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madamimadam' date='Sep 9th 2010, 11:56 AM

Great review and please read the comments guys! One in particular, in case peeps don't bother, is this one (It brought tears to my eyes!):

I must share a beautiful story guys. My 14-year-old son with autism, multiple disabilities, nonverbal, sways back and forth to his music. He also has seizures. Throughout his life, he has inspired so many people and he is loved by so many, too. We had to make a hard decision not to buy tickets to see Adam because I needed to get him some intensive help. Last week my friend saw my Facebook post that Adam was going to be in town and oh, the sacrifices we make for our children. She not only bought us 3 tickets, but 4, to have extra space and gave us spending money for swag. I was 50% petrified and 50% excited not being sure how he was going to respond to a situation like this. This kid was almost catatonic at 18 months and here he was fitting right in. For 75 minutes (we stayed in the lobby for Alison just to make sure he was going to be okay) seeing Adam, I got to experience what most parents take for granted: My son could enjoy an activity like every other teenager could without standing out as "strange" and I got to feel what a true inclusion moment was like. I was crying tears of joy. Amazing, amazing experience. Thanks to Cori Stevenson at Hobby Center and Carolina who were prepared for worst-case scenario for my son (seizure). Thank goodness it didn't happen.


barb4Adam' date='Sep 9th 2010, 12:49 PM

# Paula peasmom3 By the way, MY HUSBAND was not holding my purse AND LOVED the concert and ADAM and freak YOU Houston Press. 13 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Paula peasmom3 OMG Houston Press write-up is horrible. Utterly sickening. I will NEVER pick up another one the rest of my life. BITCH (not in good way).

cctexasgirl @SparklySnarkery I just want people to stop RTing the link so that it won't get 10,000 views...dammit..They're just drawing attention to it 6 minutes ago via web in reply to SparklySnarkery


On Thursday 9th September 2010, @freyja528 said:
@joeyguerra Thank you....someone else here in TX wrote a...well I won't call it a review...let's just say he's been successfully beat down by now.
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vistadiva' date='Sep 9th 2010, 1:16 PM

All Adam, All the Time...
Adam Lambert - Little White Lies
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brocolli33' date='Sep 9th 2010, 2:57 PM

I am gonna try to do a recap but I am not a native speaker so please forgive me for any spelling or grammar mistakes. If you have read this thread, then you know that I am a total Adam virgin before last night. I have been a fan of Adam since Track of My Tears. He was the first ever American Idol contestant that got me to vote for him. During the finale week I had to study for finals so I made my mom and my husband vote for Adam while I tried to vote and study at the same time. When the American Idol Tour came to Texas I really wanted to go but I was stuck doing rotations to finish my degree. When the Glamnation Tour was announced, I kept waiting and waiting for a Houston date. It took forever for one to be confirmed and I was out of mind with excitement. I told my husband that if he were to give me anything for our anniversary, it’d better be Adam in concert. Because the Houston date is a few months after our anniversary, my wonderful husband got me Gaga tickets, which happened to fall on our anniversary weekend, and Adam tickets. Yeah, I am a lucky girl, I know.
For Adam, I knew that I had to glamorize so my mom’s friend, who also got tickets for her and her husband, made this beautiful Masquerade Ball mask with glitter, lace and black and white feathers for me. She made the mask just the right size for my head that it could be doubled as a headband with the string tucked under my long hair. The mask got some attention because a lady from a radio station asked to take a picture of me and my husband for their webpage. When we got to the venue, there were a lot of people there already. I noticed that women definitely outnumbered men 3 to 1. In the Orchestra level where we were sitting, there were many elderly couples and women BUT there were many teens and young adults in the mezzanine and gallery because later at the barricades I was surrounded by them.
I thought Allison was gonna start at eight so we were all in our seats by then but she didn’t begin until 15 or 20 minutes later. The girl is a firecracker but her songs are so generic that I couldn’t get into them. I have always been a fan of big, powerful voices. All of my favorite artists are divas: Celine, Whitney, Mariah, Beyonce, Leona , Christina and of course our BB. With Allison, I think the problems are that her voice is not emotive enough and her stage presence is lacking. I know that she is still young so she will have plenty of time to improve. After she was done, Intermission music started playing and this older gentleman really got into it and started dancing in the aisle. It was hilarious because he had no rhythm, like me, but I didn’t have the guts to dance like that. I read about so many complaints that intermission was too long. It really wasn’t. I went to BSB and NSync concerts when I was a teen and their intermission was like 45 minutes to an hour. For Gaga, it was thirty minutes and for BB too. Some earlier concerts might have had long intermission but I think the circumstances were probably out of BB’s control.


