American Idols Live – Los Angeles, CA – 07/16/09

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5th Update: @michaelsarver1 twittered: “Had a good time hanging with @mgiraudofficial@samantharonson& @sevinnyne6126 around the piano tonight. Now time to sleep.” That’s Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan if you didn’t know…

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4th Update: Kris and Adam are getting their cars tomorrow at a press event. Kris a hybrid and Adam a mustang.

3rd Update: Megan Joy did not come out for “Don’t Stop Believing”, the final song. Not sure why yet… There is a rumor she had food poisoning. @michaelsarver1 twitters, “Hey guys Megan is going to be fine. She is just under the weather but nothing major. Just be in prayer that she wakes up feeling better.”

2nd Update: Spotted in the audience tonight: Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan. Adam’s ex-boyfriend Brad (kissing pictures!) and Cassidy Haley, who designed Adam’s jacket. Adam had a whole crew of friends at this hometown show.

Update: Jim Cantiello of MTV told Rickey he had some Danny Gokey news he would post tomorrow. News about a record deal maybe?   ETA: Nope. No announcements yet.   Just more hints from Danny that he’s about to go country: MTV.

VIDEO:

Kris Allen: “All These Things I’ve Done”, “Heartless”, “Heartless”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Bright Lights”,
Adam Lambert: “Starlight”, “Slowride”, Bowie Medley, “Whole Lotta Love”, “Mad World”, “Starlight”/Mad World”, “Whole Lotta Love”,
Allison Iraheta: “Barracuda”,
Matt Girard: “Georgia”,
Anoop Desai: “Mad”, “My Prerogative”,
Group Song: Don’t Stop Believing, “Don’t Stop Believing” (good kradam shots) “Don’t Stop Believing” (this too, with “the proposal” lolz)

Videos courtesy of: elocin19,   starbright31, kunenallard, QUAIdOrleans, dang3rous, libracats, scoobyld, wtfidkgtfo, heatherlovesclay,

Recaps: wyked_whyspers, girlygirl, LisaE,

Your thread for tonight’s American Idols Live! Tour in Los Angeles, 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!

Follow Twitter: Tatiana, Richard Rushfield, Ann Powers, Cuban Jon, Jim Cantiello, Samantha Ronson, (she’s a Matt fan, and it looks like she’s there with ex gal pal Lindsay Lohan…)

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576 Comments

  1. 4 am in Spain. Waiting for concert – cellcast. Rickey ´s cellcaster is trapped in traffic :-(

  2. There are more people Tweeting the concert tonight than any one so far. Several bloggers and reporters are tweeting. Should be a good night.

    Also, report that Brad aka Cheeks will be in the audience tonight.

  3. Anyone knows if Paula and/or Randy/Kara will be there?

    They usually go.

  4. According to the twitter link posted above along with the call from the cellcaster to Rickey, the show hasn’t started yet.

  5. drj0nes: At staples center for “American idol on tour” that’s right.. You just read that. :-) http://yfrog.com/4q2gcj
    14 minutes ago from Twitterrific

    Paula will be there. No word on anyone else. Lindsey Lohan is there.

  6. sayllama: 4 vodka tonics and 2 shots… I think I’m ready to endure the first half of the idol concert before Adam comes on
    15 minutes ago from Twitterrific

    LOL!

  7. heatherberg Almost full upper deck is half empty. People are only screaming for Adam
    less than 20 seconds ago from TweetDeck

  8. I get the feeling this will be a very fun and crazy night for everyone. Go Idols! I hope you all (top 10 and fans) have a great night!

  9. @libracats
    @MarielaLTB01
    @Elphiero
    @arielriann
    @DebAckerman

    more twitterers

  10. Yes, Brad will be there tonight:

    GoCheeksGo4 jack & cokes & 2 shots later… Properly prepared for Idol now.
    less than a minute ago from NatsuLiphone

  11. flynnsgirl

    Thank you so much for the link. That is one of the best Adam interviews yet. These women who interview him just melt, don’t they? It happens every single time. He must be very charismatic.

