'IHeartAdam154' date='Sep 2nd 2009, 5:38 AM'
I've been lurking for awhile, but I wanted to post about seeing Adam in St. Louis last Saturday. I went to the show with my mom & my sister, and our seats were actually pretty good - we were in the section right above the floor seats in about the 11th row. St. Louis was definitely an Adam crowd...everyone would start screaming whenever his face showed up on the video screens. I was blown away by Adam's performance...he was amazing on AI, but he was incredible live! His set went by way too fast and before I knew it the show was over. We weren't planning on staying at the barricades, but my mom said we could once we saw that they were set up in the front area of the venue. We were about 3 rows back, but we got to move up when a few people in front of us decided to leave. Megan and Allison came out, and then Scott, Matt, and Danny came by a little later. All of the sudden I heard people start screaming Adam's name, but I couldn't see him yet. The girls in front of me said he was at the other end of the line, and within 5-10 minutes he was right there in front of me! :w00twave: I was surprisingly calm and was actually able to utter thank you after he signed my 8x10. He reached out and squeezed my hand and then he was off down the line. He is absolutely gorgeous in person...I couldn't stop staring at him! :lol: Overall, the whole concert was amazing and I'm so glad I got to meet Adam even if it was only for a second! I can't wait to see him again once he starts touring on his own!
I recorded Adam's entire set, but I still have to upload Slow Ride, the Bowie medley, and DSB to YouTube. I'll update this post once they're done, but here are my other videos for now:
Whole Lotta Love
'adamgetsmehot' date='Sep 6th 2009, 5:16 PM'
Requested Recap from St. Louis Concert & After Party - I Met Adam AGAIN! w00t.gif
Sorry in advance, this is soooo long but I promise it's worth it. Ok, so I won't go into details on recapping the entire concert since this review is pretty late. I saw the concert for the first time in Tulsa, OK so this was my second time. Really, the first concert was a complete blur and I barely remember it! I was so busy tweeting and recording it that I barely watched it. This time I really wanted to fully absorb Adam's performance, and OMG was it insanely fantastic!! He has really changed up things vocally and performance wise since Tulsa, but they were equally amazing concerts. There was the usual screaming anytime a piece of him came on the screen before and during intermission. The other idols, well actually only Kris and Danny, got some love but it was definitely the craziest for bb! If I'm being fair actually, Danny got quite a bit of screaming.
WLL was much more sexually charged (yeah!) devil.gif in St. Louis and people were screaming their heads off. We got the crazy new side attack on the mic stand that he is doing and ALOT more stroking of it. I was there with my mom and my good friend and they were both like shocked.gif
Starlight was beautiful, although it did have that odd helium effect that I've heard people mention. The sound mixers have got some sort of effect on his voice during the song and it's quite noticeable especially at the beginning. It went away about 1/3 of the way through the song and I was really glad - he doesn't need ANY enhancements vocally because his voice is just gorgeous as it is.
Mad World nearly made me cry - he was soooo emotionally connected to the song and it felt like he was living through the lyrics as he was singing them. I thought I would be sick of it since he has performed it so many times, but honestly each time you hear him sing it - especially live - it just grabs your heart & soul. Stunning.
Slow Ride was alot of fun - he got a bra and something else I couldn't quite make out (I think panties LOL!) but he ignored them. He and Alli are just adorable and playful together, he was copying her quirky little arm movements and it was so cute. Their voices are just awesome together and they did the sweet little hug at the end. Even though the song is really repetitive, it's so fun to watch and listen to how they change it up to keep it fresh.
Bowie Medley - OH. DEAR. GOD. Really there are not enough words for it. It may have been a bit toned down compared to some of his part shows, but it was still GLORIOUS. Alot more hip and pelvis action than Tulsa saw, that's for sure. He was in incredible voice too! I love the interaction with the backup singers and bass player during Let's Dance - you can see that he is trying to get them to laugh. The crowd went ape$hit when he took his jacket off and almost everyone was standing up. Actually almost everyone stood through his whole set - not so at all with anyone else. It was kind of a dull crowd for the most part. If you are going to a concert, have fun and dance! Anyway, I digress... haha.gif
After Party: Well, I'm still in shock to be honest. I was fortunate enough to meet him in Tulsa and I couldn't believe I might be meeting him again. I arranged this trip for my mom for her birthday since she couldn't go to the Tulsa show. I knew there was a 50/50 chance he might not be at the after party, so I was pretty nervous all day. It was an amazing weekend and concert so we all would have been happy either way. When we got into the room, he was there and I swear I nearly crumbled to the floor! I am not someone who has ever had connections, nor this kind of luck, and I was about to squeal in delight when I saw him. There were alot more people at the party and honestly about 2/3 were lined up already to see him. Only he, Danny, Matt and Scott were in there - which made it even more incredible that he was there considering how few of them were. Kris was holding his own party and I didn't see any of the girls or Anoop. Michael was actually in the room for a few minutes but no one was talking to him - I felt terrible about that and we discussed going to him first, but I was scared Adam would be taken away before we got to him. They took him away really quickly in Tulsa. Michael was really nice when we met him in Tulsa and I did want to say hello again.
