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Adam Lambert rocks out for a very enthusiastic Atlanta Symphony Hall crowd

CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Adam Lambert tore down the roof at the very staid Atlanta Symphony Hall Tuesday night. And while the venue was a bit stuffy, Adam wasn’t in the least.

Fortunately, he tamed some of his worst tendencies we saw on “Idol” and that ill-fated American Music Awards performance. Heck, he didn’t even sing “For Your Entertainment.” It merely played on tape to open his hour-long set.

The show flowed well. He started dark, including a short version of “Ring of Fire,” his only cover of the night. He then did a few acoustic cuts. Then he did happier dance songs at the end, including his current his “If I Had You.” (He apparently has dropped “Whole Lotta Love” and “Mad World” from the set recently.) Adam’s brimming confidence and grace on stage made the show easy on the eyes. Overall, it was a visually stunning set (with a simple, yet effective, laser light show).

adam-snarlThe crowd included a few teens but mostly women in their 30s to 60s. (Not as many gays as you would imagine.) I do have to say it was one of the most enthusiastic audiences I’ve ever been in. Between opener Allison Iraheta and Adam, the song “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas got most everyone on their feet to dance, even some folks who are clearly receiving Social Security checks. People actually applauded after “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” and “Sexyback” were played.

Naturally, they stood throughout his entire set, even during his two lengthy costume breaks. (One was filled with dancers. The other, long guitar solos.).

He didn’t utilize that annoying massive scream of his. Rather, he would wail at times but in a way that wouldn’t break glass or break eardrums. I was very happy.

I almost didn’t get into the concert. Apparently, I had no tickets available at will call. And I forgot to bring the name of the person who supposedly set it up for me. A woman with Atlanta Symphony Hall told me this was set up by an outside company so she didn’t have the power to give me any tickets. She said she’d try and told me to wait by the entrance. Just moments before Allison was to start, one of the ticket takers asked me if I was coming in. I said I was having issues with my media access. She then handed me a spare ticket, no explanation given. I thanked her and took it.

I’ll provide more thoughts tomorrow morning. I just wanted to get a couple of videos up first:

Here is Adam singing “Whataya Want From Me” in acoustic form mid-way through the concert:

And here are three very big fans of Lambert (left to right- Andrea Beyer, Lois Gray and Kathy McClain) who were teens when Elvis Presley was big. These three Floridians drove six hours from the Melbourne, Fla. area and plan to see three more Lambert concerts in their state. Kathy later told me she also was a huge fan of Adam Ant in the 1980s.

And yes, there were younger folks there, too. Here was my vantage point at about 8:47 p.m., 12 minutes before he hit the stage while Justin Timberlake was playing over the loudspeakers:

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298 comments Add your comment

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
12:47 am

Thanks Rodney… Adam Lambert getting the cougars, who knew?

Elaine

September 15th, 2010
12:54 am

Hello, Rodney— Thanks for such a wonderful review of the show. I just got home from the concert. I was seated in row G, seat 20 which was as close to center of the stage and it was absolutely great. Adam was definitely having a great time performing. I am going tomorrow night to The Tabernacle to see him again with a friend. Yes, it was a bit warm and stuffy in the symphony hall but the energy from the crowd was fantastic.
First!

Elaine

September 15th, 2010
12:55 am

Okay, sorry second!

Karen

September 15th, 2010
2:11 am

Hello, one of the cougars here…..sorry saw a different crowd than you report, thought it was VERY diverse in nature, social, economic and sexual preference. Social Security collectors…..not near my row at least. Concert was fun, but Adam seems tired. Encore not so great. Would I go again……in a second.

Oh and by the way 2:42 min of the fans you posted (sorry ladies) was not the best cross section of folks in the crowd. Really 2:42 and that’s all you could come up with?

sarah

September 15th, 2010
3:01 am

hi, i went with my aunt, I had a great time,so many different kinds of people, it was great, and colorful and fun. adam was so cute!

Jack Booted Thug

September 15th, 2010
7:10 am

A leprosy convention sounds more fun.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
7:33 am

Morning!

Sounds like you ended up having a pretty good time, Rodney. His show at the Tabernacle tonight should appeal to a younger crowd. Not many under 30’s know where Symphony Hall is. ;-)

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
7:39 am

AGT was very good last night except for the Prince. I thought he was a major disappointment. Between trying to balance the headdress while coming down the stairs, fiddling with his ear piece and completely losing what made him so good in the first place, his sense of humor, he put on his least interesting show so far.

