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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.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
11:57 am

Becky: “the mean people say to grow a thicker skin”

What have I said that is mean?

“The world is never going to change if people don’t speak up about what they think is right.”

Which is EXACTLY what the Adam detractors are doing. I’m confused, because they are speaking up about what they think is right, but since it disagrees with what you think is right you try to stop it. Doesn’t that make you a hypocrite?

Bob Seger

September 15th, 2010
11:58 am

becky…I suggest you view “The three faces of Eve” then “Sybil”. Those two movies will show you where you are. Now please go with the nice men in the white jackets.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
11:58 am

Becky…a couple of people who are posting on here are regulars…this blog has been in existence since season 4 and it’s a blog about the show, not about individual singers. Occasionally an American Idol contestant will come to Atlanta and our blog host will go see the show and report back to us.

Our problems usually stem from fans of one particular Idol or another showing up and assuming that everyone here LOVES that particular Idol. Not true….it wouldn’t be true ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD either…just on that Idol’s fan sites. So here’s a scoop…not everyone LOVES Adam Lambert(I like him a lot but that’s just me) And when a newspaper(which this blog is part of) reports about Adam you will get responses from people who like him and who don’t like him.

As said before, if you don’t want to read negative stuff then go to a fan site. This is NOT a fan site.

Bob Seger

September 15th, 2010
12:00 pm

Yea becky. This is NOT a fan site.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
12:07 pm

Jelinda, Re Jackie on AGT…she seems like a nice little girl but watching her sing reminds me of watching one of those old horror movies where the voice of evil comes out of a child’s mouth. Her voice is lovely but just….wrong.

CNB

September 15th, 2010
12:09 pm

“He didn’t utilize that annoying massive scream of his.”

Rodney, Adam NEVER screams! When he hits those high notes in his amazing 4-octave vocal range, it is always on key and pitch perfect! That is NOT screaming!

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
12:13 pm

CNB some people just don’t like high-pitched things, whether they’re on key or not. They hear it as a scream and it hurts their ears.

Different musical tastes. Why should it matter if the whole world doesn’t appreciate Adam as much as you do? He has a good solid fan base and should be successful.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
12:15 pm

BTW, I don’t think Rodney is going to Adam’s show at the Tabernacle tonight so if anyone out there is going, we’d love to hear your review tomorrow…or tonight.

Bob Seger

September 15th, 2010
12:20 pm

That wasnt even screaming. It was shrieking.

Clavicle

September 15th, 2010
12:22 pm

Perhaps tonite Mr Lambert will dress like dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
12:34 pm

Clavicle: every gay man does not cross-dress and not every cross-dresser is gay.

Cat n the fiddle

September 15th, 2010
12:37 pm

I love Adams voice but those faces he makes sometimes remind me of a big ole WarfRat.

QueerSupremacist

September 15th, 2010
12:40 pm

Boo hoo Lambert fans are so mean.OMG Adam doesn’t like it.

Too bad. It’s about time. Let these homophobic misogynistic bloggers knowingly post the very topics that cause the artists’ fans to hit the site. “Gay remarks” and “fans are old women” snark (veiled as oh isn’t it so ~cute)

We’re sick of you too. Take it up with him not the posters. Nothing like peer pressure. You’re so used to being the bully you can’t take it?

We’ve only JUST started. Keep it up.

pip

September 15th, 2010
12:42 pm

I wonder why it is in the great southern state of Georgia that you find half of the comments here are unbelievably crude, vulgar, gross, homophobic and racist. I haven’t seen anything like this in any other review article anywhere in the US.

Lavender Hall

September 15th, 2010
12:44 pm

Yes…absolutely SupremeQueer!! Any negative comment with regard to Mr Lambert will heretofor be labeled for which it is. Homophobic and racist!!

We too are sick of it. These disagreements with the so-called majority are homophobic, queeraphobic, racist and bigoted.

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
12:47 pm

I’m just wondering, based on the comments, is this about Adam’s concert, or about Adam himself? Seems like it’s getting a little personal.

becky

September 15th, 2010
12:48 pm

You all are so full of yourselves. Adam is wonderful and he does not look at all like a warfRat and I should know.

Jelinda

September 15th, 2010
1:02 pm

@Deirdre totally agree about Jackie on AGT. I don’t want to see her perform on Halloween. I might have nightmares. When I hear her talk vs sing it makes me thinking the singing is imitation and not her natural voice. It’s just to bizarre.

Izzyopoulis

September 15th, 2010
1:02 pm

Uh-hem. Bob Seger sounds as if someone needs to roll him a big fat one so he can chill. Something obviously crawled up his hole and has plugged him into delusion. Look at him! He has the shakes! Let this man relieve himself. Puhlease. Before he explodes and we have a big, ugly brown mess to clean from our screens!

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
1:02 pm

Oh good Lord!

Apparently the time has arrived for popcorn, JT.

Lara

September 15th, 2010
1:03 pm

Hmmm, scrolled through most of that bleg posting on here!
I am going to the show tonight at the Tabernacle and looking forward to it.
Rodney – I thought you were going to the show tonight?
Is there not another performer – just Allison and Adam?

Amanda

September 15th, 2010
1:04 pm

Ha. I love the unnecessary hyperdefensiveness and “you must not have seen the crowd I saw” type comments whenever a reporter happens to mention the age of Adam’s fans. If there’s no shame in being 60 and being an Adam fan, why the defensiveness over how many seniors were in the audience? I’m sure Adam would like to wave a magic wand and have a younger, hipper crowd but he probably has figured the cougar money is as good as any other money.

becky

September 15th, 2010
1:06 pm

I cant make it to the show tonite :( . Im saving my money to by my little girl a Llama for here Christmas present.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
1:07 pm

Jelinda…totally agree. I honestly wondered for awhile if Jackie was an 18 year old with hormone problems. Her chats with the host are also very grown up…or at least, very rehearsed.

Yes…absolutely SupremeQueer!! Any negative comment with regard to Mr Lambert will heretofor be labeled for which it is. Homophobic and racist!!

Racist? Y’all lost me on that one.

JustSayin'

September 15th, 2010
1:07 pm

I dont agree with what you said about Adam on American Idol Maybe The Kris Allen “blandness” is more your cup of tea? Allen seems a nice enough guy but is total “DULLSVILLE”. There are 1000’s of Kris Allens in the world but NO ONE LIKE ADAM LAMBERT!. Hopefully the follow up to your concert review will be a bit more insightful for those of us that were not there.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
1:08 pm

Lara, looking forward to hearing your review!

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
1:16 pm

One thing that I find interesting is how homophobic some of Adams fans are. The insistence on their part that a gay man needs to be coddled from any and all detractors whether homophobic or not is wrong. I’ve watched interviews with Adam, he is both intelligent and insightful, which is a lot more than I can say about his fans who have visited us today.

Deirdre, it is popcorn time.

Jelinda

September 15th, 2010
1:20 pm

@Deirdre……..hmmmmmmm now that might be the answer. Maybe a few months from now TMZ will blow the cover on the story and we’ll find out that Jackie is really 32 years old. Did you ever see that horror movie where this family adopted this girl from Russia and she was displaying all kinds of weird behavioral problems so the mom started doing research. Come to find out the girl had some kind of hormonal problem and she was really in her 30’s and left a string of tourched buildings where ever she resided. Lol!!

