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Glam in the Glass City
By Matt Liasse, General Reporter
Published: June 16, 2010
Glam in the Glass City
Adam Lambert delivers a glitzy, outlandish performance at Toledo’s Omni for fans young and old
It was one of the most diverse crowds anyone could've ever imagined standing in line waiting for the doors of the Omni in Toledo to open.
Standing in the trickling rain were young preteen girls with hand-made posters, middle-aged women who voted for Adam Lambert on "American Idol," and guys and girls in their early twenties dressed in their best club-hopping attire.
All the night's events were inspired by the arrival of Lambert and the Glam Nation Tour on June 8, and remembering the last time Toledo was this "glam" may take a little bit of thought.
Everything about the show was fantastic for those looking for a fun time dancing with glitter, black lights, lasers and both boys and girls wearing plenty of eye shadow.
And to be fair, this was not a show solely for fans of "American Idol."
The growth of Lambert is clear. Unlike on the show, Lambert drops F-bombs and simulates suggestive motions with his microphone stand.
Yet, it's clear why America voted him to runner-up status on the eighth season of the show. It was evident when he performed his cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire," which he made famous during the show, that he has originality to him mixed with a bit of sex appeal.
Everything about the show was, as his album title suggests, solely "for your entertainment."
The stage was never boring; dancers with African masks lingered across the stage with bongos playing while the back screen flashed pictures of wolf eyes and thunderstorms. The stage choreography added a lot of fun to the upbeat songs like "Strut," "Sure Fire Winners" and "If I Had You."
The fashion was obviously well thought out. At first sight, Lambert sported a top hat with a peacock feather extending from the top. A couple songs later he was wearing a long black and white overcoat, much like his idol David Bowie would wear.
The band even shared time in the spotlight with drum and guitar solos with Lambert happily fading to the back of the stage.
But the most notable feature of the night was Lambert's voice. During an acoustic version of his hit "Whataya Want from Me" and other ballads such as "Soaked," "Sleepwalker" and "Broken Open" showed his talent behind the glitz. His encore, which was a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" showed his vocal range as well.
No Lambert performance would be complete without a glimpse of him hitting a high screech with his tongue sticking out. And, without a doubt, the performance was complete.
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