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Great Review. :thumbs: Adam Lambert Shows His Substance & Glam at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach
Adam Lambert, House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC for his Glam Nation Tour on July 3, 2010, all photos provided by Marina Ann Wise.
Adam Lambert (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace) headlined his Glam Nation Tour to a sold out crowd at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC on July 3, 2010, and can put any doubts (we had none, for the record) to rest that he’s the real deal. The dedicated, loyal crowd waited in line for hours to get in early, was diverse all across the board: mostly women of all ages wearing homemade Adam Lambert shirts, young kids, some men, as well as some openly gay fans from the LGBT community, populated the crowd. If there was any doubt that Lambert could draw a diverse crowd, all doubt can be laid to rest that he appeals to everyone.
The crowd exploded and broke out in chants before he even started and it became a rock concert brimming on excitement and anticipation, quickly. The show opened with a dance mix version of “For Your Entertainment” which completely set the tone of the show. I haven’t attended many shows where I’ve heard women scream and scream and scream….and this one was definitely in a league of it’s own. The energy throughout the night was fun, festive, dynamic as well as authentic. The most surprising thing about Lambert was though he was forever confident in his talent, he was also personable and charming with the audience.
He performed most of the songs from his album, For Your Entertainment, and most of the audience consistently sang along, danced, screamed, and was completely captivated by Lambert’s presence. Lambert cleverly used the space to make it a full-on show, with his talented band and dancers. He placed an elevated platform on both side of the stage, as well as a staircase which gives him room to be the performer he truly is, so everyone in the packed house could see him strut, feel the music, and dance. The lights and videoscreen were put to good use too, giving everyone the full concert experience.
As much as he’s truly a rock star, when he stripped down songs like his current hit single, “Whataya Want From Me”, as well as “Sleepwalker”, “Soaked” and “Aftermath”, it showed the true grit of his talent – he was able to storytell in song the progress of relationships as well as the power of his voice which has so many levels and ranges. It’s hard to believe how wickedly good Lambert’s voice is or really give justice to it’s quality and depth.
Lambert also did two covers, Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire” which had a very trippy Alice In Wonderland meets psychedelic, sexy, deliciously naughty feeling, and for the encore performance, a pretty sweet semi-acoustic version of the Led Zeppelin classic that really got Lambert on the map during the Idol season, “Whole Lotta Love.”
I’m not sure if you can really be a passive Lambert-fan (I know I never was), but if you attended this concert unsure that he was a true star and would give you your money’s worth, you walked away knowing that he was well worth your money and then some. Everyone who attended this show is going to be talking about it this Fourth of July weekend and beyond and spreading the love. Do not pass up seeing Lambert if you have the opportunity to go, especially in an intimate setting like the House of Blues, for any reason – you’ll leave feeling entertained, energized and re-inspired on your own path to keep going and to always be who you are