I don’t think I’ve talked about the original article once. I scolded a girl for thinking about staying out late on a school night and then talked about AGT. What was the article about? Oh yeah, the concert. That will bring me full circle again…..tonight’s concert is on a Wednesday night – yes a school night – and Adam doesn’t perform until 10:00pm I better not hear about school aged kids being there. Are you listening @Cindy! :)

I like Adam. He’s a lot of fun. I think people on both sides need to lighten up a bit. Some of the fans tend to go over board in their fandom but by the same token some of the detractors go over board in their venom. As Adam would say “it aint’ that deep”. If people obsess in their love or hate over anyone who was on American Idol than it’s time to put down the remote control and step outside and breathe some fresh air.

Rickster

September 15th, 2010
1:20 pm

It’s too early in the year for lots of students to be suspended/expelled. Home schooled kids would actually be working on their school assignments, rather than hang out in this blog.

So the low-lights in here must be high school dropouts. :-)

sizzling

September 15th, 2010
1:23 pm

Well, I am a different generation, but I so love these three ladies in the video above. Their enthusiasm and eagerness to rock out, party and follow Adam around speaks for Adam and his infectuous ability to inspire people across ALL generations. The ladies interviewed have experienced great music decades ago and they are more than happy to relive those exciting times with another superstar of a newer generation who thrills audiences for so many reasons, which span from insane vocals to painted black toenails to sex appeal like Elvis. Btw, I see a lot of young people in the background which resembles my experience during my three Glamnation concerts that I attended. You certainly see a mixed crowd when you go to an Adam concert and I think it is absolutely fantastic!!!!!! In addition, I have met the kindest and most positive people during the concert.

Thanks for the positive review, however, I am a bit confused by “worst tendencies on Idol”? I am not sure what you are talking about. Adam may have pushed the button a few times (Ring of Fire?) which I loved, but he was always spot-on vocally and in terms of showmanship. He has always been able to pull off anything from rock wail to acoustic to pop. His voice is so versatile and well trained indeed.

I

September 15th, 2010
1:24 pm

Wow Bob Seger, you really put that becky in her place. You’re def my hero. Look at her last post! She’s looney!

dangerousdan885

September 15th, 2010
1:24 pm

Great story Rodney. I loved how you got in. This is Atlanta and many good hearted people live here. I was to meet a group at a Braves game once. They had my ticket but I never found them. I must’ve looked like a 40 sumthin disappointed Beaver Cleaver. A family came up to me as I was about to leave and asked me if I wanted a ticket. I said how much but they gave it to me. I ended up on the 3rd row !! What a great night !

Peggy

September 15th, 2010
1:25 pm

We, my 2 daughters and I seen 8 of Adams shows and the pleasure was all mine…His voice was wonderful, loved his entro, smile is angellic and wonderful, I will go again if he ever gets close again and so would my daughters….I don’t have to be in a class, just in the audience and listen to him sing and dance….

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
1:26 pm

Wow, I just learned something really interesting: Coddling a gay man = homophobic! Who knew?

weinerdawg

September 15th, 2010
1:30 pm

Who yall callin high school dropouts? Yall can’t be any better since you’re on here too!

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
1:31 pm

AriesGal, when you treat a gay man as if he was inferior and weak it is.

Adam is not weak, he can take far more than has been dished out on this blog (especially considering that a good number of posts actually are from supporters.)

Frankentasia

September 15th, 2010
1:32 pm

What is goin on up in herr? 135 posts an only one post abouts me?? From da black shephered? I donts know whats wrong wit yalls but I’s in da houze and I’s a gonna take back controls of dis herr place! Who buys derr kids lamas anyway? I thawght thats illegals!

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
1:39 pm

you’re right. Adam can take it. But not all gay men and women can. Adam said he punched someone in the nose who called him a fag. But how does defending a gay person make them homophobic? Bullies are bullies. Whether or not someone can take it is irrelevant. If no one ever stood up for gay people, they wouldn’t be enjoying the much higher degree of safety and security as they are compared to say the 70’s. Taking on a bully doesn’t coddle the one they’ve targeted, it just makes them less likely to pick another target.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
1:48 pm

My point isn’t that the rights of all should not be defended, because it should be. My point is that that there is a stage where the defense becomes coddling.

If you try to prevent all thoughts or words that a person might find offensive then you aren’t doing that person a service, instead you are treating them as if they were less of a person than you. You are acting as if they aren’t strong enough to defend themselves, and we aren’t talking about baby seals here, we are talking about human beings whose rights should be protected, but who should not be treated as if they were children. If you stop all offensive speech, then you stop all speech because offense can be found everywhere by one person or another.

ArieanBrotherhod

September 15th, 2010
1:49 pm

Hey you aries girl. I’ve got some moonshine back at the still ready to drank. Why don’t you come on over and we’ll make nicey nice!

Latrina Box

September 15th, 2010
1:53 pm

yall all stoopid up in her. Adam iz crazee sexy kewl and all yall know. SHEDD-UP, yall dontknow me so what if I haz sex wif a man for a bag uh cheez puffs. yall dont knowme.

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
1:55 pm

I’m not trying to prevent them, I’m trying to counter them. There will always be ignorance and hate in the world, and I have a right to speak out against it. Again, how is defending a gay person homophobic? That was the original subject. Homophobic means fear of homosexuality, right? So my defending a gay person means that I actually fear him?

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
1:56 pm

Wow, I have a fan! Thanks ArieanBrotherhod.

Mercedes S.

September 15th, 2010
1:57 pm

Taking hubby and another couple to the tabernacle tonight… has been entertaining to read Rodney’s impressions and everybody elses. Anyone here seeing AI’s Golden Boy tonight?

Meanwhile, I now have three “for sure” movies on my Top Ten list:
1. “Winter’s Bone”
2. “The Tillman Story”
3. “Never Let Me Go”

“Never Let me Go” opens today, and if you haven’t read the book, don’t read the reviews before you go! You don’t want spoilers to ruin the film for you.

Coco

September 15th, 2010
1:58 pm

First of all, Adam never made anything inaproppiated on Idol and, if you check the videos of Fever, you can see he kisses Tommy as he did in AMA. Whole lotta love, Mad, World and 20th Cetury Boy are covers aswell Ring of fire. What is this? Bad review

Susan

September 15th, 2010
2:05 pm

Whole Lotta Love and Mad World were not performed last night. But you are right -20th Century Boy is a cover, a very good cover.

El

September 15th, 2010
2:05 pm

@Dierdre you need to get a life or grow up. I hope you are a teen because if you are an adult you are pathetic and annoying with your constant rants. And calling Adam fans annoying has got to be a joke. Rodney, maybe you can learn to write a review without being concerend about who is gay. Just review the darn music and the show. And for the Kris Allen fans who are always trying to send Adam to Vegas. Let me explain something to you, getting Adam out of the picture will not cause people to run out and buy a Kris Allen album. It will not make the press suddenly interested in Kris. It will not help him fill up a room when he headlines. In other words, getting rid of Adam will not make Kris a Star. The glam-rocker is here to entertain His fans and he is here to stay. Maybe if Kris fans were not so against women over 30 he would be more successful. Because most of the youngsters are going for Bieber, Kris it too old for them. And all homophobic slurs and putdowns of women will not change that. If you want to help Kris, intead of stalking Adam reviews, got out and buy a Kris Allen album. Go to his concerts and cheer him on. Offer him some support and love. Because trying to bring Adam down is not working for you so time to move on.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
2:05 pm

Congrats on the fan AriesGal, it must mean that you are doing something right.

