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Summer Of Glitter, Glam and Love!!

Posted in Adam Lambert with tags , , , , , , on September 22, 2010 by Claudia

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!!

Hugs,

Claudia

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!

Glam Groupie!

Posted in Adam Lambert with tags , , , , , on August 22, 2010 by Claudia

Hello GlamFans!!

Just got back from an AMAZING week following Adam Lambert and his Glam Nation tour around New England! I met Adam for a SECOND time at a meet and greet in Hyannis before the show at the Cape Cod Melody Tent there. I was able to speak to him for a bit longer this time. He was gracious, kind and patient with me as I gushed and flailed!! More about that in my next post!

But first I want to share some great videos I was able to get at the Casino in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire on August 21st. The venue was down and dirty (just the way we like ’em for general admission shows), and I had a spot dead center stage in the second row!! Enjoy!

Ring Of Fire

Sleepwalker

The last gorgeous minute of Soaked:

Aftermath!

Strut!

And finally, a SPECTACULAR 20th Century Boy!!

UNBELIEVABLE!! Thanks so much to Adam, his band and crew…and to my amazing husband for holding down the fort with love and patience while I indulged in my “groupie tour” this week!! I am truly blessed…

You can find a lot of my tweeted pictures from all three shows at  http://tweetphoto.com/user/4999737 .

Hugs!!

Claudia

Adam Lambert: Fresh!!

Posted in Adam Lambert with tags , , , , on July 26, 2010 by Claudia

Hello, GlamFans! Before I begin today’s post, please visit our newly updated donorschoose.org giving page: http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=29209&utm_source=dc&utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=givingpage                                                                   Adam (and I!) really appreciate ANY donations you can make to benefit school children across America!! I (we) hope you will consider giving to this very worthwhile cause!!  

Now, for some of the latest about Adam Lambert and his Glam Nation Tour!!

First, a great concert review from San Francisco: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/25/DD6T1EJEVQ.DTL

TALC Vids will be uploading concert videos from the July 25th Glam Nation concert here: http://www.youtube.com/user/TALCvids

Watch allof SUZ526’s videos from the Warfield in San Francisco at: http://www.ainow.org/index.php/new-tour/3165-adam-lambert-a-his-glam-nation-tour-are-back-at-the-warfield-in-san-francisco-ca

Find some amazing concert pics (including the one above) here: http://twitpic.com/photos/orchidas and http://twitpic.com/photos/zambiaglambert and HEEERE for Adommy pics (including the one above!): http://twitpic.com/photos/TALC_AdamBombs

For concert vids from Lincoln, California, go to  http://www.youtube.com/user/Libracats

Want more Glam Nation concert coverage? Go to MJ’s Big Blog archive: http://mjsbigblog.com/categories/adam-lambert

Finally, a couple of recent (adorable) interviews with Adam:

Hugs!!

Claudia

Adam Lambert Casts a Voodoo Spell in Iowa

Posted in Adam Lambert with tags , , , , on June 11, 2010 by Claudia

Adam Lambert performed at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs, Iowa June 10th. YouTube’s BoomFan2 captured the evening wonderfully! I met BoomFan2 at the Kradison concert in NYC at the Highline. So happy she got to see Adam up close and personal once again. Thanks for sharing your vids- you go girl, so proud of you!!

Go to her YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/BoomFan2#p/u/1/1DV0tzFQs4Q.

More pictures like the one above from VooDooMe2 at http://twitpic.com/1vqsk3. Tons of pics from the show at http://omahanightlife.com/gallery/061010_Stir_Adam_Lambert/pa.

All That Glitters has a post about the show at http://littleglitterlittleglam.blogspot.com/2010/06/adam-lambert-at-stir-cove-council.html and Adamholic does too at http://adamholic.com/blog/2010/06/11/gn-council-bluffs-ia-june-10/

Hugs!

Claudia

Sexy Beast- (Holy) Toledo!!!

Posted in Adam Lambert with tags , , , , on June 9, 2010 by Claudia

 The venue was described as hot, sticky, dirty… and if you were lucky enough to have a ticket to Adam Lambert’s Glam Nation concert in Toledo, Ohio June 8th, you got to see THIS live (squeeeee!!!):

The following pics come from http://twitpic.com/photos/MegMcElroy.

Go here for additional media coverage of the concert: http://community.livejournal.com/adamlambertetc/845699.html

Top picture from Glambert_1481. Picture directly above from Reoracer.

MWWWAAHHH!!

Claudia

Adam Lambert Rocks the Big Guns In Sayreville, NJ!!

Posted in Adam Lambert with tags , , , on June 6, 2010 by Claudia

Adam Lambert performed the second of his Glam Nation Tour concerts June 5th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey! You can find a full set of videos from alreference at http://www.youtube.com/user/alreference#g/u

From MJ’s Big Blog, another full set of videos from the concert: http://mjsbigblog.com/adam-lambert-%e2%80%93-glam-nation-tour-%e2%80%93-sayreville-nj-%e2%80%93-060510.htm

A bit about the concert (including pics and video) from Adam-Lambert.org: http://adam-lambert.org/sayerville-new-jersey-glam-nation-tour-06052010/

Lots of great pics from denise625 at http://tweetphoto.com/user/4348802 and jeter021992: http://yfrog.com/froggy.php?username=Jeter021992.

AND HERE (including picture above)!!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/artiselemental/sets/72157624215286104/show/with/4675064792/

Here’s a first hand account from someone who attended the show:

On Sunday 6th June 2010,  Twitter’s @cutiepi300 said:

“Alright, here’s for anyone who’s been asking… So I was in the car when @adabritt called and told me Allison was signing outside… I was like “OMG give her the phone!!” So she did, and I got to talk on the phone with Allison… it was nothing special, just like “Hey, how are you” blah blah blah. I asked her to stay outside for like 20 more minutes so i could meet her and give her the gift I have. She said she would wait, but she ended up being pulled inside for soundcheck, which means I didn’t get to meet her.

