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Postby madamimadam » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:34 pm

SET LIST:

Whole Lotta Love
Starlight
Mad World
Slow Ride
Life on Mars
Fame
Let’s Dance
Don't Stop Believing





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01.Whole Lotta Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4nL-E-Qmg4
04. Slow Ride https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWf7-QAcooU



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01.Whole Lotta Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKka9_zePic
03. Mad World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta0mF8bTEck
04. Slow Ride https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UELcdEz5u18
06. Fame/ 07. Let’s Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES0xIorJ6oo
08. Don't Stop Believing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmZN8zvGQnM



Taylor Cavanah

01.Whole Lotta Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYQ6xvaN6s0
05. Life on Mars/ 06. Fame/ 07. Let’s Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtfJb5gj0x8



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02. Starlight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV_CJpG72Ls
03. Mad World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY2JZnb6hA4



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03. Mad World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwJoK8nqNEA
04. Slow Ride https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0YsuVo_1Ck
06. Fame https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUVS91MGZoI




Alana Maddock

03. Mad World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAKtn7liLTQ



FierlanFire

03. Mad World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cJHwIiDyro
05. Life on Mars/ 06. Fame/ 07. Let’s Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6zimdRbH4I
08. Don't Stop Believing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbQB_figGn8


ThePlacencia's channel
03. Mad World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QQMxB-sG8I



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03. Mad World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwQWdtm_QUw



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05. Life on Mars/ 06. Fame/ 07. Let’s Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIKdNaMdMgE



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08. Don't Stop Believing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxt1f1Dl8_Y
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Postby infinite » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:37 am

'Little Bee' date='Jul 24th 2009, 1:07 PM'

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Today is the 13th date of the tour - :clap:


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Postby infinite » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:42 am

'madamimadam' date='Jul 24th 2009, 8:50 PM'

michaelsarver1If the 20 or so fans already outside are any indication, Tulsa,Ok is gonna be hot tonight.
1 minute ago from TwitterFon



'madamimadam' date='Jul 24th 2009, 10:56 PM'

IdolScottWhat's up Oklahoma! On my way out to meet you guys..
4 minutes ago from txt



'carriefan06' date='Jul 25th 2009, 12:44 AM'

Backstage with "American Idols"
Giraud: Totally the class clown and a hilarious cut-up. He confessed to sneaking outside to hang with fans on a tour stop in a different city, pretending he was just another crazed Adam Lambert fan trying to get pictures of Glambert getting on the bus. Until they realized it was Matt and started taking pictures of him.

Sadly, I didn't get to meet Lambert, so I could freak out, act like a star-crazed fan and embarrass myself in the interview room. Maybe another time. :haha:
http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/blogs/w...lumn_id=38#5560

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Postby infinite » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:44 am

'lrich637' date='Jul 25th 2009, 2:00 AM'

Pic from inside the arena.

http://twitpic.com/bia3f


'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 2:14 AM'

Place is really filling up!
13 minutes ago from Twitterrific

Screams every time Adams pic on screen
23 minutes ago from Twitterrific

People of all ages here.
43 minutes ago from Twitterrific

VIP section row b seat 7. I'll be within ankle-grabbing range!
about 1 hour ago from Twitterrific

In the arena now. Seats are great!
about 1 hour ago from Twitterrific

Darn. Doors aren't opening til 6
about 2 hours ago from Twitterrific

Reminder for future concerts... Wear flat shoes.
about 2 hours ago from Twitterrific

Geez, JS forgot he had a pocket knife. Had to take it back to the car! Waiting...
about 2 hours ago from Twitterrific

Still waiting to get in. 20 more min.
about 2 hours ago from Twitterrific

Walked around back to see where the buses are parked. Looks like a gd fortress!
about 3 hours ago from Twitterrific

Sitting outside the bok center in Tulsa waiting for the doors to open. 5:30 I think.
about 3 hours ago from Twitterrific


glitteronmyeyesLoudest screams by far for adam!
half a minute ago from txt


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Postby infinite » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:52 am

'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 2:33 AM'

glitteronmyeyesMichael doing good job opening show, surprised!
4 minutes ago from txt


glitteronmyeyesOh shiiii....danny fans next to me that cant stand adam. This could get ugly.
half a minute ago from txt

glitteronmyeyesMegan is tanking hardcore.
less than 10 seconds ago from txt



'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 3:09 AM'