What I said: “I find interesting is how homophobic some of Adams fans are.” Some. Not all. And yes, I do believe that some Adam, and gay rights supporters in general, fear homosexuality. People often support the right thing due to ideology, but do not know enough to support the right thing based on logic and research. So, some would defend Adam by labeling any comment against him, that is perceived as bad, as being homophobic. The intelligent person would counter the negativity, not with labels, but with a logical counter argument. Labels are designed to silence discussion, and often to coddle. While an intelligent debate which may be lost on some, will eventually win the day.

Rectumarius Rocket Duh 1st

September 15th, 2010
2:11 pm

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Glam Fan

September 15th, 2010
2:12 pm

@well I’ll Be…….Geesh if your are gonna be a ass then at least be a right ass it is $2 bill ya ditz have you ever seen a $3 no you have not BECAUSE THERE IS NO SUCH THING

Glam Fan

September 15th, 2010
2:18 pm

@Deidre and Laura don’t I see over at that piece of crap of a blog site you call Top Idol? Awe come on girls, you can do better than that..popcorn you girls need a salt lick..mooo back atcha

Rectumarius Rocket Duh 1st

September 15th, 2010
2:24 pm

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Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
2:25 pm

“sigh”…I guess I’m pathetic and annoying. I’ve been called worse on here.

I agree with JT. The need to defend Adam against any and all criticism is childish not to mention, repetitive. Adam is a strong man with a good head on his shoulders most of the time and loaded with talent. Id y’all know that…then WTF is the problem with someone else not liking him?

They have the right not to like Adam Lambert without being called homophobic.

Anyone else who posts diatribes obviously meant as bait should be ignored.

There are Adam fans here who took and very nice review and picked it apart to make it sound like Rodney is a homophobic idiot who is trying to put all Adam’s fans into an old folks’ home. Rodney observed and reported what he saw…what his impressions were.

His words are not gospel…they are impressions..and why…why???? would y’all care one way or the other whether or not one reviewer saw it the way you saw it?

I’M pathetic??????? Gimme a break!

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
2:30 pm

Mercedes, enjoy the show tonight. I have no doubt that you will. Looking forward to reading your review. But be careful. Choose your words carefully…there are an awful lot of fans out there who can find negativity in the most innocuous phrase.

Yo Tito

September 15th, 2010
2:35 pm

Michael did not have sex with those little boys and whoEVA talk that he did it gonna carry an ass whoopin courtesy of TITO!!

Tara

September 15th, 2010
2:37 pm

It was a pretty boring show, maybe no one on this board ever saw a good show so they might not know any better. Lambert seemed desperate for attention, laser lights are just a gimmick that true artists might not need to grab you.

pcaindawg

September 15th, 2010
2:41 pm

Much ado about nothing – Adam’s concert was awesome and so are his fans – no matter the sex, age or orientation. Great talent is great talent and Adam has great talent. My daughter, granddaughter and I had the most marvelous time. Way back in Row U but enjoyed every minute and could see everything thanks to a slanted floor!!! We drove 5 hours to get to Atlanta and have only been home about an hour. “Soaked” is my favorite Adam song and that performance was about as perfect as possible!!! The fans’ silence was a bonus we hadn’t expected. I love all of Adam’s music however but was sorry not to hear “Whole Lotta Love” – whatever his encore was it was not my favorite. That, however, is the only negative I can find for the entire night. We were lucky to have a great hotel that was close and we got home in time to get my granddaughter to her college class with 1 minute to spare. Did some serious driving at some serious speeds. But all went wonderfully the entire trip! Hurray for more concerts with Adam that we can attend!

Holly

September 15th, 2010
2:42 pm

Yo up there, what does Kris have to do with this? Everyone is entitled to their opinion and, surprise, some peeps don’t like your guy. Get over it! He’d be so lucky to get a job at Vegas when his old fans fade away.

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Sam-A

September 15th, 2010
2:45 pm

Mercedes – is “Never Let Me Go” the ballet movie with Wynona R, Mila K, Natalie P?

Don Cornelius

September 15th, 2010
2:46 pm

Well I must say I was unable to convince the Soul Train Dancers to come to the show. Its a good thing as Mr Lambert was BOOORRRING altho I did smell some Hot Smells emittance from the audience. Only problem is them jeri-curls in my head might catch fire so I bolted out the doe.

Now dont forget to pickup your Ultra Sheen and Afro Sheen products and join us next week for another episode of SOOOOUUUULLLL TRRRAAIINNNN!!

JesusMChrist

September 15th, 2010
2:49 pm

Damn! These comments are nuts! Adam is unknowingly starting a huge culture war! Did any of the previous Idols/alums garner this much attention?

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
2:55 pm

Sam, Never Let Me Go is a English boarding school movie with a twist. Carey Mulligan and whatshername…the girl in the Johnny Depp Pirate movie are in it.

Kit

September 15th, 2010
2:55 pm

Adam’s shows are so boring that he is selling them out all over the US. And now selling out his shows in Europe and Asia. Guys, surly you can do better than spout this nonsense. If his shows bore you though, you can always go to a Kris Allen concert, his headling shows never sell out so it should be very easy for you to get tickets. But then again, he doesn’t have anymore headling tours so he is trying to latch on to the popularity of still another act. oh well. Such is life.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
2:55 pm

“Did any of the previous Idols/alums garner this much attention?”

Yes, and then some. This is actually tame compared to some of the recent blogs about Clay, David Archuleta, and Fantasia.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
2:56 pm

JesusMChrist,,,yes, there was a huge outcry when Ruben beat Clay season 2. As a matter of fact, if you ever pop in during a Clay or Ruben thread, you’ll see it’s still going on.

Frankentasia

September 15th, 2010
2:58 pm

Yo yo! I gots a shout out from da Tezzz!!!!

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
2:58 pm

Thanks JT…I forgot Archie. His fans insist that he’s the most famous singer EVER!

Jennifer

September 15th, 2010
3:00 pm

Adam fans, please do not feed the trolls. Ignore the hateful comments and remember, love overcomes hate. We need to use this blog only to express our feelings about Adam and the concerts we have attended. I attended the Dallas and WinStar concerts and I am still on Cloud 9!! I truly believe Adam will be iconic (quoting Paula Abdul) and Adam will be a worldwide Superstar (quoting Simon Cowell). Adam does not need his fans wasting valuable time defending him, please spend your time spreading love and sharing your love for Adam Lambert.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
3:01 pm

Keira Knightly!!!!!! Sheeesh!

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
3:02 pm

I think the ballet movie is called Black Swan.

Reuben Studdard

September 15th, 2010
3:04 pm

Adam *TEWY* If I wasnt so tired, hungry and sweaty I would kick Lamberts ass all over that stage, little douch-boy.

@bobseger

September 15th, 2010
3:06 pm

You’re so musically impaired that you can’t even tell the difference between real talent and an autotuned voice. Shaddup and go sit “yurself” down in a corner somewhere. You can’t even use correct english let alone be a discerning music critic.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
3:06 pm

Wow that is beautiful Jennifer, maybe we can get together to discuss love and to express how love will overcome hate, and to do some spreading. Of love… yes spreading of love. ASL?

