American Idols Live - San Jose, CA - 07/12/09

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UPDATE: Protesters outside of the arena tonight–they may be anti-gay protesters targeting Adam and Allison, but reports are a little fuzzy at the moment.   @michaelsarver1 just tweeted: “For those outside protesting I say do not judge less ye be judged yourself. Guys don’t mind these people we are a strong family.” and “We are together in this this thing. You mess with one you mess with all ten. We are strong and we are 1.” ETA: As typical, the incident was blown out of proportion–there were 3-5 weirdos outside the arena protesting the show. Still not really clear what their problem was…

VIDEOS

I’m going to post these beautiful, HQ videos from BlazingOneVo1ce, shot at the Oakland, show in this thread. Yes, they are that good. You should not miss them:

Michael: “Closer” Megan: “Put Your Records On” Scott: “A Thousand Miles” - Lil: “Be Without You/Just Fine”, “Single Ladies”, “No One” Anoop: “Mad”, “My Prerogative”, Matt: “Georgia”, 10-5 Group Song   Allison:“Cry Baby”, Danny: “PYT”, “Maria Maria”, “What Hurts the Most”, “My Wish” Adam: “Whole Lotta Love”, “Mad World”, “Slow Ride”, Bowie Medley Kris: “Heartless”, “All The Things That I Have Done”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Bright Lights”, “Hey Jude”, “Don’t Stop Believing”

San Jose:

Videos courtesy of bellaratamaltese, Starrynights01, lizzyc3,

Your thread for tonight’s American Idols Live! Tour in San Jose, CA. Here’s the drill’“you guys chat in comments, I’ll be posting links, videos and pictures out front. If you are still looking for tickets for an upcoming show, check out: Ticketmaster, Ticket Liquidator, or StubHub.

If you’re going to a show and are willing to photograph, videograph, twitter and/or re-cap, email me at mjsbigblog at gmail dot com.

Thanks so much to all the peeps who have already participated!

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  • Heart

    IDF is reporting via twitter that there are protesters at San Jose with signs against ‘big gay Adam’  .

    Please let this be not true!

    TWOP is reporting an Dadam sighting at San Jose!!!!! :)

  • twinkle

    i saw that too. i REALLY hope that is not true.

  • adamland

    Also have seen reports of a lot of religious protesters telling people to turn off the internet. Gahh!!!

  • ria

    COULD YOU POST A LINK ON THAT.. TAHNKS!

  • Kirsten

    IDF is reporting via twitter that there are protesters at San Jose with signs against ‘big gay Adam’  .

    In San Jose? Seriously? You’d think they’d be busier with the target rich environment nearby.

    An ONTD twitter is reporting “Jesus Protestors”, but they are anti-internet. Maybe they think the arena is Google headquarters. If the internet shut down, San Jose would be a ghost town. The ONTD twitterer doesn’t say who, other than the internet, is being protested. Maybe they don’t like Gokey. Or maybe they think twitter is the devil.

  • CindyM

    Yeah, I saw something about a sign that preached againsst “idolatry”. It didn’t say anything specifically about Adam. But, that was just one sign, who knows.

  • Anne03
  • girlygirl

    Oh boy…

    Well hopefully they are protesting something non-Idol related and just decided that the arena was a good place to make a public protest. Maybe they knew there was a concert there, so there’d be lots of people around.

    Anyone got any links to tweeters who might let us know?

  • karenw

    I wonder if all these protesters made their anti big gay Adam and anti internet signs in the good old AI tradition of bright colours, puff paints and lots of glitter

  • Kirsten

    Yeah, I saw something about a sign that preached againsst ‘idolatry’ . It didn’t say anything specifically about Adam.

    So they are anti-Idol and anti-internet. Do they have something against the letter “I”? Do they refuse ice in their drinks and would kick down any igloo they saw? Would they wear the colour indago? Do they ever get ill? Or do they just make others ill?

  • KenzTK

    Well hopefully they are protesting something non-Idol related and just decided that the arena was a good place to make a public protest. Maybe they knew there was a concert there, so there’d be lots of people around.

    Yeah right, and I’m the President.

    Please don’t let this be true.

  • Anne03

    According to IDF post, they are protesting Adam because he’s gay.

  • GeminiDolly

    :( I hope thats not true. How sad.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Yeah, I’d like to see pictures of the signs. Most protesters have signs.

    If true, I guess peeps can quit ragging on the South now…

    According to IDF post, they are protesting Adam because he’s gay.

    What is there to protest about someone being gay? Color me confused. Are they saying he shouldn’t be on tour?

  • Qcloud9

    Has anyone heard if there will be uStream tonight? I wish someone would do it for Anoop’s set & Beggin….

  • adamland

    Over on TWoP one poster said there is a sign against Adam and Allison. Would like to see twitpics of these signs.

  • Pam

    If true, I guess peeps can quit ragging on the South now’ ¦

    Very true. I would expect that kind of thing in this part of country but not there. I’m in NC btw.

    I know the sound is kinda iffy at best but if anyone is interesting in hearing the cellcast for this show, you can listen at Rickey’s HERE. Megan is up at the moment.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Over on TWoP one poster said there is a sign against Adam and Allison.

    Damn! Peeps need to get a life. Protesting a concert is pretty lame. Go protest the war or boycott the meat industry. Geez.

  • dhunken

    According to IDF post, they are protesting Adam because he’s gay.

    In San Jose Really!!! Oh the Irony. Well if it’s true he is in good company they (Religious fanatics) protested Madonna, Bowie, Rolling Stones, Queen, Jim Morrison…..the list goes on and on and on.

    There just helping to create his future iconic status.

  • papercut

    My friend is there and she spotted a sign that protests Allison, Adam and Kris. This is ridiculous. These religious people have absolutely no life. I hope the Kradison fangirls scare them away.

  • GeminiDolly

    Seriously, what has Adam done to deserve this type of behavior?? He just wants to sing. UGH, Im so pissed right now if thats true. And Allison too? What the heck has she done?

  • Kirsten

    Over on TWoP one poster said there is a sign against Adam and Allison.

    What’s the theme there? They don’t like the letter “A”? They don’t like people who dye their hair? They don’t like rockers? They are anti-human race (okay, the last one is probably true. Those cranks are always illogical).

    Well, now they’ve added Kris so I guess they just don’t like people who can sing.

  • CRB

    I went to the San Jose show last year. Curiously, short of sedation, you couldn’t get me into the building for this cast. What a difference a year makes.

    Heart Jul 12th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    IDF is reporting via twitter that there are protesters at San Jose with signs against ‘big gay Adam’  .

    Wouldn’t surprise me, bigotry is everywhere. And it only takes a couple of a-holes to make “a statement”.

  • FifthHouseSun

    Twitter just may be the devil. Except that it’s so easy to manipulate.

    If the 10,000 Adam fans with cell phones and cameras just standing in line had seen gay-bashing protestors wouldn’t Twitter have collapsed under the weight now? Not to mention the riots.

    If you go to Twitter, search “Jesus protesters” you will see the same 3 people bouncing tweets back and forth. And they eventually realize that nothing happened. Except possibly some protesters about the Internet.

    The way to find Twitterers at any event, like the concert is search the performers names at Twitter. Like “Sarver”. Or “Megan”. In the order of their performance, or after they’ve performed. (Searching Kris & Adam gets too many.) Or search “Idol”. Doing that reveals a couple people taking pictures of the stage from their seats.

    Zero of those people mentioned any gay-bashing. (In San Jose?). One did mention there was free WiFi at the arena. Don’t know if that’s true either.

  • Cheetara86

    omgcassiee some guy is at the entrance telling people they’ll go to hell if they watch the concert. they’re protesting against adam&ALLISON(wtf?!) 11 minutes ago from web

  • CindyM

    One did mention there was free WiFi at the arena. Don’t know if that’s true either.

    I’ve been to that arena, HP Pavillion, right? Went for a hockey game, there was free wi-fi. They gave away laptops during the intermissions.

  • iluvai

    Someone above mentioned the word “idolatry”. Maybe people don’t understand the blog use of that word and think that AI fans “worship” their AI idols like the golden cow or something. Kinda silly. LOL.

  • Ellie2

    From what I can gather on twitter, it sounds like it’s one guy doing the protesting. I’m surprised he hasn’t been pummelled by all the Glamberts.

  • GeminiDolly

    Guess they hate talent. Their loss. KRADISON FTW!!!!

  • dhunken

    My friend is there and she spotted a sign that protests Allison, Adam and Kris

    It’s a Mad World filled with Barracuda’s that are Heartless.

  • CindyM

    Someone above mentioned the word ‘idolatry’ . Maybe some non-American Idol fans don’t understand the AI blog use of that word and think that AI fans ‘worship’  their idols(i.e. the American Idol kind). LOL.

    My first thought…how come they’re hating on Slezak??

  • girlygirl

    Allison? Huh, what? Do they not think minors should be allowed on tour or something?

    And Kris, too? Why?

    Because they are really tight with Adam? Or have gotten the most press? Because they’re the ones with record deals?

    Huh…Man whoever this protester is, s/he seems to hate talent.

  • Anne03

    Quote from someone of IDF:

    “Alright, I’m talking to a friend of mine who’s there right now. She just IM-ed me from her phone, and said that Dadam & Mombert are both there, and there are protesters who are protesting against Adam. She told me she screamed at them and told them to go to hell, but that didn’t do any good.”

  • twinkle

    here’s one pic, but you cant really tell what they are protesting

    http://twitpic.com/a6nzt

  • Ellie2

    Oh, just had a bad thought…I hope Fred Phelps doesn’t show up at the KC concert to protest Adam. I may have to kick his ass. He and I have gone a few rounds before. What a jackass.

  • Q3

    Froom Twitter:

    SeattleSusieQt was usual Jesus saves folks. i see them at all concerts

    Sound like much ado about nothing.

  • star

    The person who tweeted that pic above said this:

    They’re preaching against idolatry at American idol http://twitpic.com/a6nzt

    It looks like, 2 or 3 people at most.

  • adamland

    Ellie2 Jul 12th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Oh, just had a bad thought’ ¦I hope Fred Phelps doesn’t show up at the KC concert to protest Adam. I may have to kick his ass. He and I have gone a few rounds before. What a jackass.

    RMAO! I can see the headlines the next day “Glambert Kicks Ass at American Idol Concert Last Night” Then as you read the post, it actually says KC Mom and Adam Lambert fan in jail for assaulting Fred Phelps at AI concert.

  • hollygo9

    Protesters?! Could the stupidity end now, please? Thanks in advance.

  • readon

    I hope this is not a big deal. No one needs to deal with this homophobic BS right now.

  • butte009

    was usual Jesus saves folks.

    Hmmm… Must not have gotten the Danny memo…..

  • Q3

    I think 3 people and 1 sign shouldn’t really be called picketers!

  • revcat

    edit: it has. let’s keep this thread focused on the concert

    Regarding the protestors, I’m appalled and mystified. Sounds like fringe elements of our society. Sometimes I want to go live in a cave!

  • Natasha

    Quote from someone of IDF:

    ‘Alright, I’m talking to a friend of mine who’s there right now. She just IM-ed me from her phone, and said that Dadam & Mombert are both there, and there are protesters who are protesting against Adam. She told me she screamed at them and told them to go to hell, but that didn’t do any good.’ 

    Same IDFer posted her friend says 5 people with megaphones. I hope it’s not a big deal.

    Neither Adam or Allison went out pre-show.

  • http://www.f3-properties.com Animated

    These protesters are probably saying that all those who watch the concert are doomed. I cannot resist but say – yes that is true.

    All those who go are doomed to fall under the clutches of one named Adam Lambert. It can be fatal. Bad for business ( many forget their jobs) , bad for family( many seems to have forgotten their husbands or kids to feed) and bad for health ( an addiction where the cure is yet to be formulated). Same can be said of Kris and Allison .

    Too many bad things during this recession. Have to lighten up.

    Glad to know Adam’s parents are there. Whatever happens, family is always best to have around, both great times and crazy times.

  • Jx223

    This person on Twitter says that it’s anti gay protest. And they have mentioned on their Twitter some of the signs the protesters have made, and what the protesters have said to other people regarding Adam.

    http://twitter.com/_SimplyChelsea_

    Also someone at IDF who has a friend at the concert says that their friend told them that there are about 5 protesters at the concert with megaphones.

  • karenw

    Just looks like a couple of nutters to me with a sign and a megaphone .. someone should tell them that for a proper protest they need more than three peeps and they need to make their sign less cluttered so that people can actually read what it is they’re protesting about

  • GeminiDolly

    They are calling Allison the “fruit enabler” WTF???

  • Cheetara86

    @debbielosee And there are signs calling allison a “Fag Enabler” and they are telling people they are going to hell

  • honowoowoo

    Relax folks, it’s just another guy giving Jesus a bad rap!

  • twinkle

    here is a tweet from a girl that has been there a few nights now

    renee_snyder: protesting was just a few people. related to AT&T not the idols

  • Ellie2

    RMAO! I can see the headlines the next day ‘Glambert Kicks Ass at American Idol Concert Last Night’  Then as you read the post, it actually says KC Mom and Adam Lambert fan in jail for assaulting Fred Phelps at AI concert.

    LMAO! Hey, maybe Adam would come visit me in jail!

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    ^^^ That sounds like the Phelps. They do travel out of KC to protest.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Who is/are Phelps? I guess not the swimmer. LOL.

    Anyhoo, sounds like some crazies. No doubt most concert-goers will dismiss them as such. No biggie.

  • GeminiDolly

    Anyways, back to the concert. Is it intermission yet?

  • honowoowoo

    What or who is IDF?

  • Ellie2

    I was just thinking that, MJ. I wonder if it is him and his wackadoodle family. Honestly, they are a seriously disgusting bunch of people.

  • Qcloud9

    That was a smokin hot pic of Anoop that Rickey displayed during the cellcast of Anoop’s set tonight!

  • Pam

    Anyways, back to the concert. Is it intermission yet?

    Not yet. Matt is on right now. He’s on his last song, then the group number just before intermission.

  • abbysee

    Eh, it’s prolly no big deal. Fella figured he’d check and see if Adam had a green card. Heard he was an alien and alls. No harm no foul. Park your space ship out back, we validate parking, lol.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Who is/are Phelps?

    That nutty family who calls themselves a “church”. They are pathologically homophobic, they travel all over the country to protest different events with signs that say lovely things like “God hates fags”. Just to prove how nutty they are–they protested at Fred Rogers funeral because they felt he encouraged little boys to be gay.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    They are calling Allison the ‘fruit enabler’  WTF???

    LOL. I just bought a juicer. Perhaps Allison can send me some recipes.

  • Q3

    I guess that Alison is bad because she does a duet with a OMG gay man!!

    Does anyone have any idea why Sarver is on their list of sinners?

  • Ellie2

    Just to prove how nutty they are’“they protested at Fred Rogers funeral because they felt he encouraged little boys to be gay.

    And they protest at the funerals of people who died from AIDS, sporting their giant, disgusting signs. I’m not a violent woman, but they make me want to hurt someone.

  • twinkle

    here is another picture.

    http://twitpic.com/a6ntz

    i guess their “God” (in quotes because i think they must have a different God than me) doesn’t love them enough for them to muster more than a few people to right the world’s wrongs.

  • lola

    Let them protest (if it’s true). We have freedom of speech. If turns out to be anti-Adam, anti-Allison, or anti-Kris, it will be their gain, publicity wise.

  • abbysee

    they protested at Fred Rogers funeral because they felt he encouraged little boys to be gay.

    Get the hell out? Seriously. These shits give Jesus a bad name. This is reprehensible. Adam won’t be bothered though. He’s fierce! Hell Allison can handle these creep all on her own.

  • CindyM

    How much of this is real and how much of it is “twitter telephone”. The ones we know are there aren’t saying all this are they??

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    That nutty family who calls themselves a ‘church’ . They are pathologically homophobic, they travel all over the country to protest different events with signs that say lovely things like ‘God hates fags’ . Just to prove how nutty they are’“they protested at Fred Rogers funeral because they felt he encouraged little boys to be gay.

    Crazy! Just read about them on wiki. They call Bill O’Reilly a “fag enabler.” LMAO. Total loons. Much ado about nothing.

  • karenw

    here is another picture.

    http://twitpic.com/a6ntz

    lol .. are they really protesters? .. just look like a couple of tourists with a very bad taste in clothes to me .. wtf’s with those pants the one on the left’s wearing?

    I think Adam needs to give them some fashion advice

  • Pam

    ^^^^Top top that off these are also the same loons who protest at the funerals of the fallen servicemen and women which is also mentioned in that Wiki page. You can read it HERE.

  • Cheetara86

    there are so many conflicting reports so their could be people who are protesting with multiple reasons…

  • abbysee

    lol .. are they really protesters? .. just look like a couple of tourists with a very bad taste in clothes to me .. wtf’s with thows pants the one on the left’s wearing?

    I think Adam needs to give them some fashion advice

    If the subject matter weren’t so effing warped this would be very funny. Those outfits are sinful, lol.

  • Q3

    Let them protest (if it’s true). We have freedom of speech. If turns out to be anti-Adam, anti-Allison, or anti-Kris, it will be their gain, publicity wise.

    No they don’t have Kris on this list of “sinners” — yet!

    Crazy! Just read about them on wiki. They call Bill O’Reilly a ‘fag enabler.’  LMAO. Total loons. Much ado about nothing.

    The loons unless they’re at your friend’s/family member’s funeral. Then they are disgusting and disruptive.

  • clearone

    Freedom of speech is not always a good thing especially when something this ridiculous is allowed.

    …and how can it not affect those they are targeting?

  • lola

    I’d like to give these protesters some credit. At least we have something new to talk about other than the routinary comments such as how great everyone was in the show or comparing one idol to the other. Good or bad, it’s still publicity……(don’t mind me, i just want positive thoughts about the whole thing)

  • iluvai

    MJ:

    Who is Fred Rogers? (Not Mr. Rogers I hope.) :cry_wp:

  • Ellie2

    The loons unless they’re at your friend’s/family member’s funeral. Then they are disgusting and disruptive.

    Exactly. About 15 years ago, they were protesting on the sidewalk outside a neighbor’s house whose son had just been buried that morning. He was gay and died of AIDS. Phelps and his family were carrying their giant, hideous signs and yelling hateful things. I was home from college and totally lost my shit, I admit. Getting into a screaming match with them accomplished nothing, of course. But it made me feel a little better.

  • Q3

    Who is Fred Rogers? (Not Mr. Rogers I hope.) Yes, Mr. Rogers!!

    ontd_ai and IDF have mobilized to get #NOH84KRADISON to trend on twitter.

  • iluvai

    I can’t wait to hear some fun tweets from this show. Some weirdo’s shouldn’t dominate the fun! :smile2_tb:

  • brextra

    I don’t see anything on the Phelps website schedule related to American Idol.

    Although I admit, I have been scared that they would show at a concert to protest Adam.

  • Ellie2

    Those people in the pictures so far don’t look like the Phelps family to me.

  • Susan M.

    here’s one pic, but you cant really tell what they are protesting

    http://twitpic.com/a6nzt

    Freak shows notwithstanding, it’s a gorgeous day in San Jose …

    And I know there’s a rivalry between NoCal and SoCal, but attacking Adam and Allison for that?

    ETA: Fred Phelps question. I forgot I was on page one. Thanks for the info: sickness.

  • lola

    At this early stage, we (Adam fans) should be prepared on incidents such as this. Of course, we don’t want trouble for Adam. But we can’t avoid it. This is the reality about the current state of the country’s social conditions. I still think everything will be fine for our boy.

  • jericho

    @michaelsarver1 For those outside protesting I say do not judge less ye be judged yourself. Guys don’t mind these people we are a strong family. 5 minutes ago from TwitterFon

  • Q3

    The Phelps are dispicable. But they are usually focused an their anti-gay message. These people are also protesting the Internet, Google and AT&T.

    And I know there’s a rivalry between NoCal and SoCal, but attacking Adam and Allison for that?

    There are often protesters like this at concerts — protesting in the name of Jesus.

    And I’ve never heard of anyone from Northern Cal. picketing someone from SoCal. Or vice versa.

  • Q3

    @michaelsarver1 For those outside protesting I say do not judge less ye be judged yourself. Guys don’t mind these people we are a strong family.

    Michael keeps going up in my book. Very classy!

  • FifthHouseSun

    ontd_ai and IDF have mobilized to get #NOH84KRADISON to trend on twitter.

    But couldn’t that just create more publicity for the haters?

    Upthread I was skeptical about they’re being gay-bashers in San Jose. But it appears there may be a couple crazy people there. (And possibly some ATT & Internet protesters, as well.) So, I stand corrected, but not about Twitter.

