A funny thing happened on the way to wrapping up AURA‘s coverage with December 2012. A little thing called the WeAreGlamily mini tour.
Given the choice of keeping this tribute magazine neat and tidy with a 2012 close or closing the issue with this dramatic, colorful Trespassing finale, I’ve decided to conclude AURA on this major high note—the final chapter of Adam’s historic Era 2. No other ending seemed complete.
So whether you attended one or more of the mini tour concerts or watched each show vicariously on blogs and video sites, you probably have an anecdote, a moment, to share.
Don’t over think this. What was your reaction when you first saw the Trespassing stage? Did you cry when Adam sang “Stay”? Were you thrilled the first time—and every time—non-English-speaking audiences sang the final “Broken English” for Adam? Did you love when Adam joked with Japanese fans about the “banana”? Did you gasp when Adam sang “Time for Miracles”?
Keep it short. 50-100 words. Send one memory or a bunch. From one concert or several. Send a few tweets to complete your thought and I’ll piece them together.
Want to send photos with or without a story? How about pictures showing the massive crowds. Or fans decked out in their Trespassing best. Maybe bundled up waiting in line in below freezing temps. Please send 1 or 2 4×5 jpegs approx 1MB or 2MB. Make sure you include: photographer’s name/hometown, names/hometowns of people shown (in your group), city and name of venue, date. NOTE: My thinking here is to mention everyone’s name to avoid hurt feelings. If you want to leave out everyone’s names at least say where you’re all from to underscore how international this fandom is.
DEADLINE: Friday, March 29
A recap of the concert cities may be helpful:
- Seoul, South Korea
- Tokyo (3 shows), Kanazawa, Nagoya and Osaka, Japan
- Shanghai, China
- Hong Kong, China
- Jakarta, Indonesia
- Minsk, Belarus
- Moscow, Russia
- Kiev, Ukraine
- St. Petersburg, Russia
- Helsinki, Finland
Can’t wait to create this WAG mosaic of our thoughts, feelings and images. I envision it as being a colorful, emotional “exclamation point” to our tribute to Adam. One final expression of the magic, the joy, the goodness, the aura that surrounds this unassuming, fierce and beautiful man. The treasure we call ADAM.