And so, the North American leg of Adam Lambert’s Glam Nation Tour comes to an end. I was lucky to attend one last show in Saint Petersburg, Florida on September 18th. My husband and I flew down for the weekend (!), and had the pleasure of seeing Adam perform at Tropicana Field. It was my husband’s first chance to see Adam perform live. At the end of the show he declared Adam to be the best vocalist he ever heard!!!
The concert started after a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game (which went into overtime!). I had scoped out the venue during the game so I could find out where to line up for the concert. The venue sold wristbands to anyone who wanted to watch the concert from the field itself (others could watch from the stands). For everyone with wristbands, it was general admission, and being first in line meant closest to the stage. We were told we could line up during the 7th inning of the game. I made sure I was there at the end of the 6th inning, to ensure a good spot. Once the seventh inning started, it was pretty much bedlam in the lineup area downstairs!!! There was lots of pushing and shoving- very intense. Fortunately I, got pushed to pretty much the head of the line! There I met some awesome other fans (hi Nik!), and we settled in to wait for our entry on to the field. My husband joined me in line a bit later (the other fans around me were gracious enough to let him in).
The game went into overtime (ugh!!), but then it was time to go on to the field to position ourselves for the show. I was told I had to run to get a good spot. I removed my heals, braced myself, and when it was time, sprinted out to the field, Nik running ahead and my husband next to me. I haven’t run that fast that far for a looong time!! But we made it (ending up about seven rows back from the stage…what I do for Adam…!). You can kind of get an idea of what it was like from this picture (courtesy of jieshrek66):
Allison Iraheta performed first, and then Adam hit the stage!! The show was spectacular as always. Not sure how Adam does it night after night. His voice was strong and pure, and the crowd of about 30,000 (including those who remained in their seats in the stands) went wild!! I was able to capture two videos: Sure Fire Winners and the encore, 20th Century Boy. Enjoy!!
Wow, what a show. I gotta tell ya, this last concert was just as good (if not better) than the first I experienced, where Adam absolutely blew me away!! A big thanks to him, the band, and his crew for entertaining us so incredibly all summer!!!
I was fortunate to have yet ANOTHER encounter with Adam by the buses after the show that night. He looked adorable, with sunglasses, a light blue shirt and jeans. I grabbed his hand to tell him I was sorry about what he was going through (paparazzi, etc). He grabbed my hand back, and said he was so over it, that the police weren’t pressing charges, and it was all good!!
So that’s it, GlamFans. I’m truly glad I was able share my summer of glitter, glam and love with you!! Adam’s off to foreign lands, where he’ll continue to keep us entertained…yes, it’s all good!!
Top picture credited to http://twitpic.com/photos/Grrrr_girl . Click on the link for more!! Adam at the buses picture credited to http://twitpic.com/photos/fiarra. Click on the link for even more great photos!