Back to Adam! We were about 15 people deep waiting for him. My friend Kelli talked to him first and had him sign my Entertainment Weekly magazine - they took a picture together and it was pretty quick because she didn't really know what to say. Then my mom talked to him - it was completely adorable because she was doing her whole mom thing, pointing to him where to sign and calling him sweetie when he tried to sign the wrong page. I didn't catch all of their conversation but she gave him a card (hmmm....suspiciously she wouldn't tell me what it said - I'm praying to god she didn't really ask him to marry me fear.gif - like she was joking about. She's knows his preference, but she likes to freak me out by saying stuff like that.) She did tell him that he was her birthday present - again, thank god she didn't ask him to put a bow on like she joked about...my mom was in rare form I tell ya! But he was so sweet and asked her if her birthday was that day, and she said no it was yesterday and he gave her a huge smile and wished her a happy birthday. Their pictures together are adorable, but she has threatened my life if I post them haha.gif
So it is my turn to talk to him, and I hand him 2 Rolling Stone's to sign and just sort of stare at him for a second before my brain starts working. He was wearing the grayish jeans with the hole in the thigh (yes, I noticed!) and the gray Legends Never Die shirt. His makeup was flawless! He looked so stunningly beautiful - he is the most incredible combination of manly hotness and feminine prettiness. I immediately started blushing, cuz that's what I do around sex gods, and then I try to start talking. In Tulsa, I was so nervous that I kept repeating how amazing he was - seriously, I said it like 5 times - it was so embarrassing. Thankfully, something clicked and I became coherent this time. I thanked him for signing my magazines and told him that last time I met him, I was too busy accessorizing before the concert and I forgot to bring the magazines with me. He started giggling (which wouldn't be the first time he did it) and said "I was admiring your shirt when you were waiting." Queue heart failure. I thanked him and told him I embellished it myself and he said "I LOVE IT! The peacock feather and the glitter - I LOVE IT!" (My shirt was a white vneck t-shirt with a black peacock feather printed on it that started at my shoulder and went down across the front. It was boring so I took black, blue and turquoise glitter paint and traced some of the feathers to make it sparkle.) I told him how I had glitter all over me from it and he giggled again. NOTE: He is a very affectionate person - he kept touching me on the arm or back or shoulder the whole time we were talking. And I kept petting him too, LOL! Then we talked about meeting at the Tulsa after party and he said "Yes, I remember you!" He said some more words, but by this point I was basically incoherent. Because not only had he noticed my shirt, but he remembered who I was!!! I'm certain he was sincere about that because I talked to him about Upright Cabaret in Tulsa and he doesn't just BS people. Amazingly enough, I kept talking and told him that last time I met him, I also forgot to tell him how awesome his set was and how much I loved the Bowie medley. He got super enthusiastic when I mentioned Bowie and thanked me. Again, he said more than this but I was only taking in about 1 of every 3 words he said given the fact that I was basically in shock. I told him how excited I was about his cd and he got all giddy again and said "It's coming in November!" I told him I knew, and he said "On November 24th!" I said "Really!?! I can't wait - I'll be buying it that day and everyone I know is going to be getting it for Christmas!" I got even more freaked out thinking I had just gotten some awesome inside info, because he hadn't officially announced that date yet. I didn't want to post it all over the place in case it changed, and it wasn't my place to tell, but then I saw someone else's recap from the Kansas City show and they spilled it. Then I told him I had a question and had been wondering why no one had asked him in an interview yet, and that was what his vocal range was. He said, "You know, I really don't know. I would guess maybe 3 octaves, I'm not sure." I'm kind of not surprised he didn't know, since he doesn't play an instrument. I think most vocalists know what their range is in steps, not octaves. Being a musician myself, I think his estimate is conservative and his range is closer to 4 octaves. We talked a little more and then I asked for a picture. He was completely adorable and sweet and genuine and I fell in more in love. He might be the most selfless, beautiful man I've ever met. heart.gif
After we talked to Adam, we talked to the others and took pictures. Matt Giruad was really funny, and he remembered me also. We talked about his piano playing because I was giving him a hard time at the Tulsa party for never having taken lessons, when I've taken them since I was 7. I told him how I had read that he likes to play the pianos at some of the hotel bars and that there was a vacant one at the Sheraton calling his name. He got kind of funny about it for a second, almost like holy crap - how do they know about that hotel - but then he got interested like he wanted to go find it. My spidey senses were tingling and I still wonder if they were staying there. It was directly across from the venue and it was a super nice hotel. We even saw 2 little girls dressed in Adam shirts and carrying an Adam poster in the hotel parking garage looking around. I never saw any of them in the hotel though. So Matt kept asking if the piano was really unattended and that he might have to come by and check it out. We had drinks in the bar afterwards and never saw him though!
Once everyone started to leave, we were looking back through the pics on my mom's camera and noticed that my picture with Adam didn't turn out. So we waited for everyone to finish talking to him and approached him again. I apologized and asked if we could have a re-do quickly and he was all smiley and said "Hey sure, come here!" I don't know what came over me, but I asked him if we could do a hug picture and he said "yes, of course!" You guys, whoa. I just don't even know. He is the PERFECT hugger. Prepare to $hit bricks - he was RUBBING MY BACK while we were hugging!!!!!! And I practically had my head on his shoulder. I nearly cried in delight. He's so cuddly and warm. I'm still on cloud 9!! I thanked him again, blushing and grinning like and idiot and we left.
Here are a couple pics - I'm resizing them all now because they are giant so I'll keep posting them. My friend has pictures also that I haven't gotten yet, so I'll post those at some point also. Her camera is better than the one my mom was using. I can't believe I'm posting mine because I look awful, I'm horribly unphotogenic and I swear I look better in person! Oh well, Adam is in them so they can't be that bad! haha.gif Thanks so much for reading this, I know it's stupid long but it was really fun to re-live it again. I will never forget that night!
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