buses leave. I assumed he was going to the airport as he had to be in China on the 17th. We caught a cab and were taken back to my van and headed back to Ft. Lauderdale.
We had reservations at a hotel on Ft. Lauderdale beach that Kim has often stayed at and is familiar with. We would be arriving in the wee hours of the morning after enjoying a fun-filled day at Miami Gay Pride with Adam Lambert. We approached the room and as Kim was inserting the key, a man yelled out “Hold On”, three times. I thought maybe we had the wrong room number, but we didn’t. We also noticed the jalousie windows were broken. We frantically dashed back to my van, and Kim saw the guy run from the room leaving the door wide open. Since it was after hours, no one was available at the front desk. There was the hotel emergency phone line, but no one answered when we called. We had no choice but to call the police. Upon investigating, they found sand in the shower, a messy bed & socks that you receive when in hospital. . .
Evidence of “TRESPASSING”!! Frightened and “SKURRED”, we went to my house which is close by and stayed there with my partner, dog and cat. We got to bed around 5:30 AM on Monday after being up since 6:30 Sunday morning—“NEVER CLOSE OUR EYES”!!!
Monday night Kim & I went to a restaurant on Dania Beach and had our belated Adam birthday exchange & ate sushi!!. I then took her to the airport at 6:30 Tuesday morning for her flight home to Ohio.
We had a fantastic, amazing Adam filled 2 days. I am SOOO glad & happy that I met Kim through our shared love of Adam on the ALFC website. We have become EXTREMELY close friends & we are both “CUCKOO” crazy for Adam!!
“KICKIN IN” Kim went above & beyond her “Nursebert” duties. I will ALWAYS be grateful for everything she did to help me down at the festival. I LOVE HER!!!!!!!
“WHATTYA WANT FROM ME”!!!!