Michael Grimm picked the right song and was flawless singing it. Terrific performance.

Little Jackie still creeps me out…that adult voice coming out of a child, BUT, last night she was almost(as Sharon said) angelic as she sang Ave Maria. Lovely.

Fighting Gravity has been my favorite. Last night I though Michael and Jackie beat them.

Nana

September 15th, 2010
7:50 am

Good Morning!

Adam has a fan base of the young to the seniors. Good for him and there is nothing wrong with that. I myself like him and would like to see him perform. Glad you were able to get a ticket Rodney.

A father shark and his son were out swimming around in the ocean and came across a ship that had sunk. People were in the water trying to stay afloat. The father shark looked at his son and say “Son listen to me closely and I’ll tell you how to eat people. You swim around them in a circled with a small part of your fin showing so they can see it. Then you swim around them again with about 1/2 of the fin showing.Then you do it again with all your fin showing, then you eat them.” The son thought about this for a second and asked his father “Why do you make the three trips around them showing only a little fin at a time?”. The father replied “People taste better when you scare the
sh*t out of them.”

I go now.

AlphMom

September 15th, 2010
8:21 am

We were front row luge with a wonderful view. Alison was wonderful, Adam amazing. Set was too short (we wanted more!), and no duet with Alison which I would have loved. He is a wonderful talent and so glad I got to experience the concert. Wish I could go again tonight!

Well I'll Be

September 15th, 2010
8:24 am

Only one phrase comes to mind: Three Dollar Bill!

Swinging Richard

September 15th, 2010
8:29 am

Oh I just Looovvveee Adam!! He is one of the best entertainers I ve ever seen plus his is Soooo Scumpdillyishous!!

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
8:36 am

Gonna be one of those days.

virginia

September 15th, 2010
8:40 am

LOVE ADAM!!!! Wish I could be at ALL his concerts. There’s NO ONE like him, that’s for sure. The other entertainers simply bore me.

Didn’t see the VMA’s because there was NO ADAM.

susan

September 15th, 2010
8:46 am

These ladies put a huge SMILE on my face. The word” cougar “is old- outdated and derogatory when referring to fans over 30 who just want to rock out and have a good time. I have been to 4 concerts and the reason why Adam attracts ALL ages is HE his BAND and DANCERs are AMAZING performers and ADAM can sing – dance and look sexy as hell doing it! LOVE the ladies in the video!!!!!!!!

blkshepherd

September 15th, 2010
8:47 am

Well I’ll Be

Is that what you consider yourself? Your giving yourself far too much praise. Also your jealousy (which clearly shows) does not take not even one dollar from what Adam Lambert is earning in fact Adam does not even know you exist. further Nor does he care. He makes more money in one show that you will Ever see in your life.

As for the rest of us, especially myself, could care less about what you think of him. But I do think you fit that phrase 3 dollar more than Adam,dont Flatter yourself..duhh(eyes rolling.)

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
8:52 am

Rodney…watching your interview with the ladies(very good, btw) I noticed that many members of the audience filing out in the background, were younger than you suggested…although younger to me may be way different than younger to you. ;-)

Cindy

September 15th, 2010
8:56 am

I do have to ask. Why were there teens in the audience? It was a Tuesday night and a school night and he doesn’t come on until 10:00pm at least that’s what I was told was the reason I couldn’t go. I was told there would be no one there my age because it was a school night and the show got over late. Can some one comfirm this? I’m annoyed. Can someone please tell me if there were high schoolers there? Can you just write a post about it. I want to show it to my father. Thank you!!

Rodney Adam was by far the best on American Idol. By far. Why did you say that about him on Idol?

amelie

September 15th, 2010
8:58 am

a litle off topic
one of more reason that i love Adam

Vocalists are rated on their Technical Skill based on their prime ability by the following criteria.

Tier 1: Breath support, register switching, register blending, pitch, vocal runs, consistency throughout registers, volume control, vibrato control, sustain, and diction.
Tier 2: Projection, Resonance, Endurance, Range, and Versatility(Tonal/Stylistic, Technical).