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brocolli33' date='Sep 9th 2010, 5:53 PM
I am one fan who up until last night only knew BB’s voice through American Idol and youtube videos. My expectations were so high that I was terrified I was going to be disappointed with BB’s voice after hearing it live. Others have mentioned that the acoustics at the venue may give BB’s voice a helium effect and that his speaking voice is higher than usually heard through television or youtube. I mentally prepared myself for all these possibilities. Then Adam appeared atop the stairs. Klsdfjksdfoeufsdfjsdkjf
His voice is amazeb*lls (new term I learned thru the Internet)!!! It was so clear, beautiful and powerful. The entire intro medley sounded sooooo good, even DTRH which is not my favorite. Ring of Fire live is beyond gorgeous. I wish I could type in all caps without offending anybody. When he started singing higher and higher during the latter part of ROF, I don’t think I breathe at all. With the lights and lasers, it was not hard to visualize the colorful notes racing each other up the scale. During the acoustic portion, Aftermath was the definite standout for me. I like it even more than Soaked. Maybe Aftermath is closer to his heart, Adam sang it with more genuine emotion than the acting emotion he employed for Soaked. When he went into falsetto or head voice for Aftermath, he produced the most glorious notes I have ever heard that I just wanted to grab onto them and play them again and again in my head. His voice really is like those instrumental piano or violin masterpieces from Chopin or Beethoven. It really can move you through the entire emotional spectrum within a few minutes. I can understand now why people cry when they hear him sing. I didn’t cry but that was because Aftermath was a happy song. The last portion of the concert was the most fun I’ve had at a concert in a long time. I screamed so much that I really thought I was gonna lose my voice. My husband, my mom and her two friends were very amused by my behavior. I really could care less. I was just bouncing on my feet and screamed my head off. BB went all out on the glory notes. At the beginning of SFW, I kept waiting for BB to start but he just kind of stood there smiling and dancing to the music. Then he confessed that he forgot the lyrics to his own song and laughed it off. Maybe because I love him so much I didn’t even think twice about him messing up. I just wanted him to continue. All the latter songs are like happy, joy, joy that you cannot help but dance to them. I love the way BB has structured his concert. We got TCB instead of WLL. To be honest, this is the only gripe for me because I have never heard this song live. I desperately wanted to hear it live but it didn’t happen. Hopefully next time.
In conclusion, Adam live is breathtaking in every way possible, visually, mentally, spiritually. I think all the songs from the album are better live. I recorded the concert on my Nokia phone. The video quality is terrible but the audio is spectacular. My husband was very impressed. In the car on the way home, he kept saying how Adam is gonna big very soon and he is gonna play the arenas next. I hope so too.

I will try to post the picture of the mask later.


barb4Adam' date='Sep 9th 2010, 3:50 PM

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barb4Adam' date='Sep 9th 2010, 10:39 PM

Breaking News Alert: Judge: Military's ban on gays is unconstitutional :thumbs: :clap:

September 9, 2010 9:44:16 PM
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A federal judge in Southern California has declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips on Thursday granted a request for an injunction halting the government's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the military.

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Adam_Fan_Forever' date='Sep 10th 2010, 8:55 AM

Good rebuttal for that awful article:

http://billkonigsberg.blogspot.com/2010/09...-review-in.html

Homophobic Adam Lambert Review in Houston Press
Adam Lambert performed at the Hobby Center in Houston on Wednesday night. Not that you would know it from Brandon K. Hernsberger's insane review of the show in the Houston Press.

It starts with the line, "It doesn't matter if Adam Lambert is gay," and then launches into a diatribe that reduces Lambert to nothing more than gay. Along the way, Hernsberger gets basic facts about Lambert wrong. He opines that Lambert is talentless, and does nothing to back that claim up. And in the end, this reader was left with his jaw dropped, wondering when a more homophobic piece of writing last made it into a weekly newspaper.

Oh yes, it's also SO POORLY WRITTEN one is left wondering how a person like this managed to get a job at Houston's top alternative paper.

"Adam Lambert, Nyquil made of skin shaped like a black light with a glued-on wig made of spiky black sanctimony," Harnsberger writes, early on in this mess. Mixed metaphors and poor imagery aside, what on earth does this mean? Adam has skin like a black light? And the writer's concerned that our SOCIETY may be othering him?

