I can remember reading some Bieber blog awhile back that said moms were taking carloads of tween girls to malls to scatter and buy as many cd's as they could carry home. They did this on weekends many, many times. It sounded like it was just expected of his fans.
And The Beibs already had-it-made/constant-radio play when I read this so it wasn't as if they were trying to give him props. They just wanted to make his sales look good.
Of course, I read this on the internet so it has to be true.
It is true. It was written by a columnist who went to one of their "buyouts" to witness it firsthand!
"Nature and nurturing collided to create this amazing artist who will change the world by being who he is with no apologies or regret, with a note or a word at a time."~ mmadamimadamm
I was totally on board for the gifting strategy. Lots of shenanigans happen in the music industry -- for that matter, any industry. If everything in life was fair and based on merit, then the world would be a very different place.
I am so happy for all the fans in London today (and just a teensy bit jealous!). However, I'm very good at enjoying these concerts vicariously and this board is great for that. And the prospects of a DVD (yes, Talon, I heard you) have me squeeing big time! Let the show begin.....
So excited! It's a rainy day here and hubby decided to go take a nap so now I can flail in real time with all of you! Woo hoo! Now...if I can just get him on the same schedule for Saturday (cause I REALLY want to be here for the last show), I will be soooo happy! ;D I am just giddy with excitement over this first London show!
"When you go out the door each morning, choose happiness.". ~ Michael J. Fox
"Now I believe in more than I can see...". "Map" ~ Adam Lambert
You do not have to shout but if you want to chat....
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.
May 20, 2013 16:09:32 GMT -5