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July 13, 2010

Adam’s Eyes! (and Tommy’s Eyes too!)

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ADAM’S EYES!

 

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‘American Idol:’ Adam Lambert’s popularity results in Glam Nation date #2 for Atlanta

It is obvious that the former American Idol finalist, Adam Lambert has reached that new level of fame that not every artist acheives. With his songs, videos and a Glam Nation tour that is doing amazingly well, it is no wonder why more tour dates are being added to the exisiting schedule. Due to the singer’s popularity, a second date has been added to Atlanta to keep up with the demand of the fans.

According to a new report, Lambert’s first Atlanta show sold out (this is a usual occurrence) therefore another date has been added. The singer’s first show is set to take place on September 14th, and now the second will be on the 15th. The first show is to be at the symphony hall which seats 1,800 and the second show will be at another venue — the Tabernacle which seats 2,500. This shows the extent of the need to add additional dates to the tour.

http://www.examiner.com/x-52611-TV-Examiner~y2010m7d13-American-Idol-Adam-Lamberts-popularity-results-in-Glam-Nation-date-2-for-Atlanta

Presales Tomorrow AM on Ticketmaster for these venues:   Peoria, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta

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Adam Lambert, Orianthi and Allison Iraheta make a splash at Chesaning Showboat Music Festival 

Lambert can do it all, and you really have to experience it live to realize how gifted he is. He’s the consummate entertainer, too, building a theatrical presence onstage as he wrapped his vocals around it all. 

 And his innovative takes on Tears for Fears’ “Mad World” and Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” show what he can do with a strong song.Hopefully, as he grows in the business, he’ll find more of what makes “If I Had You” something to hum on your way back to the car. 

 Of course, none of that stopped nearly 5,000 “Fan-Berts” from screaming and dancing and calling out “I love you” to the personable young performer. Even the sudden downpour that started minutes after the last note couldn’t dampen their enthusiasm. 

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/saginaw/index.ssf/2010/07/adam_lambert_orianthi_and_alli.htmlVote  

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All about Adam

Glam is the name of Lambert’s game at Common Ground

by Chelsea Balducci 

Adam Lambert — or “Glambert,” as most pop culture addicts would call him — has moved from show tunes to “American Idol” to becoming a glittered glam-rock sensation. Known for his sequined parachute pants and sexually charged stage show, Lambert (who’ll perform Tuesday at Common Ground Music Festival) isn’t one to shy away from controversy. 

“If people are really losing their minds and getting really crazy, it kind of fuels me,” he said in a phone interview last month. “It’s a lot easier for me to really get into it. Sometimes you feel friskier than other times.” 

Lambert lists The Beatles, Michael Jackson and David Bowie as some of his key influences and describes his show as “mostly music from the album. Dark and mysterious. Kitschy, with lots of rhinestones, costume changes and lots of fashion to look at. Definitely glam.” 

He also tries to tailor his presentation for the crowd, acknowledging “the vibe in the audience is different every night.” 

Lambert’s album, “For Your Entertainment,” hit stores in November and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard album chart. It has sold over a million copies worldwide, and features his Top 10 hit “Whataya Want From Me” and the new single, “If I Had You,” which, according to Lambert, is “very glam and not to be taken to seriously. That’s the great thing about glam-rock: It has a lightness to it, and it should make you feel like dancing.” 

On “American Idol,” Lambert was celebrated for his soaring falsetto, although he’s being careful not to overwork his voice while touring. “We’ve lowered a couple of the keys so that I know that I am sounding my best every night,” he said. “I’ve worked with a vocal coach.” 

Still, he promises, “I’m not going to be lip-synching anytime soon.” 

http://www.lansingcitypulse.com/lansing/article-4544-all-about-adam.html 

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Last night thanks to@mindchnger

Chesaning Showboat 2010 Videos 

Voodoo 

 

Fever 

 

Sleepwalker 

 

Music Again (around .25 Adam stumbles and then mentions it) 

 

If I Had You and the bugs 

 

Mad World (great quality!) 

 

Whole Lotta Love 

 

http://community.livejournal.com/hooplamagnet/90310.html 

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Thanks to @mindchnger

Interview from the Brown Theatre Performance 

 

“I have a dishwasher!  OMG!”  