For criteria breakdowns, each criterion from either tier is worth equal points. Influence and impact have no bearing on a singer’s placement

100 Most Technically Skilled Male Rock Vocalists
Updated 9/2/10

1. Jackie Wilson
2. Freddie Mercury
3. Tim Buckley
4. Adam Lambert
5. Jeff Buckley
6. Chris Cornell
7down in then . Michael Kiske
8. Steve Perry
9. Geoff Tate
10. John Farnham
the other good name down in the list

Susan

September 15th, 2010
9:07 am

There are ALWAYS teenagers at Adam’s shows. Just check Youtube. And while you are there check out Adam’s Soaked performance from last night – Just stunningly beautiful. The Atlanta audience really gave the song the respect it deserves. Can’t believe there are only 5 more shows in the US. And then it is off for Adam to Singapore, Japan, Phillipines, China, Malysia, New Zealand, Austria, Australia, Sweden, Germany, France, Switzerland, The UK, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Finland and back to Hawaiiwith shows already selling ut fast. WOW! So happy for him. Who would have thought!

Jeff

September 15th, 2010
9:08 am

Loved Adam, not so much Alison. The crowd was very suprising. The show in the balcony during the break between Alison and Adam was extremely entertaining. My only complaint was that Adam did not do “Mad World”, that was a big disappointment.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
9:13 am

Cindy…how old are you? If your dad said no, then you have to follow his decision…like it or not…doesn’t matter why.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
9:14 am

um, and Cindy, if you’re in school now, why are you posting on a blog?

Adam Lambert

September 15th, 2010
9:14 am

“I close my eyes
And see me before me
Think I would die
If me were to ignore me
A fool could see
Just how much I adore me
I get down on my knees
I’d do anything for me

I love myself
I want me to love me
When I’m feelin’ down
I want me above me
I search myself
I want me to find me
I forget myself
I want me to remind me

I want you
I don’t want anybody else
And when I think about you
I touch myself
Ooh, oooh, oooooh, aaaaaah

I dont want anybody else
When I think about me
I touch myself
I dont want anybody else.

I touch myself
I honestly do
I touch myself I touch myself
I touch myself I touch myself Im touchin myself
Right now in front of you I touch myself…”

Monica

September 15th, 2010
9:16 am

I love Adam. Those 3 ladies are adorable and are having a great time. Watching the excitement from those ladies makes me happy.

Sandi

September 15th, 2010
9:16 am

Rodney, Thanks for the great review. I must have been seated/standing near you as I was in row T. I loved the concert and crowd enthusiasm.

Frankentasia

September 15th, 2010
9:16 am

I b betuh than ole smelly feets adum Lameber. His breaf stinky like a goober factory n him mouf an he bin beet wif an ugly stick cross him ugly face.

Deke

September 15th, 2010
9:19 am

Two terms that do not belong in the same sentence are “Adam Lambert” and “rocks”.

Bob Seger

September 15th, 2010
9:20 am

Whatever happened to true musicians and singers. This Lambert fellow wouldnt last 2 seconds up against some of the 60s and 70s singer, musicians. This is all just a bunch of silly hype about some gay guy who can halfway carry a tune. It even more about the “mainstream” being accepting of gays, even when these so called artist and worth 75 cents.

Programmed music for the programmed atomitonical dullard masses. Shame.

Rita

September 15th, 2010
9:21 am

Rodney, thank you for your positive review other than the comment about the “annoying massive scream” …. your opinon, certainly not mine. I haven’t been to a concert in years but I attended both the Dallas and WinStar GNT concerts. I would love to go to more but real life gets in the way sometimes. Adam is the sexiest, most talented performer I have seen in years and I thank God everyday for American Idol for intoducing him to me. I believe with all my heart that Adam will become iconic, just as Paula Abdul predicted and he will be become a worldwide star, as Simon Cowell predicted. I wish only positive things for Adam and I hope he finds true love one day soon.

Bobby BlueBalls

September 15th, 2010
9:21 am

Im want to be Adams boyfriend!!

I LOVE YOU ADAM!! *Kisses*

blkshepherd

September 15th, 2010
9:22 am

If the new AI contestants have Half as much talent as Adam has..it may be worth watching. Last season was so bland and boring. Looking forward to more Adams, the rocker girl that was runner up..more Clay’s and another Jennifer Hudson. Don’t think we will see another Fanny the tashia. she was one of a kind have to admit that :-/)

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
9:25 am

Bob Segar…are you sure you aren’t actually Bob Dylan?

Corp America

September 15th, 2010
9:30 am

Ah yes…give us your beautiful money you stupid creatins. Programmed music for the programed masses.