  12. Did they do this many California concerts in past years?

    I know for sure that they did at least two show in northern California last year. I went to the one in Sacramento, and I think they played San Jose. I don’t think there was an Oakland date, otherwise, I would have been there.

    Pretty sure they had 2 or 3 shows in southern California.

  13. Michael is getting good reviews:

    AnastasiaVaniteI hate neyo. But michael made his song awesome!
    less than 10 seconds ago from txt

    MarielaLTB01Hahahaa im cellcasting sorry for shouting into the phone..
    less than a minute ago from txt

    thefilmqueenMichael’s up – right into first tune – band is too loud – he’s “bopping” around the stage. What’s up LA? Crowd is loud and into it…
    less than a minute ago from TwitterBerry

    richardrushfieldI’m in love with a girl michaelsarver gets the arena in a partying mood again. Bravo michael

  14. So excited for tonight’s concert! I think we will be getting a lot more videos from today too. I expect Adam to be all kinds of fabulous tonight since he was pretty reserved in Utah. Plus a lot of his friends and family are in LA so I’m sure he is going to give them one hell of a show.

  15. Last year they had San Jose, Sacramento, LA Staples, San Diego, Sacramento and Fresno.

    They dropped Fresno and added Oakland and Ontario this year.

  16. CarieB123: a bazillion screeching adam fans. omg.
    2 minutes ago from mobile web

  17. Many people have not arrived yet they are either still in cars or in nearby bars.

  18. I was just about to watch HGTV for some down time. You guys are getting me all excited for the concert now. I wish I was there!

  19. Megan is not winning over the crowd. These are the nice Tweets:

    AnastasiaVaniteMegan messed up at one part
    less than a minute ago from txt

    richardrushfieldMagical Megan. Lights up the stage always #idoltour09
    1 minute ago from TwitterFon

    CarieB123meghan looks hot hubby will be sad he missed her
    1 minute ago from mobile web

    AnastasiaVaniteMegans kind of boring
    2 minutes ago from txt

    heatherbergMegan. Downnnn downnnn @rayleenrenee
    2 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    maggiestormOy! Megan thinks she’s Marylin Monroe.
    3 minutes ago from Twitterrific

  20. i dont believe tweets that say people are only clapping for Adam.I been following cellcast.I wonder if im hearing something differant than them.

  21. Adam’s ex brad aka cheeks is there

    Cheeks cracks me up, but he needs to start taking some fashion advice from Adam.

  22. wanted to go to Staples tonight but had to work darn, darn I am going to the Ontario show tomorrow night. Staples and Ont. are less than 45 min drive time to each other. Staples is so much fun (we go to the Laker’s game)

  23. i dont believe tweets that say people are only clapping for Adam.

    All things idol are filtered through one’s own favorite perspective. Pay no mind.

  24. Lyndsey Parker just tweeted:

    Saw allison iraheta’s mom in staples lobby and she hugged me! Best stage mom ever!

    So, this should be nuts considering it’s Adam’s home and Allison’s hometown–all their friends and family probably make up 1/4 of the audience alone.

  25. From the link above:

    tati1120: Scott! Hes at the piano..so great.. will come back for top 5..need to save my cell battery 4 Kraddison and the rest!

  26. Here’s some of the more active tweeters tonight:

    ShadderdGlass

    CarieB123

    Carie Boyce

    heatherberg

    sayllama

    AnastasiaVanite

    jasonkiesel

    VER0NiGGA

    drj0nes

    maggiestorm

    Maggie Storm

    GoCheeksGo

    LAgirlJJ

    MDMOLINARI

    thefilmqueen

    DishofSalt

    Laura Saltman

    CoralMermaid

    richardrushfield

    arielriann

    Elphiero

    Nicel Guerra

    ariela Rivas

    DebAckerman

  27. at the concert I went to, there are people clapping for adam but it’s not like it’s the whole place- more like a very small group of people. most people do not pay attention to the ads on tv

  28. Q3 How do you find out who is tweeting?
    you always amaze me with all the info you find out

  29. Just a suggestion follow some of them and then your Twitter home page will have them all in time sequence. Richard is great to follow and he likes everyone so it’s nice.