    The instant, amplifying Twitter reverb gives these nuts just what they want: Attention.

    Still, the upside of Twitter is classy tweet from Sarver.

  • Q3

    Too bad that they can’t add “One” to tonight’s concert!

  • Susan M.

    Q3, I was totally kidding. I wrote that forgetting I was on page one and hadn’t read further to realize there were these actual Phelps-esque (or Phelps) people out there. Which makes my skin crawl.

  • iluvai

    Q3:

    I can’t believe that anyone would take aim at Mr. Fred Rogers. I guess that’s how you know some folks are crazy. I loved him. Well, my sister loved him. I was kind of too old for his show( okay I admit it, I watched it with her because this was before kids had any choices on t.v. LOL.) But he was very comforting and sweet.

  • Q3

    Susan M. I got it — I was trying to be scarcastic. Guess I need to try harder.

  • abbysee

    If this is what they call a protest I am actually pleased. It shows how weak they really are. I wouldn’t give them any more thought. If Michael Sarver ain’t worried, then neither am I, lol. Awareness, winning them over, one by one.

  • Q3

    Opps, I meant sarcastic!

  • Q3

    Alison is getting lots of cheers but the crowd is Adam-centric again judging by the cheers for his name when she mentioned it>

  • webster

    I really hope that this isn’t true, about the protest. Even if it’s only a few, it would really bother me that these guys are exposed to it at all. It’s got to hurt. Even if you know it’s just a few random idiots whose opinions are worthless, it’d make you wonder if that’s going to happen every where you go.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    At this early stage, we (Adam fans) should be prepared on incidents such as this. Of course, we don’t want trouble for our boy. But it will create awareness to the present social conditions of our country and I think everything will be fine.

    Honestly, I’ve never seen a protest at a concert ever. I attend many each year. I really don’t think this will happen on a regular basis. Seems to me like a few loons that no one is taking seriously. I doubt it will be covered in the media, unless the San Jose press mentions it and it spreads from there.

    I said this in the headline thread (not in so many words), but I think it’s silly to think that Adam will have problems in the south. LOL. No one wants to act the fool. Unless you’re crazy.

  • Q3

    michaelsarver1We are together in this this thing. You mess with one you mess with all ten. We are strong and we are 1.

  • jericho

    deleted cause Q3 beat me to it!

  • Susan M.

    This insane situation reminds me of when i went to Mardi Gras in N.O. a few years ago. There was a group of scary, scary people (and that’s in the context of Mardi Gras!) with a giant crucifix and huge signs a bull horn ensuring everyone’s fiery damnation. They were the most bizarre sight there. The whole thing was a jaw-dropping spectacle and only served to rally any sane person around those they were protesting against.

  • Q3

    Michael is getting all kind of support for his tweets on Twitter.

    Maybe Danny will become more open-minded, too.

    Even though there are only a few protesters, too bad it’s when both of Adam’s parents are there.

  • Susan M.

    Q3, oops! Me too. Subtext is hard to convey in print ‘“ especially when we’re reading really fast.

  • CindyM

    It’s funny, I went to a hockey game at that arena, NJ Devils vs Sharks, there were “Jesus Saves” signholders and “End is Near” people. Maybe 5. We thought it was amusing at a Devils game. Maybe they’re regulars.

  • dhunken

    Q3 Jul 12th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    @michaelsarver1 For those outside protesting I say do not judge less ye be judged yourself. Guys don’t mind these people we are a strong family.

    Michael keeps going up in my book. Very classy!

    So 100% agree with you.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Michael is getting all kind of support for his tweets on Twitter.

    Maybe Danny will become more open-minded, too.

    Even though there are only a few protesters, too bad it’s when both of Adam’s parents are there.

    Anyone else think Scott is the real prick/asshole of the group?

    ETA: I’ve never liked his music or his attitude, and his tweets are so narcissistic.

  • twinkle

    sarver’s tweets made me a little teary. not gonna lie.

  • weareallinnocent

    Sadly, I’m only surprised that this is the first we’ve heard of protests. :-( Silently, I’ve feared this type of thing for awhile.

    It’s unfortunate for Dadam and Mombert that they have to see this, if they did, but I can’t help but be comforted for Adam, as he knows they are there for him. That goes a long way, I suspect.

    And, yeah, Sarver’s stock just went way up in my book. Sorry I ever thought poorly of the guy. Of course, he just made me cry. But, that’s ok too.

  • Bluelens

    http://www.tolerance.org/order_forms/index.html

    When Kris and Adam sing together side by side in the closing group number, they remind us people who are different can not only get along, but also bridge differences and bring others together. Not divide people/pit people against others. One message of Kris, Adam, Allison and Idol is talent matters and tolerance is the way forward. Am unsure where to post discussion of responding to hateful speech outside the San Jose venue. This forum connects Idol fans across many communities….the link has lots of ideas for responding in a positive way to hateful speech in whichever of the 50 cities the Idol tour will visit…or in your city…school…fan forum….

  • iluvai

    Yay for Michael Sarver and his tweet. I do think this group is tight. Good for them.

    Is there any music news in San Jose?

    I just reread this…. and it sounds kinda flip. I didn’t mean it that way!!!! I hope we get some pics and vids soon.

  • Susan M.

    I do have to say, my peripheral take has been that Sarver truly is a stand-up guy.

  • ria

    I feel sad about the protestors..

  • lola

    I’m glad that they are indeed one for all and all for one. Remember when some nasty things was said about Matt re: the little girl giving a letter to Adam and Matt “allegedly” refused it. The next day, Adam appeared on Matt’s bubble tweet to squash the rumor.

  • kradamour

    The protesters make me so angry for the young kids who are gay and who really see Adam as a role model – my son is gay, you cannot imagine his thrill to see an openly gay idol receive so much love and admiration! and just a couple of craze-o’s have really put a cloud on his happiness. This will pass, of course, but for tonight he is sad both for Adam and for himself.

  • bridgeymah

    protesting AI concert – wow people really do need to get a life…

  • pineapple

    Michael’s tweet confirmed what I think most of us have thought for while- this really is a pretty closely knit group. Sarver has definitely risen even more in my estimation. What a great guy.

  • jericho

    Anyone else think Scott is the real prick/asshole of the group?

    Yup

  • batgirl478

    The protesters make me so angry for the young kids who are gay and who really see Adam as a role model – my son is gay, you cannot imagine his thrill to see an openly gay idol receive so much love and admiration! and just a couple of craze-o’s have really put a cloud on his happiness. This will pass, of course, but for tonight he is sad both for Adam and for himself.

    kradamour, I just like to remind myself that for every one of the haters, there are thousands, even millions who love and support Adam. I hope that can bring your son (and Adam) a little bit of comfort.

  • weareallinnocent

    I’m so sorry kradamour. I don’t know what else to say, other than now I’m really crying for the senseless hurt felt by your son. Tell him we’re not all like that, and in fact, very few people are. (Sorry, that’s all I’ve got right now. How lame am I.)

  • bridgeymah

    I seriously doubt a few rogue weirdo protestors will send Adam into any kind of tailspin. He is not fresh off the bus and I am sure having lived open and out for nearly a decade has seen much much worse.

    There are asses everywhere – just ignore what they shovel anything else just increases their impact. And do back to the concert… is Adam on yet?

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Anyone else think Scott is the real prick/asshole of the group?

    I think Scott is the one Adam does not get along with. I’ve thought that for awhile now.

  • Susan M.

    @kradamour, you had me at your name. It’s awesome. I got choked up when I read your post. These craze-os are indicative of how small, insignificant and pathetic the haters are. They are an embarrassment. I hope your son does see the huge contingent of people who adore and accept Adam as who he is and will no long accept this arbitrary hate. In a sick way, these freaks are actually spurring the tolerance movement further, by being such unrelateable examples for anyone with a modicum of empathy or integrity.

  • lola

    “I just like to remind myself that for every one of the haters, there are thousands, even millions who love and support Adam.”

    - True….and I believe more and more will support him if protest like this will continue. It’s like “me against the world” and you know who wins in the end.

  • Q3

    kradamour, if you look at the tweets, it’s 1,000′s in support of Adam.

  • kradamour

    For the generous souls that responded to my son’s distress – thank you from us both.
    I’ve been following the tour on RickeyTV and the numbers SHOOT up (audience) just before Adam’s set. That tells the real story, I think.

  • dhunken

    #

    # 120 mj Jul 13th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Anyone else think Scott is the real prick/asshole of the group?

    I think Scott is the one Adam does not get along with. I’ve thought that for awhile now.

    I would agree accept I saw on your blog MJ about some book they all had to fill out and say which idol they were closest to and Scott had Adam down as one of his.

  • jericho

    Anyone else think Scott is the real prick/asshole of the group?

    I think Scott is the one Adam does not get along with. I’ve thought that for awhile now.

    Yup. I never thought it was Sarver or Gokey. Adam has said repeatedly that he gets along with these two. That just leaves Scott.

    @michaelsarver1 Funny how people think it’s a good idea to mess with a big Texan and his AI family. Lol Adam is just fine ,shakes it off and so should we.
    less than 10 seconds ago from TwitterFon

  • Cate

    mj, I think you’re right about Adam and Scott. Scott is the only other idol that is not listed as being followed by Adam. He is definitely so ego-centric that I’m sure he resents not being the center of attention.

  • abbysee

    This will pass, of course, but for tonight he is sad both for Adam and for himself.

    This makes me sad. Just let him know that most people aren’t intolerant boobs like the protesters.

  • Q3

    Adam has over 100K on twitter and in top 50 alltime twitter trend list. These protesters are just going to make him more popular.

    And I think Sarver just got a lot of new followers tonight, too.

  • iluvai

    kradamour:

    Like you said, Adam is loved and admired. In my family we have had fabulous discussions because of Adam. I’ve also heard neighbor kids say crazy/inaccurate things about Adam and my kids stand by the fact that Adam is awesome, talented, and a great person.

    I hope your son doesn’t feel too sad. I bet he is an awesome kid!!!! I bet you are a great parent!!!!!

    I think Adam is a great role model for all kids.

  • dhunken

    Q3 Jul 13th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Adam has over 100K on twitter and in top 50 alltime twitter trend list. These protesters are just going to make him more popular.

    And I think Sarver just got a lot of new followers tonight, too.

    He got me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • twinkle

    kradamour that broke my heart. please give your son a giant hug and remind him of the millions that see adam and him for what they are. HUMAN BEINGS worthy of love and acceptance just as they are. he is lucky to have a mom like you that supports him. hugs to you too!

    2 minutes of reading reports of stupid hateful protestors has resulted in 2 hours of reading outcries of love and support. i choose to see only the love that far outweighs the hate.

  • alison8701

    No one ever mentions Scott, lol. I always forget about him because he’s just like, not on the radar. He seems really full of himself.

  • Q3

    LadyLucius Outside the Arena waiting for Adam!! I fail at stalking cuz I didn’t bring anything for him to sign!! Ugh. I have my ticket, I guess.
    1 minute ago from TwitterFon

  • ruskimom

    There’s a nice anecdote from Vancouver where Adam, Kris, Lil, Scott and Todd were out walking on the waterfront…some rolled up their pantlegs and waded for a bit before heading to breakfast together…so, I don’t know?

  • dsp

    Living in New Orleans, I’ve seen the protestors in the French Quarter (tourist trap areas) during Mardi Gras. These protestors are generally from other parts of the country. I’ll be attending the tour in Memphis and really have no concerns about this sort of thing being worse in the South.

  • nad

    what did Scott tweet b/c I didnt see anything….

  • JohnM

    CindyM: It’s funny, I went to a hockey game at that arena, NJ Devils vs Sharks, there were ‘Jesus Saves’  signholders and ‘End is Near’  people. Maybe 5. We thought it was amusing at a Devils game. Maybe they’re regulars.

    Maybe they were just setting people up for the old hockey joke — Jesus saves, but Gretzky (or other big star) scores on the rebound! :biggrin_wp:

  • adamland

    batgirl478 Jul 13th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    The protesters make me so angry for the young kids who are gay and who really see Adam as a role model – my son is gay, you cannot imagine his thrill to see an openly gay idol receive so much love and admiration! and just a couple of craze-o’s have really put a cloud on his happiness. This will pass, of course, but for tonight he is sad both for Adam and for himself.

    kradamour, I just like to remind myself that for every one of the haters, there are thousands, even millions who love and support Adam. I hope that can bring your son (and Adam) a little bit of comfort.

    I second that feeling batgirl.

    kradmour, hugs to you and your son!

  • Q3

    Michael Sarver tweets:

    Funny how people think it’s a good idea to mess with a big Texan and his AI family. Lol Adam is just fine ,shakes it off and so should we.
    11 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    I’d so buy tickets to this show. Lol Maybe Im partial. :)
    16 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    I should watch more often. Woohoo!
    18 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    This crowd is going crazy. This so much fun.
    19 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    Danny was amazing tonight. And here comes Adam.
    20 minutes ago from TwitterFon

  • hwc

    Honestly, I’ve never seen a protest at a concert ever.

    I had a Jehovah’s Witness try to get me to repent my evil ways at an Allman Brothers concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center back in the early 70s. She was very upset with me when I told her that, right at that very moment, I was more interested in Statesboro Blues than hearing about the baby jesus.

  • adamland

    Q3 Jul 13th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Adam has over 100K on twitter and in top 50 alltime twitter trend list. These protesters are just going to make him more popular.

    And I think Sarver just got a lot of new followers tonight, too.

    Sarver has jumped wayyyyyy up lately in my estimation and I am now a follower of him, too.

  • papercut

    I don’t think it’s Scott because Scott actually cited Adam as one of his best friends in Idol. I still think it’s Sarver. I think right now he is trying to win over some fans by being nice on twitter. I have never hated him. But honestly, I think he’s loving this protest thing because he’s milking it for all its worth. (He’s already tweeted three times) But his tweets have been nice (hopefully he means it and not just to win fans over).

  • In the Stars

    I haven’t read this thread yet. Just signed on and saw this bad news. I am only following Danny, Adam, Kris, and Anoop right now on twitter as those were the only addresses I knew. Would someone please post the addresses for the other Idols? I want to follow all of their views. I sure hope that this has nothing to do with Adam although is probably does. What is wrong with people??!! All that Adam wants is a singing career and he’s such a sweet boy. This upsets me very much. I have tears in my eyes.

  • debbie

    I was looking at the #NOH84KRADISON tweets, and found one that I had to retweet:

    HUSH PROTESTERS. YOU SHOULDN’T HATE ANYWAY. #NOH84KRADISON #NOH84KRADISON #NOH84KRADISON #NOH84KRADISON #NOH84KRADISON #NOH84KRADISON

  • EveLambert

    Why is it every time Adam is mentioned the next name is Allison – this kid is only 17 years old everyone keeps referring to them as though they are a couple – is there something I am missing? Is something going on on the downlow. Who is the guardian with Allison on the tour bus – does anyone know? I am curious….something seems suspicious. Now the protestors targeting her too and I wonder why.

  • iluvai

    I think Scott is the one Adam does not get along with. I’ve thought that for awhile now.

    MJ: That makes sense to me. I have nothing negative to say about Scott, but yeah….you could be right. I think you are.

  • Q3

    Adam had his hair in the Elvis up-do tonight.

    Did they skip Slow Ride tonight?

  • Q3

    He did SR. It was just a false report on IDF that it was missing.

  • Susan M.

    @dsp, I didn’t mean to indicate that these freaks were from NOLA. I definitely got the feeling they were a traveling kook squad that went anywhere in the country they perceived as being “sinful.” Bottom line: there were maybe a handful of them, even at a “Big Event.”

  • Vak33

    Targeting Allison? Why would they target her? Is she a lesbian? Not that it matters any, because Sarver is 100% right. People have such a skewed idea of what it TRULY means to be Christian thanks to people like those protesters.

  • Q3

    From Twitter:

    krisytanthey are almost done performing…people are lining up to meet adam….
    4 minutes ago from mobile web

  • MelP75

    Q3 Jul 13th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Adam has over 100K on twitter and in top 50 alltime twitter trend list. These protesters are just going to make him more popular.

    And I think Sarver just got a lot of new followers tonight, too.

    He got me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Me too! It’s nice to know they all stick together.

  • Cate

    In the Stars, if you are following Adam, just click on his pic to go to his home page and you can see who he is following. That will give you THEIR official twitters. (He follows them all except Scott.)

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    I had a Jehovah’s Witness try to sell me on Jesus at an Allman Brothers concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center back in the early 70s. She was very upset with me when I told that, right at that very moment, I was more interested in Statesboro Blues than the baby jesus.

    I know this is O/T but I remember protesters at the “Last Temptation of Christ” movie. There was one guy dressed as Jesus and dragging a nearly full size cross with him. He had a couple of friends with him dressed as disciples. Anyhoo, I remember after the movie seeing them in the underground parking structure. They couldn’t remember where they parked and they had to drag that cross around and were arguing about what floor they were on. I can’t take religious protesters seriously anymore.

    I think this tour will be an education for all of the idols. I would love an in depth interview with after the tour on what it was like for them.

  • Q3

    cmv_asl: Adam Lambert was off the hook!!!
    less than a minute ago from TwitterFon

  • Q3

    pedleyjSjc idol: it’s all about adam. Mad world a highlight, then crowns it with a Bowie medley. life on mars, fame, let’s dance

  • lola

    “Adam had his hair in the Elvis up-do tonight.”

    - Now you have me waiting for some video recording. I thought I can sleep early today since I already have enough of the videos this morning. Ohhh, I can’t wait on the 16th. I hope he does something special since he considers LA his hometown too.

  • Q3

    asm83Excessive fog problem in slow ride
    less than a minute ago from txt

    LOL

  • twinkle

    lol Debbie – i’ve never followed Archie but his “Hush Cats!” tweet is one of the best things ever. i find myself wanting to use “hush cats” in my real life. i will be stealing that hush haters tweet!

  • weareallinnocent

    I don’t think it’s Scott because Scott actually cited Adam as one of his best friends in Idol.

    IIRC, didn’t Scott name everybody? I know the list was long, and Adam was near the end. LOL Who knows, but citing Scott’s list isn’t definitive for me on whether Adam feels he gets along with Scott. :-)

    But, I will thank those who said so, because you made me laugh (in a good way, btw) for a change, when I’ve been boo-hooing all over this dang concert thread!

    ETA: undercooked:

    They couldn’t remember where they parked and they had to drag that cross around and were arguing about what floor they were on. I can’t take religious protesters seriously anymore.

    LMAO! Thank you for the second LOL of this thread. :-)

  • wiccagirl2009

    I just hope these nuts doesn’t follow the AI Tour. *sigh* Could ruin the entire experience.

  • alison8701

    Kind of O/T as well, but it actually goes both way. Gay activists were protesting the Killers because Brandon Flowers, the lead singer, is Mormon. This was after proposition 8, of course.

    which was stupid. Kind of on topic because Kris is doing ATTTID by the Killers, so..

  • iluvai

    Michael Sarver tweets:

    Funny how people think it’s a good idea to mess with a big Texan and his AI family. Lol Adam is just fine ,shakes it off and so should we.

    You have to love them Texans. Their loyalty is fierce!!! seriously…. Okay Michael Sarver… your big texan heart has won me over.

  • GeminiDolly

    Im so loving Michael right now.

    “Funny how people think it’s a good idea to mess with a big Texan and his AI family. Lol Adam is just fine ,shakes it off and so should we.”

  • kradamour

    (Thank you, Susan, for appreciating the name “kradamour”!)
    One final post on the protest issue – I cannot say how touched I am by the concerns expressed for my son (and the many young men and women like him). HUGE kudos to Adam’s mom for making it easy for him to come out to her – she, too, is a role model and perhaps one day she will decide to become more public about the role of parenting a gay son.
    As several have pointed out here, the result of Adam’s success seems to be the opening of a lot of minds – many more than are being closed. A small backlash is to be expected – and overlooked.
    Music hath charms!

  • kijico3

    papercut
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 12:33 am
    I don’t think it’s Scott because Scott actually cited Adam as one of his best friends in Idol. I still think it’s Sarver. I think right now he is trying to win over some fans by being nice on twitter. I have never hated him. But honestly, I think he’s loving this protest thing because he’s milking it for all its worth. (He’s already tweeted three times) But his tweets have been nice (hopefully he means it and not just to win fans over).

    I kinda think the same thing……

  • girlygirl

    EveLambert

    Allison’s mom is on tour with her.