I met up with some people I ~knew from twitter, we talked hung out.. I cut the entire line…then Tommy walked by, we all screamed and he left. Allison’s guitarist walked by a few times but he never came over. Orianthi came over and signed for everyone and was SO sweet. she handed out a handful of her guitar pics. she took pics with people and might I add, she’s GORGEOUS!..

Next was we waited in line for like EVER!! it was soooo hot and sweaty, but it was fun! We talked about Kradison, Gokey, and even Scoot!… then they FINALLY let us into the venue at like 6:45. I spent $70 on merch and $3 on a water. after my little shopping spree my friend rachel and I squeezed our way up to the front, we were about 3 people away from the stage, eventually we met up with everyone else.

NOW for the show. First up was Allison. UNREAL. She doesn’t stop moving, she’s like a HUGE ball of energy!! Her voice is so amazing live. She sang FIBOU, Holiday, Robot Love, Scars, DWTP (with Orianthi)and then she was done. She literally ran off stage when she finished, which left us no time to chant “Slow Ride!!” But whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatever!! haha

Then it was Orianthi’s turn. Now don’t get me wrong, that chick can SHRED but singing? ehh. It was interesting to watch her I guess… I took a ton of pics of her. Honestly? I couldn’t wait for her set to end.

And finally, the queen of the hour. First Tommy, Monte, Cam, and LP came out. Then everyone knew shit was about to go down. All of the sudden Adam walked up from behind the stage wearing a purple(?) jacket with a green top hat and makeup like you cannot even imagine and no shoes. He walks out singing Voodoo with dancers and I’ve honestly never heard anything like that before. I don’t remember the order of the songs but here:

Sure Fire Winners: Amazing as usual. Grabbed Tommy while singing “How far this bad wild child’s gonna go.”

Fever: This will forever been known as Adommy’s song. Hair grabbing. Man handling. Let tell you, you haven’t SEEN Adommy until you’ve seen it in person. You want to crawl into a ball and scream!

Broken Open: Adam stood at the top of the stairs and sang it SO dramatically. It was so amazing.

Aftermath: Acoustic! Persoanlyl I didn’t know what to expect with acoustic Aftermath. It was amazing. Everyone got off the stage except for Monte and Adam. They sat at the back of the stage and played that song.

Ring Of Fire: There were rings of fire…. on the video screen. haha It was outstanding none the less. The notes he hits are mind boggling.

Strut: Dancers came out and “Strutted” it was super energetic and fun!

Down the Rabbit Hole: OMG. Just wow. “It starts in his bass (grabbing Tommy) and ends in my crystal ball (motions to giant bugle in his pants)”

Sleepwalker: I was FULLY expecting Orianthi to come out and play considering she is on tour with him, but I was wrong. Monte played and it was still phenomenal.

If I Had You: My favorite and always will be! He introduced the band AND dancers. When he introduced the dancers they all did a different little dance. SO FUCKING COOL! When he introduced Brook (choreographer) they like crumped together, it was so HOT.

Soaked: So theatrical. So him. So amazing. Took a drink of some alcohol during it. haha

Mad World: You would think after hearing it 100+ times before you wouldn’t want to hear it again. Well I stand corrected, it was still like seeing it for the first time all over again.

I think that’s all the songs. If you haven’t seen Adam live, you have to. it’s nothing like seeing him through a computer screen. It was weird because they all came on stage and I was like “WOW, they’re real people, they’re life size, they’re not figures in my computer screen!” My ears are still ringing and will be for another day. I learned that I suck at taking pictures and Adommy is real. At the end of the show, we ran out back and met LP and Tommy. LP sounds EXACTLY like he does on the livestreams. He’s really sweet!! Tommy, oh Tommy. How I love your twinkie self. He’s adorable beyond words, and is so gay. haha SO sweet, but so oblivious. We saw Neil, he ignored us. Saw Josh/Pujays/Drag Queen? He was smoking.

I had the most amazing time, and I need to see it again! So unreal!”

Hugs!

Claudia

The Adam Lambert/Wilkes-Barre Affair- Part 2

Posted in Adam Lambert with tags , , on June 5, 2010 by Claudia

Tons of great videos and pictures from Adam Lambert’s first Glam Nation concert in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania June 4th have surfaced! Below are several links to great sites for your glittery enjoyment!!

Complete concert videos and great pics at:

http://adam-lambert.org/congratulations-adam-lambert-on-successful-first-night-glam-nation-tour/

http://adamholic.com/blog/  and http://adamquotedaily.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/wilkes-barre-videos-and-pictures/ (These ladies always blow me away!!)

TALC videos always rock, you can’t go wrong here: http://www.youtube.com/user/tuke18.

And yes, once again, LoveLightAdam had me squealing with delight at the pictures she took last night: http://twitpic.com/photos/LightLoveAdam (including the ones above!). You go, girl!!!! More great pics being compiled at http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p150/sf_ebay/a1/glamnation/wilkesbarre/?evt=user_upload_approve&sort=ascending.

Several fellow Adam fan(atic) friends are FIRST IN LINE to get into Starland tonight (they’ve been there since early this morning)!! Giving a shout out to @glambertaddict and @suenomma!!! Stay hydrated and keep your batteries full, dears! I want a full report after the show!!!

Please don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @GlamFanNation (link on the right side of this page) for the latest updates and reports from the gals!!

Hugs,

Claudia