Arkangel2Anoop on... Battery fading must conserve for Adam!
10 minutes ago from Twitterrific

dknewsAnoop! Pretty good. Although I think Adam and Kris will blow everyone away.
6 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

BEST TWEET FROM THE WHOLE AI TOUR!!!!!
WendyFryJust in case I lose my way later, I'm parked on 14 and K
5 minutes ago from mobile web



'carriefan06' date='Jul 25th 2009, 3:10 AM'

Tweet tweet :haha:
There's like a fifty year old dude here trying to look like Adam he has on eyeliner and all this. Lol
about 1 hour ago from TwitterFon



'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 3:21 AM'

wrocknquidditch Adam Lambert just scared the crap out of my dad…because he has him set as a ringtone and the volume was all the way up. I LOL’d. XD

dknewsThat's a new one for me. Matt at Idols concert told crowd to wave their cell phones in the air. Sign of the times
4 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

gregderiegMatt Giraud (sp) ...wow!
3 minutes ago from TwitterFon

DrDLDHuh? Megan Joy again?! That voice! Oh, there's Lil. It's a medley! Whew!
2 minutes ago from mobile web

DrDLDDueliing keyboards! Go Matt and Scott!!
less than 5 seconds ago from mobile web

gregderiegIdols Tulsa ...I love dueling pianos! http://twitpic.com/bimlc
half a minute ago from TwitterFon





'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 6:02 AM'

And a few more additions to the list:

How explicit he gets with the mic stand, and whether or not the stage lighting is darker for that part of the show.

Does his hand stay on his belt buckle during “freakiest show” or stray lower.

Has he changed belt buckles again? He’s on his second.

Does he do that cute tap to the head thing during fame or gloss over it?

Actually, there’s quite a bit more but you get the idea.


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Postby infinite » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:03 am

'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:07 AM'

glitteronmyeyesY doesnt this seat come with an airsickness bag?
less than a minute ago from txt

_SimplyChelsea_Oh my... Danny just tried to ride the mic... And tried to a little shuffle before he ripped off his jacket....like adam
less than 20 seconds ago from txt



'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:10 AM'

glitteronmyeyesWhat hurts the most danny is u ripping off adam shamelessly.
half a minute ago from txt

SimplyChelsea_Preaching danny....
half a minute ago from txt


:roll:

Yea, last Danny song.. and then... BB!!!!


'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:13 AM'

DrDLDDanny's talking. Sounds like a preacher/motivational speaker! Now singing 'My Wish For You" (Not sure the name of the song.
half a minute ago from mobile web



'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:14 AM'

tessaj_2012Omg omg omg omg
less than 20 seconds ago from TwitterFon

_SimplyChelsea_Danny sweats ... A lot
half a minute ago from txt

angelasolanoGokey on his last song... Bring on Kradam!!
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Postby infinite » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:04 pm

'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:16 AM'

Arkangel2Omg omg omg I'm blinded by the brilliance... Adam is in the house!!!
less than 10 seconds ago from Twitterrific

michaelsarver1I'm so in the back watching the show again. I love this.
half a minute ago from TwitterFon





'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:17 AM'

DrDLDNow coming on stage...Adam Lambert. *yawn*
less than a minute ago from mobile web


*glares*



'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:19 AM'

glitteronmyeyesAdam plus WLL equals orgasm...oh crap.
half a minute ago from txt


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Postby infinite » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:08 pm

'kairi' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:28 AM'

gregtrotter I forgot how well Adam did "Mad World." This is fantastic.
less than a minute ago from TwitterBerry

gregtrotter As one might expect, Adams stage act wouldn't make it past the Fox censors
7 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

gregtrotter Holy freak are they loud for Adam!
11 minutes ago from TwitterBerry




'luciav' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:29 AM'

some more tweets

Bunny says : "he doesn't even look real. He's like a Barbie. It's insane. I can't believ he's actually moving"
6 minutes ago from txt

He's amazzing !!
11 minutes ago from txt

I'm watching Adam lambert live!!!!!!!
12 minutes ago from txt




'kairi' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:32 AM'

photographerabi Omg, someone just threw a red bra onstage during Alison and Adam's duet!
half a minute ago from txt

gregderieg Someone just threw a red bra on stage at Adam Lambert...ironic isn't it
1 minute ago from TwitterFon

DrDLD Someone just threw a red bra on stage for Adam. Um, do u not follow the news?
1 minute ago from mobile web

:rolleyes:

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Postby infinite » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:16 pm

'kairi' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:34 AM'

taryninatree As much as it pains me to say, adam lambert is the best singer i've ever seen live. Everyone is unbelievable.
half a minute ago from txt


Another convert! :wub:



'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:36 AM'
I can't access it!!!!