    And maybe it’s because Allison is very close to both Adam and Kris — she calls them her “big brothers”. Adam said in his RS interview that out of all the other AI8 people, he’s closest to Kris and Allison. He adores Allison and calls her his “little sister”

  • Q3

    asm83Adam had elvis hair, crowd devoured him
    less than a minute ago from txt

    michaelsarver1I have to say u guys picked a great guy for a winner. Kris don’t play. Incredible.
    2 minutes ago from TwitterFon

  • Maria22

    Regarding Scott: The only idol who follows him on twitter is Allison – none of the other ones do as far as I can tell, and he doesn’t follow any of the others – what’s that all about ?

  • dsp

    Is his hair really in the Elvis look??? Like Tracks of my tears??? And regarding Scott- He and Adam are soooooo different —I think Scott has been very sheltered in some ways due to his vision impairment

  • Susan M.

    @lola, okay, now you really got my attention. I LOVE when Adam does the Elvis up-do (though I’m fine with the alternative). Hmm, must get new video.

    @undercooked ‘“ great image! Puts it all in perspective. I tried out for a semi-professional production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” as a dancer and it was so funny to go out in the lobby to see all these Jesuses milling around waiting for their audition, doing scales and drinking Starbucks. It was a hilarious image that I’ll never forget.

  • girlygirl

    Another tweet from Michael (who seems to be enjoying watching the show from the wings):

    #I have to say u guys picked a great guy for a winner. Kris don’t play. Incredible.#5 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    BTW, the show is almost over. Kris is doing “Hey Jude” now.

    I wonder if any of the Idols will come out for a M&G after the show?

  • Q3

    Here’s Adam’s new hair:

    http://twitpic.com/a79bo

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    Regarding Scott: The only idol who follows him on twitter is Allison – none of the other ones do as far as I can tell, and he doesn’t follow any of the others – what’s that all about ?

    Do you think his blindness could have something to do with it? I know there are programs that will speak messages, but does twitter have that capability? It might just be too much work for him.

  • lola

    Yap, although Michael seems to be a nice guy, I won’t fall easily into his tweets. I don’t know. There’s something in him that I don’t feel right. We’ll see…I hope though that I am wrong.

  • dsp

    I think should have saved the elvis hair for memphis—-

  • dmr

    Even though Adam took the high road and said he and Danny were fine with each other, I have always thought Danny was the one person Adam didn’t get along with. Adam’s brother blogged about it.

  • Q3

    asm83His hip action def shocked some on the floor
    5 minutes ago from txt

    asm83Kris having fun on guitar duet
    4 minutes ago from txt

  • twinkle

    oh god. ELVIS HAIR?! the boy sure does know how to keep us hooked in. just when i thought “oh i can work tonight cuz ive seen this enough” noooooo now i have to wait to see what elvis humping a mic stand looks like. sigh. and i bet he threw in a little extra sprinkle of sexy tonight for the haters. i hope there are some epic videos coming our way!

  • GeminiDolly

    Adam has great hair.

  • Q3

    asm83: Adam gives kris a pat on the back
    2 minutes ago from

  • hwc

    They couldn’t remember where they parked and they had to drag that cross around and were arguing about what floor they were on.

    Hmmmm. Why do I hear the faint plaintiff refrain of the song from the Allman Brothers first album, It’s Not My Cross To Bear….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXHT9zdgkoM

  • rockvixen

    The thing is that the top 10 listed a bf excluding Scott while Scott listed 3 of the top 10 Adam, Allison and Kris.

    I also think that Scott is not liked by Adam. I think it’s because Scott has the hugest ego of them all.

  • Q3

    Oh, I wish that Adam could add RoF into this set. I would kill to see that live!

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I think right now he is trying to win over some fans by being nice on twitter. I have never hated him. But honestly, I think he’s loving this protest thing because he’s milking it for all its worth.

    LOL. I’m not taking what Sarver is tweeting very seriously, myself.

    I still think it’s Scott, though.

  • Susan M.

    Q3, I do love Adam’s hair out of his face (he’s so freakin’ pretty); though I like it the other way as well. Have to say, I can totally live without those Blu-Blocker sunglasses.

  • Truthiness

    Kind of O/T as well, but it actually goes both way. Gay activists were protesting the Killers because Brandon Flowers, the lead singer, is Mormon. This was after proposition 8, of course.

    which was stupid. Kind of on topic because Kris is doing ATTTID by the Killers, so..

    Well I would hope that somehow Kris doing some song by The Killers wouldn’t translate to that! That would suck. But really protesting and passing laws and preventing rights for gays is a little bit higher than people who cover songs whose lead singer is Mormon at this point in this country. So I think Kris is safe.

  • mar

    …borrowing anoop’s glasses?

  • jericho

    My son thinks he looks like Jimmy Neutron when he has his hair like that.

  • Maria22

    I love the hair down better, BUT I love the way he mixes it up, so it’s never the same…

  • dsp

    i don’t think elvis ever straddled the Mic —maybe i’m wrong

  • Maria22

    It would be interesting to find out after the tour when (and if ) they speak more freely, who actually gets along with whom, aside from the obvious Kradison and Matt/Danny and Matt/Anoop bonds.

  • kradamour

    And Elvis DEFINITELY never stroked it!

  • jlurksacto

    People with protest signs look like Russian pentecostals. Big
    communities in Ca. First to protest at gay events. Gay activists
    only protested against people who gave money to for the “yes
    on 8″ campaign.

  • Q3

    Q3, I do love Adam’s hair out of his face (he’s so freakin’ pretty); though I like it the other way as well. Have to say, I can totally live without those Blu-Blocker sunglasses.

    I agree those glass are aweful and should be smashed. But he always wears them. Also, I would like to burn the denim vest and Kris” plaid shirt. They gave Kris a wardrobe budget but it doesn’t look like he spent any of the money. maybe he should go shopping with Adam!

  • alison8701

    Well I would hope that somehow Kris doing some song by The Killers wouldn’t translate to that! That would suck. But really protesting and passing laws and preventing rights for gays is a little bit higher than people who cover songs whose lead singer is Mormon at this point in this country. So I think Kris is safe.

    Oh, I wasn’t implying there was any relation to what happened to them and the protesters tonight. I was just… well, I try to relate everything back to the Killers.

  • Truthiness

    Even though Adam took the high road and said he and Danny were fine with each other, I have always thought Danny was the one person Adam didn’t get along with. Adam’s brother blogged about it.

    My thoughtss are I should believe some public Tweets, why again? Sorry. But yes, thank you Sarver for making public statements supporting Adam. After what you thought were private statements like ‘where I come from, gays are either dead or in the closet.’ Or “right” and “godley,” types of love between men. Where you didn’t think it would cause a problem and when you got an internet shitstorm, deleted it and didn’t get it.

    So yay! Michael Sarver and Danny Gokey are not complete drooling idiots who get that trashing Adam on the internets or even perceived to do so (dannygokeyisadouche) can be a powerful thing.

    Forgive the cynic in me who can’t take this ish seriously and who can’t forget the rest of his and Danny’s more unguarded moments. Really, being gay is a “belief”?

  • adamland

    dsp Jul 13th, 2009 at 12:59 am

    i don’t think elvis ever straddled the Mic ‘”maybe i’m wrong

    I think Elvis would have but was more worried that his capes would get caught in the mic wire.

  • Maria22

    I’ve just checked Scott’s tweeter and he is definitely not following any of the other idols.

  • Q3

    Sarver must walk of the stage and start tweeting!

    michaelsarver1 Everyone was so strong tonight. From Meg to Kris. I’m proud to be a part of this. SanJose you rocked tonight.
    5 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    asm83 Kradam freaky dance lives and they do face each other
    6 minutes ago from txt

  • Maria22

    Liked Michael’s tweets but not buying any big change of heart in his beliefs….

  • Q3

    Short clip of WLL with the “hair”. Resolution and sound not so good.

    http://www.mobypicture.com/user/Franktabulous/view/345620

  • dsp

    Big Papa Texan has Everyone’s Back —

  • ruskimom

    Kradam freaky dance? (tinhat) LOL

  • In the Stars

    Cate,…thank you so much. I just didn’t want to hunt by name since you are never sure the have the real person and not an imposter.

  • dsp

    All this Elvis talk is REALY Getting me Excited For the memphis Tour

  • Maria22

    “And Elvis DEFINITELY never stroked it!” – not to be too crude about it, but according to his biography, Elvis apparently always thought ‘little Elvis’ was very small, whereas from the videos it’s always ‘little Adam’ ain’t so little, LOL…

  • Cheetara86

    ChellyElley Darn @Allison4Realzzz preprinted pic SOLD out!!! Wahhh :(

  • Q3

    Lot’s of positive tweets about Adam.

    KayMel@adamlambert you kicked ass once again. Loved the hair tonight! FIERCE
    less than 20 seconds ago from txt

    gracewalia: LMAO….loving this quote RT @EverythingZen: “Adam Lambert doesnt wear glitter, glitter freaking wears Adam Lambert” Lots of love, yeah
    less than 20 seconds ago from TwitterFon

    jackieemoon: Great news. Adam Lambert is even more amazingly phenomenal live than on tv. his body rolls make life. I love him
    less than 20 seconds ago from txt

    toreye: Adam Lambert is absolutely UHMAZING! It was spectacular
    3 minutes ago from txt

    Kris getting great reviews too:

    jgomez89: Kris was awesome! My favorite set of the night.
    3 minutes ago from txt

    And people are loving Sarver:

    mccerqueira: @michaelsarver1 WRONG! everyone was great from Michael to Kris
    7 minutes ago from web

  • alison8701

    Michael probably still believes Adam is a sinner– it’s how he was raised. (no excuse, i know) But. I mean, something I guess has to be said for him not propagating hate and you know, attempting to be a good guy. We can’t really expect him to change his beliefs, but if he’s treating Adam with respect, I suppose it’s the best we can hope for. In a perfect world, “accepting people” would be a given. But it’s not. Perhaps Michael is making strides…

    OR he’s just milking this for all its worth and is still trying to make up for the “Where I’m from”… comment.

  • EveLambert

    Sarver has won over some of Adam’s fans tonight by tweeting what you want to hear to cover up previous rumors and that statement about loving Gokey in a Godly way – I still don’t trust him – few kind words and your hearts melt and your minds forget conveniently – WOW!

    I would like to know with the protestors, what is Adam supposed to do now, go hide in a closet somewhere – he is open and presumably honest with his gayness – Gheez – you damn if you do and damn if you don’t – but I am sure Adam can handle things he knows it comes with the territory.

    edit: don’t question the motives of posters

  • madefourbabies

    noooooo now i have to wait to see what elvis humping a mic stand looks like. sigh.

    THIS!!! lmao! :lol_tb: MUST. FIND. NEW. VIDEO! :jittery_tb:

  • fanaround

    If you were a friend/advisor to kradison, what would you advise them to do about all this?
    My guess is they were not aware of it, or not until Sarver or other tweet followers told them.
    They were probably focusing on the show. Would you advise them to
    (a) ignore it;
    (b) tweet about it;
    (c) do one tweet in the idol09 twitter address?

  • revcat

    Was it ever established there were more than 2 people protesting?

    I think Sarver is being sincere, I don’t think he had much exposure to “people who are different” in his home town. I doubt if his religious beliefs have changed at all, but IMO he is more sensitive now and wouldn’t want to hurt anyone – you know, do unto others… Even a good ‘ole boy can evolve.

  • http://www.f3-properties.com Animated

    You know what, these protesters are not actually the lethal ones. At least we know, openly , what they stand for. Folks like this, at most will just create annoyance.

    Those that create the most harm are those who appear to be tolerant and accepting but otherwise are not. I have had several established business people under the guise of friendly conversations, warn me of hiring gay people to key positions in the corporation.- that a gay person would be unstable and cannot be relied upon.

    You know what, two of my most trusted staff just happen to be gay. I have relied on them 24/7 and their performance have been above par.

    There are many facets to this issue.

    I support Adam for his talent and for his courage. Have always and will always support those with great talent and with great courage to fight for that talent. And who are willing to work the hardest they can muster to realize their dreams. And his being gay, is part of what makes him who he is. The sum of his parts has come out superbly greater as a whole.

    Kradamour you can tell your son about this.
    That there are many people who look at a person’s qualities and qualifications and for them alone. He should, like Adam, not be afraid to work hard for the realization of his dreams. There may be those that will try to derail him but there will be those that will support him.

  • Susan M.

    I agree those glass are aweful and should be smashed. But he always wears them. Also, I would like to burn the denim vest and Kris’  plaid shirt. They gave Kris a wardrobe budget but it doesn’t look like he spent any of the money. maybe he should go shopping with Adam!

    I KNOW! If Adam can manage to look bad in those sunglasses, well, we’re all doomed. What is up with those?

    Kris and his attachment to plaid shirts? Don’t get that either. He looks GREAT in anything ‘“ a t-shirt, a plain, solid v-neck, a button-down? God forbid a suit … Kris really could wear anything and still keep it very simple and stripped down. I loved some of his message t-shirts during the results shows. I don’t really get his attachment to the plaid other than they’re lightweight and comfortable.

  • adamland

    EveLambert Jul 13th, 2009 at 1:13 am

    I think you guys get sucked in quite easily – Sarver has won over some of Adam’s fans tonight by tweeting what you want to hear to cover up previous rumors and that statement about loving Gokey in a Godly way – I still don’t trust him – few kind words and your hearts melt and your minds forget conveniently – WOW!

    But for the past 6 weeks Michael has spent more time with Adam than he did on the show. And you know how Adam’s pixie dust seems to win over people. It is quite possible that Michael has realized that Adam is a good guy and looks at Adam a little differently now. I’m not saying he is going to be out there marching in Pro-Gay events but maybe he has had a change of heart about one gay and that is something in itself. I’ve seen some video lately where Adam and Michael look at each other and crack up over something and there is no hesitation on Adam’s face or mannerisms to indicate he is forcing his reactions to Michael.

  • aek

    Even though Adam took the high road and said he and Danny were fine with each other, I have always thought Danny was the one person Adam didn’t get along with. Adam’s brother blogged about it.

    This is NOT true. Adam’s brother, when the whole “ungodly” video came out said that “at least Gokey seemed like he was joking.” That is what Neil Lambert said. Do not spread untruths about Danny, please. He specifically said that he felt that Danny was joking.

    Neil was actually more irritated with Sarver. But he did also say that he didn’t think that Sarver hated all gays, but did call him a “dick.”

  • rockvixen

    All the niceness now doesn’t take away from Michael’s previous comments. He still on the blacklist for me.

  • Q3

    Was it ever established there were more than 2 people protesting?

    There are report that there were 5, photo of 3.

    I think Sarver is being sincere, I don’t think he had much exposure to ‘people who are different’  in his home town. I doubt if his religious beliefs have changed at all, but IMO he is more sensitive now and wouldn’t want to hurt anyone – you know, do unto others’ ¦ Even a good ‘ole boy can evolve.

    Michael now lives in Jasper, TX but he was born , raised and went to High School in Sulfur, Louisiana — that about 90 minutes from New Orleans.

    Also, since the tour started fans have commented on how nice Michael is. I really think that maybe he’s a lot nicer and more open-minded than he seemed on Idol.

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    But for the past 6 weeks Michael has spent more time with Adam than he did on the show. And you know how Adam’s pixie dust seems to win over people. It is quite possible that Michael has realized that Adam is a good guy and looks at Adam a little differently now. I’m not saying he is going to be out there marching in Pro-Gay events but maybe he has had a change of heart about one gay and that is something in itself. I’ve seen some video lately where Adam and Michael look at each other and crack up over something and there is no hesitation on Adam’s face or mannerisms to indicate he is forcing his reactions to Michael.

    Yes, I agree. I do think we have to allow people to grow and evolve. I am sure this experience on the road is going to change them all to some degree, even Adam. I’m sure Adam has never spent time with a Texas oil rigger before. This is the one time I do wish there was a camera following them around to hear their discussions and see how they deal with things.

  • adamland

    Michael now lives in Jasper, TX but he was born , raised and went to High School in Sulfur, Louisiana ‘” that about 90 minutes from New Orleans.

    Also, since the tour started fans have commented on how nice Michael is. I really think that maybe he’s a lot nicer and more open-minded than he seemed on Idol.

    I’m originally from New Orleans and 90 minutes in either direction can seem like you have gone into an alternate universe and either into redneck country or Cajunville. I was in the French Quarter a lot growing up and I was around gays and transvestites from an early age, but outside of N.O. is very different. And Michael seemed at first like your average redneck, but since the finale he has seemed to have changed.

  • dmr

    “Even though Adam took the high road and said he and Danny were fine with each other, I have always thought Danny was the one person Adam didn’t get along with. Adam’s brother blogged about it.

    This is NOT true. Adam’s brother, when the whole ‘ungodly’  video came out said that ‘at least Gokey seemed like he was joking.’  That is what Neil Lambert said. Do not spread untruths about Danny, please. He specifically said that he felt that Danny was joking.”

    I wasn’t talking about the “godly” blog.

  • iluvai

    Those that create the most harm are those who appear to be tolerant and accepting but otherwise are not

    Yep, that’s kind of scary.

  • Q3

    For anyone who listened to last night’s cell cast. Junior Castillo aka 1ofgodsanointedok said he thought Adam was lip syncing Mad World — causing a bit of a stir. Of course, Adam messed up the lyrics in a new way (again) so it was live. 1ofgodsanointededok now agrees it was live.

    1ofgodsanointedok ok ok adam didn’t lip sync lol
    2 minutes ago from web

  • aek

    I’m not saying he is going to be out there marching in Pro-Gay events but maybe he has had a change of heart about one gay and that is something in itself. I’ve seen some video lately where Adam and Michael look at each other and crack up over something and there is no hesitation on Adam’s face or mannerisms to indicate he is forcing his reactions to Michael.

    Yeah, I saw that video. Michael also puts his hand on Adam’s back, too. It was during a casual rehearsal of DSB. They were laughing because Danny messed up on his line….First Adam looked at Danny and raised his eyebrows while smiling, then Adam and Michael looked at each other and cracked up. It was funny.

    I agree with everything you said, btw.

  • Susan M.

    The Sarver question: I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, even if the rumors of what he said early in the season were 100 percent true. I DEEPLY believe that it only takes one emotional connection to change someone’s heart and mind.

    You can hear all the tripe in the world programmed into your brain from whatever sources, but once you have formed a relationship whether that person is “different,” or from a different race, heritage, orientation, culture … it is irrelevant. We so quickly learn they are just people, with the same hopes, fears, dreams and insecurities as anyone.

    And it only takes one opportunity for engagement before most people realize, “Hey, this is an incredible person … what bullshit was I hung up on before?”

    I believe Sarver has the capacity to evolve; his twitters tonight may be a tad self-indulgent, but maybe he’s just coming to that place of realization (we can all hope!!).

    TOLERANCE – FTW!

  • weareallinnocent

    I think you guys get sucked in quite easily – Sarver has won over some of Adam’s fans tonight by tweeting what you want to hear to cover up previous rumors and that statement about loving Gokey in a Godly way – I still don’t trust him – few kind words and your hearts melt and your minds forget conveniently – WOW!

    I believe this overstates it.

    I completely appreciate the sentiment expressed publicly by Sarver, and it moved me, probably because at the time, I felt such sadness and empathy for Adam. Does this mean I’ve been “sucked in?” Hardly. Do I hope that Sarver’s tweets are genuine and real? You betcha. How could I not? Would I be any better than those protestors if I chose to dismiss Sarver’s words and advocate (continued) hate for him because of his past comments and my interpretation of those? I’m thinking no.

    I’m as cynical as the next person, so I have my doubts. But I have to give the guy my respect and benefit of the doubt, if I have any hope of him doing the same for “my guy.”

  • Laurie

    I haven’t been following the AI tour this summer, so I was wondering why would protestors be targeting Allison?

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    I haven’t been following the AI tour this summer, so I was wondering why would protestors be targeting Allison?

    Maybe they are speech therapists who feel she doesn’t enunciate well when she sings.

  • aek

    Yes, I agree. I do think we have to allow people to grow and evolve.

    I agree with this. We’ve all said something stupid before. To me, it seems close minded to hold a statement against someone forever….never giving them a chance to redeem themselves.

  • Maria22

    LOL undercooked :)

  • twinkle

    this person has AMAZING videos from oakland. they each have less than 10 views so im guessing they havent been posted yet.

    here is the bowie medley

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0lgZTuL0z8

  • jun

    edit: obviously you have not read my guidelines. You need to. Now.

    No fingerwagging, no lecturing

  • adamland

    aek Jul 13th, 2009 at 1:33 am

    I’m not saying he is going to be out there marching in Pro-Gay events but maybe he has had a change of heart about one gay and that is something in itself. I’ve seen some video lately where Adam and Michael look at each other and crack up over something and there is no hesitation on Adam’s face or mannerisms to indicate he is forcing his reactions to Michael.

