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Adam doesn’t need us anymore

October 12, 2022

by Juneau

If anyone is still following this blog, you may have wondered where we’ve gone. (Or not….) We are still here, watching and enjoying Adam Lambert, but we haven’t felt compelled to write for some time. Why is that? It’s all his fault, of course. The planetary gravitational force of Adam has set our life trajectories into new orbits, which have consumed much of our energies and attention. For this, we are forever grateful. But more than that, Adam doesn’t need us anymore. 

Not that he ever actually needed us. He needed us the way we need fruit flies buzzing around our heads. To be more precise—after all, what are we if not fanatics for linguistic precision?—Adam doesn’t evoke in us the feeling that he needs us. Protect and promote was our unwritten mandate. Even then we knew it was ludicrous, but we couldn’t help ourselves. But he’s no longer that doe-eyed man-puppy who became our muse back in 2009. He’s very much a grown-ass man who is enjoying the world’s most unlikely superstar career. He has achieved and exceeded our wildest dreams for him.

Royal Albert Hall. Check.

Madison Square Garden. Check.

Wembley Stadium. Check.

The Kennedy Center. Check.

The Oscars. Check.

The Queen. Check check check.

Even in our most feverish imaginings, Xena and Juneau could not have conjured up the Queen’s Jubilee scenario in front of Buckingham Palace, Adam towering above the Queen’s drum corps as they pounded out the iconic beat of “We Will Rock You.” Our job is done, as done as a blackened lump of what used to be filet mignon left too long on a blazing bed of coals.

For many years, we kept documenting the notable events in Adam’s life, but as television hosting gigs and even another Queen + Adam Lambert world tour came to seem almost routine, it felt less and less essential to write about each and every blip in his life. Truth be told, it became exhausting, even to us. And there are other wonderful fans with more stamina who are keeping those fires lit. 

So this blog has outlived its various raisons d’etre. We rejoice in Adam’s every success. We have our wish list for Adam (but of course, old habits never die…more about that soon). We cherish the miraculous circles of friendship that have sprouted up like fairytale mushrooms, connected and nourished by the mycellium network of the Adam Lambert fandom. These are friends forever. The life force that once pushed us to write here is now channeled into other outlets. Adam has sprinkled our lives with pixie dust. So have you, our wonderful readers. We will glitter and glow with it to our graves. 

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Susie permalink
    October 12, 2022 9:20 am

    This is a brilliant post. You have always been a brilliant writer and this one really got to the heart. Sometimes I’m more of those early days of an Adam changed my life. But I cherish the friendships and the continued inspiration for me to develop as an actor and singer. He continues to be my muse. Thank you so much for writing this.

  2. barbara Vandke permalink
    October 12, 2022 4:12 pm

    thanks for all your hard work. but you are right. adam has exceeded all of our expectations .!

  3. October 12, 2022 5:52 pm

    No, thank you and I am still friends with our chat buddies from your podcast, good times!

  4. October 12, 2022 7:40 pm

    I’ve SO enjoyed this blog over the years. Thank you so much for all you’ve put into it! What a ride, eh? I did miss it a bit as the posts became more sporadic. And it’s fun to go back and reread some of the posts although I haven’t done recently I’ve been so busy myself as life marches on. I completely understand and agree with what you’ve posted – I can only imagine how much time it took to create each post and Adam IS a grown-ass man now.
    Will you keep the blog? Archive the posts?

    • October 30, 2022 3:45 pm

      We’ll keep this blog for as long as we can pay the yearly bills… We feel it’s an important archive of the fandom and perhaps a historian or sociologist of pop culture will find it of interest…

  5. Judith C MacDonald permalink
    October 13, 2022 2:38 am

    I’ve loved following your blog and reading your book. I’ve always thought his fans were like Mama Bears protecting their young. We wanted to correct reporters who obviously didn’t know Adam and we found errors in their stories. Our hearts wanted to see Adam soar and he’s made our wildest dreams for him come true. You were a part of his success and I thank you for that!

  6. October 14, 2022 1:59 pm

    Thank you Juneau and Xena. Always thrilling and exciting to read how you captured the anxiety, anticipation and devotion we had watching Adam grow. Never have I experienced such an escapade in my life. How wonderful to have met so many followers at shows and on Twitter. Adam certainly has
    “rocked” us forever!

  7. Dori permalink
    October 15, 2022 11:32 pm

    I’ve SO enjoyed this blog and have missed it a bit at times in recent years when the posts became more sporadic, but I completely understand and agree about what you’ve written here.
    And I can only imagine how much time it took to create each post.
    Are you keeping the site? Archiving? It’s actually fun to go back a reread stuff! Altho I’ve been too busy for even that lately.

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