It took me a while on this thread, but now I’m officially a jerk.

Corp America

September 15th, 2010
3:07 pm

Oh yes!! Mr Lambert will be a WorldWide very SMALL venue phenomenon. We will see to that as he is already into us for too much money and we atleast want to turn a profit. That young man will find himself working 2 shows a day for possibly 225 shows a year until he pays back his loan.

Travel, food, lighting, sound, roadies, groupies, drugs, hair spray, makeup, lipstick, light days oval pads etc…these thing all cost money and Mr Lambert is writing check his mouth cannot cash. We look forward to providing many many quality shows to you THE FAN.

Bob Seger

September 15th, 2010
3:10 pm

“Just take those old
records off the shelf
I sit and listen to em
by myself

Adam Lambert aint got
the same soul
Sill like that ole time
rock n roll…”

JesusMChrist

September 15th, 2010
3:11 pm

Jennifer, nice try, but it seems you get eaten alive on this site no matter what you say.

Sam-A

September 15th, 2010
3:11 pm

Dierdre – Thanks! And, yes, the ballet one is “Black Swan”. Don’t care for Kiera K, but if it’s a good movie, heh – we were recently lamenting the fact the the plethera of Brit movies has slowed down to a trickle in the past year or two. When they’re good they are GREAT, but when they’re bad – nap time in the movie theater. The last one I saw with KK a couple years ago was a real snorer! Don’t remember name, but rich girl falls for butler’s son – a really not good movie. And she looked like she’d been in a coffin in the ground for a couple of year, and resurrected as a skeleton with no discernable flesh on her.

@rectamarius rocket duh 1st

September 15th, 2010
3:12 pm

2:24: What is that? A new language you’re speaking? What?

JesusMChrist

September 15th, 2010
3:13 pm

OOOOOh, Bob Seger’s here? Totally rockin’, man… Whatcha been up to lately? I had no idea you were interested in Adam Lambert. Is that why you read this review?

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
3:16 pm

OK…this has been driving me crazy for years(a short trip, yes, thank you, I am aware of that):

Ruben Studdard! NOT Reuben Studdard. A Reuben is a sandwich!

And while I’m at it it’s Kelly Clarkson NOT Clarkston!

Sorry! Just had to get that off my chest.

Kelly Clarkston

September 15th, 2010
3:18 pm

She is a fatty.

Rickster

September 15th, 2010
3:18 pm

Sometimes… “iconic” isn’t a good thing.

Booger

September 15th, 2010
3:19 pm

“Eat it eat it
Eat eat it

Go on pick ya nose
and eat it”

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
3:20 pm

You know what is kind of sad… if you were to take out the “imitator” posts, Fantasia, Bob Seger, now Kelly Clarkston and all the other personalities of this ONE person: this thread would probably only have about 62 posts. Not too many really for Adam. David Archuleta gets more than that.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
3:20 pm

We’re heading for page 3! In the off-season! Life is good. ;-)

Jan Lynn

September 15th, 2010
3:20 pm

I flew from the Tampa Bay area to Atlanta just to see Adam perform at the Symphoniy Hall. Adam is bigger
than life. This young beautiful man is so talented and so kind that if anyone speaks negatively about Adam,
they are simply jealous and evidently know nothing about music. When I spend money and go to a concert,
I want to be entertained otherwise I would just buy their cd. Adam knows how to excite his audience because
he is a great ENTERTAINER and his vocal abilities are the best I have heard in years. If you personally do
not like Adams style of music or his delivery, then don’t waste your time or mine posting negative comments.
Adam is all about Love and making his audience feel good. I am sure there are plenty of sites you could
post on to express your unhappy life and misery but not on any sites pertaining to ADAM LAMBERT.. Adam,
thank you for making my night in Atlanta spectacular. It is people such as yourself that make this world a happier place to be. BE SAFE.

Chuck Norris

September 15th, 2010
3:22 pm

Adam Lambert? What is an Adam Lambert? Well whatever it is it wont be around long after it received a Chuck Norris patented RoundHouse kick to the face.

I counted to infinity…TWICE.
I can slam revolving doors.
The boogieman check the closet for Chuck Norris before goin to sleepy-town.

PUNKS!!

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
3:22 pm

LOL! JT. Seriously, I could get Rodney to delete Booger’s post and all the posts with a matching IP address and this would be a lonely place.

becky

September 15th, 2010
3:25 pm

@Corp America you need to go back to bizness skool. Adam Lambert is not playing at Six Flags! He’s headlining his first tour with his first album and selling out mid-sized venues. Isn’t selling out a venue a good thing? And do you really think RCA would let him take his show overseas if he was losing them money?

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
3:25 pm

I’m not really complaining. I don’t find it funny, but to each their own. My point however is that Adam isn’t really creating the traffic that it appears he is creating. Or is he? I don’t have the numbers, maybe Adams fans are too old to realize that you can comment on these fancy new computer thing-a-ma-jigs. So, comment wise we aren’t seeing the numbers of Fantasia (there I said it again) or David or Clay.

Reuben Studdard

September 15th, 2010
3:28 pm

“Not too many really for Adam.” Damn strait, YOW! Its about Reuben, big Reuben gots a baby on the way and I need money to buy milk and diaper for mya baby but this Lambert character make me so *huff huff* mad I just wanna *huff huff* kick him in his *huff huff* ass.

OH LAWD Hep…Im ha-ving ches–t pains….DAYUM!! Caw an ambuulanse!!

becky

September 15th, 2010
3:28 pm

@JTesla… ??? now you’re dissing older people? wow……..

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
3:29 pm

becky…you’re being baited…ignore them.

becky

September 15th, 2010
3:31 pm

They kicked me off Idol the first go round. Damn that Simon. Where am I gonna find money to get my little girl that Llama for Christmas from Sani-Claws?

becky

September 15th, 2010
3:31 pm

thanks Deirdre, but I don’t care anymore. I got past the hurt and now I’m just having fun. If they can dish it out, they’d better be able to take it.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
3:31 pm

It was a joke, becky!!!!!! Y’all went crazy over Rodney mentioning the age group at the concert so JT was just getting in a little dig about it.

Seriously, let’s all try to develop a little sense of humor…even when it comes to your favorite Idol.

becky

September 15th, 2010
3:32 pm

and whoever is impersonating me, go away.

WTWhat

September 15th, 2010
3:32 pm

@Corp America

What a dumb a##! Why don’t you put some of those light day oval pads in your mouth! Maybe that might shut you up for awhile!!

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
3:32 pm

becky

September 15th, 2010
3:33 pm

whenever you see my blogs and they have the code *66* in them then that is the real becky. SHHH…just so you all know.

*66*

becky

September 15th, 2010
3:33 pm

this is actually quite fun. glad i didn’t have to work today.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
3:35 pm

Corp America

September 15th, 2010
3:35 pm

WTWhat. NOT TO WORRY friend…we have plenty of oval pads for you also and seeing as Adam over ordered we could sell them to you say 1/2 dozen for $5.99.

Keep us posted.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
3:35 pm

becky: yes, dissin the old folk. Let me know when you start “dishing it”

Someone immitating a blogger? Not cool, must be someone new because our old name changing blogger knows better.

becky

September 15th, 2010
3:36 pm

Well gotta run and do some Llama shopping. OH…

*66*

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
3:37 pm

We almost always have a good time on here becky!