    Yeah, I saw that video. Michael also puts his hand on Adam’s back, too. It was during a casual rehearsal of DSB. They were laughing because Danny messed up on his line’ ¦.First Adam looked at Danny and raised his eyebrows while smiling, then Adam and Michael looked at each other and cracked up. It was funny.

    I agree with everything you said, btw.

    @aek – thanks, glad you saw the same thing I did. I am an Adam fanatic but I just felt that I had to speak up because it is possible that Michael has changed.

  • Q3

    I haven’t been following the AI tour this summer, so I was wondering why would protestors be targeting Allison?

    Because she is doing a duet with Adam. Or maybe because she is wearing a croset as outgarments or has red and blue hair — who know what these 5 crazy people are thinking?

  • hwc

    Personally, I’m ignoring tweets about protests and I’m ignoring Michael Sarver and Scott. For the record, I’m also ignoring Meghan Joy, except for photos of her in those boots if anyone wants to post some more of those.

  • lakhesis

    More, Kradam freaky dance please.

  • Natasha

    Sarver? His tweets were nice but I have no idea if he meant them. I did hear him talk about “right and Godly” love. Has he had an epiphany between then and now? Who knows. I don’t see how any of us can know.

  • sagi

    Jasper texas is where those guys dragged the black man behind a truck for 3 miles until he was decapitated! Can you imagine the views on gays?

  • Alana

    To: adamland/aek
    Just thought I would mention that when the protest scare first hit, one of the fan sites (can’t recall which one now – I’ve been all over the place) called for fans to tweet Michael Sarver (guess they thought he would be available since he would have finished his opening set) to get any info on what was really happening. Seems like Michael responded well and put everyone’s mind at rest. Sorry if this has already been commented on.

  • Cheetara86

    jessbridgman@Allison4Realzzz Hey Allison! I saw u in Vancouver. U & Adam r my favs & hey during slow ride Vancouver gave u a little sumthing 2 remember

  • In the Stars

    twinkle…….thank you for the video link. That was the best that I’ve seen from any of the venues.

  • BeckyMD

    Tonite is so boring. Don’t we have at least so close up pic?

  • adamland

    Thanks @Alana, no I haven’t seen that.

  • Cheetara86

    some positivity:

    # razzertini@Allison4Realzzz you were absolutely fantastic tonight! Every song was great and you’re a star for sure.1 minute ago from web in reply to Allison4Realzzz

    theatergurl15@Allison4Realzzz You were incredible tonight. I was in awe of you. Keep rocking girl! Love you!2 minutes ago from web in reply to Allison4Realzzz

  • Truthiness

    This is NOT true. Adam’s brother, when the whole ‘ungodly’  video came out said that ‘at least Gokey seemed like he was joking.’  That is what Neil Lambert said. Do not spread untruths about Danny, please. He specifically said that he felt that Danny was joking.’ 

    I wasn’t talking about the ‘godly’  blog.

    I’ve never seen anything from Neil about the videos. I went to his blog space negativeneil.com and didn’t see anything about this. And he is the one that said that Adam told him (yes this does make it hearsay) that where he was from gays were either dead or in the closet. Which I personally only heard about after the video of Sarver and Gokey.

    So yeah, possibly Sarver changed his entire believe system after these last few weeks, though I would point out that the “godley” and “rightly” video came out two months ago, tops. So yes, in those two months from then, he’s modified his entire belief system. That or he’s seen the crap he and Gokey have gotten and has learned to…gasp! play the game. He does after all get that Adam fans ask him to sign his RS cover, and does so saying “I love Adam.” Realizing that otherwise, few people want his autograph.

    Sorry, colour me a bit cynical in sudden public conversions via Twitter (of all things) by the likes of Gokey and Sarver.

    Meanwhile, I hope these protesters didn’t negatively affect Adam most of all. Or Allison and Kris as well, in their performances tonight.

    I do like Adam’s hair when upswept at certain times. Loved it in If I Can’t Have You performance, not so much at other times. I’ll wait until the videos to make sure.

    But I do know he better not get it cut while in LA! I want long hair Emo Adam back, thank you very much.

  • listen

    this person has AMAZING videos from oakland. they each have less than 10 views so im guessing they havent been posted yet.

    here is the bowie medley

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0lgZTuL0z8

    That is an amazing video!

    It looks to me like some of the people in the side seats are just sitting there, not even moving to the music… How is that even possible? :huh_tb:

  • rebeccaidol

    There were tweets that Allison was considered a “Fag enabler”. Whatever. Who knows what is the truth. But, I do think there will be more protests as the tour moves across the country. Nothing big, but an Idol tour is an easy place to get attention.

    I think Adam would be fine in the south and mid part of the country doing his own tour, but Idol draws from a very conservative group in this part of the country. So, there’s bound to be some discomfort with those people and Adam’s performances. I’m not stereotyping people there as a whole, just perhaps those more likely to go see an Idol tour. Therefore, I think events like tonight are just beginning.

  • kijico3

    thanks twinkle and listen for the links….OMG That is THE BEST video I have seen so far…..ME=DEAD..(hope I recover for Thursdays show in LA WOOOOTTTT!!!!!)

  • Q3

    Jasper texas is where those guys dragged the black man behind a truck for 3 miles until he was decapitated! Can you imagine the views on gays?

    That was over ten years ago and Michael didn’t even live in Texas then. There are a lot of murders in Washington DC, but that doesn’t make everyone in DC a murderer.

    I am also willing to give Danny and Michael both a break for the “godly way” comment. It was a stupid and insensitive thing to say, but I really not think is was intended to be hurtful or hateful.

  • twinkle

    here is a link to the person’s whole list of videos

    http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=BlazingOneVo1ce&view=videos

    it looks like they have all of kris and danny’s sets. they have all but “starlight” from adam, only have “cry baby” for allison, the group numbers, matt’s “georgia,, anoop’s “my prerogative” and “mad,” all of lil’s set, scott’s “a thousand miles,” megan’s “put your records on,” and michael’s “closer”.

    so at least some good video for all fans!

    BlazingOneVo1ce – if you are lurking here, THANK YOU!!!

  • Q3

    I think Adam would be fine in the south and mid part of the country doing his own tour, but Idol draws from a very conservative group in this part of the country. So, there’s bound to be some discomfort with those people and Adam’s performances. I’m not stereotyping people there as a group, just perhaps those more likely to go see an Idol tour. Therefore, I think events like tonight are just beginning.

    According to a number of reports, these same 5 protesters are at a lot of events at this same venue — concerts, ice hockey and even when the ice show was in town. It doesn’t mean that there won’t be issues anywhere else, but I don’t think this incident means anything.

    One of the centers of conservative Christian evangelicals is Orange County, CA. There is just as likely a chance for protester in Ontario, CA on the 17th as there is in the south.

  • JosieX

    The quality of those videos is very, very good. You can actually see the muscles in Danny’s back ripple when he turns his back to the camera. Not that I would pay undue notice to that kind of thing, of course. ;)

  • In the Stars

    Folks, I just have to say this. I am a huge Adam fan. Love the boy!! I am also a Christian and a Southern Baptist. I know there is talk of “tolerance” tonight and one of the tweets said “Jesus, protestors”. I can tell you this without a doubt…….Jesus does not teach “tolerance”, he teaches “love” for one another. These protestors are not what Jesus would want and certainly not what I want. I said this in a previous posting, tears filled my eyes when I first saw these tweets about protesters. Adam is a wonderful person who has worked for many years to get where he is today. I will always love and support Adam and can’t wait to buy his music.

    I don’t know what Michael Sarver said previously. I just never heard anything about it. I do feel that he was sincere in his statements tonight. It’s wonderful to know that all 10 of them will stand together.

    I wish all of them much success and happy lives.

  • sagi

    i wasn’t saying that i thought Sarver was a murderer. I guess i didn’t elaborate. I was just trying to point out that even if Sarver made a comment about “where I come from…” that it wasn’t necessarily his views but stating the mentality of some.

  • wand3rful

    how sarver treats adam has nothing to do w. his own personal views on homosexuality, IMO. the two can be exclusive. meaning, you can treat someone w. respect & love, yet at the same time disagree (privately and internally) w. their “lifestyle” (ugh, i hate using that word but only doing it to prove a point)…. sarver probably still believes adam’s sexual orientation is wrong in the eyes of his god but doesnt agree w. people like these idiots that have to preach out loud or protest about it……obviously none of us know the true feelings or opinions of ANY AI contestant… im only pointing out (for agrument sake) that there is no real evidence sarver has changed his tune in the past 2 months.

  • anna in vegas

    sagi
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Jasper texas is where those guys dragged the black man behind a truck for 3 miles until he was decapitated! Can you imagine the views on gays?

    Now this is what scares me, sagi! These things happen all the time in certain areas of our country and I know about some firsthand from visiting the beautiful but deep-south. Most of the southerners are wonderful, gracious people but some of them still seem to live in the stone ages. Yes, they do!

    I was told to be careful who I spoke to because I wasn’t a “cousin” and didn’t “speak the language!” A friend told me to get rid of my APWU (union) jacket because they “shoot people wearing those things around here.” Needless to say, I didn’t stay long, lol. But isn’t this truly scary and sad???

  • aek

    The quality of those videos is very, very good. You can actually see the muscles in Danny’s back ripple when he turns his back to the camera. Not that I would pay undue notice to that kind of thing, of course. ;)

    Josie, which video would you be talking about? ;)

  • JosieX

    aek, I believe it was “My Wish”. The boy has been working out!

  • GeminiDolly

    Holy crap OT, but look what i found on IDF.

    http://i26.tinypic.com/10dfxmq.gif

  • lola

    Michael and Danny knew that the gay talk against Adam has affected the people’s view about them (especially Adam’s fans). Haven’t you noticed lately that Danny is becoming more accomodating and spend more time to non-fans to win them over and he’s doing a good job so far. Same with Sarver. He even signed an autograph with a note I love Adam Lambert. I don’t want to question Sarver’s motives but Idon’t know….you can’t change a person’s views/ beliefs overnight.

  • wand3rful

    and i will say that its not just certain parts of our country that is affected by stupidity…its all of america. even here in Los Angeles…after a cpl of cocktails, i’ve been horrified at some of the things people have said or admitted. ive seen parents drag their children (young, maybe ten and under!!) to hold pro prop 8 signs with words like “burn in hell, evil, die, etc”…ummmm yeah, on street corners of “normal” neighborhoods ……so these weirdos up in san jose do not surprise me. saddens me, but not surprised.

  • margo

    ITA with those who’ve mentioned that Scott seems to be the “odd man out” and perhaps the one who’s the most narcissistic. I first started getting inklings of dissonance during Larry King. He dominated the interview at certain points, and Adam and Kris seemed to exchange a look, like “umm hmmm.” I just can’t get a read on his personality, but I would err on the side of egocentric. I’ve never heard him say anything complimentary toward the other singers, nor congratulate Kris or Adam on their awesome finale. He overestimates his talent and I feel like the others are just biting their tongues sometimes around him.

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    Michael and Danny knew that the gay talk against Adam has affected the people’s view about them (especially Adam’s fans). Haven’t you noticed lately that Danny is becoming more accomodating and spend more time to non-fans to win them over and he’s doing a good job so far. Same with Sarver. He even signed an autograph with a note I love Adam Lambert. I don’t want to question Sarver’s motives but Idon’t know’ ¦.you can’t change a person’s views/ beliefs overnight.

    I’m going to go with the glass is half full view, at least for Danny. Remember after the “Danny is a douche” twitter trend, Adam tweeted to not believe the drama, or something like that.

  • twinkle

    lol GeminiDolly …. adam sure does love his mic stands. that might be the new 38 second video ;)

  • adamland
  • erinnthered

    Kris and his attachment to plaid shirts? Don’t get that either. He looks GREAT in anything ‘“ a t-shirt, a plain, solid v-neck, a button-down? God forbid a suit ‘ ¦ Kris really could wear anything and still keep it very simple and stripped down.

    Plaid shirts are very hot right now. All the hipster boys are wearing them. You should have seen sxsw this year. It was like a sea of plaid.

    Jasper texas is where those guys dragged the black man behind a truck for 3 miles until he was decapitated! Can you imagine the views on gays?

    At the time, Jasper had an elected sheriff who is black. I’m not saying the area is free from racism, just that that particular area is known more for the lack of “genetic diversity” than racism these days. Racism exists, but I doubt it’s any worse than in small town Ohio or Nebraska. The whole area was horrified. It’s not good to make assumptions.

    Attitudes towards homosexuality aren’t better, but getting there. These days most out there know “somebody,” even if that somebody is “so-and-so’s cousin Todd who moved to Houston.” I have feeling his church has more to do with his beliefs than the area he’s from…unless that family tree has few less branches than we think of as normal…no telling then.

    I believe Michael. As it was said upthread, all it takes is one personal connection…

    Thanks for the link to those videos! The quality is amazing!

    ETA:

    I was told to be careful who I spoke to because I wasn’t a ‘cousin’  and didn’t ‘speak the language!’  A friend told me to get rid of my APWU (union) jacket because they ‘shoot people wearing those things around here.’  Needless to say, I didn’t stay long, lol.

    LOL. Unless you were a pretty arrogant closed-minded “Yankee” I tend to think your friend was messing with you…unless you were in Mississippi…(j/k, pj and Sarah! ;-)) Then again, I am city girl.

  • aek

    aek, I believe it was ‘My Wish’ . The boy has been working out!

    Thanks Josie. Wow, yeah, you could see the muscles! Danny sounded great, but that last line of My Wish has me a little worried. His voice did sound really hoarse in that spot.

    Someone on here, I think, once said that the scratchy, raspy voices tend to go out sooner than others, I hope they are wrong. I really want to hear Danny on tour, and I’m not sure he knows how to protect his voice.

    Anyway, thanks again.

  • Natasha

    Michael and Danny knew that the gay talk against Adam has affected the people’s view about them (especially Adam’s fans).

    That’s for sure. Danny seems remarkably dense but I’m sure the gokeyisadouche incident got his attention. I’m sure Sarver would like to avoid seeing his name trending on twitter under those circumstances as well.

  • ravengirl

    GeminiDolly, that gif was the perfect thing to send me off to Adam dreamland. Thanks! G’nite

  • OldHag

    Anna in Vegas wrote

    These things happen all the time in certain areas of our country and I know about some firsthand from visiting the beautiful but deep-south. Most of the southerners are wonderful, gracious people but some of them still seem to live in the stone ages. Yes, they do!

    So do SOME people in Vegas.

    I was told to be careful who I spoke to because I wasn’t a ‘cousin’  and didn’t ‘speak the language!’  A friend told me to get rid of my APWU (union) jacket because they ‘shoot people wearing those things around here.’  Needless to say, I didn’t stay long, lol. But isn’t this truly scary and sad???

    Whoever you were hanging with was probably yanking your chain, and that you bought into it is what is sad.

    For the record – I am from the South and I love Adam. But even if I didn’t, my feelings about him would be based on what he does on a stage, not in his private life. And in case you didn’t gather it from the moniker, I am on the “back in my day…” side of life, so it is not like I am some enlightened soul in a sea of Neanderthals.

  • aek

    I was told to be careful who I spoke to because I wasn’t a ‘cousin’  and didn’t ‘speak the language!’  A friend told me to get rid of my APWU (union) jacket because they ‘shoot people wearing those things around here.’  Needless to say, I didn’t stay long, lol. But isn’t this truly scary and sad???

    Whoever you were hanging with was probably yanking your chain, and that you bought into it is what is sad.

    Yeah, I have to agree. I was shocked when I read those statements….ott stereotype of what the South is like. Honestly, the most I’ve heard with regard to northerners, is sometimes when someone with a northern accent is not particularly polite….someone will say something like, “well it figures, what do you expect from a yankee?”

    That’s not nice, but it’s a long way from violence, and I guess is no worse than the sterotypes that northerners have of the south.

  • shadow-rider

    this person has AMAZING videos from oakland. they each have less than 10 views so im guessing they havent been posted yet.

    HAHA…I was going to say I’m sure that number will rise quickly after you posted. After clicking on it I see that I was right. Over 200 now.

    As for the elvis hair, I love that he is changing things up. No getting boring and predictable for this boy.

    And I have a question from a AI concert newbie to any veterans out there. I know that with some concerts there are times when some of the performers are unable to go on for whatever reason. When this happens do they do any filler numbers or do they just omit their set and shorten the concert? I mean they all have a stand out part in the group numbers so I was also curious how they handle that.

  • Cheetara86

    Poor allison:

    mykeeboi01 So I got adams and dannys autograph allison got sick and had to go the hospital after the show:( less than 20 seconds ago from txt

    get better soon BB :(

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    Hey guys. Morning to you all.
    Just woke up and ran over here for concert news only to be struck by news of protests. :shock_tb:.

    I don’t think this particular incident is a big deal – 6 people. I do however, expect to see more protests as we move through the states. Hopefully, the management took note of tonight and is taking future precautions.

    It’s a sad state of affairs, but as the french would say, C’est la vie. Adam I’m sure will brush it off his shoulder and move on like the fierce glittery alien that he is.

    I need some cheering up now, some vids please San Jose peeps.

  • Cheetara86

    karendee Allison didnt come out 2nite but my friend said she looked really sick in the afternoon :(1 minute ago from txt

  • deez

    I was told to be careful who I spoke to because I wasn’t a ‘cousin’  and didn’t ‘speak the language!’  A friend told me to get rid of my APWU (union) jacket because they ‘shoot people wearing those things around here.’  Needless to say, I didn’t stay long, lol. But isn’t this truly scary and sad???

    Whoever you were hanging with was probably yanking your chain, and that you bought into it is what is sad.

    LOL!!! That is True. I live in the south, and when I was a kid my cousin from Connecticut would come visit in the summer. My best friend and I would tell her ridiculous things (like the hamburger she just ate was possum meat) and we would speak in these exaggerated accents and say stuff like ” more scared than a long tailed cat in a roomful of rockin’ chairs” She bought every bit of it. We thought it was hilarious at the time. Strangely enough, I haven’t seen her in a really long time. hmmmmmmm.

  • AC

    Hey, I just got home from the San Jose concert and I just wanted to comment on those protestors a little.. I was actually completely shocked they were there! I was rushing in because I got there at 6:50 so I didn’t want to pay attention to them because I did not want them ruining my mood. The only sign that I read was one about not sinning and after that I ignored the rest. Basically, as they were trying to give me fliers I gave them a really bitchy look (and I can get super bitchy if I wanted to) and just told them I love to sin. I do not know if they were signaling any one person out because they all were kinda saying different things. People either got a little mad, laughed it off, or ignored it. I thought that this would ruin my mood but it did not because once I got inside, I seriously forgot all about it until I saw this. Anyways, they looked crazy so no one really cares about them.

  • oyl

    it’s late. but could someone confirm that Allison is in the hospital? right now? hope it’s not serious.

  • MelP75

    GeminiDolly – Wow!! Thanks for posting that. I’m really jealous of that microphone stand. :) I need to go to bed but I can’t stop watching it!

  • Cheetara86

    karendee said tweted saying that she looked really sick in the early afternoon

  • adamland
  • Angel78

    More from San Jose …

    Don’t Stop Believing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtTdbkC9R7M

    Mad World

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awfsvUq33Z4

  • isisdagmar

    Allison had to go to the hospital? I assume it’s not serious since she performed tonight? I hope she feels completely better soon. :(

    eta: Good, it sounds like a bit of vocal rest (they only have on show in the next three days, right?) will fix that.

    also: Does anyone here know if you should call the day before a concert or the day of the concert (or some other time) if you want to try to snag floor seats? I’m sure this has been discussed, but I can’t find it.

    And thank you for posting those videos, MJ and others who did so. That quality is amazing.

  • GeminiDolly

    per michael

    Allison is ok her voice is just under the weather the only reason I said that was so u guys would know she still loves you.

  • helaena

    kris’ set is my fave, he is such my fave and we’ve got similar taste in music! i have been listening to matchbox 20 since 3rd year

  • Cheetara86

    glad alli is okay :(

  • Angel78

    Glad Allison is feeling better , there’s no show tomorrow so she will be able to rest :)

  • BestAI

    Saw Adam up close, and he is the most gorgeous man I’ve ever seen. Tall, slim, perfect facial features. You get a better idea when his hair is off his face. It is true what people say who have seen him up close. You feel that aura about him. Seriously.

  • matkojapan

    Why on earth would people protest allison?

    Sorry, I didn’t go through the whole thread

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    BestAI
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 3:53 am
    Saw Adam up close, and he is the most gorgeous man I’ve ever seen. Tall, slim, perfect facial features. You get a better idea when his hair is off his face. It is true what people say who have seen him up close. You feel that aura about him. Seriously.