Q102 Brian Douglas Interviews Adam (about Idol) 

 

Fans Nicole and Allie Interview Adam before Louisville 

 

  

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Tommy Joe Ratliff Corner  

Tommy’s Eyes 

thanks to @scorpios4adam who photoshopped herself out of this picture

 

 

Memorable Fan comments! 

shelby says: 

Adam is a true gift. Those who “get it” are enjoying the most amazing artist to come along in, well, I can’t remember anyone else as amazing personally! 🙂 Enjoy him everyone! He IS TRULY A ONE IN A MILLION GEM!! 

Kristina says:
Underneath the makeup and the glitter, the flashy clothes and that amazing voice is a truly wonderful person. He is a real gem that this world does not get blessed with very often. He’s always positive, refusing to get caught up in negativity. He’s truly a gift. Honestly, this world needs more people like Adam.

…hope he gets chased by some really pretty boys next time… 

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News from Around the World 

Bern3755: In OZ this week upwardly mobile bullet performer- Adam Lambert’s #IIHY (from #18 to #12) 

Better Quality World Cup Video with WWFM at 1:00  

http://v.sports.163.com/video/2010/7/8/L/V6AEKJK8L.html 

http://www.singaporeglamberts.com/blog/?p=878 

hooplamagnet NEW CONCERT! Not on AO yet 9/5/2010 – Peoria, IL http://tinyurl.com/mvcbvc 

hooplamagnet  New Florida Date: http://bit.ly/bRVNbo

Adam Lambert: Singer’s ‘If I Had You’ moves up to #85 on Billboard 100 


Adam Lambert — AP

Singer and performer Adam Lambert has become the superstar that everyone believed him to be since he was first catapulted into the spotlight. According to new statistics, Lambert’s current hit single, “If I Had You,” has moved up several spots to #85 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart

This news should come as no surprise because the singer’s debut album, For Your Entertainment has struck a chord with his fans. As evidenced by his current Glam Nation tour, the singer has garnered many fans by the fact that he genuinely cares about his connection that he shares with the fans. He continually takes to Twitter to give his followers updates. 

From the reviews of the critics, to the tweets the fans post on Twitter — Lambert gives his all in each and every performance. 

“If I Had You” went to the #1 spot on the VH1 top 20 countdown almost immediately and it is certain that it will stay on the countdown for weeks to come. 

http://www.examiner.com/x-52611-TV-Examiner~y2010m7d11-Adam-Lambert-Singers-If-I-Had-You-moves-up-to-85-on-Billboard-100 

Vicky says: I’d like to clarify this. IF I HAD YOU is currently #85 on Hot 100 for week Mon. 6/28 thru Sun. 7/4. The number that represent sales from last week Monday 7/5 – Sunday 7/11 will show up on billoard.com this coming Thursday. Please note: BILLBOARD UPDATES EVERY THURSDAY. 

Malaysia's HOT magazine via @orchidas

  

  

Glam Nation Scrapbook…. Great job!  

http://www.kinnetik.org/gns/  

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Worth Reading

Adam’s Scarlet Letter: A Sin Transformed

From NoAngel:
A is for Adam.

Simple. Unless the Adam is Lambert, and the A is huge and sparkling in antique script on a top hat. In scarlet. Get it?  

Okay, so I didn’t, at first. I blame sensory overload. The night of the concert in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania was an explosion of Purple fringe! Lasers! Acoustic Aftermath! Bare feet and sultry moves and Ring of Fire, omg! And oh yeah, Adam likes to splash his initial around- cool! An “A” on the back of his vest, and his dancers’ costumes, and LP’s drum. In all the glitz and flash at the beginning of the long-anticipated Glam Nation Tour, Adam’s message to us may have been overlooked.  

But something finally nudged my mind, and when it hit me, I geeked out, because seriously, I stan Adam for a hundred different reasons, but his clever, creative brain just ~does things to me. So bear with me as I look a little deeper into the symbolism of Adam’s scarlet letter.  


For those who haven’t read the novel since forced at exam-point to do so in high school, the abridged/nutshell version of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 classic The Scarlet Letter: Hester Prynne is a young woman sent to colonial Boston by her husband. For years, she waits for him to join her, and when he doesn’t, has an affair with another man. Discovered, she is imprisoned, and once released, is forced to wear a bright red “A” (for adultery) on her dress, marking her as a sinner. She lives quietly on the outskirts of town and over time, she comes to embrace the letter, and even to wear it proudly. She decorates it in gold thread, and refuses to remove it even when given permission to do so. The meaning of the letter itself changes, and many townspeople, who have come to respect Hester, come to believe it stands for “able.”  