But I still have this....

VOTE BITCHES VOTE!!!!!
http://tweeterwall.mallplace.com/tw/worldw...orld-mr-twitter

ADAM SAID SO!!!!!!
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'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:43 AM'

Got my twitter back....

glitteronmyeyesMad world is stunning
11 minutes ago from txt

Arkangel2Crowd is deafening!!!
11 minutes ago from Twitterrific

tessaj_2012Still shaking omfg
2 minutes ago from TwitterFon

glitteronmyeyesBowie, i flatlined.
1 minute ago from txt

gregderiegChelsey cried during Adam's performance. I'm not sure how to respond to that...
less than a minute ago from TwitterFon


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Postby infinite » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:23 pm

'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 4:54 AM'

tessaj_2012Whole crowd up on their feet the whole time for Adam. And kris so far too. UHMAZING! Still shaking from Adam!! Bras thrown 4 Adam during SR.
8 minutes ago from TwitterFon

glitteronmyeyes3/4 of audience sitting for kris. No sitting at all for adam, even screamed thru mad world.
5 minutes ago from txt

tessaj_2012Yea one bra thrown and another one was but it went into the crowd and then I think underwear?
1 minute ago from TwitterFon

glitteronmyeyesPeople r liking pocket idol but not going ape crap like they did for adam.
less than a minute ago from txt




'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 5:02 AM'

glitteronmyeyesDSB.....No high notes but he sounded amazing. Off to meet and greet, i may die.
less than 20 seconds ago from txt


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Postby infinite » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:28 pm

'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 5:05 AM'

kparker88Adam lambert singing david bowie yeah I'm even more obsessed
1 minute ago from TwitterBerry




'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 5:11 AM'

mr_azfan01 AN ANGEL JUST LEFT THE STAGE! GO ADAM LAMBERT!2 minutes ago from txt



'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 5:12 AM'

CalvinMoniz: And then the fake American idol comes on thank ATT. #Adam Lambert is much better @bokcenter

pauline_810: Lol. Adam ain’t a bra dodger Like Joe Jonas. Joe Jonas was like “ewww!” that video cracks me up all the time:))

Destati_hxn: Adam was freaking amazing, per usual.




'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 5:21 AM'

_SimplyChelsea_Omg the concert was crazy!!! He danced with the pink bra for a long time omg. He is perfect!! Kris was amazing too!!!!
half a minute ago from txt

mapretrac Concert tickets: $67.50–Adam Lambert t-shirt: $40.00–chicken strips: $6.50–seeing Idols “Live”-priceless! 1 minute ago from txt


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Postby infinite » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:31 am

'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 5:23 AM' p

_SimplyChelsea_
Intense Kradam moment #1 : adam and Kris did some hand jerky movement on stage. Wow. Lol




'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 5:49 AM'

WendyFryUm tweeps, I just met Tim Burtton and his producer friend said he LOVES @adamlambert's adrgonous sex appeal, yea, idk how to spell!!!
6 minutes ago from mobile web




'madamimadam' date='Jul 25th 2009, 5:56 AM'

From MJ's:

ravengirl Jul 24th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

So this is an Adam concert checklist:
1. Elvis hair or emo?
2. Woman or baby?
3. Bras and assorted undergarments and/or pot holders :laugh_tb: thrown?
4. Kradam love during DSB?
5. DSB glory note?
6. Shorts and flipflops at the buses?
7. Rating of crowd reaction compared with the others.

Let’s see, am I missing anything?


:roll:

With this addendum:

Saying “Bitches”?

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Postby infinite » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:33 am

'Quazar' date='Jul 25th 2009, 6:04 AM'

First review in in:

Fans pack BOK Center for "American Idols Live"

While a rock show thundered on the other side of downtown Friday night, pop music had its moment at “American Idols Live” in the BOK Center.
Fans packed the arena to cheer for their favorite singers from the top 10 finalists of America’s most popular TV show’s eighth season.

Winner and Arkansas homeboy Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert closed the show and drew the biggest cheers — but their sets could not have been more different.

