MAYUMI JUST CALLED ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She's squeeing so much she can hardly talk. They had a WONDERFUL time. Front row. He signed the banner! She talked to him for a good while. There were about 50 people there. Just Adam and Kevin. She's driving home and will post it all when she gets there in about 40 minutes!
bamafan - she tried to call you and you didn't answer!
I''m a couple pages behind but have to squee on this! Can't wait to hear all about it! So glad she got to actually have a conversation with Adam! Hurry up, Mayumi!!!!!!
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Oh, where to start? I am so discombobulated I don’t know if I can string 2 coherent sentences together but I have to otherwise I’ll get tonight’s event mixed up with the lunch event. So here goes . . . .
Misha and I met for coffee at a pastry shop around the corner from Buckhead Theatre. We were both very nervous with anticipation and needed each other to calm down . . .. not sure if it worked.
There was only one other person when we arrived at the theatre. She won tickets but did not bring anyone with her. That’s a shame when so many wanted to go or she should have at least dragged anyone, the mailman, the drycleaner, her dental hygienist …..LOL.
They brought in pizza but after 2 bites I could not eat anymore. Who needs food when Adam feeds my soul, nourishes my heart and enriches my life?
When they finally let us in, Misha and I sat right in front of Adam and Kevin. I laid the banner right at his feet. When he saw it, he said, “Cool. I may put a mustache on it” but then said he would sign it. YEAH! (The lady from the station told me earlier when I asked if I could borrow a sharpie since I forgot to bring one, “Adam will not be signing, so no sharpies” ).
He had barely any make-up on. No visible eyeliner. He is without any doubt, the most gorgeous man I have ever met. Just breathtaking. He wore a black leather jacket, can’t remember the details on the T-shirt, grey pants and boots. I am sure there will be pictures and Gelly can identify every piece of clothing. There was an official videographer and photographer. We were told to put our cameras away. All the pictures will be posted on their website tomorrow and I did not hear it but I am sure also the video.
Cindy, the lady DJ, got ill so she could not be there. Her sidekick, Ray and the producer, Casey, were there and they did a great job. Can’t remember all they said because they were on the side and my eyes were solely focused on Adam. Mentioned briefly the Finnish fracas but Adam as usual handled it very well with aplomb.
Then they asked the audience to ask questions (they asked us questions before we started and I did put in the Charity Water question about tweeting to remind people but my question was not asked). Again, the questions were a blur so I am glad there is a video to relive the event.
He sang BTIKM and WWFM. As many times as I have listened to these acoustic versions, they still give me goosebumps. Just so beautiful. When he closes his eyes in some parts, I felt his emotions and also felt like he was letting me into his heart – yes, trespassing so to speak.
Then we had our pictures in groups of two. Misha and I were second. I told him about the banner and the listening party and he was impressed that so many are coming. Also told him about Sonisphere and he said, “I’ll look for you”. I mentioned the VIP lounge at Knebworth House and invited him to come if he had the time.
While he was taking pictures with the rest (there were about 50 people there; Misha counted about a dozen men not including station personnel), I spoke to the DJ and the producer. The DJ told me how impressed he was with Adam’s voice – so effortless and so clear. I told him that on top of his talent, Adam is a great guy and I mentioned again all his charity work. I invited both of them to the Listening Party. Casey, the producer was very interested and told me to email him the details and gave me his business card. Oh, this guy Casey is a terrible saxophone player and there is a segment in their morning program called “Bring Saxxy Back” – he plays a few notes and listeners guess the song. Well, he played one of Adam’s songs which I could barely recognize but Adam guessed it – IIHY.
After all pictures were taken, Misha and I talked to Adam again and he signed the banner – YAY – so glad I took everyone’s advice. Misha and I did not mention that we will be seeing him again tonight so let’s see if he will remember us. Of course, we will be dressed more formally but knowing how he is with remembering people, I think he will, that is, if there will be an opportunity to mingle with him. Not sure if they will head to Nashville right away. I hope they do stay a little bit and praying we also get an opportunity to talk to the band members. I am hoping tonight’s performance will have more songs and we will hear Trespassing and would it be too much to ask, Cuckoo also? Keeping my fingers and toes crossed.
Ok, Misha, please fill in the blanks. I am sure I forgot many details.
Next recap – hopefully before midnight.
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crazylady: login" again and then I will get the "redirecting" message at the top. Weird, huh
May 14, 2013 12:58:36 GMT -5
butterfly: I also have to login twice, such as crazylady.
May 14, 2013 13:43:48 GMT -5
crazylady: Sorry you are having the same login problem, butterfly, but at least I am in good company! At least we can log in! I'd panic if I couldn't! LOL
May 14, 2013 16:50:29 GMT -5
maitospf: crazyladym...happening to me too!
May 15, 2013 19:42:49 GMT -5
ayleim: Just checking - so there were NO Adam-sightings in the performance show right? Then I don't have to worry about being near the TV later tonight, I can just listen from the kitchen. :D
May 15, 2013 22:25:54 GMT -5
Q3: The second log-in is part of the security system to protect the site from hackers. If you want to avoid it, select the option to keep me logged in.
May 16, 2013 11:18:07 GMT -5
vivlite: Good to know about the log-in option..I kept wondering if I was imagining things when I had to log on twice..whew..
May 16, 2013 13:59:55 GMT -5
vivlite: Gotta stop down here more often..
May 16, 2013 14:01:03 GMT -5
crazylady: Q3, thanks for the update on the login process! Really appreciate it!
May 16, 2013 18:20:10 GMT -5
maitospf: Yes thank you Q3. Thought I was jinked there for a minute
May 16, 2013 21:11:10 GMT -5
maitospf: Woops - sorry! jinxed (the ghosts of my english teachers would haunt me for not proofreading, so there you you go) ... 8-|
May 16, 2013 21:13:49 GMT -5
minnie12: this is great, Sauli deserves the support. There's no negativity here and that's nice.
May 17, 2013 23:57:11 GMT -5
May 18, 2013 0:48:25 GMT -5
minnie12: Nice to see all the pics of Sauli and his friends. Has a lot of female friends. Goes out a lot with Ade?
May 18, 2013 23:48:39 GMT -5
blueberry: A tech question. When I post, I'm stuck in BB Code, can't get back to Preview. Any ideas? I have Preview as default in my profile, but that doesn't help.
May 18, 2013 23:56:59 GMT -5
Q3: blueberry. there should be a two labels on tabs at the bottom of the REPLY box -- one labeled Preview and one labeled BBCode. Can you see these or are they gone?
May 19, 2013 2:08:40 GMT -5
blueberry: Q3, I can still see the labels, but when I click on the Preview label, nothing happens. And every time I start a new post, it automatically takes me to BB Code. Otherwise it doesn't matter, but posting pictures would be easier in Preview (copy+paste).
May 19, 2013 2:14:12 GMT -5
JazzRocks: Q3 - I forgot where I click to make a contribution to Atop.
May 19, 2013 10:30:45 GMT -5
Q3: Oh in the site conversion the link to support ATop went away. I will restore it.
May 20, 2013 9:30:25 GMT -5
JazzRocks: Thanks Q3.
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