    I’m so jealous right now. :mrgreen_wp:

  • deez

    matkojapan
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 3:57 am
    Why on earth would people protest allison?

    Sorry, I didn’t go through the whole thread

    For no other reason than the fact that she is Adam’s friend. These people are just a handful of homophobic nuts!

  • GeminiDolly

    Must be because she happens to duet with the dude who likes boys. She was punished and sent to the hospital.

  • GeminiDolly
  • Heart

    http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=BlazingOneVo1ce&view=videos

    These really have the best video/audio quality so far! Thanks, Blazing!

    Anyone made or found mp3s from Blazing’s videos?

    I would personally love Adam’s set and the group songs.

    Pretty please????????????

  • Cheetara86

    allison4realzzz Thank you San Jose for being so awesome and supportive .. I’m feeling bettaaaaaa 2 minutes ago from TwitterFon

  • Angel78

    ^ Yay for Allison !

    Really good pics from tonight show here …

    http://www.twitpic.com/photos/angel_q

  • GeminiDolly
  • Cheetara86
  • GlamGirlLee

    I got back from the San Jose concert and logged in to write my impression of the concert and saw a lot of comments regarding the protesters. No worries. It really was insignificant. Some gab about hell. I guess we will all go to hell. Whatever. I am just going to follow wherever Adam goes and we can have a all hell break loose burning hot partay.

    Like AC I didn’t pay much attention and just moved on. Most people were doing the same. I didn’t even realize there were more than 2 people. I saw some warnining sign, heard someone going blah blah blah about sin in the general direction of the concert goers. I might have been averting my eyes from these “protesters” whatever it was they were protesting because it hurts my eyes to look at frumpy clothes. They need to dress better to protest effectively.

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    Heart
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 4:06 am
    http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=BlazingOneVo1ce&view=videos

    These really have the best video/audio quality so far! Thanks, Blazing!

    Anyone made or found mp3s from Blazing’s videos?

    I would personally love Adam’s set and the group songs.

    Pretty please????????????

    Heart, if you have Firefox, there’s an addon that can rip mp3 straight from youtube for you. I can’t remember the name at the moment but you can easily find it by searching “download” on the Addon page.

    I hope this helps you a little.

  • Chipmunk

    Thanks for the vids guys!

  • Chipmunk

    Why on earth would people protest allison?

    Sorry, I didn’t go through the whole thread

    Apparently cos she dares to dance in the path of fierceness

  • isisdagmar

    Anyone else think Scott is the real prick/asshole of the group?

    I think Scott is the one Adam does not get along with. I’ve thought that for awhile now.

    I’m curious, could you explain why you think that (unless you already have and I’ve just missed it)? It seems very plausible.

    In other news, how could BlazingOneVo1ce possibly have gotten such clear picture/audio?

  • GlamGirlLee

    Sorry no pix (maybe some blurry birdseye view pix tomorrow if my friend gives them to me) or videos. I don’t own equipments that can zoom in that far. I was too far from the state.

  • GlamGirlLee

    Free download to save YouTube videos and audio.

    http://applian.com/asktoolbar/index.php

    If the link doesn’t work google for “Applian”.

  • twinkle

    Angel78 – THANK YOU – those pictures are awesome!!

    GeminiDolly – no. there is no WAY he is real. i mean look at this, there is no way that is a real human. glittery alien is the only explanation. where do i sign up for an alien abduction? i need to live on planet fierce like yesterday.

    ETA: glad to hear the protesters were pretty insignificant. AC and GlamGirLee, you both rock. im totally gonna be in line for that party in hell and the frumpy clothes comment was hilarious.

  • ppwars

    Firefox extension for downloading from youtube.com :

    Fox extension

  • twinkle

    i know there are people that prefer the emo hair but those pictures remind me just how much i f’in LOVE the elvis hair. i want to see every bit of that pretty face. does he take bad pictures because i have yet to see one. ok i’ll end my “fanwanking” (TM) MJ.

  • LisaE

    Wow, I missed the drama. Good thing as it sounds like it wasn’t worth paying any attention to at all.

    I just watched Adam’s “Starlight” from tonight. Two things:

    (1) Hate the hair. It makes him look silly. (sorry Adam!)

    (2) He SPED up that song. He sounds like he’s singing twice as fast as before. Was he in a hurry? Hmm … I blame the new (hopefully soon to be old) hair.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqwAkIamPgE

  • locracia

    I went to San Jose and the concert was awesome. I was going to give a nice, funny recap but my spirits are low because I left the show EARLY, yes, BAD MEEE because I took my 13 year old niece to see the concert and she had no clue about any of the singers. As usual, she LOVED ADAM, she wanted to get his autograph so she asked me to go outside when Kris was performing to wait for the autographs, I did not want to go because I am a Kradison fan but she was excited, her first concert, it was her birthday present, etc, etc. We left after “aint no sunshine”. We got a great spot to wait for our autograph (while I was waiting I was thinking, I did not like that I left because I wanted to see Kris’s entire set and the song at the end). Anyway, we were enjoying talking to other fans who apparently left way before we did, it was NOT a lot of people, maybe 20. All of the sudden, her mom calls me and YELLS at me saying why we are not home, etc, etc. We left on the spot, took her home, came back by myself to see if I could catch Adam and it was too late because he had signed already and was gone. I am very sad and trying not to let it ruin my first AI experience. I was going to give a recap but I am sad not seeing Adam and he was the only reason, I went. YEs, yes, I will hear the crap, he put an awesome show and I LOVE IT but to get his signature and look at him, opportunity missed, sigh, sad, sad, sad.

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    Heart:

    You can download Youtube to HQ mp3 by going here:

    http://www.video2mp3.net/index.php

    It will convert and download for you right on the net, with no need for you to add software to your computer. :)

  • locracia

    I did not get to enjoy watching Kris and the song at the end, to add insult to injure, I did not get to meet ADAM in person. THIS SUCKS and very sad, help to put this into perspective.

    ETA on Allison. I was there earlier, got there at noon, most idols came out around 2 pm (Michael, Kris, Matt, Anoop, Megan, Danny and Scott) and I got their signatures and pictures. Everyone gracious, Michael is a SWEETHEART and genuine, I did NOT like him before I MET him and HE is very pleasent, humble and honest. He has won me and he is not FAKING IT IMO. (sorry got side tracked), back to Allison, she left after all idols were in the arena in a blue mercedez and we knew she would come back so waited for her. One of the security guards told us, she went in the doctors car when she left, she looked upset when she was in the car (my impression). She came back in a yellow cab and she did NOT look good and she was crouching. She did look pale, SICK. She gave an awesome performance but NOt in the same intensity as I have seen in the youtube videos for the other places. I knew then she was sick, she did awesome anyway, she is an incredible singer.

  • HospRN

    WOW! BlazingVoiceOne Thaaaanks for the videos! Best So Far. Adam was off the charts! I know his performances are great but his voice alone is jawdropping unreal everytime I hear it. Love Danny, his music is really touching and he knows how to connect. As for the controversy, from what I’ve seen, it looks like they all are close and I believe they mean what they say. Adam has quoted that he is honest to a fault so I think when he said he and danny were friends and there was and never had been drama between them that he mean’t it.

  • locracia

    Also, anyone knows the meaning when Adam sings SR, he gets a bennie hat??? I have noticed again today and puts it on the floor looks like he steps on it to clean the floor and then kicks it before they cross each other with Allison. Does this have any meaning???

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    LisaE
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 5:16 am

    (2) He SPED up that song. He sounds like he’s singing twice as fast as before. Was he in a hurry? Hmm ‘ ¦ I blame the new (hopefully soon to be old) hair.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqwAkIamPgE

    I loooove this version. I think it’s his best yet. I’ve always thought Adam’s Starlight needed work, it seems he finally got it right. Yay! runs to download mp3.

    ETA

    locracia
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 5:43 am
    Also, anyone knows the meaning when Adam sings SR, he gets a bennie hat??? I have noticed again today and puts it on the floor looks like he steps on it to clean the floor and then kicks it before they cross each other with Allison. Does this have any meaning???

    It means Danny gets really sweaty during his set.

  • spring2009

    I think right now he is trying to win over some fans by being nice on twitter. I have never hated him. But honestly, I think he’s loving this protest thing because he’s milking it for all its worth.

    LOL. I’m not taking what Sarver is tweeting very seriously, myself.

    Well thank God someone said it, making my way through this thread this morning thinking I don’t believe this crap for one second – you think he had a change of heart over night?? He’s telling you what you want to hear…he has figured out how to play the game – jumping on Adam’s coat tails….

  • Gerien

    Sorry to hear that you didn’t get to hear Kris sing locracia. Hope these Kris videos can cheer you up.

    Heartless – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsga6ihfVMA&feature=channel_page (lots of screaming but I love it :D)

    ATTTID – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNTcgnQXZNY&feature=channel_page

    Hey Jude – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKiL89d_j2E&feature=channel_page

    Ain’t no sunshine – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86su1m4AWr0&feature=channel_page

    All in all, sounds like kris got lots of love in San Jose tonight.

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    Regarding Sarver, here’s something he tweeted earlier tonight:

    Hey everyone spread the word to everyone to follow me. The more the better. I’m loving this. Lol
    about 1 hour ago from TwitterFon

    You guys interpret as you will.

  • isisdagmar

    I loooove this version. I think it’s his best yet. I’ve always thought Adam’s Starlight needed work, it seems he finally got it right. Yay! runs to download mp3.

    Sunn, I’m curious, what has changed to make it work for you now? ITA this is his best version yet (he and Allison and Kris seem to get better with each concert), but I personally loved it from the beginning, so what clicked this time that didn’t before for you?

  • locracia

    Sunn, “It means Danny gets really sweaty during his set”.

    LOL, you are right, he did not do it today during SR, it was yesterday in Oakland and yes it looks like a towel. He does not want to slip down or let Allison fall, he is such a gentleman!!!!!!

  • twinkle

    well sarver replied to several people following him after tonight with things like

    @icebar thank u so much. That made me tear up. Sticking up for those guys is easy tho. They are my friends and I love them.

    @Smagoodoo I’m cool with everyone. No worries. I just don’t like hate a negitivity so I block it the second I see it.Thanks for your support

    @samthecoolest don’t worry about Adam I have his back and no one can get to him, I promise.

    but then said

    “Hey everyone spread the word to everyone to follow me. The more the better. I’m loving this. Lol”

    i would like to think that being exposed to adam has opened his mind (if, in fact, it was closed to begin with) but who knows… maybe he is just riding his coattails to get more followers. from all the fan reports he and danny have both been very warm and nice…. maybe being nice and respectful to others means there is a door open in their heart to learn to understand and love differences they might not have even tried to understand before.

  • Chipmunk

    Also, anyone knows the meaning when Adam sings SR, he gets a bennie hat??? I have noticed again today and puts it on the floor looks like he steps on it to clean the floor and then kicks it before they cross each other with Allison. Does this have any meaning???

    He’s just mopping up all that Gokey sweat…cant have his fierceness slipping on that stuff midway through his hip thrusts…it might be considered too risque

  • GlamGirlLee

    Below comments are strictly from the point of view of an average, middle-aged (senior by some people’s definition – still bitter about this classification btw) straight female who is not a long time AI follower but was interested this year only because of one very good looking and stylish fierce alien, who shows penchant for glitter and very high notes. I don’t consider this a proper recap and am just going to post here for your amusement. So, please take with a grain of salt.

    Michael (may or may not be a nice guy): Meh.

    Megan (has long legs and is blond): Meh and then caw, caw. She should have sung “Material Girl” to suit the dress better. My friend (who only went for moral support) said “she is easy on the eye, but hard on the ear”.

    Lil (has wonka-wonka curves and a big voice): No One was ok. Single Ladies was fun. I don’t think I want any of her CDs yet. My friend liked her. I liked how she moved around the stage.

    Scott (sucks at jokes and singing but then he is not alone): Still just meh. Forget what he sang despite the fact I saw other people’s reports several times prior to tonite’s concert.

    Anoop (have nothing to say): fun but didn’t do anything for me. Crowd seemed to like him.

    Matt (the guy with a hat who used to have a growth on his forehead): Pleasant surprise for me. I was screaming (very loudly), and loved all of his solos. Never liked him on the show. He got a wild crowd response. I didn’t see no growth on his forehead. Loved his jazzy outfit and loved him at the piano. I’d go see him if he puts out songs I like.

    Group number: Sorry, I had to pee and missed it.

    Allison (the cute rocker chick with husky voice): She rocked it. Lots of loud screams and love. Not too many dancers however. Floor people might have gotten up but I didn’t see too much movement from where I was. I wanted to stand up but both my friend and I are tall and we would have blocked the views of 2 rows behind us. :-( My friend really loved “So What” and ” Baracuda”. I liked “Cry Baby” and “Baracuda”. I don’t like her guitar. It makes her look a little like a doll. She should arrange some real lessons with Kris. JMO.

    Danny (the awkward dancer who gets A for effort): Wore a cool jacket. That was my friend’s only comment. I think everything else just bypassed my friend’s attention. Lots of scream and waving from the crowd from everywhere, even from my section which was, thankfully, hefty Adam sector with [Adam] signs by teens and all. Surprized but I guess I really shouldn’t be. He did place 3rd. I heard lots oflove from the crowd for all of his pieces including the shpeech (not typo). My friend and I rolled eyes but did not boo. Adam loving teens were quiet during the [short] speech. I liked Maria Maria and would have danced but no one was standing as commented above. My section sucked (in that regard) but frankly, I saw *no* section (at least in lower- and upper levels) where people got up and danced. What’s wrong with San Jose? Nothing wrong with *me* because I was just being considerate of the short people behind me. None whatsoever. Danny’s mike thing didn’t look that bad. We had seats with poor view. I thought he was trying to cross over the mike but was doing it inefficiently rather than humping it. That’s my interpretation and I am sticking to it. He has nice biceps and his dance towards the end of Maria Maria was cute.

    Adam (the alien mentioned above wearing a really awesome jacket):
    I am probably in the minority here. I actually prefer his emo hair. He still looked hot though from what I could see from my sucky (whine, whine) vantage point. I tried my binocs but they were useless. Anyways, Whole Lotta Love was just WOW WOW WOW. That boy can sing and be heard through thunderstorm and fireworks (well, he actually did in this set). Adam straddled the mike stand and I got wet. Sorry TMI. I loved Starlight but thought the band was a tad too loud for me. Mad World. I always think I am going to tire of it soon, and I found it wasn’t to be tonight. Then Slow Ride. I have to admit I do not like the song. I only enjoyed it because I love watching Adam and Allison interact. But I am not sure if I actually want them together on Adam’s tour. I mean Allison is only 17. Having her on Adam’s tour will bring the freak level down to PG13? I want it VERY ADULT. Then Bowie medley. Again, I thought the band was too loud. But I love the way he changed up the songs. Floved Fame and Let’s Dance. As I complained before no one was getting up within my sight. Trust me I was scanning as best as my “senior” eyes could to see if I could just move over to an area and pretend to belong to that section where people were dancing. Alas, there was none. Maybe I need new contact lenses. So, my seat got a lot of lap dancing. But I was screaming just as hard as the teens around me and their moms and pops and miscellaneous old (well, older) ladies. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really see the famous body rolls that well. My friend was totally impressed with Adam’s WLL. Didn’t like the rest and complained about the band being too loud.

    Kris (the cute guy in plaid who plays a few instruments): I had high expectations for his Heartless. I liked his TV performance much better. It was acoustic and there was something really innocent and fresh about it. Tonight the bandzilla seemed to take over, and lost that freshness, at least for me. I frigging loved his All These Things I’ve Done. Not sure if it is because I love the Killers, but I don’t think so. I think Kris can totally sing songs like this in hiw own tour. ANS, I didn’t like it but it was more due to the fact that I don’t care for the song. I x2 frigging loved Bright Lights. He was awesome at the electric guitar, my untraiend ears said. Did I already say I think Kris can totally do this on his own tour? Oh that was for ATTID but make that two. Hey Jude, well, I hate all songs that have “na na na”, but crowd seemed to love it. They gave him a lot of love.

    Then the group number. I wish Adam and Kris got bigger parts. One thing that bugged me was: Adam turned around at some point during the group number and there was this shiny thing. Oh, it was his back. I wondered if he flatted a disco ball and stitched it onto his back.

    *Note: Everyone got some love from the audience. It pretty much paralleled their placement in the competition except for Adam, I think. I say I think because a) I might be biased b) my ears were actually riniging from so much shrill sound generated from my sector and I am not sure how accurately I could gauge scream decibel levels once Adam was introduced. I briefly considered using my trusty earplugs but chose to grin and bear it because I was one of those people screaming and it would have been utterly hypocritical to inflict my noise onto others and be unwilling to suffer theirs. See? I am sort of fair.

    *Note2: Lots of screams whenver Adam’s face showed on the screens. I partook heartily.

    *Note3: I think we should let gay haters secede or kick them out. It is embarassing to have them around in my neck of woods.

    That’s all I have to say. Good night!

  • Squirrely

    spring2009 Jul 13th, 2009 at 5:50 am

    I think right now he is trying to win over some fans by being nice on twitter. I have never hated him. But honestly, I think he’s loving this protest thing because he’s milking it for all its worth.

    LOL. I’m not taking what Sarver is tweeting very seriously, myself.

    Well thank God someone said it, making my way through this thread this morning thinking I don’t believe this crap for one second – you think he had a change of heart over night?? He’s telling you what you want to hear’ ¦he has figured out how to play the game – jumping on Adam’s coat tails’ ¦.

    I agree – he knows Adam love will get him love.

    Also Adam’s San Jose Starlight is the best so far.

  • Chipmunk

    but then said

    ‘Hey everyone spread the word to everyone to follow me. The more the better. I’m loving this. Lol’ 

    I snort!Heh!

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    isisdagmar
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 5:55 am
    I loooove this version. I think it’s his best yet. I’ve always thought Adam’s Starlight needed work, it seems he finally got it right. Yay! runs to download mp3.

    Sunn, I’m curious, what has changed to make it work for you now? ITA this is his best version yet (he and Allison and Kris seem to get better with each concert), but I personally loved it from the beginning, so what clicked this time that didn’t before for you?

    Several things really. but first I should preface this by saying that I’m a HUGE Muse fan, so MMMV.

    So, the first thing that struck me about Adam’s earlier Starlights is that he over dramatized a song that was high in the drama quotient to begin with.

    Second, he slowed it down to turn it into a ballad which ended up sucking the life out of glorious song for me.

    Finally, his transitions into the high falsetto notes sounded awkward and choppy, even a little off pitch at certain points of the ascent.

    I think these things bothered me because I’m not used to Adam performing a song at somewhat beneath his usual stellar level. I even tweeted him after Vancouver and told him that for Starlight to be truly good, it needs a bit of work.

    I’m glad he tweaked it tonight. Now I can put dam’s version of the song on my Ipod, and rate it as 5 stars.

  • Chipmunk

    Thanks for recap GlamGirlLee!

  • agathe.hb

    MJ, I agree with you about Scott, I thought it was Danny or Sarver, but then after LKL interview, Adam and Kris’ body language was very telling whenever Scott was speaking…..

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    GlamGirlLee my darling pensioner :wink_ee: Your recap was all WIN!!!

    So funny. It was so funny, I laughed outloud like a demented hyaena. Oh, and thank you for the shock of my morning; I never thought I’d ever read a TMI statement like the one you posted on mj’s, I’m happy I was wrong. LOL!!

    I love you GlamGirlLee, you’re a woman after my own heart. More power to you.

  • aa618892

    Sunn- I agree with you about Starlight. I did love it before because it was just so beautiful but I think he gave it more of a rock feel this time and toned down the drama.
    Also I am loving the hair off his face like that. Adam has truly beautiful features. His facial structure is lovely especially that jaw line. AAARGH!
    The new videos from Oakland are superb so thank you mj for posting.
    Wow! Adam has a really nice ass!

  • http://randomizeme.wordpress.com arca

    There are other videos for the other idols up – embedded here

  • Vada

    Gerien, thanks for the youtube links. My wishes for more Kris vids have been fulfilled. :-)

    Wow! Kris really rocked All These Things That I’ve Done last night. It isn’t that it wasn’t good before, it is just that it was ON FIRE last last. It sure didn’t take long to get that one up to speed. No one would ever know that it wasn’t rehearsed for a month, with the rest of the show.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Videos of Adam’s set are just killing me. Every day!

    And I must say, it’s no surprise that Adam and Allison got record deals.

    The others sometimes sound very good and sometimes they suck.

  • lizardino

    Those last video links posted by StarryNites01 on youtube are really good quality and have great sound as well (except for the usual fangirl screaming). Thanks for posting those!