Allen played stripped-down, soulful versions of pop and rock favorites, while Lambert played a sexed-up set of metal-infused, artsy glam rock.

Allen — sporting jeans and a plaid shirt — opted for a set that included Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” the Killers’ “All These Things I’ve Done” and the Beatles’ “Hey Jude.”
Lambert, decked out in a spiked black leather jacket and sparkly belt buckle, slithered through a set that included Tears for Fears’ “Mad World,” Muse’s “Starlight” and a medley of David Bowie hits.

The fans loved it all, whether they were sporting yellow “I love Kris Allen” T-shirts or shorts with “Adamgasm” on the rear. Some fans found a happy compromise with “We (heart) Kradam” shirts.

Allison Iraheta and Danny Gokey caused plenty of frenzy among the crowd, too.

Gokey closed the set with two emotional Rascal Flatts covers — a smart choice for an Oklahoma audience, since Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney went to high school in Picher. He also added some salsa dancing flair to his cover of Santana’s “Maria Maria.”

Iraheta,

this season’s resident rocker chick, broke out her guitar for a cover of Pink’s “Rock Star” and growled on Heart’s “Barracuda.”
She also joined Lambert for a duet on Foghat’s “Slow Ride,” which provided the show’s raciest moment: An excited fan tossed her lacy red bra on stage.

The other five finalists — Matt Giraud, Anoop Desai, Lil Rounds, Scott MacIntyre, Megan Joy and Michael Sarver — treated the show’s die-hard fans to a set that included everything from Willie Nelson to Beyonce.

Teens and their parents lined up outside the BOK Center hours before the show in July heat just to catch a glimpse of the “Idols,” hoping to snag autographs and pictures of their favorites. Once inside the arena, they screamed until they were hoarse and never put the cell phone cameras away.

A year ago, Kris Allen was studying business at college in Conway, Ark. — loving music but thinking it would always be a side gig.

On Saturday, he heads home to headline an arena performance in North Little Rock. He and his fellow idols are a little sleep-deprived and homesick, but they’re all thrilled to be living their dream: getting paid to sing.

“I never really expected this to happen. That’s why I was going to college,” Allen said in a preshow interview.

He has several dozen cities and tour stops to go, but wherever the next few months take him, he’ll be thrilled to be there.

“I have no reason to complain,” he said.

Cary Aspinwall 581-8477

cary.aspinwall@tulsaworld.com

By CARY ASPINWALL World Scene Writer


Link: http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.asp...31&allcom=1

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Postby infinite » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:44 am

'lrich637' date='Jul 25th 2009, 8:04 AM'



[b]glitteronmyeyes got to meet adam and hug him - i can't...i just...omg. grammar fails me.
17 minutes ago from web

CheraTrent Just got home from American Idol concert. Adam, Allison and Kris were amazing. Kanye is singing me to sleep. "Screaming no no no no no."
1 minute ago from web

Also, I thought this was funny...

KrisAllen4Real @MGiraudOfficial um...don't know how to say this but....AK is Alaska.
5 minutes ago from TwitterFon

MGiraudOfficial Great show. Great fans. It's gonna be awesome playing the home state of Kris 2mor, AK It's gonna be quite a night. Were all excited! G'night
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Postby infinite » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:45 am

'adamgetsmehot' date='Jul 25th 2009, 6:45 PM'

Hey everyone! Sorry for the slow posting but I am on my way out of town in a few minutes. Wanted to give you all a quick recap of Adam though before I leave - I'll do a full recap hopefully Sunday night.

I'm happy to report that Tulsa absolutely LOVED Adam! As with all the other places, there was screaming everytime he was shown on the screen before the show and during intermission. There was cheering for the others but it was no where near the intensity of Adam's cheering! When Adam's intro package started to play it was pandemonium! I thought I was going to go deaf - it was so awesome! Whole Lotta Love was just sex on stage, but he didn't do the higher notes and oddly, he left out "i'm gonna give you every inch of my love" entirely. :/ Maybe because he thought OK was too conservative LOL! He did the crotch grabs though and stroked the mic stand so I can't complain! :bleh:

Starlight was so beautiful as was Mad World - honestly you HAVE to hear his voice live. It's unreal - I had chills. He may be one of those rare singers who sounds almost better live. The control and clarity of his tone is incredible. The whole place was on their feet for his entire set and there was even screaming during Mad World - which kinda bugged me because you don't scream during that type of song! Let the man sing! But I love how much love they showed him :wub:

Slow Ride was so much fun and yes, he got a red bra thrown at him! He picked it up and swung it around for a long time - it was so funny! I've got video of it, but I won't be able to post it today. Again, he sounded awesome and he gave Allison a big hug at the end.