Ninag

September 15th, 2010
9:31 am

I was there and it was spectacular. His voice is so amazing!! I can’t wait to see him again!!

General Observation

September 15th, 2010
9:32 am

Obama was elected for the reason Adam Lambert is a pseudo success, stupid, gullible, bleeding heart, politically correct women.

Woodpappy

September 15th, 2010
9:34 am

Don’t think so Deirdre cause Bob Dylan wouldn’t recognize real music if it hit him in the face.

Bobby Boushey

September 15th, 2010
9:34 am

Attn Ladies…Adam will be appearing/dancing with myself and the other “men” at the Lemon Peel next week. Hope to see you there.

becky

September 15th, 2010
9:35 am

All right, whoever the hell you are, Bob Seger, you’re an idiot. Plain and simple. Adam IS a musician – his voice is his instrument, moron. He’s a beautiful singer, and has shown he can sing anything. And obviously not autotune, based on the fact that he sings so many acoustic pieces. He can even sing opera, not that you care about real vocal ability. You’r probably a Kris Allen fan who’s jealous of Adam’s success… but whatever, I don’t care. And why does everyone think this review was so good? He slammed Adam several times, saying that he “Fortunately,… tamed his worst tendencies….” WTF??? And that he didn’t use his annoying scream.. again WTF??? This was the strangest review. And I was in Tunica Saturday, which was for over 21 only, and there were all ages (over 21) there. Lots of people in their 20’s and 30’s, men and women, and even GAYS, Rodney. All over! There were married couples in their late 20’s/early 30’s, and old gray haired men dancing with young women in the aisles. Maybe the Tuesday night crowd wasn’t as diverse as the Saturday night casino crowd.

Susie

September 15th, 2010
9:35 am

Adam has such a cute accessable rear-end. I want to be his Dominatrix.

Jim "The Hammer" Steel

September 15th, 2010
9:37 am

Diverse = The new Stupidity!!!

Bob Seger

September 15th, 2010
9:38 am

becky, I could buy and sell Adam Lambert 100 times over. He is nothing more than a Britney Spears in drag. Did ya catch that or is it to far over your empty head. I bet you watch Dancin with the Stars also.

Nuff said.

Susan

September 15th, 2010
9:40 am

Bob Segar, Go listen to your autotuned, lip-synched singers and musicians from the past or better yet the last two singer muscians from American Idol who can’t sell albums nor concerts. Adam’s voice is spectacular and can’t be compared to anyone’s. He never sings a song the same way twice.

Humpy Humpenstein

September 15th, 2010
9:41 am

I saw Adam and he was worse than Natalie Merchant and she was awful. You peoples judgement stinks.

Most of ya probably thought Avatar was a great movie, a block buster, a movie for the ages.

You children need to grow up.

Justmythoughts

September 15th, 2010
9:41 am

Enter your comments here

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
9:42 am

Susie…”accessible rear-end”????????? Are you just asking for trouble????????

Lavender Hall

September 15th, 2010
9:43 am

One of the more lackluster shows I ve attended and was chock full of 20 and 30 year old fat girls behaving like teens who had yet to get in their boobies and pubic hair.

Geesh people…get a life.

Justmythoughts

September 15th, 2010
9:44 am

“General Observation: Obama was elected for the reason Adam Lambert is a pseudo success, stupid, gullible, bleeding heart, politically correct women.”

Yeah, because you white guys have done such a brilliant job with the world. Just my general observation.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
9:44 am

Susan…not to agree with Bob Segar on anything but auto-tune did not exist during the time Bob is speaking about. We just let our singers go ahead and hit bad notes. To be fair, Adam does not need the services of auto-tune.

General Observation

September 15th, 2010
9:47 am

JustmySTUPIDthoughts. Obama, is a joke, a clown a court jester, a game show host, a carnival barker, a used car salesman, a convenient store assistant mgr…LOL…smoke on that one buddy.

Oh BTW…Obama will be receiving his eviction notice come Nov 2012. AHH HAHHAHAA!!!

tuff

September 15th, 2010
9:48 am

WHO is the sicko that posted that horrendous ‘POEM’??!! at 9:14 AM? Must have awakened from a really bad nightmare to post such utter SWILL!!

Corp America

September 15th, 2010
9:49 am

Its all smoke and mirrors but you people are too stupid to realize it. Just give us your damn money and we will keep producing pig vomit for you to consume. EAT IT!