    You know, I haven’t liked the Elvis hair on Adam very much when he’s worn it before, but it really works on stage with this outfit. He really does look like an otherworldly alien in some of the pictures. Yum!

  • jersey

    About Sarver – I can’t really tell if he’s nice or not. He seems to be. I don’t know him.

    I’m certain that he wants more twitter followers; all these guys went on the show to become famous so that makes sense. I’m also sure some of his twitters are PR.

    That said, I can’t judge the guy since I’ve never met him. I won’t base my opinions of him on what I think are two comments he made. The infamous “Godly way”, and the reported comment about being gay in his hometown. He IS from a town with a history of gay bashing, and in fact gay killing, so how do we know that his comment about “being straight of dead” or whatever it was (I don’t recall) wasn’t referring to the history of his town, not to his opinion? As far as the “Godly way” comment, it certainly was a bad choice of words but it’s just two words, not enough to base my opinion of the guys overall character on.

    Adam doesn’t seem to have a problem with him. So why should I?

  • http://myidol.americanidol.com/kiss-and-tell Joy

    Well, I for one am really pissed off at Sarver. He was clearly just saying those things to get some more fans and it actually worked! I mean come on!! The stuff he said was soooooo cheesy! He was milking this for ALL it’s worth. Saying all these things about how he’s got Adam’s back and nobody will mess with him, and Adam’s fine he won’t let this get to him when the protests weren’t even about ADAM!! They were about the show!!

    One banner said something like “American Idol IS EVIL Kris Allen Not Welcome In California”. Yes poor Adam indeed. Good thing Sarver’s “got his back”. haha And the way he talked about this made it seem like there was a full on anti-gay protest going around. Instead there were 5 people dressed in freaky clothes (that woman’s dress is the real SIN imo!) telling people not to go to the AI concert because the show is the devil and they will go to hell!!

    Pffffffffffff I can’t believe I almost cried when I read the “update” in the top of the post. I catually thought people were hating on homosexuals. I didn’t realize it was THESE people.

    The Phelps family is not only anti-gay, but anti-sematic, anti-catholic (the guy actually said “deal with it, the pope is in hell!”), anti-SWEDISH, anti-IRISH, … They are anti-everything. They just made up their own cult and followed it!!

    The protesters make me so angry for the young kids who are gay and who really see Adam as a role model – my son is gay, you cannot imagine his thrill to see an openly gay idol receive so much love and admiration! and just a couple of craze-o’s have really put a cloud on his happiness. This will pass, of course, but for tonight he is sad both for Adam and for himself.

    Kradamour PLEASE don’t let these people affect you or your son. They have no idea what they are saying and such crazy fanatics ARE a minority in the US. Every society has them. They are here to entertain us. If I see these people on the street, I only want to laugh at them and so do most people. If anyone is going to hell it would be them because God does not want anyone to spread hate in the world. If “accepting” gays is a sin (I don’t think there’s anything to accept. We are all human beings.We are all equal) then I’m a sinner and I don’t even care.
    I’m sorry this comment came late but there is a huge time difference between us :P

    That’s it for my “little” rant! I almost forgot this was my first post here. Should I have made it nicer? :P Probably but I just hate fanatics!

  • Vada

    Ok, I am now totally confused. Was this failed protest rally aimed at Adam for being gay, or at Kris for daring to win a reality tv show?

    Either way, it seems to have been blown completely out of proportion to the tiny number of disturbed individuals doing the protesting.

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    Speaking of Twitter follower numbers, I can’t believe Adam has been stuck at 99677 followers since yesterday. We need to get that boy up to a 100000.

    Silly I know, but it’s something to think about till you state side guys wake up. mj’s is so quiet at the moment.

  • Kirsten

    Well, I for one am really pissed off at Sarver. He was clearly just saying those things to get some more fans and it actually worked! I mean come on!! The stuff he said was soooooo cheesy! He was milking this for ALL it’s worth. Saying all these things about how he’s got Adam’s back and nobody will mess with him, and Adam’s fine he won’t let this get to him when the protests weren’t even about ADAM!! They were about the show!!

    One banner said something like ‘American Idol IS EVIL Kris Allen Not Welcome In California’ . Yes poor Adam indeed. Good thing Sarver’s ‘got his back’ . haha And the way he talked about this made it seem like there was a full on anti-gay protest going around. Instead there were 5 people dressed in freaky clothes (that woman’s dress is the real SIN imo!) telling people not to go to the AI concert because the show is the devil and they will go to hell!!

    I can’t fault Sarver for thinking they were anti-Adam protesters. If you read this thread from the start, you will see that lots of people thought they were anti-Adam protesters. People here and elsewhere were actually quite upset at what Adam and his parents were having to face. For the longest time, Kris wasn’t even mentioned as the target for the protest.

    Just how would Sarver know the details? It was like two protesters so that means they weren’t covering all the entrances. I imagine that the performers never saw them. Sarver performs first so he even has the least opportunity to check out the protesters than any other Idol. So how did he find out? The same way we all did. I imagine that people were twitting him with questions/comments or maybe he surfed over to one of the AI dedicated sites. I think Sarver was the victim of misinformation just as we all were. The twitter telephone game strikes again.

    So, just as I will not condemn anybody here for heartfelt responses to what appeared from initial reports to be an anti-Adam protest, I am even less likely to condemn Sarver. In fact, I think that he is to be lauded.

    I think most people are generally not malicious. He may have had his head-turned by all the love he got last night, but I’m sure his initial intent was just to show support. These guys actually know each other. To him, Adam isn’t some glittering alien rock god on a stage or grainy youtube videos, he’s an actual person who he has lived with. A person who is now part of his tribe/family.

    I don’t think everything is riding of coat-tails. I don’t think everything is calculated. Sometimes, I think people just react as humans.

  • http://randomizeme.wordpress.com arca

    Speaking of Twitter follower numbers, I can’t believe Adam has been stuck at 99677 followers since yesterday. We need to get that boy up to a 100000.

    I don’t know where you got those numbers, but Adam’s followers currently stand at 101,068. And rising.

  • holeighannie

    Read through some of these after seeing Michael’s tweets…he really can’t do anything good to some, can he? Haha. I think he sounded genuine, I’m sure the part about “loving this” had to do with the fact that he enjoys being able to directly talk to his fans. He’s never acted like he’s riding on Adam’s coattails…maybe he is just a nice, simple guy.

  • Chipmunk

    Tweeter Twatterdome strikes again, blowing things out of proportion. Obviously it was 4 or 5 scraggly protestors outside the arena

    From reading initial reports and Sarver’s own inflated tweets of his “We are family”status, I actually thought it was a lot more serious than it was.

    Doesnt appear to have been

  • mitchellvii

    To disagree with LisaE,

    I LURV the Elvis hair (and so does most everyone else on Earth). It’s cool he can change it up.

    Also, for some reason, I have noticed that Adam just sings better with Elvis hair. Who knows?

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    arca
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 8:41 am
    Speaking of Twitter follower numbers, I can’t believe Adam has been stuck at 99677 followers since yesterday. We need to get that boy up to a 100000.

    I don’t know where you got those numbers, but Adam’s followers currently stand at 101,068. And rising.

    I got them from my tweetdeck client. Tweetdeck obviously sucks!!!!! Makes me wonder what else it’s been lying to me about… now I’m all paranoid.LoL!

  • Mary102

    Great review, Glamgirllee (wow! It is just too hard catching up with everything here, but I am doing my best :-) )

    I like the new Adam look, but then on the show I always loved both the Elvis look and the emo look, so it’s all good (MW hair was probably my least fav).

    That sucks about the protesters – they better not come near my show, because I feel that would just ruin the mood, though simply ignoring them and walking through sounds like the thing to do.

    I hope Allison is feeling better :-( I would be seriously bummed if I missed her on tour for any reason. Her, Adam, and Kris represent roughly 95% of my interest in this concert in the first place – and it sounds like the three of them really deliver.

  • tinawina

    GlamGirlLee your TMI moment was classic! I loved that recap!

  • http://www.irish-wolfhounds.com Buderschnookie

    Speaking of Twitter follower numbers, I can’t believe Adam has been stuck at 99677 followers since yesterday. We need to get that boy up to a 100000.

    As arca mentioned, your numbers are whack.
    Adam hit 100,000 at 5:41:45 pm est 7/12/09.
    I took a picture!!

  • Squirrely

    Tweeter Twatterdome strikes again, blowing things out of proportion. Obviously it was 4 or 5 scraggly protestors outside the arena

    From reading initial reports and Sarver’s own inflated tweets of his ‘We are family’ status, I actually thought it was a lot more serious than it was.

    Doesnt appear to have been

    Michael could have said it was nothing, just a few imbecils with nothing else to do, instead trying to be protector of Idol land. But whatever he got a bunch more followers he didn’t have before and if he continues to tweet about the performance like that he just may get some more.
    But it’s going to suck if all these people drop him after the tour is over.

  • mahrikka

    I was so sad and heartbroken last night reading about the protesters and Kradamour and her son’s reaction that I couldn’t even post and had to take a break. I’m so happy to learn it truly was just a few. Ignoring them is the best.

    GlamGirlLee, your recap made my morning! That and some of the videos I’ve seen this a.m. Wow! I love both Emo and Elvis hair. I have to leave the beautiful glittery world and go back to work today but will definitely be thinking about that recap. LOL!

    ETA to add…San Jose = Adam’s best Starlight. It’s getting better and better. I love it! All of his songs are getting better and better. Amazing!

    Just read about Ali. I noticed the strain during the Pink song in Sacramento. It’s a good thing she gets a little break to rest those magnificent vocal chords.

  • Mary102

    It would be interesting to find out after the tour when (and if ) they speak more freely, who actually gets along with whom, aside from the obvious Kradison and Matt/Danny and Matt/Anoop bonds.

    I have a feeling Adam will spill all once the tour is over – you know the press would be asking him questions like that, and his “unfiltered” style will probably spill the deets at the drop of a hat :-) Then we can finally end the speculation.

    I for one have no idea re Scott and Michael. In general, all the AI folks have tended to be pretty close, and this year doesn’t seem too different. However, I can definitely see the potential for more difficult relationships this year because of some very strong personalities in the group. But, without proof, I’m not willing to make any guesses.

  • Chipmunk

    I took a picture!!

    That made me LOL!

  • Squirrely

    Adam hit 100,000 at 5:41:45 pm est 7/12/09.
    I took a picture!!

    Very cool, GO ADAM!

    The drawing is awesome. He must have loved receiving that.

    ETA: Do we know which Idol alumni has the most followers? I don’t follower very many of them, but I do know David A has a lot.

  • auntieaimee

    The nature of Twitter really tends to blow stuff out of proportion, eh? That said, good for Michael for sticking up for his friends. I think he was sincere.

  • Kirsten

    I have a feeling Adam will spill all once the tour is over – you know the press would be asking him questions like that, and his ‘unfiltered’  style will probably spill the deets at the drop of a hat :-) Then we can finally end the speculation.

    I hope by that time he realizes the power of his fan base and does not do that. While he may not like somebody, I’m not sure he will think that they deserve the full wrath of his fan base.

  • Tess

    Best advise…..keep your friends close and your enemies closer!

  • aek

    I think most people are generally not malicious. He may have had his head-turned by all the love he got last night, but I’m sure his initial intent was just to show support. These guys actually know each other. To him, Adam isn’t some glittering alien rock god on a stage or grainy youtube videos, he’s an actual person who he has lived with. A person who is now part of his tribe/family.

    I agree Kirsten. Plus, I read that some people started asking Michael about it because he is one of the idols most likely to actually answer people’s twitter questions. He probably just assumed that what people were saying was true and was basically saying that he had Adam’s back. No need to assume the worst about people.

    I don’t think anything bad about the wanting to gain more followers comment. If he was really being underhanded, would he mention it? To me, it actually makes him seem more genuine.

  • Mary102

    I hope by that time he realizes the power of his fan base and does not do that. While he may not like somebody, I’m not sure he will think that they deserve the full wrath of his fan base.

    Good point – especially in light of the swaying opinions some now hold about Danny, Michael, and others and their relationship with Adam.

    I just imagine Adam would be the type to say something, whether it would really be wise or not ;-)

  • Mary102

    As arca mentioned, your numbers are whack.
    Adam hit 100,000 at 5:41:45 pm est 7/12/09.
    I took a picture!!

    LOL! Love the fact that you took a picture – kind of like when the odometer reaches 100,000 miles on your car :-)

    I was wondering who the lucky 100,000 would be!

  • suebrody

    I’m just gonna make one comment and depart from this conversation (maybe burnt out–too many posts?). But I was on Twitter during Sarver’s two tweets while the Twitter world was freaking out (well, the 20 people I was tweeting with were). He seemed very sincere, and I appreciate him tweeting at all. Maybe he didn’t know why they were there. Maybe he did, but I cannot believe (perhaps I am ignorant and mis-informed) that he tweeted solely to ride Adam’s coat tails. I have been waaaayy too judgmental of the Idols, none of whom I know or will ever know. I just want to enjoy them sing. That was the point of the Tour in the first place, right?

    Good on Adam for his popularity (good on him and no surprise ;-)), I hate Elvis hair (bring back Emo!hair), and hope Allison feels better today. The Tour is going to take its toll on all the Idols. Maybe they will be able to pace themselves as it continues.

    Later.

  • BeckyMD

    @twinkle, thanks for the video. awesome.

    I like the sped-up starlight. The ballad version has too many twists and theatrical flavor.

    I love the Elvis look to. Adam has beautiful feature. The Elvis hair lets you see his face and expression even in video taken far away. Here is a close up look after the show.

    I don’t it’s because I watched too many times or Adam is getting better and better, his choreography looks more natural to me in San Jose’s show.

  • jpfan

    edit: stick to expressing your opinion on the subject rather than judging fellow posters.

  • hwc

    Starlight didn’t sound like a faster tempo to me. I’m pretty sure that that band is using a click track to set the tempo for each song during the show.

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    On the Elvis hair; I’m not a fan. I prefer his hair longer in general My favourite is the hair h had at the very start of AI. When I caught a sight of hi that first time I went “Whow! That is one hot gay guy!!” Lol!

    As for Sarver, I really don’t have an opinion, I don’t like to speculate as to the motives of people I know nothing about. I can only say that I’m really not very fond of him, but that’s no surprise, I’m not fond of any of the idols apart from the top 2 and Allison.

    hwc
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 10:15 am
    Starlight didn’t sound like a faster tempo to me. I’m pretty sure that that band is using a click track to set the tempo for each song during the show.

    it did sound slightly faster paced to me. The falsettos are not so drawn out. But I could be wrong, it could just be the way he’s singing it.

  • sonyab

    Protesters outside of the arena tonight’“they may be anti-gay protesters targeting Adam and Allison
    ==========================================
    Allison?!!? I didn’t know Allison is gay! That is sad that there are protesters.. :(

  • Tess

    Starlight is 3:40 at each show…..Adam may change up his voice and the interpretation but the song length and tempo is the same at all venues.

    It was fun listening to all of them, by the way. Nice breakfast entertainment.

  • Squirrely

    I love the Elvis look to. Adam has beautiful feature. The Elvis hair lets you see his face and expression even in video taken far away. Here is a close up look after the show.

    WOW!

  • Susan M.

    Haven’t read all the posts. Have to get ready for work.

    Does anyone else think this looks dead like an Elvis on black velvet painting?

    http://www.twitpic.com/a7ki7

  • Truthiness

    Well I’m not going to get angry at Sarver, I’m just not going to believe that two weeks with Adam on the road changed his belief system and possibly/probably his religious views. Which being religious can be fine well and good re; homosexuality, clearly Kris shows us that one can be religious and tolerant. But than Kris has always seemed to be that way during the course of the show. So his Tweeting his support, would be believable to me. But than Kris doesn’t need to Tweet that, because he’s always walked the walk, and talked the talk with Adam.

    So yeah, Michael is Tweeting the talk, but Tweet is cheap.

    Not that it really matters. The tour will end and Adam probably won’t have to see or deal with Sarver again. So if he was one of the people that made Adam uncomfortable, or if it was Gokey or Scott, eh, it’ll be over. As to whether Adam says something about it after the tour, that’s his choice and I won’t hold it against him or think that he’s unleashing his fanbase if he does. Because for me it’s not just about Adam individually, it’s that if one or more of those people made him feel uncomfortable due to his being gay, I want to know. Because I don’t find that kind of behaviour acceptable and it’s a personal thing, but I don’t want to support those types of people finanically. Though granted, it’s not probable I’d ever buy anything from Scott, Gokey or Sarver, but still.

    On to more important things, did like Adam’s version of Starlight. But than I love his other versions as well. Don’t like the upswept look of his hair for the performances, doesn’t go with his jacket and makes him look older and his face rounder. That being said, it does still look good in some up close pictures, so there is that. So yeah, still want Emo!Hair Adam back and I insist he continues to grow it out. I am actually worried that while in LA he’ll cut it. I hope he’ll just stick to having more blue/some green put back in. He doesn’t have enough in it right now. And it’s not that I’m obsessed with his hair, it’s just that I can be very shallow and selfish. So I want more pictures of him in the hair I like.

  • LaurelG

    Just to give you folks a heads-up, I will be protesting outside some of the AI concert venues this year. I’m not sure which ones, haven’t worked out all the logistics yet. You will recognize me because my signs will read “Twitter is the devil.” Please wave to me.

    I’m concerned about Allison. Any updates or reports on her condition? (Yes, I do recognize the irony in that most of the reports thus far have been from twitter. ;) )

  • clearone

    Just to give you folks a heads-up, I will be protesting outside some of the AI concert venues this year. I’m not sure which ones, haven’t worked out all the logistics yet. You will recognize me because my signs will read ‘Twitter is the devil.’  Please wave to me.

    Will do! I might even join you if you’re in Hamilton. :smile_wp: I hate Twitter, totally hate.it.

    I totally love the Elvis hair. You get to see all those fine facial features that belong to Mr. Lambert. :wub_tb: That being said, if he could tone down on all the eye makeup I’d sure appreciate it especially on those close-ups. Less is more!

  • xuziqueue

    There’s a video in which Adam discusses the American Idol Tour where he’s looking way hot in rehearsal: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=60255845

  • jersey

    This may not be the place for this question, but it’s being discussed so I’ll put it here. MJ, feel free to delete or move as you see fit :-) .

    People all seem to be assuming that the person that Adam doesn’t get along with/like is either Danny, Sarver or Scott. I guess it’s because it seems that their belief systems are far removed from Adam’s. What will happen if it’s none of them? What if it’s Matt? He didn’t want to be Adam’s messenger if I recall. Sometimes big personalities clash. What if it’s Anoop? He seems like a pretty laid back guy, maybe he doesn’t like the showmanship? I’m not saying either of these situations is fact, I’m just wondering if there would be the same backlash against them as their would be for the other three.

  • Renina

    Whew!! I am so glad that I was too busy to be online last night! Sounds like you guys took it easy and had a lot of fun (sarcasm). I won’t comment on the whole protest thing because I don’t think it was really that big a deal, Sarver is still Sarver to me (I am one who just finds it too hard to find real sincerity in his tweets) Allison is a sweetheart and anyone who can protest that girl seriously needs real help, Kris’ new song to replace that travesty of a song NOBO is sounding really awesome (I love this move for kris, it adds a little something and helps to make his set less boring for me), Adam is Adam and hope he doesn’t come out after the tour stating who he had problems with because just seeing what happened to Matt over something so stupid really makes me fear for who ever Adam states as being the person he couldn’t get along with (too much power for one person if you ask me) Anything else…Oh yeah, LOVE the Matt/Anoop, Matt/Danny, Matt/Allison, and Kris/Adam/Allison friendships, those are the ones that I really think will stick after tour ends. Now on to important things….

    “Matt (the guy with a hat who used to have a growth on his forehead): Pleasant surprise for me. I was screaming (very loudly), and loved all of his solos. Never liked him on the show. He got a wild crowd response. I didn’t see no growth on his forehead. Loved his jazzy outfit and loved him at the piano. I’d go see him if he puts out songs I like.”

    Woot Woot!! More good reviews for Matty G!! :clap_tb: He is getting better and better with every show…

  • Truthiness

    LaurelG I agree, Twitter is the devil. And yet I’ll join you in being contradictory, there are Tweets from Sarver and Allison saying she’s okay now. But yeah, nothing beyond that.

    How did they handle voice problems in previous tours? I know that some people had them and heard some vague things about cortisone shots? I don’t know because I didn’t pay a lot of attention to previous tours.

  • mar

    Just to give you folks a heads-up, I will be protesting outside some of the AI concert venues this year. I’m not sure which ones, haven’t worked out all the logistics yet. You will recognize me because my signs will read ‘Twitter is the devil.’  Please wave to me.

    heheh, I might join your cause!