The Bowie medley was just WOW! We got the pelvis action during Life on Mars and people went bat$hit crazy when he took his jacket off! The dancing during Fame was so HOT - he did the sexy body roll thing - I swear his limbs are rubber, he's so bendy! I think he may have called us bitches when he said to dance, but I need to go back and watch it again.

I got into the meet and greet and I could write an entire book on the brief conversation we had. To sum it up, he is even more gorgeous in person and absolutely the sweetest person. Diva my ass. And he is SKINNY people! It was an amazing out of body experience - he gives the BEST hugs! Such a fantastic night! :w00t:


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Postby infinite » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:51 am

'ADAMROCKZ' date='Jul 26th 2009, 8:28 AM'

There are alot of pics at the link below but not of HQ kind as far as performance pics goes as you can see by the first pic. But still :wub: :wub: :wub:

For me it never matters HQ or not...right-click save & so on... :haha: That's why my computer is on Adam overload.

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Postby infinite » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:01 pm

'adamgetsmehot' date='Jul 30th 2009, 5:37 AM'

Ok, I'm so late with this recap and I feel terrible! It's been crazy busy but as promised, here is a full report from my concert experience! Sorry, this is like epic-novel long but it's got lots of details! Feel free to ask questions! :flowers:

My friend and I decided not to go out in the afternoon since I heard that Adam doesn't come outside before hand. We did drive by to figure out where we were going to park and as luck would have it, we drove right past the venue and saw tons of people outside screaming so we stopped in the middle of the road to see what was going on (LOL! security guys LOVED that). We saw Matt and a couple others going in so we started to drive away. As we got around the building, ADAM came walking off the bus and I had a serious fangirl moment! I believe the words "OMG, it's him, it's him!" may have been uttered (read: shrieked). :haha: He had on cargo shorts, flip flops, a black t-shirt and his beanie hat - even from behind he was adorable! We knew that was all we were going to see so we left to go get our glam on! :P

When we got back for the actual concert later, the security nazi's prevented my friend from bringing in her camera because of the lens - so we had to walk back to the car and put it away which made us late getting inside. But as soon as we got in we saw tons of people with cameras exactly like it - ugh! So I don't have any epic pics of him on stage :( The place was almost packed and like everyone else has said, there was screaming anytime even a piece of Adam came up on screen - it was hilarious! To be fair, Kris and Danny got some shouts too but not with the intensity and/or volume that Adam did. So quickly, here is my very subjective and brief critiques of the others (I am a musician also so my comments may be a little harsh, but it won't be out of snark):

Michael - Actually did a good job opening the show and he was pretty well-received. He had good energy and tried to get everyone on their feet, but only had moderate success. The first song about being in love with a girl was ok, and Closer was pretty good too. Tough to say how he will fare in the industry, I think he could do well with the right materials. I wish him well, he is a really nice guy.

Megan - Honestly, she was the worst of the night. I really wanted to like her more because she has such a unique and interesting tone to her voice, but she is vocally weak. She needs more training if she is serious about a singing career. She was out of tune (flat) almost the entire time during her second song. The crowd did not get on board with her - lots of comments from people around me that weren't nice. On the positive side, she is absolutely gorgeous and has an amazing figure - she could definitely model.

Scott - Much better in person than on the show. He is a wonderful pianist and has a nice voice. He attempted to engage the audience with his shtick about Ryan and the high five, but it was a bit cringe-worthy instead of funny.

Lil - Vocally, she was quite good and she had a lot of energy. She had on so much bling it was almost blinding - but I loved it! She did a Mary J Blige medley that was great and the crowd was really dancing and singing with her. Her version of No One by Alicia Keys was just ok (for you, for me LOL) and Single Ladies was ok also. She got pretty shouty though and it got a little grating. Overall, it was a fun set.

Anoop - I really liked him on the show and he sounded great in person. Always On My Mind showed off his voice nicely. I don't remember his second song, sorry. My Prerogative was so much fun and it made me crack up because I was having major late teens/early twenties flashbacks! He tried some hip action and alot of girls screamed - he's very entertaining in that genre. He's got potential but really needs to work on the stage presence.