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
3:38 pm

Thanks for stopping by becky (really)

*66* WAIT is that the average age of the people attending Adam’s concert last night? Rodney was right!

becky

September 15th, 2010
3:40 pm

isn’t it confusing have 2 becky’s, tho? maybe I’m the llama hunter and maybe I’m the engineer…. oh wait, I was told that I was delusional about that. now I’m getting confused. Who am I?

becky

September 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

becky

September 15th, 2010
3:43 pm

dishing it? Hmm… I must be too old to know what that means. Maybe I’m 66….. Hope the men in white coats find me soon.

Rickster

September 15th, 2010
3:43 pm

To borrow the ending line from “Apocalypse Now” –

“The horror…. the horror”

Rickster

September 15th, 2010
3:44 pm

Kinda sums up this thread… AND the AI offseason judges fiasco! :-)

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
3:45 pm

Wow, those Adam fans are crazy: http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-national/american-idol-adam-lambert-fans-reach-milestone-for-charity. They’ll throw money anywhere he tells them to.

Kit

September 15th, 2010
3:47 pm

No matter how much you kids make fun of the age or sexuality of fans at Adam’s concerts the fact sill remains that he is selling his tours out and he is very popular. Your Jeolousy is amusing. The envious keep coming back with comments over and over that do not decrease the popularity of Adam nor do they increase the popularity of your favorite. Your favorite will just have to find a way to capture the attention of the press and the public. Dissing Adam will not help them. Your favorites are still dull as dishwater and it became more clear when Adam came on the scene. That is the reason for all the attacts on him. You are affraid because nobody cares about your guys anymore if they ever did.

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
4:00 pm

oh come on!! I want to talk about Adam some more!!! Where is everyone?

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
4:01 pm

nobody cares about your guys anymore if they ever did.

What guys? There’s nothing wrong with teasing people about their obsessions if(and that’s a big “if”) fans can maintain their sense of humor.

See, what I saw here today was a bunch of people getting all upset because some other people aren’t as into Adam Lambert as they are. Why would they care? It smacks of some serious insecurities.

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
4:03 pm

@Deirder Aw, we’re not insecure… we’re just excited!!! We love him and can’t stand the hatred he receives. Anything wrong with that? If people were just saying they didn’t like his music or something, that’s fine. It’s the mean-spirited stuff that makes the claws come out.

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
4:05 pm

sorry, I meant @Deirdre…. typing too fast.

Rickster

September 15th, 2010
4:09 pm

AriesGal… why can’t someone not like “the guy who came in second to Kris Allen (you know, Kris, the guy who actually won?)” without being accused of ‘hatred?”

I don’t like him. I don’t hate him. I couldn’t care less what he does with his life, career, anything. I don’t think that makes me a ‘hater’ – does it?

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
4:12 pm

AriesGal…I’m talking about the people who get mad if you say you don’t like him…not the people who are dumb enough to respond to the trolls.

I personally like Adam but I’m fully aware that he isn’t for everybody.

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
4:12 pm

I’m not talking about you. I’m talking about the folks who actually spew hatred. The ones who say he can’t sing, that he wouldn’t be able to stand up to some of the rockers from the 70’s…. and the ones who bring his sexuality into it. I don’t care if you don’t care about him. That’s none of my business. When someone says something publically, it’s fair game. And yes, I understand that what I say is fair game.

amelie

September 15th, 2010
4:13 pm

Adam you are wellcome in my Europe , here we love you so much , your super voice , your beauty , your show is warming us , we can wait until you are here . We dont care if you are gay , for us is not a big deal and btw , we dont sleep with you , we just want you to entertain us . Love you Adam , nobody’s like you

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
4:15 pm

Oh, and Rickster… I don’t care about Kris Allen, the guy who won. His music isn’t my thing. I think it’s interesting that he played viola and that he plays lots of instruments, but none of his music moves me. I still bought his album, because I live in Arkansas and have friends who know him personally, so I thought I would be nice and check it out. But I listened once and put it away. Haven’t touched it since.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
4:19 pm

AriesGal it’s always nice to see the intelligent fans such as you stop by, but just as there are ignorant haters, there are also ignorant fans. We always have the haters, kind of get used to it after a while.

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
4:20 pm

So Deirdre, I agree. When people say they don’t like him, I usually ask why, because a lot of times it’s because of some review they’ve read (seriously!) and I then try to persuade them to listen to his music. In fact, my boss loves Adam’s voice, but refuses to buy his music based on 1 article he read – and it wasn’t even by a music critic. It was all personal stuff. But I have since given him a mix CD and talked to him about Adam and he is changing his mind. Now you see why I hate seeing bad stuff written about him? It’s not that I care what people think, but when you write something that is going out into cyberspace or into a newspaper, etc, you need to keep the personal bias out of it. It doesn’t do anyone any good. Either you like the music or you don’t. Adam isn’t a bad person. He’s actually very sweet and kind to all his fans – even the ‘older’ ones. Probably even the llamas :) All right, I’ll get off my soap box now.

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

LOL… now I’m laughing. JT, you’re a piece of work! Seriously! But this is fun, really!

Kala

September 15th, 2010
4:23 pm

@Dierdre, I doubt that anyone cares that you are not into Adam Lambert. It is just your need and the need of a few others to come back and say it endlessly. Most of us can read and we got your feelings the first time. You are so insecure that you need to keep coming back as if your very existence depends on getting others to agree with you. Adam is not taking anything away from you. If his fans love him it does not hurt you. Your obsession with him is just plain weird. The hatred by some of you is strange. Adam is succeeding with or without the blessings of the idol lovers of others. If the guy who won idol is so important ot you one would never know it. You don’t buy his albums. You don’t got to his concerts. You let his 2nd single fail while you were concentrating on what Adam was doing. Bad fans you are. Thank goodness Adam does not need you people for support. Otherwise he’d be flopping like Kris, you know the guy who won ido.

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
4:25 pm

I’ll be back later… this is much too entertaining.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
4:29 pm

Kala…if you have thoroughly read anything I’ve written today I have repeatedly stated that I like Adam…a lot.

So I’m not getting your point because you obviously didn’t get mine.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
4:29 pm

Roxie Phelps

September 15th, 2010
4:30 pm

Anyone can critique a performance good or bad but most of the comments posted here are crap throwing contests between – what do you call yourselves??? Bloggers? Wow Why do I read them? Because I live in a rural state and probably will never get to see Adam perform live (most of you have). How lucky you are. Just the facts please.