But on to the more obvious homophobia. Hernsberger believes that the only reason Lambert is a star is because he is gay. He wouldn't have made it through the door on American Idol otherwise, Hernsberger says, ignoring the fact that Lambert didn't come out until after the show. He goes on to claim that people voted for Lambert out of a sense of guilt, but only enough to take second place because first place would be too much to give a gay person.

Wow, we're powerful people, we Americans, aren't we?

The author goes on to explain that the audience "slinks and turns away as if these acts are unacceptable at shows featuring our idol" when Adam kisses a male musician on stage, because, as he says, "Adam Lambert makes people believe things they know they don't believe, and for an hour and a half Wednesday night we all got to play pretend."

This is odd and hard to believe. The audience, acting as one somehow, slinks away? But not the author, of course. He's there to watch, and tell us about it. Brave man.

Apparently, our society, and by extension the entire audience at the Adam Lambert concert, is straight. Because why would gay people slink away?

This is called hetersexism. But why should we look at the author's homophobia, when he's doing such a boffo job of exposing our own? After all, he was at the gay guy's concert.

Along with writing novels, I teach writing at Arizona State University. This concert review would get an F among my freshmen, simply because it fails on so many levels. I teach my kids that no argument can survive without "conditions of rebuttal." This means that we must anticipate the views of those who might disagree with us, and rebut them. In Hernsberger's case, that would include the millions of people worldwide who think Lambert has an incredible voice and is a dynamic performer. A solid review would need to nod to these people, and then argue against their view. For example, one might say "enough people consider Adam talented for him to have a platinum album, but at this concert, he sounded off key and shrill."

But this reviewer opted to ignore these people, just as he ignores the concert as if it was somehow beneath him. And we see, from Hernsberger's writing, that he might simply be too cool and talented to waste his time reviewing such tripe as a platinum artist like Lambert.

The last line: "What's the difference between an Adam Lambert concert and a third-grade talent show? You get free sno-cones at one."

Would the Houston Press have allowed a white writer to review a Beyonce concert, and come back with nothing beyond a piece about how the "audience" was only there to feel better about liking a black artist?

Shame on the Houston Press for allowing this sort of blatant homophobia in their pages


barb4Adam' date='Sep 10th 2010, 9:17 AM

Adam Lambert Brings the Sparkle
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[b]He made most moments, ahem sparkle -- from the throbbing beat of If I Had You to a scorching cover of T. Rex's 20th Century Boy. This Glambert had his fix. For now.

http://www.29-95.com/music/story/adam-lambert[/center]

Downtown's Hobby Center is usually reserved for Broadway musicals, tasteful dance performances and highfalutin music.

But Thursday night, Sarofim Hall became occupied by the Glam Nation. Feathers and sequins and hats and glitter. So much glitter.

And this was all before American Idol finalist Adam Lambert took the stage.

An overwhelmingly female crowd, from teens to senior citizens, sported Lambert T-shirts and waved multicolored glow sticks in the air. They chattered incessantly. Ran between friends. Furiously snapped photos.

One gray-haired man -- so overwhelmed, apparently, by the frenetic bounce of Ke$ha's Take It Off -- jumped out of his seat and gyrated up and down the aisles, accompanied by women in boas and sparkly tops.

The crowd went wild. A few seemed petrified. Hundreds of camera phones came alive -- including, of course, mine. I wasn't about to miss out on this:

There's a place downtown ...There's a place downtown ...

Some "Glamberts" sported homemade signs: "DANCE PARTY" and "DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'" and "BEND TO ME, ADAM" -- a reference to his 2004 stint in a 2004 Theatre Under the Stars production of Brigadoon.

"It's good to be back in this theater. I did a play here when I was 23," Lambert said early in his set. "It's good to see the constellation is still here."

Lambert took the stage in a top hat and tails combo of sorts. Think a mad-hatter Project Runway challenge (THAT EVILGRETCHEN HOPEFULLY LOSES). He kicked off with obscure tracks Voodoo and Down the Rabbit Hole before launching into his slinky Idol version of Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire. It was an arresting, early highlight.

There was a brief shift into a low-key segment that included an oddly muted Whataya Want From Me and the truly gorgeous Soaked, which plays like a standing-in-the-rain, shout-from-the-mountaintop showtune. I spotted a few misty eyes. (Not mine, duh.)

Lambert talked a lot about love -- for others and for yourself. But his biggest asset is his voice, which powers through crashing production and bursts through every pop chorus.

This isn't just screaming, as some folks would like you to believe. If it was, more people would be doing it.