  • Squirrely

    I guess it’s because it seems that their belief systems are far removed from Adam’s. What will happen if it’s none of them? What if it’s Matt? He didn’t want to be Adam’s messenger if I recall.

    I like Matt but he lost cool points with me when he got all bent out of shape during Rat Pack week when he, Adam and Kris ended up in the bottom three. I know it was a minor trivial thing but it bothered me.

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    Regarding Allison’s heallth;

    Allison herself tweeted:

    Thank you San Jose for being so awesome and supportive .. I’m feeling bettaaaaaaaaaa ;)
    about 7 hours ago from TwitterFon

    So I guess she’s fine.

  • kijico3

    @Beckymd:

    Thank you for the link to the vid…Yes Adam is looking waaay hot in the rehearsal footage. I just flove him!!! I love to hear him speak, he is so articulate, and just a beautiful man :wub_tb: I can hardly contain myself cos I get to see him on Thursday WOOOOTTTT!!!!

  • Ellie2

    There’s a video in which Adam discusses the American Idol Tour where he’s looking way hot in rehearsal:

    Dayum…..

  • BeckyMD

    @kijico3, xuziqueue post the vid here. I posted the same one on the headlines thread too.

  • Mary102

    I love the Elvis look to. Adam has beautiful feature. The Elvis hair lets you see his face and expression even in video taken far away. Here is a close up look after the show.

    I swear this guy puts on make-up better than me ;-) Not that that’s saying much in my case!

    And I will join the “anti-twitter protesters”, even though I joined just to be able to follow some of these guys. But I guess you get the good with the bad when EVERYTHING is suddenly out there in short bursts of spontaneous thought.

    Haven’t heard the new Starlight yet, but I loved his original version of it on the tour. I could see a sped up version working well too, though.

  • Mary102

    Great vid of Adam from rehearsals! I can’t even listen to the sound from work, but just watching him for 3:30 is enough to keep my attention!

    He looks incredibly skinny in those shots too – he definitely has to ignore any of the people who say otherwise out there about the tour vids.

  • Niall

    Sarver was mostly reacting to the overreaction on Twitter. He might well have thought the protest was larger or more specific to Adam and Allison at the time he posted. Regardless, he seemed sincere and it is unfortunate if people decide to filter everything he says and does through the “he’s sucking up to Adam/Adam’s fans” lens, the same way poor Matt’s response over the letter got filtered through the “he’s JELLIS!!!1111″ lense. Adam isn’t the center of the universe for most of these other AIers so I tend to think they are just given an honest, in the moment reaction.

    The knock on Sarver was the “godly” comment (an obvious foot in mouth moment) and Neil Lambert relating the “from where I’m from…” comment. I always took what Sarver said about Jasper to just be a factual relating of what his town is like towards homosexuals, not a threat or hostile statement. Neil’s a bit too high strung and too much of a drama queen for me to hold Sarver’s comment against him without knowing the context. I personally don’t care if Sarver deep down thinks homosexuality is a sin. It is his right to feel that way. As long as his outward behavior is polite and respectful, and he’s not using his free time to protest the right of gay people to exist, that’s tolerant enough for me.

    Twitter isn’t the devil. The problem is people believing every random, overblown, breathless tweet is the gods honest truth. People tend to exaggerate or get overly dramatic in 140 characters or less, especially in this day and age of “everybody gets their 15 minutes of fame.”

  • butte009

    I’m in the minority but I agree with the following…

    Yap, although Michael seems to be a nice guy, I won’t fall easily into his tweets. I don’t know. There’s something in him that I don’t feel right. We’ll see’ ¦I hope though that I am wrong.

    …making my way through this thread this morning thinking I don’t believe this crap for one second – you think he had a change of heart over night?? He’s telling you what you want to hear’ ¦he has figured out how to play the game – jumping on Adam’s coat tails’ ¦.

    and

    My son thinks he looks like Jimmy Neutron when he has his hair like that.

    I hate the Elvis hair myself…

  • aa618892

    Haven’t read all the posts. Have to get ready for work.

    Does anyone else think this looks dead like an Elvis on black velvet painting?

    http://www.twitpic.com/a7ki7

    OMFG! This picture is stunning! Beautiful face, pose, expression. This is why I like his hair back, you can see his gorgeous features better. I need coolin’.

  • Adamdebomb

    Thank you for the video links-they are indeed fantastic-best yet…wish Starlight wasn’t missing but hey….! Adam seems to change things up as he goes-tweaking this and that with each show…Again “Blaze” grazie!

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    edit: don’t comment on the contents of the threads!

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    Adamdebomb
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 11:51 am
    Thank you for the video links-they are indeed fantastic-best yet’ ¦wish Starlight wasn’t missing but hey’ ¦.! Adam seems to change things up as he goes-tweaking this and that with each show’ ¦Again ‘Blaze’  grazie!

    San Jose Starlight:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqwAkIamPgE&feature=channel

    ETA:

    You and your daughter have a ball Mom In the Suburbs, and then come back and tell us poor folk stuck in netz-land all about it.
    I hope your daughter gets a chance for a pic with Adam too.

  • agathe.hb

    Jersey, Adam put Matt as his friend along with Allison and Kris and Lil and during one interview he said that he loved Anoop
    but as somebody has written here, Scott is the only person Adam does not follow on Twitter, that says something… IMO

  • webster

    Starlight didn’t sound like a faster tempo to me. I’m pretty sure that that band is using a click track to set the tempo for each song during the show

    Right, same tempo. I tested, just because it’s fun: I’ve got an app that lets me tap and it tells me what the tempo is, and it’s the same for both SJ and Oakland (not checking them all).

    But… I assume if they (Adam and bandleader) decided in advance that they wanted to change the tempo a bit, they can just reset the click track, right? (all this stuff about how they put it together is interesting)

  • webster

    I KNOW! If Adam can manage to look bad in those sunglasses, well, we’re all doomed. What is up with those?

    Not that this matters in any known universe, but I have to just add one small voice giving props to the sunglasses. They’re different, but cool.

  • ozarka

    Adam hit 100,000 at 5:41:45 pm est 7/12/09.
    I took a picture!!

    Very cool, GO ADAM!

    The drawing is awesome. He must have loved receiving that.

    ETA: Do we know which Idol alumni has the most followers? I don’t follower very many of them, but I do know David A has a lot.

    Jordin Sparks is leading the pack…

    Jordin Sparks ‘” 193,785
    David Archuleta ‘” 134,385
    Adam Lambert ‘” 101,243
    Danny Gokey ‘” 81,423

    I made a more comprehensive list and posted it on the headlines thread.

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    I hope your daughter gets a chance for a pic with Adam too. Adam is her fave, but she also loves Anooooop, Allison and get this, Megan, lol. She wants to paint her nails black for the concert–well, I suppose just for one day it couldn’t hurt. And I’ll have to take my black nail polish off before school starts, too, I guess….

  • http://myidol.americanidol.com/kiss-and-tell Joy

    Hmm ok maybe I was quick to jump to conclusions about Sarver. He might have changed. I mean Adam is so cute he could change anyone I guess…

    The protest just confused everyone, I think. The tweets were exagerating and each statement was contradicting the other.

    So changing the subject now!!

    I LOVED Adam’s new version of Starlight!! It’s the best to date. I agree with earlier posts that it wasn’t perfect before… the pitch was wrong and it was a little too theatrical.

  • cookcricket

    mj, THANK YOU for posting the HQ vids! So far I’ve watched Kris’s set from beginning to end, so amazing! Since it’s looking more and more like we’re not going to make it to the concert, it was great to watch these!

    Silly little thing I noticed, lol, the DSB number works out perfectly with the limited # of girls since Matt and Scott appear together and Kris and Adam do too. This leaves the rest evenly numbered to appear guy/girl.

  • Genevieve

    I do believe someone has been working out. :tongue3_tb:

    Hope this link works!

  • Ellie2

    I do believe someone has been working out.

    Hope this link works!

    Oh, it works all right. Holy. Hell.

  • goldenlpb

    I wouldn’t read any specifics into the protesters that were there last night. They are there at EVERY concert that I have ever been at in SJ. I even saw them there at a Disney on Ice show.

  • xuziqueue

    Genevieve – Yowser! Adam is buff and in fine tour form! Thanks for sharing that!

  • BestAI

    This is my take on Adam’s WLL. The production is probably letting Adam be Adam, however, to be a little more family friendly, that number seems to be darker than most. Also, since everybody stands for his entire set, depending where you sit, most people can’t even see him from waist down. Danny straddles his mic stand, and I don’t hear anyone complaining. Of course, Adam is just plain sexy, just keeping still.

  • Q3

    San Jose is my favorite Starlight so far. Adam changed the vocals but I think they also changed the percussion. Could just be the sound mix is making it sound brighter and more prominent.

    I’m hoping someone posts a really great video of this, it’s my favorite song of the whole concert.

  • aa618892

    I do believe someone has been working out.

    Hope this link works!

    Lord have mercy! He needs stop right now or we will lose what is left of our minds! In my case not too far to go.

  • Dr. Tracey

    Those video’s are superb, really enjoyed watching them, thanks!

  • Natasha

    but then said

    ‘Hey everyone spread the word to everyone to follow me. The more the better. I’m loving this. Lol’ 

    I snort!Heh!

    Haha.

    I guess Sarver has figured out that things will go a lot better for him if he is respectful to Adam at least in public. I hope this filters into his behind the scenes behavior as well. I’m not necessarily buying that he’s gone through some kind of huge change in beliefs in a few weeks.

  • girlygirl

    I don’t know how much it matters how many followers anyone has on witter, but since someone asked for the numbers of the AI people, I went on there to look i up. Please note that I may have missed somebody (or several somebodies) as I’m not sure whoall actually is on twitter. I know that David Cook does NOT have a twitter account, nor does Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson or Clay Aiken or Fantasia (although there are fake twitter accounts out there)

    Ok:

    Jordin Sparks 193,867
    David Archuletta 134,414
    Adam Lambert 101,281
    Danny Gokey 81,444
    Jennifer Hudson 57,189 (not sure if this is a real or fake account)
    Kris Allen 55,042
    Chris Daughtry 52,280
    Matt Giraud 38,545
    Anoop Desai 37,297
    Allison Iraheta 24,565
    Brooke White 16,917
    Scott MacIntyre 16,040
    Blake Lewis 15,892
    Jason Castro 14,098
    Michael Sarver 11,843
    Michael Johns 6,310
    Taylor Hicks 3,228 (not sure if this is real or fake)
    Ruben Studdard 1,571 (not sure if this is real or fake)

    None of these people are even close to the most popular people on twitter. Ashton Kucher, for example, has more than 2 million followers, while Shaquille O’Neal has over 1 million…

  • listen

    Does anyone else think this looks dead like an Elvis on black velvet painting?

    http://www.twitpic.com/a7ki7

    YES ! (Well, Elvis did have a twin ya know…. :wink_wp:)

    I do believe someone has been working out.
    Hope this link works!

    Wow, Adam is looking real good.

  • Renina

    Video of Matt Giraud Hard to Handle San Jose

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJm4fy7I2M4

  • sidewalkstory

    I guess Sarver has figured out that things will go a lot better for him if he is respectful to Adam at least in public. I hope this filters into his behind the scenes behavior as well. I’m not necessarily buying that he’s gone through some kind of huge change in beliefs in a few weeks.

    I agree with this 100%. I’m not buying the candy coating.

  • Q3

    I guess Sarver has figured out that things will go a lot better for him if he is respectful to Adam at least in public. I hope this filters into his behind the scenes behavior as well. I’m not necessarily buying that he’s gone through some kind of huge change in beliefs in a few weeks.

    I think that it is reasonable to believe that Michael believes that only God has the right to judge people. And also believe homosexuality is a sin. But the church he belongs to preaches acceptance:

    “You will find love, acceptance, and forgiveness at Harvest Church. Our message to all is one of healing, restoration, and hope.”

    There’s not a lot of information about Michael Sarver out there. But it is clear that he did not regularly attend church until he got married in 2004. Prior to that, he seems to have moved around a lot and there are a lot of references to his being rebelous.

    But Sarver wasn’t always a church-going man, the pastor said. It was time and personal life experiences that shaped the Louisiana native into a church leader.

    Born in March 1981, Sarver had a rough life growing up in Louisiana, Marshall said. As soon as he could support himself, young Sarver struck out to live the life of a gypsy, pursuing various jobs in the Fort Necessity and Extension areas of Louisiana, as well as Sulphur and Sikes.

    He eventually made his way over to Texas, where he married Southeast Texas native Tiffany Smith in Jasper on June 16, 2004.

    She introduced him to a religious family that embraced the young couple with open arms and encouraged church attendance, Marshall said.

    Church life was a switch for Sarver.

    “We first saw him on the stage at the Jasper High School football field, a 20-year-old, singing the national anthem in 2001 in an all-black leather suit. He went through what most young people go through, a normal rebellion. But we saw then that he had a gift. He has soul, and he found a way to express that in the church,” Marshall said.

    Sarver abandoned his “bad boy” past and eventually became the lead vocalist for the church in 2003 after working briefly at Abundant Life Christian Center in LaMarque and Victory Christian Center in Houston.

  • Tara

    Are my ears playing tricks on me cause I swear I heard “he” twice in the beginning of Bright Lights, Oakland.

  • spd

    there were 2 set of protesters…
    the crazies about 3 people with a bullhorn…we lined up on the other side because they are annoying…they were there for the nkotb concert last year with a sign saying something like “you’re worshipping false idols”. i wanted to take a picture with them and their insane sign…

    and the much larger protest was across the street…at &t workers fighting for a fair contract basically…

  • Tara

    “Genevieve
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    I do believe someone has been working out.”

    That is so insensitive of Adam. He knows we can’t get our work done, can’t merge back into society.

  • BestAI

    I’m not going to critique anyone except for Adam, because IMO, he easily stands out from the rest in every aspect. Now I see why he gets the reviews that he does, even from people who don’t like his style.

    First of all, Adam got the biggest reception from the moment has face was on the screens. When Danny was finished, you could feel the electricity in the arena, anticipating Adam. When he appeared, the place went wild. I was surprised how many teens and twenties who were there were screaming and crying. In any case, when he started singing/performing WLL, my first thought was, dayam, how sexy can one man be. Gorgeous and sexy. He looked tall, slim, and very much like Elvis.

    Now I see why the judges were OTT with praises for Adam. His vocals were amazing, from his lower register to his falsetto. His transitions from low to high are seamless and effortless. As if his vocals weren’t enough, his stage presence was electrifying. Even when he sang Starlight and Mad World (people were singing along), he was captivating. In his Bowie medley, he went from beautiful lower register, to a very sexy dance moves (he also has very natural dance moves), to a very catchy ending number. I believe Adam said some of his songs on his CD were going to be like “Let’s Dance”.

    Adam looked like he was born to perform. He takes you somewhere you’ve never been. I’m still reeling from him. Everything about him translated to superstar. Seeing him up close, you felt like you were experiencing someone very special. Wow! Did I say he was gorgeous and sexy?

  • Tess

    Sarver abandoned his ‘bad boy’  past

    I always wonder what this means when said or written by a “church” pastor. Is he referring to normal teenage high jinks where religion wasn’t part of the mix or was Michael an out and out criminal who didn’t know the difference between right and wrong. Going to church and embracing it isn’t a sign of a “good” boy…IMHO. Who Michael chooses to be outside of his performance life is his business and his business alone. I just don’t want to be told to “like him” based on his current lifestyle….I think I probably would have liked “bad boy” Sarver a bit better. I’m such a blasted rebel. Me bad!

  • Mary102

    I do believe someone has been working out.

    Hope this link works!

    Oh, it works all right. Holy. Hell.

    LOL! Holy be-jesus that looks great! So much for thinking straight the rest of the afternoon ;-)

    ETA: And what you wrote, BestAI, just makes me giddy with anticipation about the tour!

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    Thanks BestAI for the Adam recap. I feel sick that I wont be able to experience Adam live. :(
    I’m very happy you enjoyed yourself though, even if I am obviously green with envy. :mrgreen_wp:

  • Cheetara86

    BestAI..I would love for you to critque the whole show..get some perspective

  • Tara

    Nah, maybe not. I think the video just cut off the first shhh and the second one… must be the recording or someone has tweeked it. Can you do that? Like photo chopping?

  • Yss

    Thank you so much for posting the HQ videos, I loved Kris’s set, the vids made feel like in the concert right there so close, and that’s the closest its gets for this south american fan, until Kris’s World Tour of course…

  • BestAI

    I’ll do my best to critique everyone else w/o offending other fans. First of all, the top four got the best reception, starting with Allison. From where I was sitting, she seemed to get the second loudest with Kris next, then Danny.

    Sarver: Better than I expected, but nothing special. Polite response when done.

    Megan: Beautiful girl, wonderful figure. Vocals? Straining, and didn’t sound all that good. Polite response.

    Scott: Strong vocals, not necessarily that great, but better than I expected. Good on piano. Skip the monologue, not funny. Polite response.

    Lil: Strong vocals, better than TV. She has potential, with some coaching. Polite response.

    Anoop: Actually surprised how good his vocals are, sounding very smooth. Needs better stage presence. What’s with those stupid glasses. People were yelling Noooooop. Some thought he was getting booed. Response getting better.

    Matt: Good stage presence, good on piano. His voice didn’t sound that good to me. Sounded like he was straining. His falsetto better, tho. People were getting more energized.

    Allison: That’s when the place started to get really energized. I was so impressed with her vocals and stage presence. It looks like she’s been doing this for ten years. I can see why Adam is in awe of her. Huge crowd response.

    Danny: Good, strong vocals. Some bad notes, but not as much as TV. Good salsa dancer. Some people were touched by his speech (I heard he made some people cry), many not. Sounded like he was in church, seriously. Gets really sweaty. Lots of people screaming, but not as loud after Allison.

    Adam: see above.

    Kris: Good audience reaction to Kris. He sounded pretty good but as many people have said, Adam is a hard act to follow. I’m not just talking about Adam’s performance, but particularly vocals. I love Kris as a person, but his vocals aren’t that outstanding to me. He is cute as a bug, looked teeny on the stage.

    Kris has really good interaction with Adam at the end. They seemed to have mutual respect for each other. I actually saw some interaction with Adam and Danny too.

  • kijico3

    @BestAI…OMG, now I am salivating in anticipation of Thursday in LA, I literally cannot get anything done, cannot tear myself away from my computer screen and wiping up the drool on the keyboard from the amazing vids……DAY-UM did I say I was seeing ADAM ON THURSDAY???!!!!!!!

  • Cheetara86

    thank you BestAI was was great

  • ravengirl

    Danny straddles his mic stand, and I don’t hear anyone complaining. Of course, Adam is just plain sexy, just keeping still.

    Danny? Straddling? First I hear he takes off his jacket now like Adam and now he straddles mics? Oh hell no.
    Ga, get that image out of my head… :eek_wp:

    I know! I’ll just go back again and stare at the buff and beautiful Adam pic someone recently posted.

    There. All better now.

  • AC

    BestAI- Hi! Where were you sitting? I’m thinking where we sat probably does make a difference in what we see/hear? =) To me (and trying to take all biases out), Adam got the most reception followed by Kris, Danny, and then Allison. The San Jose crowd was definitely better than Oakland because everyone seemed to get a lot more love in San Jose.

  • Tess

    So…I wonder if the idols are flying to Salt Lake, today and spending several nights in the land of Zion, or are they getting to spend an extra day in San Francisco? Bet they spend Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sunday in LA and just commute to the Southern Calif. venues.

    Having lived in Salt Lake and vacationed in San Fran I’d opt to stay in San Fran for an extra night….

  • lg

    Haven’t had a chance to catch up on all the posts, but

    honowoowoo
    Jul 12th, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    Relax folks, it’s just another guy giving Jesus a bad rap!

    Can I just say word to this? If this is Phelps, he is not following the example(s) of Christ, or upholding his word by holding his so-called protests. Purely driven by his own twisted agenda, and trying to make a name for himself. Ugh. Lunatic Fringe at its worst.

  • Cheetara86

    I think the idols are driving to Salt Lake right now

  • Mom in the Suburbs

    Oh, and thanks GENEVIEVE for the pic of buffed up Fierce One! And thanks BESTAI for the re-cap, continuing to strengthen my belief that TPTB have been treating the top 2 like “co-winners” due to their huge popularity.

  • Heart

    Sunn
    Jul 13th, 2009 at 5:35 am
    Heart:

    You can download Youtube to HQ mp3 by going here:

    http://www.video2mp3.net/index.php

    It will convert and download for you right on the net, with no need for you to add software to your computer. :)

    Thank you SOOOOOOOOO much!!!! I’ve forgotten where the website was to do that. You’re totally awesome!

