Rock singer Adam Lambert interviewed former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on his Instagram channel on Thursday.
It was a 30-minute Q&A segment between the 38-year-old gay men. Both have fully endorsed the Biden/Harris presidential campaign.
“This is your moment of maximum power,” Buttigieg told Lambert’s audience.
With the general election rapidly approaching, Buttigieg said he is having conversations with Republicans ready to jump ship and others considering if voting even matters. If every LGBT and pro-equality voter votes it would be “an unstoppable force,” Buttigieg said.
“We get to decide how 2020 ends,” Buttigieg said. “I think 2020 could actually go down in history as the beginning of a different kind of decade. That the 2020s would be remembered as the decade when, frankly, America got its shit together and started moving forward.”
Lambert gained fame through “American Idol” and went on to sell millions of albums and songs with a theatrical style often dubbed “Glambert.” He said the realities of dealing with a pandemic have been intense and the world has experienced a consciousness shift.
“Being humble enough to wear that mask when you go outside to protect the community,” Lambert said. “[COVID-19] has been a revelation of the fact that we might have some selfishness to deal with.”
In 2018, Lambert took to the stage in London with legendary rock band Queen for a performance of “The Show Must Go On.” The performance is part of a concert album, Live Around The World, scheduled for an Oct. 2 release.
“We can’t wait to get back to work,” said Lambert, expressing a desire he said from many unemployed artists.