The DiVinyls

September 15th, 2010
9:50 am

tuff…That appears to be Adams version of our song. Adam has ripped us and we want royalties…Pay up Adam.

Fashion Police

September 15th, 2010
9:55 am

Does Mr Lambert wear a thong or does he swing ala natural? I believe some citiations are warranted here.

Annie

September 15th, 2010
9:55 am

Thank you for the review Rodney, I am glad you had a good time. That’s what a concert is about. Sounds like this was another great concert for the GNT. From the videos, Adam was in fine form. I can’t wait for my two concerts this weekend. I still can’t believe the North American tour is almost over, what a summer! And then Adam is off to his sold out shows in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the UK. Adam deserves all the success coming to him!

AdamLambertFan

September 15th, 2010
9:55 am

Saw Adam Lambert on the American Idol tour in Hartford, CT where we saw him come out of the Hilton next to the venue. I was paralyzed. I didn’t even take out my camera from my pocket. He was in the van smiling at us. We had 6th row for that concert. He was incredible in the 20 minutes he performed! Then we saw him in Providence, RI where we had front row. Now words can describe that experience and then meeting him afterwards. I still have the printed ticket he signed for me. This year we went to three GlamNation concerts. One at Foxwoods, CT where we had 6th row on the side. Met a really cool girl and her mom there. Then we saw him in Hyannis, MA. And lastly we saw him in Albany, NY where we had 6th row center. My video of “Soaked” from Albany looks like he was looking right into my camera. A few times I felt like he could see me and I was pretty much paralyzed. It was amazing. Ran out to the barricades after where my daughter got to hug him and we got another autograph on our ticket. I will see him anytime!!! He is my very favorite performer. I grew up listening to the 80’s music and going to concerts. I have never seen fans having a dance party before a concert like they do for Adam! Never in my life have I everrrrrr seen that! It is so awesome! And I have never ever seen a singer or performer better than Adam. Earlier this year I went to see a concert from another American Idol performer but I stood there feeling empty. It wasn’t Adam. So I now am giving up everyone to see Adam. No one can compare to him. He is the total package, through and through. He has it all. He amazes me constantly. Seeing him and meeting him is always a great pleasure and there is nothing in the world like it!!!! ♥

Rodney Ho

September 15th, 2010
9:56 am

The fun stuff that happens when a story lands on ajc.com’s home page, eh? Bottom line: Adam knows how to entertain and is guaranteed a long-term career.

JerryW

September 15th, 2010
9:57 am

Why are some of the folks responding here ?? following every Article about Adam.??? if you don’t care for him go look up someone you do….Danny Gokey the douce fans are back..go away..I think I will start stalking Gokey, Allen and Cook articles regularly . The article stalkers are showing who they really are, same responses article after article. we see you…pretty pathetic. off to find some articles on folks I don’t care for so I can post nasties…bye now..:)

Nic

September 15th, 2010
10:04 am

Adam is a very talented, charismatic entertainer and has a beautiful voice. He’s like a cross between Prince, Edward Scissorhands, and sparkly cupcake frosting. ;) Love him! If all you homophobes could get past the flamboyancy of his stage presence and listen to him SING, you could not deny that he’s talented and deserves to be where he is.

Uncle Rodger

September 15th, 2010
10:06 am

Not sure where Adam is or where he is coming from, however, its just not my cup of tea. To me Adam is more of a cross between Phyllis Diller, Rip Taylor and Boy George.

ahem!

September 15th, 2010
10:13 am

**Sigh**

You know,many of the detractors on this site make me think of some relevant words in an Albert Einstein quote……’ great spirits….violent opposition…. and mediocre minds.’

Hey Bob Seger, and friends….. this sounds like you….. ‘great spirits’ reference,excepted. That’s clearly for Adam Lambert!!

Now,how long is it going to take the “dish it out, but can’t take it” mediocre thinking types to oppose violently?

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
10:17 am

I find it interesting that Adam fans claim to celebrate diversity, yet when faced with the true diversity here (of thought) they balk, cry, and squeal.

Adam Lambert

September 15th, 2010
10:18 am

I love all my fans and detractors equally, BUT some of you need a really really big spanking. You know who you are.

Rickster

September 15th, 2010
10:18 am

I (respectfully) disagree with Rodney that (the guy who finished second to Kris Allen (you know, Kris, the guy who actually won?) “is guaranteed a long-term career.”