Mo Schreibman

September 15th, 2010
4:32 pm

Has everyone taken one of those chill pills you hear so much about?

kaygurls5

September 15th, 2010
4:32 pm

WOW! Always shocked when I read anything negative about Adam because I just can’t even think that way. He is the most beautiful person, inside and out, (and being gay has NOTHING to do with it), and is (I am going to say it) I believe one of the most talented people I have ever encountered in my 49 years! CNB, I agree with you and others – I have NEVER heard Adam scream EVER! He sings! Incredible singing range! Doesn’t hurt my ears. I love it and appreciate his ability to even be able to do it! To Cindy – I’m sorry your Dad didn’t let you go to see Adam, school night or not. Opportunity like this concert tour won’t come around again I doubt. Disagree with Jelinda on this one. I’m sure I’m probably the minority on this subject. I have been to two of Adam’s concerts (St. Louis, before school started, lots of kids; and Indianapolis – after the school year started, hardly any school-aged kids). My thinking on this is if a kid is a good student (grades) and has no problems going on at school, why not go. My own kids always go to school, have perfect attendance year after year, but I am guilty of this with my own. I took 2 of my daughters to both concerts and for the Indianapolis concert, they actually missed 2 days of school (I won free tickets and it was hours and hours of driving from our home, so had to spent the night there). It didn’t cause one bit of a problem. They made up all of the work, didn’t even need any help for me, and it didn’t effect their grade one slight bit. BUT they DID get to experience Adam’s show one more time and get to meet him, get his autograph, pics. with, and Tommy and Monte (who if anyone has ever met them, knows they are great guys too)! I believe Adam is going to be big, big, BIG in the future! And getting to actually met him now, probably will be really hard in the future. Wished I could have had the time and money to have followed him around the country and seen all of his concerts, as a few lucky ones have been able to do. I don’t feel like the chances like those this summer – smaller venues, meet and greets. chance encounters at hotels, (yes, he stayed in the same Hotel as us at St. Louis), restaurants, etc. – will happen in the future. Adam is so sweet and would probably just laugh at all you haters and might say something like “Well, they’re entitled to their opinions.” being the ever always rising above the hate Adam we love. Just can’t understand all the hate. Didn’t any of you ever see the movie “Bambi” when Thumper’s Mom says to him, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Really, is the hate words making you feel big, superior, important? I just can’t understand why you want to spend time actually trying to tear down another person. I don’t know who you are, I’ve never been on this site before, but it seems that a few of you know each other. Just can’t understand how you want to sit and hate with others. What a waste of time. I for one WILL take my kids to anything that is a positive wonderful experience like the Glam Nation Tour! We are still smiling ear to ear with just the mention of it by anyone. Sorry you just don’t get it. Happy, and I do mean VERY happy, myself and all of us Adam Lambert lovers (or I might add Tommy, or any of Adam’s other band mates and dancers lovers) do. Sssooooo Hhaapppyyyyy………………………….

QueerSupremacist

September 15th, 2010
4:36 pm

@Lavender Hall said: Yes…absolutely SupremeQueer!! Any negative comment with regard to Mr Lambert will heretofor be labeled for which it is. Homophobic and racist!!

We too are sick of it. These disagreements with the so-called majority are homophobic, queeraphobic, racist and bigoted.

My reply:

Lavender. I guess you hang here because you can’t read? My remarks said nothing about any negative Lambert comments by the blogger. My remarks took issue with his focus on “gay” and “old women fans”. He couldn’t even be bothered to do a proper review he said (yet, yeah, ok)

OH WAIT. YOU CONSIDER “GAY” TO BE A NEGATIVE?

I get it. NO. Not homophobic at all. I won’t expect you to repeat what I ACTUALLY said. Not racist, bb, misogynistic. I know it’s not taught in 6th grade and you’re too busy reading this blog to go look it up.

Reading is fundamental. Mommy and Daddy won’t be around to support you forever.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
4:38 pm

Mo..we’re all good!

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
4:39 pm

Well, most of us anyway. ;-)

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
4:46 pm

Kala You are so insecure that you need to keep coming back as if your very existence depends on getting others to agree with you.

Well Deirdre already pointed out that you obviously need to be told a few more times what her opinion on Adam is, because you missed it.

However, who would come here due to insecurity? Seriously, this is the internet, and there are certain truisms, certain rules, that always apply. For instance, there are no girls on the internet. It’s just a fact, no arguing against it, it’s a rule. Another other rule, the one that applies here, is that you will not change anyone’s mind by arguing about it on the internet. Everyone here knows that, so we don’t come here to get others to agree with us, because the rules of the internet already state that they never will.

kaygurls5: Wall of text. Can I offer you a paragraph break or two?

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
4:47 pm

I meant to “quote” the first line from Kala.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
4:48 pm

NM my last correction because it implies that it was my only mistake.

Darryl

September 15th, 2010
4:48 pm

Somebody. Everybody, go kick their asses!!

http://forums.nutsie.com/viewtopic.php?t=18672

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

Rickster

September 15th, 2010
4:52 pm

I’ll be back tomorrow. I’ve got paint to go watch dry. :-)

Hope everyone has a great evening.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
4:56 pm

Darryl…somebody already posted that. And I don’t disagree with it…..well, maybe I’d put Freddie first but…

See, this is what I’ve been trying to say. Many of you Adam fanatics(I like Adam…really…I think he’s great!) have taken a perfectly nice blog piece that says great things like “rocked the house” and turned it into an anti-Adam diatribe. Why?

And if what you are responding to is the trolls who have obviously come her to bait you…WHY?
They don’t care what you say as long as they can keep repeating their crap.

Mercedes S.

September 15th, 2010
5:01 pm

Thanks, D., for helping Sam-A with her 2:45 post.
“Never Let Me Go” stars Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield. Dystopian drama.
But good!
And the Natalie Portman movie is indeed “Black Swan”.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
5:14 pm

“And the Natalie Portman movie is indeed ‘Black Swan’.”

Does Natalie Portman get naked in said movie?

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
5:17 pm

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
5:18 pm

Obviously, Mercedes’ reviews are not hitting the salient points that JT finds most interesting. ;-)

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
5:18 pm

And JT, around these parts, the word is “nekkid”.

Concert lover

September 15th, 2010
5:20 pm

I thought Adam’s voice was beautiful on TV but you have to see him live to really believe the power and tone. All the other chatter aside, there is no denying this performer’s amazing talent and likeable personality. Thanks for the nice review and photos Rodney

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
5:26 pm

Agree, Concert lover, although I’ve never seen him live, I have to say he is one of the best singers to grace the Idol stage. Not everyone’s cup of tea but vocally very good.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
5:29 pm

Well then, I won’t be watching that one. Another reason that I’ll skip it is that she probably won’t or can’t duplicate her performance in ‘Beautiful Girls’. I’m still kind of ashamed that I watched those three films of her with that cry baby emo kid who totally wasn’t Darth Vader, but they tried to make us think that he was.

Deirdre

September 15th, 2010
5:39 pm

Beautiful Girls is one of Mr Atlanta’s favorite movies and I got hubby to watch it for the first time the other night. Natalie is lovely in it.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
5:45 pm

A very intelligent film.

Laura

September 15th, 2010
6:27 pm

You missed the best story. The young girl two rows in front of you flew from France just for the concert :-)

Lisa Harrington

September 15th, 2010
6:31 pm

Adam Lambert is amazing .He stands for love and positive energy….Those who post negative comments are entitled to their opinions, but they are sad people who bring darkness and hate into this world. Don’t we have enough of that?
@Rodney Ho….Twentieth Century Boy (T Rex) is a cover….Adam’s encore!

sleepybee

September 15th, 2010
6:46 pm

Tendencies (eccentric)? Screams (maybe the Bb5 notes)? Non-typical audience (fun and diverse)? I like that about him.

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
6:47 pm

wow, what did I miss? any good arguments I can jump into?

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
6:54 pm

Yay sleepybee!!!

JustWes

September 15th, 2010
7:04 pm

Thanks Rodney for the great review!

