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As Evanescence continue to carve their place in the musical pantheon, Lee's standing as a role model for women who rock is also being shaped.

Adopting her hairstyle and penchant for black-and-white striped stockings and armbands, fans imitate her outward image at shows, but it's Lee's inner self that leaves the most lasting impression.

"Amy's great," said 19-year-old Annie Thompson. "Her lyrics are really personal and poetic. I feel like I can totally relate to them. Like, she knows what I'm going through because she's been there, too."

"Whenever you're in a position to share yourself ... the ones who listen are really going to care."
"Whenever you're in a position to share yourself so openly to people, the ones who listen are really going to care," Lee said. "A lot of fans come up and say, 'This song changed my life, can you tell me what you meant when you wrote it?' or 'This song saved me when I had to go through a messy divorce.' It's really moving sometimes."

Some fans at the Pittsburgh radio festival waited up to 90 minutes to be the first in line for autographs and Polaroids. Others, like 23-year-old Richard Titus, made the long trek from Philadelphia just to see his second Evanescence show in as many weeks.

Titus showed his gratitude by anointing Lee with a kiss on her hand, just as he did when he met her in his hometown. Some fans, however, try to offer the band a lot more.

"Two nights ago, a bra was thrown onstage," Moody recalled. "At first I thought it was for me, so I'm like, 'Hey,' and put it on my guitar. But then I noticed it said, 'Property of Amy.' "

"And he was trying to convince me that the owner of the bra was named Amy!" Lee gibed.

"Then, looking at it again, I saw her name, 'Maggie,' next to her number — which I should give out because I'm a little upset that I didn't get a bra. Amy gets all the groupies."

All obsessed fans, however, aren't of the same sex. And unlike the crude dudes who shout obscenities and make sordid requests at shows, most of Lee's male admirers are a lot more gentlemanly.

"Some people at the shows are yelling, 'Marry Me!' or whatever," she said. "And I'm like, 'Guys, let's just stop it.' "

"Oh, come on," Moody interrupted. "You love it."

"Yeah, I love it," Lee cooed. "I'm a girl."


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