I can see him doing Vegas in a few years. Or a remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

But see him performing in 10-20 years? Don’t see that at all.

tuff

September 15th, 2010
10:20 am

Bob Seegar & the rest of you detractors should find something else (or someone else) to pick on for awhile. America is looking really bad in the eyes of the world. STOP adding fuel to the fire!! and GO AWAY!!

BTW, Rodney … while some of the things you said about ADAM & his concert were ’somewhat’ supportive ( and I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt here) a great deal of your remarks were quite SNARKY and UNbefitting a review about a concert! I suggest YOU ‘tone down’ some of your SNIDE remarks regarding ADAM & his fans! Who gives a turkey’s turd what their (our) ages were as long as they (we) ENJOYED & APPRECIATED ADAM’s artistry … YOU, sir, obviously did NOT!!

ali

September 15th, 2010
10:21 am

“Not as many gays as you would imagine”. REALLY? Did you have to go through a gay xray machine then sit in separate sections?

Homophobic and misogynistic blog. Were the 10,000 in Ca all old women? What about the 50,000 in Quebec? What about the >2 million unit buyers?

What about at Kris Allen & Maroon5’s concert where they SOLD 39% box office?

Britte

September 15th, 2010
10:22 am

Ahhh, c’mon my people. Do you really think that there is a ‘Jack Booted Thug’, or a ‘Bob Segar’, a ‘Corp America’, a ‘General Observation’, a ‘Jim ‘The Hammer’ Steel’, a ‘Lavendar Hall’ or a ‘Humpy Humpenstein’? They are shills and don’t bother replying to them. We know how much talent Adam has, no doubt about it, and the above are just trying to elicit more comments for this article. Don’t reply to them, they aren’t real no matter how much ‘they’ say they are. Truth.

General Observation

September 15th, 2010
10:24 am

tuff, you are not so tuff and when you get a job and your own blog then you can instruct others on how to review a performance (notice I didnt say concert). Until then please Zip it MISTER. NOW DROP AND GIVE ME 20.

Tim

September 15th, 2010
10:25 am

ali, when the gay xray machine detected I wasnt gay I was escorted to the exit by the security guards… :(

General Observation

September 15th, 2010
10:29 am

“ENJOYED & APPRECIATED ADAM’s artistry”

And one more thing buster. Adam is far from being an artist. Adam is a song and dance performer who enjoys being flameboyant and taking you suckers money.

NO DROP AND GIVE ME 20.

ali

September 15th, 2010
10:38 am

@Tim awwww sads. :( I’m sure Adam never gave that instruction. Your dirty straight money spends just as well as gay money, albeit the gay dollar will be cleaner, well pressed, smarter, and creatively spring into a beautiful origami feather.

SOS me if you need help at he next show. :)

Consider the Source

September 15th, 2010
10:44 am

So many ugly comments here. Adam Lambert’s music shares a message of humanity for all people no matter their race, gender, religion, or age. I am so proud to be a fan of this gifted young man who is brave enough to love.

“Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.” ~~George Bernard Shaw

Britte

September 15th, 2010
10:46 am

Well said, Consider the Source. I do believe that the ugly comments are meant to elicit more comments for the article and I refuse to reply to shills.

Annie

September 15th, 2010
10:47 am

Rodney Ho- Adam sure does know how to entertain and I agree he will be around a long time. The proof is the passion and energy he seems to elicit from fans and detractors alike. Hell, this comments section is entertaining as it seems anything posted with Adam’s name in it is, LOL! Even people who don’t like him will spend hours spewing hate and garbage about him and don’t realize they are giving him more attention than some of his fans. It is just extraordinary, I’ve never seen anything like it. Anyway thanks again for the great review. My only question was how exactly did you know how many gay people were there? Is there some kind of new technology gay detector out there I haven’t heard about? But I really can’t talk, I didn’t even think about or realize Adam was gay until about Top 10 on AI, haha! I was too focused on how incredibly talented and charismatic he is, LOL.

Sam-A

September 15th, 2010
10:49 am

Woodpappy – back a couple hours – are you having a brain fart today? I agree Bob Dylan can’t sing for nothing, but he’s written some of the most beautiful, meaningful songs ever! Check out the list sometime. I’ve never bought his albums, but sure sing his songs all the time.

QueerSupremacist

September 15th, 2010
10:50 am

@General Observation Obama is no friend of gays. Glad to see you’re obsessed with us, though. Queer is here and you’ll be alot madder about that than any Lambert fan is over your juvenile rants lol. Enjoy watching it unfold, dude! And sorry…Even if you dropped and offered 40, no…just no.