In the novel, Hester was judged by her community as a sinner and forced to wear a label of her shame. Her offense: she defied the rules and dared to be a sexual being. She could have sunk down under the punishment and let it defeat her. She could have left town and hidden her identity. Instead, she stayed, and through her suffering, she gained insight and wisdom and strength of character. She did not deny who she was or what she had done, and through her quiet courage, turned a label of shame into a badge of honor.  

So what does all this have to do with Adam? What was the crime that Adam committed?  

He defied the rules and dared to be a sexual being. Gifted with the closing number on the 2009 American Music Awards, he gave an unabashedly sexual performance, sending conservatives into a tailspin and provoking 1500 of them to release their pearls long enough to set righteously trembling fingers to keyboards and write half-coherent letters of outrage to the FCC. Because for some “Americans,” gay is a-okay as long as it’s subtle and asexual, but when it’s “in your face,” the children are evidently at risk.  

Adam’s sin was that, right from the beginning, he refused to be neutered. “I’m a sexual person,” he has said unapologetically, and at the AMAs he gave an overtly sexy performance befitting a sexy song. Something that no out gay male had ever done before on national prime-time television. His punishment was swift. Cancelled performances, a media storm, outcry from all sides.  

At least Adam had the support of the gay community after the AMAs, right? After all, Aaron Hicklin of Out Magazine had just publicly exhorted Adam to “find [his] own path,” to not be afraid of being “too gay,” and to “not mess this up.” “This” being the pioneering path that Adam was charting as the first major-label recording artist to be out at the beginning of his career. Unfortunately, the gay community was far from unanimously supportive after the AMAs, and it took GLAAD a dishearteningly long time to speak out on his behalf against ABC. Many in the LGBT community fretted that Adam’s over-the-top behavior had set back years of hard-won progress. So apparently the advice to Adam to find his own path actually meant, “tread carefully down this narrow safe road we’ve defined, so you don’t freak out the straights with the idea of gay sex…”  

And Adam’s fanbase? As devoted as they are, even some of his most ardent fans wrung their hands in fear over the career implications of the AMA furor. To this day, the performance sparks fierce debate among Adam’s fans, with many proclaiming it a travesty and an anomaly. They are quick to explain that it isn’t “The Kiss” or the simulated oral sex that they object to, but rather they hate that Adam was “threatening,” “angry,” and “uncontrolled” on stage. Never mind that the words (“Can you handle what I’m ’bout to do? Cause it’s about to get rough for you…”) suggest that this isn’t a pretty love song. Clearly, many fans are uncomfortable with an Adam that is sexually aggressive, and prefer a softer edge.  

In the days following the AMAs, Adam was given many opportunities to apologize for that night. It would have been so easy for him to say, “I’m sorry” or “I shouldn’t have done what I did.” Forgive me, I fucked up, I’ll never do it again, I promise I’ll be good…  

Instead, Adam owned what he did on that stage. To one and all he claimed it as his performance, his emotions, and his interpretation of the song. He weathered the backlash and the anger from foes and friends alike with class and dignity. Recently, Adam has spoken of the anxiety and pressure he felt in those days, when he wondered if he had ruined his chances of success. But all we saw back then was his grace under fire as he asked us all to consider ‘what do we want from him?’  

Not a question with an easy answer. Naturally, those of us who love Adam and wish him success have many opinions about how he should go about his career. There are those who want OTT Adam- as much flash and glitter as possible; more is more, and screw those who can’t handle it. Others want Adam to tread more lightly- build his fanbase by appealing to a wider audience, and gradually introduce them to his brand of glam without freaking them out. For every person who loves out-and-proud Adam, there is at least one who would rather not have his sexuality “shoved down their throat,” a turn of phrase that makes one wonder about the fantasies these folks spin in the privacy of their own heads.  

Consider also the fact that Adam came to national attention through American Idol, and many of his fans are devotees of the show. This is a program that celebrates the Cinderella story, wherein a wide-eyed, talented nobody is plucked from obscurity and gifted with fame and fortune. American Idol watchers like their contestants wholesome and humble and malleable. Smart and opinionated? No thanks. Openly gay and sexual? Not so much. Clay Aiken, anyone?  

Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote that “no man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude without getting bewildered as to which one may be the true.” This is what Adam means when he speaks of being true to himself and being an “open book.” He could have taken a safer route, either by keeping his sexuality ambiguous until he was well-established in his career, or by airbrushing his gay so as not to offend the fainthearted. But Adam has continued to be unabashedly himself. A man of many facets, Adam has shown us his vulnerability and earnestness when a song calls for it. And when the song and the setting is sexy, Adam brings on the sexy, whether it’s a feverishly hot performance at Rock My Town, or rocking a studded codpiece at Sydney’s Mardi Gras, or trading sensual licks with Tommy on tour.  