Matt - Hands down, the best of the first set. That boy can play the piano like a boss! He tore up Hard to Handle and Georgia on My Mind. I liked him so much better than when he was on the show. The last Fray song he sang didn't do it for me, it just didn't suit him stylistically. I'd love to hear him do an album of Georgia type songs - really gritty and bluesy because he is great at that.

Took a bathroom and alcohol break at the group number :ph34r:

Allison - Holy crap, she is fantastic. Such power in her voice and alot more range than she showed on the show. She absolutely ripped Crybaby a new one! So What was fun but it was anything special vocally. Barracuda was so great - I get why everyone says "Wow, she's only 17!" She was a bit spastic on stage, bouncing all over the place but it was so endearing. The crowd LOVED her.

Danny - Oh boy. In all honesty, I zoned out during his set. Mostly because I was thinking holy jesus, Adam is imminent! He opened with PYT and it was pretty good. He had quite a bit of the crowd up and dancing. Maria Maria was so-so, his voice sounded strained and maybe it's because he tries to do the growling affectation. I kind of liked the gruffness in the beginning of the season, but he overuses it and it just doesn't work. He did a little attempt at Salsa dancing and working the mic stand, and at one point it looked like he was going to drop it again. I had to keep from laughing because the girls next to me were hardcore fans. Didn't care for the 2 Rascal Flatts songs and the inspirational speech, but it wasn't as bad or as long as some people made it out to be. I do think it comes from an honest place though IDK.

Adam - I don't even know where to begin. As soon as the lights went down from Danny's set, the crowd went wild. You could seriously feel the energy change in the room and you knew something amazing was about to happen! I know this sounds overly dramatic and fangirly, but it's true. Even my friend who was with me said the same thing and she isn't as "enthusiastic" a fan as I am. Queue heart palpitations and breathing difficulty. I must have said OMFG 10 times in a row! His intro package started and everyone went berserk. The screams were deafening and I looked around the arena and didn't see anyone sitting - it was incredible. Our seats were in the 2nd section back on the floor, dead center and they were AMAZING!! WLL started and the decibel level increased even more, craziness! As I said earlier, he left out the every inch of my love line and some high notes but it didn't matter. His presence on stage is captivating - you just can't look away or focus on anyone else. He did the crotch grabs and the mic stand stroking and some really intense and sexy faces and it was so damn HOT. :devil: Starlight was so amazing and I love how he gets into the song with his entire body. Reaching out with his hands and swaying and the head movements, he just feels the music. His voice was gorgeous and flawless. Mad World was beautiful and intense - he has an amazing ability to transport you to a different place and mood with every song. For the critics who say he's just theater and not genuine, I've got six words for you: BULL$HIT! Slow Ride was so much fun and he and Allison sound so great together. He got a bra and panties thrown at him and he picked up the bra and swung it around for a while - it was soooo funny! I love how he holds them by the very tips of his fingers like "ewww...girl cooties!" - it's so cute. :lol: He flung it back out to the audience and someone caught it and swung it around too. Then came the Bowie medley. My tweet said I flatlined, and I really think I did! It almost sounded like he was using a British accent on Life on Mars - his pronunciation is exceptional and I love that you can actually tell what he is saying....well kind of, if you can hear it over the screaming. :haha: The jacket came off and I'm pretty sure every woman in the audience experienced the rapture. His dancing was a combination of sexy and campy and OMG! (I really think his limbs are rubber - he's like Gumby!) He was completely in his element and it was freaking fantastic! I was a little disappointed he didn't call us bitches LOL! The screaming was non-stop through his set, even Mad World. I've never heard anything like it - they adored him!

Kris - He got a lot of cheering also and was definitely one of the best received by the crowd. Just to be impartial in my review, I asked my friend to tell me honestly what she thought and she said Adam by far had the loudest screaming and reaction through his set. And she likes Kris alot but said it was kind of a let down after seeing Adam. I think Kris is a really great guy and I will admit I loved his version of Heartless on the show (in fact after he sang it I remember thinking, oh $hit - this could be a problem when people vote lol) but musically, he is not my cup of tea. And the version he does of Heartless on the tour is not acoustic so that was a bit disappointing. I will not bash him or take away from his talent but like Adam said, they are so different that it's impossible to compare them. Yes, I get it - his set is much more subdued and people might sit through it. But why didn't that happen with Adam's slow songs? To me, Kris is talented but that stage swallowed him up. He sounded good enough on his songs but they just didn't do anything for me.

