I don’t know who this Gladys person is but if I met her in person right now I would glomp onto her and give her the biggest “Archu-Squishes” imaginable. Look out Gladys … I’m coming for you!!!
I was in Indy over the weekend for a get-together with some fan friends. I decided not to bring my laptop. I thought I could use a break. I’m not gonna lie, lately I’ve been feeling a little bit glum about our fan futures. Since BEGIN. dropped I’ve felt there has been a new level of detachment from David and his previous “life”. I’m not judging him, he is entitled to whatever he needs to do during this phase of his existence, I guess I was just trying to figure out what I needed to do during this next phase of MY existence and I decided to venture out into the world of “disconnection.”
I think my weekend fan friends would tell you I’m a realist. We had many heartfelt conversations about what to expect from David in the future. In my “realistic” frame of mind, I shared my thoughts that he may be quite different when he returns. He may choose to dial it down several notches and bypass the whole mainstream music scene.
Maybe, when he reflected back on his previous life, he would decide that the pressures of the industry were not for him, and that people trying to mold him into someone he’s not comfortable with, or fans dissecting every move he made in his life, had finally gotten to the point that he felt comfortable with saying ADIOS!
Maybe he was enjoying his less complicated lifestyle with no focus on what he was saying, doing, wearing or worries about how to make upcoming tours and appearances worthwhile and entertaining was very “freeing” to him. Maybe he decided that this whole performing thing was overrated and NOT for him.
So here I was in my Indy hotel room at 1:30 in the morning, just about ready to retire, when I decided to check twitter on my phone. Suddenly I’m seeing random tweets about turquoise ties and white hats and boxing. WUT?????? *twitch* *heart palpitations* *sweaty palms*
I was FREAKING OUT!!! GAH!!!! OMG!!!! What’s happening, what’s happening!!!???? (You STUPID fan for not bringing your laptop!!!) My cellphone battery was getting low. No….NOOOOOO!!!! I was BESIDE MYSELF!! I needed to call in the reserves!!! I sprung into action. I sent out a frantic plea to one of my dependable followers in the Twitter DM underground, “Scooopp me!!!! What happened tonight??!!!!”
Now it starts to get funny.
When I informed my beloved fellow fan that I didn’t have my computer, her response was total disbelief: “YOU’RE TRAVELING WITHOUT YOUR LAPTOP!!!!!????,” like I was someone with ASTHMA traveling without my inhaler!! LOL
….and then…the beloved fan phone call…
—“Eye of the TIGER???” Seriously??? He’s KICKBOXING AND PUNCHING?? Am I in an alternate universe???
…and he is down on his knee with a WHITE hat on?! (David…no worries…you don’t have to wear white…they SURRENDERED the minute the first note FLEW out of your mouth!!) … then FLIPS it out into the audience?!?!?!?!!? WUT???!!!!???? GETOUTOFTOWN!!!!! NOOOOO!!!!!
I’m going to be totally honest with you. This is the first night in 6 months that I went to sleep with a smile on my face. The first time in a while that I’ve felt optimism and hope. It was an indescribable, happy feeling…
..and a connection to all of those that “understood” what I was going through….
It was a WONDERFUL night…
…brought to all of us….by DAVID
and his devoted and beloved fans.
THANK YOU, GLADYS <3333