I was backstage during most of Allisons set, so I didn’t get to see much of her last night.
I got the chance to meet Adam for my Birthday, which is in a few days, and may I just say that
he is so gracious and sweet. I really enjoyed meeting him (although it was quick).

Last night, I just sat back and took it all in. The crowd was so much fun. I enjoy it when people get together, make new friends, no hang-ups or attitudes. Thats how the Lambert fans roll.

The show was amazing (as is always the case) and I loved every minute of it.

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
7:07 pm

I was just on Twitter and the Singapore Glamberts posted that the Meet and Greet for the concert there sold out in less than a minute! go Adam!

Amalia

September 15th, 2010
7:12 pm

I hope one day American citizen will OPEN THEIR MINDS, will end up their homophobic attitude and look at what ever happens around them with open hearts, open spirit and POSITIVE ATTITUDE. ENOUGH! The whole world is laughing AT you!

LA VITA E BELLA! ADAM IS LOVED (A WAY MORE THAN YOU THINK) OUTSIDE THE USA.
YOU DO NOT DESERVE ADAM!

Sandy

September 15th, 2010
7:13 pm

I just don’t understand people who don’t like an artist but contiune reading and commenting on him. I don’t like Kris Allen, but I never read articles about him unless he is mentioned in an article about Adam. What is the point? I’m a BIG Adam fan but I don’t really believe he will be iconic or even an international superstar (well maybe that one). I believe he could have been if not for the AMA performance but that performance damaged his career in the US. However, talent cannot be denied and he has true talent in spades and I believe he will have a successful career just not as huge as I thought. He is well on his way. (See, not all Adam fans are OTT).

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
7:25 pm

I think the AMA performance turned some people off, yes, but it turned a lot of people on that maybe wouldn’t have known about him before. This country is made up of all types of people. I find it funny that his performance was so tame compared to Rihanna’s and Gaga’s… yet he got all the hype! They were probably pissed that no one mentioned them the next day, thanks to Adam.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
7:33 pm

Amalia: Really, “The whole world is laughing AT you!” And by you, I mean you specifically.

Really, because I think there are conservatives that don’t like Adam the world over and they are laughing at us because we give him lots of money. Then there is my prior example of the middle east. In fact, I’m pretty sure that any negative reaction Adam gets in the US pales in comparison to treatment some gay men receive in certain African nations. So Amalia, maybe it’s time you start paying attention to the world and helping it to understand love before you try to demean the US.

Sandy: I don’t understand people who read comments knowing that just about every blog will have comments that you might not agree with.

AriesGal: on the AMA performance we can agree. I’m glad Adam stuck it to the puritanical prudes.

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
8:00 pm

The middle east and parts of African are definitely not okay with homosexuality, and do horrible things to people who are found out, but I also think those nations are way behind in the times – still stuck in the Biblical ages (middle east) or stone ages (the third world african nations.) The fact that the US, as we know it, was founded by conservative religious English people definitely is a strike against it being as forward thinking as some other nations. But with it being a melting pot, things will definitely get stirred up over time. The more we see it in the media and get usd to it, the less sensational it will be, and we’ll move on to some other hot button topic. The far east, most of europe and australia/new zealand don’t seem to have hangups about homsexuality, at least not to the extent that Americans do. One interviewer in Hong Kong told Adam that they just don’t talk about it there. But it sounded like it wasn’t taboo, either. I mean, they are trying to keep the population down there, LOL… Anyhoo… this is another interesting topic.

JTesla

September 15th, 2010
8:07 pm

“The fact that the US, as we know it, was founded by conservative religious English people definitely is a strike against it being as forward thinking as some other nations.”

Except when comparing it to England of course. ;)

I actually disagree with the origin of the thinking. The US was populated by a diverse group and included many castoffs. While the Middle East is well beyond Biblical. Heck, Arab tradition regarding female ownership of property wasn’t matche in England until the late 1800’s.

But that is a topic for another thread.

Fanare

September 15th, 2010
9:14 pm

To be honest, there’s nothing about Adam to be jealous of! He’s just plain RAUNCHY, VULGAR, and NAUSEATING all at the same time! Why would anyone be jealous of that? Yuk!

AriesGal

September 15th, 2010
9:45 pm

Ah Fanare… you’re such a sweetheart.. You must have’em linin’ up….

Amalia

September 15th, 2010
10:47 pm

Fanare, you are the one of the “narrow minded” people that I was talking about in my previous message: you are a living prove of the concept.

If U don’t like the guy (Adam) why do you kill your time here? Do you have any medical problems of any kind?

sourcandy

September 15th, 2010
10:54 pm

Loved your review, the glamfan video and photo. :)

Glamity58

September 15th, 2010
11:57 pm

Don’t you just love people who use “pseudo” names and rant how awful Adam is? I wonder who these tone-deaf, bore loving people think are good. Probably the same old bunch of white guys hiding behind guitars, not moving and screaming out lyrics. I’m so glad we’ve gotten past the same old rock bands (except for a few like Bon Jovi, Moody Blues and Springsteen) and now have a little variety. “Bob Seger” needs to see a few musicals. Most of the people on the radio and selling out big venues can’t come close to the talent you see from the leads down to the ensemble members. Our kids don’t see enough musical theatre or symphony concerts.

All I expected from Adam was a lead in a musical and we got so much more. This is fun and I love the bantering between people on these comments.

Dana Martin

September 16th, 2010
12:09 am

I’VE SEEN HIS SHOW TWICE; ACTUALLY THE NIGHT BEFORE HE WAS IN ATLANTA. I LOVE LOVE LOVE HIS SHOW. IT’S SO EXCITING FOR EARS & EYES. HE IS A BEAUTIFUL MAN.

Dana Martin

September 16th, 2010
12:11 am

DITTO, KAYGURLS5 ! I 2ND EVERYTHING YOU SAID. WELL PUT !

JTesla

September 16th, 2010
1:08 am

LOL “Don’t you just love people who use “pseudo” names and rant how awful Adam is?” Umm Glamity58, YOU are using a “pseudo” name.

DUH! Just about everyone here does, even the people who love Adam.

Sheesh people, you don’t have to go and make it so easy for me, try a little harder please.

kepi

September 16th, 2010
5:08 am

Wow, I’m exhausted after reading some of these comments! I love and support Adam 100%, but I have to agree with @Deirdre that Adam can take care of himself. Yes, I admit that the trolls get to me…and I REALLY have to hold back from retaliating (which I have come to realize is futile, so I ignore them)..but people will always have strong opinions, whether we like them or not. Adam doesn’t support animosity, but he welcomes opinions…I love that about him :) ))

becky

September 16th, 2010
7:23 am

Amalia thats right. Take Adam to Europe so he can perform for all the EuroTRASH.

Lara

September 16th, 2010
8:18 am

Well, I would write up my review, but why post it on this line of controversy???
(um, great show, just IMHO)

Dr Frank n Fuhrter

September 16th, 2010
8:33 am

This upstart wishes he was me.