Lily

September 15th, 2010
10:51 am

Don’t know about everyone else but the Adam concert I went to was amazing.

Corp America

September 15th, 2010
10:52 am

Thats right!! Dont take it. You all have the right to spend your money on whatever pseudo artist there is and beleive me when I say we have them lined up and waiting. Lambert, Usher, Justine Beaver, just to name a few. You wont want to miss a single note sang by these and many others so start saving your money now as we anticipate a HUGE SPRING LINE UP for you all.

Thank you and remember your money is good with us anytime anywhere!

Kazu

September 15th, 2010
10:53 am

For the person who claimed “where will Adam be in 10-12 year.” I can guarantee you he’ll still be more famous than Kris.

Nana

September 15th, 2010
10:53 am

I think I will stay away today.

Seriously!?

September 15th, 2010
10:55 am

I just posted 3 times under differen’t names. See how easy it is. Odds are the negative comments come from only a few people.
Any negative response towards Adam will bring in his fans to defend him. The site is doing it for hits.

Rickster

September 15th, 2010
10:58 am

I didn’t say that he wouldn’t be more famous than Kris. I just said that I don’t see him performing in 10-20 years.

But I agree with Nana… I think I’m avoiding the blog most of the day. Time to return to the super secret, undisclosed, heavily fortified but oh-so-comfy bunker. :-)

Rickster

September 15th, 2010
11:01 am

But before I go… I wish a fond farewell to “Red Neckerson” who passed away. I remember him on the Gary McKee morning show & thought he was hilarious. Almost everything he talked about in his commentaries was “exactly what causes inflation!”

Farewell Red. You will be missed.

Corp America

September 15th, 2010
11:11 am

And for all you skeptics out there we currently are developing a TV Sitcom based on the old Leave it to Beave show. It will be called “Leave it to Bieber – A house of confusion.”

Stevie Wonder plays Ward Cleaver, Shirley Jones/Partridge plays June Cleaver, RuPaul plays Wally Cleaver and Justin Beiber as the Bieber. Co-starring Rip Taylor and George Clinton.

The premise…Ward and June produce one offspring that being Wally who later transforms into a female impersonator. After the birth of Wally, June is rendered sterile. Uncle Rip, who is gay is dumpster diving one evening and finds Bieber amongst the garbage and trash and takes him over to Ward and Junes who adopt him.

The show deals with all the trials and tribulations of an adopted son – Beiber – dealing with interracial parents, a brother who becomes a successful drag queen and a gay uncle – Rip Taylor and his gay black lover – George Clinton.

In one episode titled “Say Uncle” Little Bieber is asked to be the brides maid at Uncle Rips wedding and to give away the bride – George Clinton at the commitment ceremony. After much convincing little Bieber agrees and many zany antics and hilarity ensues.

We think this show will cover many social taboos yet will also be fun for the entire family.

See friends…The Corp Machine has got ya covered.

kms

September 15th, 2010
11:11 am

Hey guys – those are just a couple (maybe just 1) of the morons from VFTW posting the negative crap. Apparently the only way they can get off is to run to any article about Adam Lambert and stir the pot. Just ignore them, it ruins their fun. Oh yes, I just noticed the stray KA fan has just shown up too.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
11:13 am

tuff

September 15th, 2010
10:20 am

This post is the perfect example for demonstrating the phrase “getting all huffy about it”

Britte I can assure you that the naysayers are real although they are probably not more that 2 or 3 people posting under a variety of names. Rodney runs an honest blog and would not inject “ringers” just to get more posts. He gets plenty without faking it.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
11:14 am

It all makes me wonder how Adam Lambert would feel that his so called fans are just as venomous as his detractors. According to some it seems that all reviews of Adam need to be 100% positive in every way shape and form, and if they don’t toe the line of the fans expectations then there will be hell to pay.

I think I’ll just sit back and enjoy the diversity that Adam has brought to us, Bob Seger and all.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
11:16 am

And may I point out that the “negative crap” is just as welcome here as the “positive crap” We are NOT an Adam Lambert fan site although many of the regulars on this particular blog enjoy him very much.

If you don’t like the “negative crap” you need to find an Adam Lambert fan site so you can continue to believe that the rest of the world has the same taste in music that you do.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
11:17 am

kms: KA fan? That’s funny. Could you point that person out because I didn’t think KA had any. If you name Rickster then I know you are making things up (because he isn’t a true fan of KA. Instead he just has a talent for yanking your chain.)