So what about that “A”? It could stand for the AMAs. For Adam’s sin. For the two-dimensional label that so many were eager to attach to him, and the storyline that people seemed so ready to write: A fallen Idol who failed to live up to the hype and who failed to stay in the safe little box. Nearly every interview and article, to this day, is another opportunity for that scarlet letter to be branded onto Adam yet again. Lest we forget.  

Instead, that “A” stands for Adam. “It’s me, I’m a freak…” Adam shows us that he is in charge of his own identity, and thus in control of his destiny. Rather than apologizing for the past or pretending that it didn’t happen, Adam accepts and embraces it as a part of himself. Recognizing that the AMA performance will be attached to him for some time to come, he brings up the reference himself, with a wink and a dash of glitter.  

By placing the scarlet “A” front and center on his top hat and wearing it at the beginning of his concert, Adam tells us that he is unashamed of his debut performance, or of his sexuality, or of being a sexual person. The “A” becomes a mark of pride. Adam has walked through the fire and come out stronger than ever. And just as Hester gilded her letter and made it into a sign of her own strength, Adam has taken what some have called his “sin” and through the catalyst of his own character, transformed it into a symbol of honor.  

So yes, as it turns out, A is for Adam.  

Posted by NoAngel at 8:23 PM
http://glamazingrace.blogspot.com/2010/07/adams-scarlet-letter-sin-transformed.html
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7 Comments

  1. OK – I’ve loved Adam since the very first moment I saw him on AI. I KNEW he’d make it big. But the pictures you included of his eyes are just beyond words. Never in my life have I seen such a beautiful man – those eyes, those eyes! I think there’s nothing left but a puddle in front of my computer. Such beauty… and perfection has never appeared before. Thanks SO much for my latest dreams…

    Comment by wyldfyreangel — July 13, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

  2. OMHEAVEN’STOBETSYGOD!!!! ADAM NEEDS BRIEFS FOR SUPPORT!!! – SURPRISE!!! AND ADAM GETS SENT A SEX RING, WHICH HE SAYS WOULD SLIP RIGHT OFF OF HIS FINGER!!! – OG GOD, MY HEART BE STILL!!! That interview with Kelly was priceless!! And all I kept looking at was Adam in all his gloriously gorgeous self, but specifically – those massively broad shoulders, his amazingly long fingers & hands, sans nail polish, and those really big feet of his!!!! this all leads to one conclusion about other body parts and I’m just about done at this point!! – this will keep me entertained for some time!! Love this interview; love all your pictures as usual – thanks for picking up my day!!! – I needed it.

    Comment by DeeDeeGlambert — July 13, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

  3. WHOLE LOTTA LOVE IN MILWAUKEE = A WHOLE LOTTA REALLY SEXXED – UP, SWEATY, SCORCHING, SULTRY ADAM LAMBERT!! that is the sexiest version I think I have seen since I saw Adam perform in Highline in NY, and that wasn’t too shabby, either!!! What I wouldn’t give to be on those stairs as he was laying on them – right over him!!

    All I have to say is – what is Adam going to do next – especially in 2 weeks when he goes home to California??!!-I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THAT MAN HAS UP HIS SLEEVE FOR EVERYBODY AT THAT POINT!!

    Comment by DeeDeeGlambert — July 13, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

  4. DeeDee.. your enthusiasm continues to be so adorable! How the heck are you? XO

    Comment by adamquotedaily — July 13, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

  5. OMG! Fire a whole lotta hello. I would kill to be near those stairs! Sexy as hell!!!!!There was nothing dry in the house!! And everyone knows it!!!!!

    Comment by Renee Smeltzer — July 13, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

  6. I watched the interview twice i missed the ring wont fit my finger!! I must have been laughing my butt off. Oh how i needed that today. I love Adam !! The A allways stood for ADAM. Then i thought of the closed minded idiot!! It’s there loss.We understand Adam Lambert is a gift to behold.

    Comment by Renee Smeltzer — July 13, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

  7. holy shite!!!! i love tommys chocolate eyes…… and adams icy blue ones…. ooh it gives me the shivers just thinking about it XD

    Comment by ♫Adam Lamberts Biggest Fan♫ — July 14, 2010 @ 3:27 am


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