Jelinda

September 16th, 2010
8:42 am

I don’t understand why people get so upset over what some stranger writes in their post at the end of an article. Whether they rant to the positive or rant to the negative, when it’s irrational the post loses all credibility anyway. Does what anyone posts ever change your mind about something? I could care less what some of the more negative posters think. When they go off the deep end into the world of babble they just look and sound foolish. Plus when you read through there only seems to be about the same 10 people who post. Rodney’s blogs don’t seem to generate much traffic except for the same people (myself included) who keep coming back to either defend or spread hate. 99.9% of the population does not read or care what people post at the end of an article. 98% don’t even read articles on the Internet. I’ve seen a few bloggers get all excited because their story got 3,000 hits even though 2,000 of them were repeats of people coming back for an argument. There are over 300 million people in this country. So do you think the comments of a couple of posters makes any difference on the career of a person at all? If a tree falls in the words and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound?

Lavender Hall

September 16th, 2010
8:46 am

Good point JeLinda and conversely if a bear farts in the woods and no one is there to smell it, does it stink?

Adam Lambert

September 16th, 2010
10:58 am

For all my fans here is a list of some of my alltime favorite bands *KISSES*

Joanie Mitchell
StankFoot
Olivia Newton John
The Bugaloos
The Banana Splits
The Sweet
England Dan and John Ford Cohley
Linda Ronstandt
Pablo Cruise
Shytbird and the Canadians
The lala’s
Booger Punch
Shyt Steamroller
The Babys
Munchboy and the Homos
WindowFan Fart
PootBoy and Bologna Sandwich
Marie Osmond
Calico Qcumber
The Thompson Twins

cara

September 16th, 2010
11:24 am

Adam Lambert is a talented man. He has vocals that are pitch perfect and beautiful. I realize that some people can’t appreciate that. He can sing any genre so he’ll be around for a very long time. No one has a problem with those of you who don’t like his music. It is the insulting hate and lies that are annoying. If you don’t like his music then state that. His sexual orientation shouldn’t factor in one way or the other. His fan base that are women of any age appreciate that he is ALL MAN! He has style and is strikingly handsome. He is witty and articulate. He is sweet and he is sassy. He puts on one heck of an entertaining show and he does it joyfully. His concerts are based in happiness, joy and love. Try one. Love is alot more fun than sinking in hate. The truth is refreshing.

Mouse

September 16th, 2010
1:30 pm

@Humpy Humpenstein .
Do you have day job? Or your only occupation is googling Mr.Lambert name and posting negative comments on every article written about him? Obsessed much?

sharon

September 16th, 2010
1:38 pm

Mr. Ho how can you allow such homophobic comments to posted and not remove them. There are too many for me to have to individually report to you or Access Atlanta. I am upset that you did nothing to remove them and are making the reader do it for you. Adam Lambert is the most talented entertainer in decades and your review was good but not accurate. Worst tendencies from AMA’s & American Idol what the heck does that mean? Are you biased against AI? I loved his performance at AMA’s far tamer than LGG and three other female singers. Eminem was pathetic and every other word bleeped out. Now why don’t you mention those types. Typical Southern mentality from bloggers.

JTesla

September 16th, 2010
1:53 pm

Wow Sharon, why don’t you try to be a little more bigoted. The world would be a better place if people like you didn’t allow their bias to blind them.

Humpy Humpenstein

September 16th, 2010
2:13 pm

Mouse. Thanks for the compliment and you also Sharon. Mouse, my job is to make your life miserable and apparently I am succeeding. And Marc Bolan is probably spinning in his grave after hearing Adam LAMEbutt destroy 20th Century Boy.

Humpy Humpenstein

September 16th, 2010
2:15 pm

Enough with the crying and whining ya bunch o girls.

sarah

September 16th, 2010
2:26 pm

hi sarah again, im 19, I don’t understand the people who hate .ie haters, you can say your opinion and move on. I don’t care what you think, its not gonna stop me from liking adam. but when you post over and over again i find that disturbing..it means you have a agenda and you are taking more than a personal interest, the opposite of love is indifference, posting repeatedly is not indifference…it means adam fascinates you enough, that instead of going on with ur day you sit at the computer and post about him over and over again…and those haters ie.(some fans of other idols) that google his name is just sad. move on with ur lives.

I got a chance 2 go 2 the tabernacle 2 ..omg so many guys, and girls he was even more energetic.
all i can say is i really had a good time!! it was super fun! I like that adam does not take himself seriously. just love him.

Ga Peach

September 16th, 2010
2:42 pm

Cougars/older women have always liked the company of gay guys! Great companions to do things together without being expected to put out at the end of the night!!!!

Humpy Humpenstein

September 16th, 2010
2:43 pm

haters, hay-in, hate is so 80’s. Could we please have some new meaningless buzz words?!! TIA!

PS…I bet you voted for OBlunder huh…

JTesla

September 16th, 2010
2:59 pm

sarah: “hi sarah again” AND “when you post over and over again i find that disturbing”

So you find an action, which you admit to doing yourself, disturbing? Interesting.

Hello Kettle!

tuff

September 16th, 2010
4:08 pm

Sorry … can’t drop & give you 20 … can’t even drop & give you 2 … as a matter of fact can’t drop at all … just a sick old grandma “sparkle cow” that has been around long enough to see all the GREATS of the past come & GO (unfortunately) and I see a lot of those past GREATS in ADAM LAMBERT! His voice .. stage presence .. charisma .. showmanship .. are all reminiscent of the GREATS that I have enjoyed in the past. When ADAM performs I see a little bit of all the artists that I once followed in the past … except .. ADAM’s VOICE … to me ADAM’s VOICE is INCOMPARABLE … the BEST ever … and that is JMO!!

bandmom09

September 16th, 2010
5:50 pm

I saw him in Charlotte and was amazed at the diversary of the crowd. I think of lot of fans are AI fans and still believe he should have won last season. I only wish I could have gone to one of the ATL shows. Thans for the review and videos

Booger Sandwich

September 17th, 2010
10:14 am

“Diversary of the crowd” Diversity? Oh brother. All you politically correct brainwashed swine. I bet you voted for ODumbBell.

Booger Sandwich

September 17th, 2010
12:27 pm

Adumb couldnt rock a toddler to sleep much less rock out. Pitiful. This guy Adumb is so pitiful. He just has to have attention. “Love me, spoil me, worship me, my mommy and daddy wouldnt so my adoring public must…Im special so Love me Pet me Spank me oh yes I love you all, my fans…” *BARF*.

Muzic2Luv

September 19th, 2010
12:04 pm

Whoah! I was was 4th row Ochestra center right. Diverse group indeed. My friend that accompanied me was in her early 30’s and was quite a draw with her ‘electric pumps’ and cleavage. I never considered her a ‘cougar’ but what do I know. Adam/band was awesome! We had such a great time! Took pics with some obviously gay fans afterwards (cute guys in fish net hose). The most memoriable moment? The silence at the end of the 2nd pregnant pause of ‘Soaked.’ I will remember that forever and I have it on tape :)

Skidmark and the Mysterians

September 20th, 2010
8:28 am

Oh yes what a hoot *POOT* the show must have been, a real gayla no doubt. Perhaps next time Adam will make all your dreams come true and “Moon” you all or drop trow and expose his genitals to all you idiots!

What a group of total losers!!

3 Thugs in a Black Sedan

September 20th, 2010
12:25 pm

kaygurls5

September 15th, 2010
4:32 pm

LMAO…thanks for the discertation!! It exposed how exceedingly stupid or ignorant you truly are. Its misinformed lunatics like you that get lunatics like Obama elected.