Jet

September 15th, 2010
11:26 am

Wow some of you don’t reallize that your bias is showing and you look ugly. If you don’t like Adam Lambert, no problem, but why bash and talk like bigots?? Outside of America the world embraces Adam because of his talent and they don’t care if he is gay – it isn’t what matters. The man has an astounding vocal range of at least 4 octaves, he is extremely charismatic and knows how to put on a fantastic show. He doesn’t hurt anyone and keeps flinging love back at your hate. So who is the better man?? Very clear to see…

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
11:30 am

You know what…I don’t really give a flying frak what the rest of the world thinks of me, this country OR Adam Lambert! I like Adam but his fans are frickin annoying!

JLM

September 15th, 2010
11:33 am

Bob S. I would was there when Robert Plant, David Bowie, Roger Daltrey, Freddie Mercury, etc were singing – Adam definately has that kind of talent and an even greater range. You may not like his style, but rock doesn’t sell worth crap these days and Pop is what is happening – There is a reason two members of Queen have said they would like to work with Adam Lambert – He truly is gifted. Put down the Pop scene all you like, but to put down the artist as not talented is just uninformed.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
11:38 am

Jet: “Outside of America the world embraces Adam because of his talent and they don’t care if he is gay”

Do you realize that you just made one of the lamest arguments in this whole thread. First, Adam has a lot of people who embrace him here in the US – yet he still has detractors. Second, the rest of the world may embrace him, but he also has detractors in the rest of the world. Really, you think he’s going to Saudi Arabia or Iran anytime soon with his full show? And be embraced?

I’m sorry to see that you get offended by the fact that different people have different opinions. Itt’s called diversity, but I understand if you are unwilling to embrace it. Adam is doing very well for himself, but I think his fans need to develop a bit thicker skin.

becky

September 15th, 2010
11:39 am

Bob Seger, you’re an ass. You don’t know anything about me or anyone else here. I have a Mechanical Engineering degree, have studied music – piano and vocal, and also dance, and DON’T watch Dancing With the Stars.

Jelinda

September 15th, 2010
11:44 am

@Deirdre the same reason why I see my kids screen names popping up on blogs during the day and on twitter when they are in school. The damned iPhone. If you ever read through some of these sites you’ll realize half of them are kids tweeting and texting while in school. I bag my kids all the time.
@Cindy I have to say that 10:00 is way too late on a school night. The show doesn’t even start until 10:00. Sorry kiddo but I side with your family on this one.

Bob Seger

September 15th, 2010
11:46 am

Well with the members of Queen attempting to replace Freddie Mercury with Paul Rodgers I would be forced to question their judgement from that moment on.

becky…You do watch Dancing with the stars…come on and admit it…its ok. The first step in resolving the problem is admitting you have a problem. A few months at “Trembling Acres Alcoholic Recover Center” would do you nicely. It also may help erase these delusions of grandiere…Mech Eng degree, sing, dance etc…NOW REALLY. Dont worry just follow the men in the white jackets…they are here to help and GOOD LUCK with all of THAT!

becky

September 15th, 2010
11:47 am

OK, I get it. This is a joke, right? All these people posting stupid, negative remarks are here to make people mad, and then when people do get mad and try to make an argument, the mean people say to grow a thicker skin. The world is never going to change if people don’t speak up about what they think is right. I guess we’re just wasting our time, though, on sites like this. No real arguments, just flames. What a waste.

Jelinda

September 15th, 2010
11:48 am

Forgot to add I have to agree that the voice on that little girl Jackie creeps me out too. It sounds more like a parrot doing an imitation than anything else.

Bob Seger

September 15th, 2010
11:51 am

No becky I dont think you do get it. Please go with the nice men in the white jackets.

becky

September 15th, 2010
11:54 am

gosh, Bob Seger, what was I thinking…. I guess I just dreamed all those calculus, physics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics classes. yep. and those 15 yrs of dance, 10 yrs of piano and god knows how many years of being in choirs. yep. totally concocted to make you think I was smarter than I am…. darn. it didn’t work. you see right through me. and yes, I watch that dancing show all the time. can’t help it. great, great show! you’re so smart, bob… gosh, and I tried to fool you. oh, and I’m a homophobe, just like you, Bob.