Adam and the some of the others came out for the end of Hey Jude to sing the chorus and it was nice - they really had the audience into it and singing along. Then DSB started and the crowd loved it. When Adam and Kris came back up on the lift, the crazy screams started again. They did a cute little dance together and you could see how much fun they were having. It's so great to see what a bond they have - I'm glad Adam has Kris through this insane experience.

After the show ended I went into full on panic mode because I had scored AP passes. We waited for a good 45 minutes to be led into the room and as soon as we walked in Adam was standing right in front of me. (I'll get to him in a minute!) How I remained conscious is still a mystery to me! It was kind of strange because everyone was just kind of standing in random places in the room just waiting for people to talk to them. The 3 girls were standing together and talking/laughing with each other but unfortunately weren't even remotely paying attention to any of the people trying to compliment them. Oh well, they're still pretty green and will learn hopefully. We got autographs and pics with everyone except Anoop and Scott - Anoop wasn't there for some reason. Honestly, they were all extremely nice and alot smaller than on tv! We actually went to Adam first, and he was the only person who had a handler/security with him (I think his name is Ray, the older Willie Nelson looking guy). Everyone was just oddly gathered around Adam and after a minute the handler said we had to form a line if we wanted to meet Adam. My friend and I managed to get 3rd in line and then it was our turn. I handed my program to the guy and Adam signed it then he looked up at me and smiled really big and said hi! I introduced myself (after I had to mentally slap my face!) and shook his hand. I talked to him for a couple minutes and I don't even remember what I said - it was like someone else was controlling my brain and forcing out random words LOL! I'm certain I said his voice was amazing more than once. I do remember telling him I was a musician and telling him how incredible his range was. Then the best part, that I actually remember, was telling him that I loved his Upright Cabaret performances. He smiled really big and said, "Really? Thanks! That was just this past New Year's Eve!" I told him I know! And then I said how much I loved that he stopped to order dessert in the middle of How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore and he started cracking up! He said "I know, I was a little tipsy!" and he giggled some more and I told him I could tell and that it was hilarious. My face almost broke from smiling so much! He told me I was so sweet and then I asked if we could take a picture and we did and I got a hug! God, I'm such a dork but it was honestly one of my favorite things that has ever happened. Even if it was only for a couple minutes. What was so awesome about him was how focused he is on who he is talking to. He looked me directly in the eyes the whole time and really engaged me in conversation - he didn't have to give me those details but he did because he is sincere and not just going through the motions with people. And my god, the man is drop dead gorgeous! You think the pictures are good? No, he is 10x more beautiful in person. I know I looked away a couple times because I just couldn't take all the pretty and still remember how to form sentences! Plus his eyes are mesmerizing seriously and I know I was staring trying to figure out the color and how he had his make-up done LOL! He is skinny too - I thought he looked great and he doesn't need to lose any more weight. Oh, and oddly enough - the handler took him out of the room about 5-10 minutes after we talked to him but everyone else stayed there. All in all, I tried not to be all OTT fangirly but it was hard. I forgot almost everything I wanted to say or ask him but maybe someday I'll get another chance. He was such a doll, so sweet and real and I can't even believe I was lucky enough to meet him. I have pictures but they are on my friends camera and she is supposed to give them to me this weekend and I will post them. I do have one picture that she emailed to me and it's huge and I don't know how to post it. But I will try to figure it out tonight and put it in a new message.

When we left the room and made our way to the front of the building, we saw Adam and the handler standing by the front doors waiting to go outside. There were hundreds of people waiting and almost everyone was screaming for him. The front of the building is lined with huge windows so you could easily see him and people were banging on the glass and holding up posters and cameras trying to get his attention. He blew kisses and waved a couple of times to them! We hung around for a little bit and it was a good 10 minutes before he came outside. People went off the deep end again and were chanting his name! It was nuts - I took some video of it and of a few older ladies I saw who were all decked out in their custom made Adam shirts! I have videos that I'm trying to upload to youtube. They are HQ audio and video, but my hands were shaking so badly that they aren't stable - I'm sorry in advance. And there may or may not be repeated instances of me saying Oh My F@#%!!! :haha:

If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't record it and just enjoy the experience fully. And in fact, I am going to do it again in St. Louis - woo!!!



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