  • Mary102

    Anoop: Actually surprised how good his vocals are, sounding very smooth. Needs better stage presence. What’s with those stupid glasses. People were yelling Noooooop. Some thought he was getting booed. Response getting better.

    LOL! That seems to be the unfortunate consequence of Anoop’s trademark nickname: people keep thinking he’s getting boo’ed – yikes!

    Reading your summary by performer, BestAI, it seems that not only the strength of the performances/vocals, but the audience reception pretty much matches how the voting went down (with the exception of the top 4, where I’d switch the ranking to be 1. Adam, 2. Kris, 3. Allison 4. Danny – but of course jmo ;-) )

    Otherwise, this follows how bland and predictable the eliminations tended to be this year, with very few surprise elims. What that means is that the audience actually got it pretty right!

  • dhunken

    I just hope baby Paisley gets to a show. She deserves it.

    So Agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • goldenlpb

    My daughter’s reaction to the show as we were walking out of the show and her cell phone rang…..”I felt like I was at the AI concert and then it was switched to a rock concert and then back to an AI concert.”
    Adam owned the stage while the others were just on the stage.

  • https://twitter.com/draddee Sunn

    My pleasure Heart. :)

  • Lisa

    OMG LOL. I have laughed so hard over a comment off of BlazingOneVo1ce’s Adam Lambert WLL. Hope it’s ok to post that comment here!

    It’s so hardï »’ to remember he’s gay. And then when you remember it’s hard to give a fu##.

    ROFLMAO

  • jun

    Here’s a review from the San Francisco Chronicle written on 7/12/09.. wasn’t sure if this had been posted yet..

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/07/12/DD7118N95Q.DTL

  • just sayin

    edit: dial back the defensiveness and the sarcasm directed at other posters. Don’t care how justified you feel

  • callitags

    Does anyone else find it amusing that much of last night’s and this afternoon’s discussion has been a dissection of the feelings and actions of someone we may never hear from again once the Idol tour is over?

    We know very little of Sarver, since he was barely on the show, and didn’t make that much impact when he was. Sure, there are some throwaway comments that came across negatively, but everyone puts their foot in their mouths sometimes. And sometimes we all say things without realizing what it sounds like to other people. I know that I certainly wouldn’t want to be judged based on just a couple of things that I may have said when goofing around with my friends or which may sound bad if taken out of context.

    Sarver may be an ass, but none of us knows enough about him to determine that for ourselves. The other Idols don’t seem to have issue with him, so he can’t be that bad, can he? Not a fan, but I feel bad for the guy.

  • yinyang

    Wow, thanks for the HQ videos. Just when I think I can stop watching the videos, more great ones are posted. :-)

    And, Whoooo Hooooo! Yes, I think that someone HAS been working out. Gotta go sit in front of the AC vent right now…..

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Reminder:

    Could we please not drag topics from old threads into the new thread? If you want to continue discussing the topic (the family friendly stuff), PLEASE keep it in the thread where the discussion started.

  • aa618892

    OMG LOL. I have laughed so hard over a comment off of BlazingOneVo1ce’s Adam Lambert WLL. Hope it’s ok to post that comment here!

    It’s so hardï »’ to remember he’s gay. And then when you remember it’s hard to give a fu##.

    Lisa-I loved this!-This is soooo true!

  • aa618892

    Have there been any media reviews for the San Jose concert other than attendee recaps? I haven’t seen any.

  • dhunken

    Have there been any media reviews for the San Jose concert other than attendee recaps? I haven’t seen any.

    This

  • Jx223

    Here is a picture of Danny and Adam singing together in San Jose last night:

    http://kris-pics.net/sanjose/sanjose02.jpg

  • Heart

    I think the idols are driving to Salt Lake right now

    According to Matt’s twitter, they left around 1pm Pacific time. Wonder where they are stopping tonight? I’m sure one of the twitter guys will let us know!

    http://twitter.com/mgiraudofficial

    Where would be a good place to hang out tonight if you were driving to Utah? Or would you drive the whole time straight to Utah and hang out an extra day in Utah? Would Adam be able to stand it there in Utah????? No vodka?

    Plus I thought it was weird for them to be in the Bay Area, then drive to Utah, then be back in LA on Thursday.

    Maybe Adam & Kris are flying to LA for studio work, then flying to Utah. I would definitely try to negotiate that deal. Kradam together!

  • jun

    Looks like Adam’s twitter might have been hacked judging by the last post… :sad_tb: oh, looks like the post has already been taken off..

    I think they are all flying to SLC by all accounts.

  • Tess

    I don’t think they are driving…Matt didn’t say that. The ride from San Fran to Salt Lake (on a bus) would be about 13 hours or more. Bet they flew.

    I just hope they at least get to stay downtown and not out by the E Center. Don’t want the Idols to get a bad vibe about Salt Lake.

    There are some nice hotels in downtown Salt Lake and some great restaurants. And aside from popular belief Adam can get his “vodka” if he wants it. Utah liquor laws: If a restaurant has a liquor license (and most good places have one) you can order a drink at your table or at the bar as long as you order food. If you just want to drink (no food) you can go to a private club and buy a temporary membership for about 5 bucks.

  • locracia

    Here is my recap from yesterdays concert waiting outside for the idols to arrive to get a pic and an autograph. I was there from 12-5pm when this happened. I went there with my 13 year old niece for her birthday present but the present was for me LOL. I was SUPER excited because I am an ADAM fan. My niece, had no clue of ANY of the singers, had not heard any of them sing and ocasionally watched AI. She was a trooper and was in to be with her CRAZY aunt, who is 38 and acts like a 15 year old in respect to Adam. We got there around noon, took food, plenty of water, place to sit, fruit, my RS magazine and my binoculars!

    12:00 pm

    We got to the HP Pavillion and there was a small crowd outside the back entrance of the buses. We waited and around 1:15 PM buses started to arrive, there were 3 buses. The first one looked empty, the second one, we saw Matt inside the bus and the third one we saw Megan talking to someone in the front seat as they were pulling inside the gate. We were all screaming and the gates were closed when the buses went in. I went to the gate to get a glimpse of them and I felt like at the Mervyn’s commercial where my face was plastered against the rails and I was OPEN, OPEN, OPEN. Previously, I thought I could run in when the buses were going in because there was only one security guy and if I did, all the fans would follow but I remembered, I am with my niece and I have to act somewhat responsible and adult like.

    They started to walk to the entrance of the Pavillion and they were far away from us and, Michael, Matt, Anoop, Megan, Kris, Danny, Allison, Scott, Adam and I never saw Lil. Anyway, so excited to see them close, they all turned around and WAVED. Megan was funny, Allison too and Adam was HOT and loved his hair. I was super excited and my niece wanted to go to the car because she wore all black and she was hot and wanted to put make up on her face for Adam’s support. The INSANE fan of me, was NO (let’s stay here forever) because what if they come out to sign and take pictures and we miss them but I realized they just got there so it would be a while for them to come out to see their fans.

    We got back, the parking lot was not far away from the back entrance around 2:00 pm. I asked immediately if anyone came out, was relief no one did. I was so HAPPY to meet Kradison fans who were obsessed, crazy as me or I felt I was the attention getter because I knew so much about Adam. I told everyone to check out MJ’s blog who some of them had heard of but I HIGHLY recomended it because it has helped me with my Adamatis. I did inform them to be fair that there is information about all idols at the blog.

    Anyway, all of the sudden heard screams, gates open and here comes Michael wearing a boot on his right leg, I believe. He was nice, charming, cute and very humble. He talked to everybody, signed my RS magazine and he wrote “I LOVE ADAM”. I took a picture with him and my niece. I was surprised that I do like him now because I did not like him before due to the “godly” comments. He seems genuine and friendly. I am stilll on the fence if he is being sincere or learning that people (Adam’s fans) don’t like him due to those comments and he is doing damage control.

    Michael was still signing autographs, there were 20 fans or less so it was not a big group. All of the sudden, more screams, Kris, Matt, Anoop and Megan walked towards us and gates open. I took pictures with Kris and Megan. Anoop was too busy and Matt the same. I got signatures from both but not a hardcore fan to get my picture with them because if I was persistant and asked they would have taken one with me and my niece. Kris is SOOOOO CUTE and fragile. He is so TINY, like a little kid, I put my arms around him and I felt he was going to break. He is so HUMBLE, hot and I told him. “I love Adam but you are HOT”. He laughed and said he would tell him that. Megan is gorgeous and so nice, love to see her tattoos in person and the ones on her feet too. They had to go (Megan, Anoop, Matt, Kris) and Michael was still talking to people and taking pictures. Michael is soaking in this experience and enjoying it to the fullest, good for him.

    Next, screammms again. Is Danny and Scott, ohhhhhh. I am not a fan of either of them but specially Danny. I feel Danny is FULL of himself and did not come across well on TV with his personality. I was talking with other fans who were there and were either Adison or Kradison but not Danny fans and we were like what do we do, when he comes over to our side? We did not want to be rude and say we don’t like you, so I decided to get his autograph. Danny comes over and I am “could I take a picture with you?” (say WHAT, WTF??? I thought I did not like him) He was gracious and took a picture but there was something off about him. Then I remembered, my face was plastered with “I LOVE ADAM” big letters. He was still nice and I am glad I took a pic with him. He is skinny, tiny and good looking (WOW, did I say that?)

    Scott was with his brother, Todd??? His brother is cute and I took a pic with Scott and he seems very nice but overwhelmed by the situation is my impression. I guess, being blind having people scream and his brother guides him where to sign and where to be to pose for pics. They were all very gracious and kind to the fans. I was still hopeful that Adam, Allison and Lil would come out but someone said that the meet and greet starts at 4 pm and they do make up at 4:30 pm. I met this 2 kids who were funny and we got along real well. Also, we saw the band members arrive in a cab and I recognize them from watching all the youtube videos but MAINLY, Aaroon Spears, we gave them a shout out and they were happy.

    This nice purple mercedez pulls in to get in the gate and the driver talked to the security guard and the powers that be and he went in. People started screaming and saying that Allison is coming out in a car, Allison was in the mercedez and she did no look happy. The fans, us, were happy screaming because we saw Allison close up. There were only like 10 of us still there and we were wondering, what is going on with Allison because they were doing the meet and greet inside and she just left. We thought, she forgot something but it had to be serious for her to leave. This one kid LOVE Allison and was so EXCITED he saw her and kept asking, she is coming back right? We asked the security guard, told us, she left in the doctor’s car. Allison came back but in a yellow cab, the driver of the cab looked amused because we were screaming, we love u Allison and she was trying to hide in the cab but we thought she looked sick or something. We did not know what but were happy to SEEE HER so close.

    I was excited to meet 7 of the idols in person and was looking forward after the show to get ADAM’s signature or just to see him close. I will continue my other Re-cap for during show on another one because this is the end of my meeting the idols PRE-SHOW!

  • Squirrely

    Locracia, you should send the recap to MJ to post so that people won’t miss it.

  • Squirrely

    There’s a video in which Adam discusses the American Idol Tour where he’s looking way hot in rehearsal: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=60255845

    OMG – I’m loving his butterfly bootie, those jeans fit very well.

  • clearone

    I’m sure Adam can live without vodka for a day or two.

    I finally got to watch his performances from last night and WOW was he spot on or what! Totally awesome! …..and I LOVED the Elvis hair!!

  • locracia

    MY show re-cap. This is my opinion and I am reporting as a fan, no a professional critic and an ADAM fan. The crowd was mixed but the attitude seemed we are waiting for Adam because saw lots of people with Adam’s T-shirts. The crowd and the energy was low because the energy seemed like we are here to see who you really are IDOLS and we won’t stand up just because you tell us to, we will do it for talent, IMO.

    I am chiming in, AI needs to find other videos to play from Carrie and Daughtry, ASAP.

    Michael starts singing and he was alright, good voice but did not move me, he started the show positive.

    Megan, I love the girl but her second song was a disaster and she is beautiful. She picked wrong songs to sing, IMO. I feel like Slezak and Alexis should have been there instead of her.

    Scott, was awesome and his joke was funny. He surprised me, I enjoyed his second song better. He sounds a little karoeke as well.

    Lil, sounds to me karoeke, she has the potential but something is missing and I am not sure what it is. All her songs, were blend for me even “Single Ladies” and got distracted by the lyrics on the background and that made it, more karoeke. She gave it her all in the energy and performance but she has work to do to translate it for the masses, IMO.

    Anoop, WOW, he surprised me because he has the charisma the vocals and his moves are better, he has them now. He got the crowd to stand up, some of the crowd anyway. He still sounded a bit Karoeke, and his first song put my niece to sleep, LOL. She was tired and did not get into him at all.

    Matt, WOWWW, he was another surprised. He has great vocals, needs to work more and he is an awesome pianist. He had some of the crowd standing.

    Intermission, went to bathroom and bought energy drink because fading away, tired from being in the sun for many hours. Everything EXPENSIVE, did not buy anything because my TREAT was the concert.

    ALLISONNNN, people were excited and they were standing up, not everybody but she brought the energy up. She is incredible and a natural performer. I sense her energy and voice not as solid as the other concerts but she did awesome.

    Danny, breath, he has a nice voice and some people were standing and dancing. I sat down because I just don’t like his voice, and he sings but is not my cup of TEA. Before his last song, he started preaching and I was OH NOOOOOOO, here we go. I know he is being honest, truthful but it comes across WRONG for me. The band starts playing because otherwise he won’t shut up.

    ADAMMMM, OMG. The energy, the crowd, standing up, screaming loudly. WLL was intense, I was screaming like a 15 year old girl. “Startlight” was awesome, love his energy, vocals. the man is hot. MW, got chills on my skin and his voice is UNREAL. SR with Allison was dynamic but I noticed the change on lyrics on Allison and Adam was helping her because of her voice. The energy was awesome and I enjoyed it. Last song the Bowie Medley, OMG, OMG

  • locracia

    squirrely, how to I contact Mj???

  • locracia

    sorry, Mj, I posted my recaps here, I was trying to figure out how to contact you and did not so decided to write them and I see you edited them. thanks for having this site.

  • Squirrely

    locaracia – on the side bar under stuff there is a ‘Contact Me’ button for MJ, also I know she posted her email address in one of these concert threads too, I’ll check to see if I can find it.

  • locracia

    Thanks Squirrely, I found it!

  • ShariG

    Wow. Love the videos from Oakland. Great sound. Thanks for posting. Also very happy to hear the great crowd reaction to Kris’s performances. It sounds like the audience is very supportive.

  • http://www.wholisticbirthways.net austinmidwife

    Thank you so much for posting those HQ videos! That was as close to being there as any of the videos have achieved so far. I just can’t wait for the Dallas show! I’m going to write a review. I’m a diehard Adam fan, but I love Allison and several of the others have certainly entertained me well enough over the season, so I am excited for the whole show.

    I hope there are others out there headed to the Dallas show as well!

  • ShariG

    Just listened to Adam’s Bowie medley and honestly I can’t stand it. The first part is like an off off Broadway show. Vocals are not good and it is way too theatrical. Maybe he still has that headache. Fame is a bit better. Sounds better but I really can’t stand the gyrations. He doesn’t look buff to me at all. He looks a little soft and paunchy. Let’s Dance, awful. Bowie was tight when he sang. He was controlled. Adam is just all over the place. I just really don’t get all of the raves. Maybe it is because he is so different. I’ll give him that. Just really don’t like his style at all. Mad World to me is really a long bore. Again too theatrical. I did enjoy Slow Ride again though. Although I also would enjoy Renegade if Danny and Kris had sung it as a duet on the tour. Both duets were fun and well done on the show.

  • ShariG

    On Twitter most all of them tweet about getting on the airplane for Utah. I’m sure they flew.

  • bridgeymah

    Adam was enjoying a bit of post show catch up with friends…

    From SF gate

    “At the Clift’s Redwood Room Thursday, “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert was so mobbed that security was needed. Lambert, a cast member in the L.A. production of “Wicked,” was visiting friends in the San Francisco production.”

  • clearone

    Adam was enjoying a bit of post show catch up with friends’ ¦

    From SF gate

    ‘At the Clift’s Redwood Room Thursday, ‘American Idol’  runner-up Adam Lambert was so mobbed that security was needed. Lambert, a cast member in the L.A. production of ‘Wicked,’  was visiting friends in the San Francisco production.’ 

    They actually let him go out without security??? Sounds like he went there on his own. Good grief.

  • locracia

    For my Recap. Kris was missing because MJ edited but here it is again straight forward and hopefully it will pass the editing floor this time. It is a tough act to follow Adam but I felt it was perfect for Kris because he brings everyone to focus on him to the center of the stage, his music and talent. He is a good singer and I enjoyed his set. He seems very comfortable on the stage and love who he is. Overall, it was worth to go to the AI concert, first time goer, voter and all 10 kids performed their hearts out for the audience.

  • didilynn

    Thank you to BlazingOne for the Oakland videos – they are fabulous quality. I was there, but halfway up on the other side (think I saw myself in the video) – these give me a much better close up view. I was surprised to see people were sitting on the video – everyone in my section was on their feet for Adam & Kris.

    This was my first AI concert – and my first year watching the show. I got hooked because I heard about Adam. The concert was so much fun though. It felt like the energy just built and built with each singer. Of course, my group were all pretty big Adam fans – so it was a fever pitch of excitement when he came out. I was alternating between my binoculars and my iphone – got video but nothing like these. It felt like his set was over way too quickly :(.

    I loved Starlight and the Bowie Medly (maybe because they were new to me and I’ve watched the others over and over so many times – of course Whole Lotta Love has been brought to a whole new level now). Maybe it’s a West Coast/California thing but Adam did seem to get the most clapping and screaming of anyone.

    I loved Allison & Kris, but sometimes had a hard time hearing their words over the band (it was easier to hear them in these videos actually). Adam seems to be able to make the words heard over the music.

    Adam looked hot (definitely not fat) and boy, can he move those hips (move over Elvis). I was mesmerized and couldn’t take my eyes off of him.

    There were fans of others there too. In the ladies restroom at intermission (about 10 full stalls) – one lady in a stall yelled out “Anoop”, then another “Danny” so I chimed in “Adam” and about 6 more people came back with “Adam, Adam, Adam, Adam, etc.” – it was a fun moment!

    While in line to get in the arena, my sister-in-law pointed out a woman in front of us and said “Isn’t that a friend of yours?” – I looked at the woman, an attractive woman my age and recognized her, then blurted out “No, that’s Adam’s mom!!!” (guess my sister-in-law recognized her from TV but didn’t figure it out). Mombert looked over at us and all I could get out was a big smile and a “Hi” – she graciously said hi back and even waved when my sister took a picture of her (I felt like a silly teenager at that point). We were surprised she had to wait in line with everyone else to get in.

    I had a great, great time and if I could guarantee a seat up closer, I would fly just about anywhere in the country just to see Adam perform again!

  • will

    Thanks for sharing that, didilynn. Especially enjoyed the toilet-stall shout-outs, that’s one of the more colorful stories we’ve heard!

    Someone else mentioned that Adam”s mom was also waiting in line to get into an after-party along with regular folks. Can I just say that I think it’s scandalous that she’s not getting VIP treatment on this tour? I mean, without Mombert, 19E wouldn’t have its little cash cow right now, so they should be laying out the red carpet for her. I hope Kris’ folks get better treatment in AK.

  • Squirrely

    Thank you locracia and didilynn, I love reading the fan recaps and these were great.

  • jirish35

    seems to me that all these “holier than thou” religous freaks only make themselves look like pathetic lost souls. they are supposed to be religous yet they judge when in the bible it clearly states that people should not judge. they twist the words of the bible around to meet whatever sick agenda they propose. and they think that if someone doesnt live the way they feel they should they attack them. they need to get a life and worry about themselves then try and push their twisted beliefs on others. i mean they seriously dont have anything better to do then to protest outside a concert? stupid question, because they clearly dont. and that to me is just sad and pathetic. but someone should protest against them for claiming to be religious, because they in some ways use the idealogy of the suicide bombers and terrorists in the way that they clearly twist the words of their religion to try to impose harm on others. im not saying they are terrorists, but im just pointing to the fact that they twist the religion around to spread their propaganda and im just plain sick of people like them. they are scum and get off on judging others when they really need to look in the mirror themselves, to see that they are just sad pathetic people. i went off on a little rant here, but people like them truly piss me off and im sick of people who are so quick to pass judgement on people they dont know!!

    please tell me i have the majority people who agree with me?

  • jirish35

    please can someone concur, so i can go to bed knowing that i am not the only one who is disturbed by these people who claim to be religous of all things!!