Lambert has just one disc, 2009's For Your Entertainment, to pull from for his set, which clocked in at just over an hour. More music under his rhinestoned belt will give future treks a more well-rounded feel (and likely result in album tracks Sure Fire Winners and Strut being excised from the list).

Still, Lambert is a more confident, charismatic performer than scores of Idol alumni.

Not that we'd mention names.

At all.

Of course not.

He made most moments, ahem sparkle -- from the throbbing beat of If I Had You to a scorching cover of T. Rex's 20th Century Boy. This Glambert had his fix. For now.

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Silvia' date='Sep 11th 2010, 5:25 PM

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Strut
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqQIhTR87PY

20CB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k199DeZ6hxQ


joooory' date='Sep 11th 2010, 11:02 PM

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Soaked
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXfIxlWTRbc


hhhnyc1' date='Sep 13th 2010, 5:17 PM

Amazingly, the Houston Press posted a response to the comments on the Brandon Hersberger review from last week!
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Live Shots
Adam Lambert: Reviewing Our Review
By Chris Gray, Mon., Sep. 13 2010 @ 12:00PM Comments (144)
Categories: Live Shots

Photos by Faith Silva
​Rocks Off would like to take this opportunity to address the hundreds of comments that Brandon Hernsberger's review of Adam Lambert's performance last Wednesday at the Hobby Center provoked.

First of all, Rocks Off is not homophobic, nor would we allow anyone we even suspected of being homophobic - or prejudiced against any other group of people, including the middle-aged - to write for us. One of the most important qualities a reviewer must have is an open mind, regardless of his assignment, and so anyone with that sort of prejudice (or any other kind) would be of little use to us.

But we do apologize if the review came across as homophobic or mean-spirited towards any other group. Like many other artists, gay and straight - Elton John, Freddie Mercury, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon - sexuality is an essential part of who Adam Lambert is as a performer, and thus what he does and sings onstage.

Many people believe he lost the 2009 American Idol title to Kris Allen for that very reason: That even though he had not yet come out as openly gay, his appearance and performances disturbed a number of conservative churches enough that they organized phone campaigns to ensure that Allen would win.

​Several commenters have speculated that Rocks Off sent Brandon to the show with the express assignment to do a hatchet job on Lambert so we could get extra hits for our Web site. This is simply not true.

Even if we were, beyond the extra traffic anything with "Adam Lambert" in the headline is almost guaranteed to bring in, this is hardly the way we would have gone about it. We assigned Brandon the review because he has reviewed a number of pop shows for us in the past (Coldplay, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift) - some favorably, some not so favorably, but never with any kind of axe to grind.

Other commenters have speculated that based on what he wrote, Brandon may not have even gone to the show at all. This is also not true. We would never, ever even consider running a review by anyone who had not actually attended the concert in question; in this case, Brandon actually texted us from the show remarking on how good his seat was.

Still other commenters pointed out that, whatever else was said, the review was lacking much in the way of musical analysis. Here, unfortunately, we have to agree. Rocks Off's reviewers are welcome to include commentary on any aspect of a performer or performance, up to and including politics, religion and sexuality should they see fit.

Many performers, hardly limited to Lambert, routinely address such controversial issues in both their songs and live performances. But our reviewers' first duty is to consider the music above all else, and to place those other things within the context of what happens onstage, and here we fell short.

It was an error in judgment, both on the reviewer's part and on our part as editor, and for that we apologize. Our music reviews should, and will, do exactly that - review the music.

I particularly like this comment (hope it is ok to bring it over here):

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Roxy says:
I appreciate the explanation of the initial article, and let the naysayers refer to us as "cray,cray," but I teach journalism in Georgia at a major university so am not some needy, hanger on in the entertainment world. I was stunned by both the writing and the content of the post. You can detest someone's performance and say so, but the personal attacks on both the performer and the fans was way over the top. To assume you know the motivation of fans, their feelings about assorted on-stage antics, and what their psychological mindset is, comes across as way, way over the top. I am a fiscally conservative, Christian, Republican woman of 38, married with a husband and 3 children who happens to be fascinated by Adam Lambert's voice, his worldview, and the kindness and consideration he displays to interviewers, no matter how inept they may be,and fans.
He treats a 60 year old from Des Moines with the same respect he treated Oprah. Just because Adam is gay and wears eye makeup and "interesting" clothes, does not mean he is not a man any mother would be proud to call her son........ and I won't even discuss where Brandon would fall in that category. It might serve both him and the newspaper well if Brandon took some sensitivity, and writing, training.
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