  30. So I heard Perez Hilton will be there. I heard he was an Adam fan. Knowing who Perez Hilton is, that means he’ll probably be bitchy to Kris. I fear for the possibility that the d-bag is gonna meet Kris. In this case, I kinda do hope he meets Kradam instead of just Kris, I have a feeling Adam would have Kris’s back.

    Perez meeting Kris is my biggest fear for tonight. Sure he’ll blog tomorrow but (hopefully) everybody knows better.

  31. most people do not pay attention to the ads on tv

    AC: I don’t get that statement. What does that mean??

  32. thefilmqueenLil in half-black gloves, pants under a longish sleeveless dress. – odd – she and Scott are equal to the band – now I’m seeing a concert!
    1 minute ago from TwitterBerry

  33. richardrushfield: Staples center has got it’s hands up for lol rounds
    4 minutes ago from TwitterFon

  34. Q3 How do you find out who is tweeting? you always amaze me with all the info you find out

    I KNOW!! Q3, you’re in Asia now, right? Do you work for the CIA? If you don’t, you should. Well, if there are this many people tweeting tonight, maybe the pressure will be off a little tomorrow. I couldn’t figure out how I was going to tweet, and film and take stills and dance and squee like an insane fangirl all at one time.

    Also, I have a line on some second row tickets to SD on that little section at stage left where Adam does his first WWL pelvic thrust. I hadn’t booked them because they would be side view for video taping, but shit, if everyone else has it covered. I’m getting within bra-throwing distance (j/k).

    Cheeks, that outfit is uh, WOW!

    Flynnsgirl, that interview was fantastic! She was great ‘“ he was amazing as usual. If it wasn’t for the background noise sounding like they were at a Denny’s, it would be epic!

  35. iluvai
    Jul 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    most people do not pay attention to the ads on tv

    AC: I don’t get that statement. What does that mean??

    ^^^^
    I think it’s referring to the screams Adam gets every time he’s shown in the AI or Ford ads before the show. You know, the ads that are referenced when most of the reporters reviewing the show talk about the screams anytime one little bit of him is shown…even his eye in the Ford video. Funny that it keeps getting mentioned even by newspaper reviewers if it’s only a small group. Maybe they just sound really loud.

    OR
    AC could be referring to something completely different.

  36. I booted cubanjon off my follow list because he made a “blind guy’ joke about Scott. Not nice!

  37. Please post the good tweets! I’m “watching” this on blackberry while on an 8 hour drive. I don’t have good access to twitter and my browser only allows 1 page at a time so I’m keeping it here at mj’s!

  38. richardrushfieldCrowd in this box is ready to put a ring on this!#idoltour09
    1 minute ago from TwitterFon

    Can someone explain this to me?

  39. I booted cubanjon off my follow list because he made a ‘blind guy’ joke about Scott. Not nice!

    I agree. The joke wasn’t funny.

  40. I think that tonight will be one of the most interesting nights on the tour because of all of the people Tweeting tonight and the fact that celebrities, famous bloggers and people from places like MTV are in the audience. It should be interesting to read a lot of the different comments about the contestants tonight.

  41. jammasta
    Jul 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    So I heard Perez Hilton will be there. I heard he was an Adam fan. Knowing who Perez Hilton is, that means he’ll probably be bitchy to Kris.

    I’m expecting Perez to be bitchy towards Adam. He hasn’t been nice to him at all calling him “lamebert”, “flamebert” and the like. He also took him to town recently because how dare ADam want to buy a house in this economy!! Who does he think he is???

    So, expect he’ll be bitchy about the whole AI experience.

  42. I just love Lil’s silver sparkly high heel shoes — they remind me of something Elton John would wear. They are like the silver version of the ruby slippers.

  43. Given how much hell Perez gave Adam I’m not sure if I would exactly say that he likes him!
    jammasta not sure where you got the impression that he likes Adam ? All his posts on Adam have been incredibly nasty, so I cannot imagine how he could be nastier to Kris. Kris seems to get a lot of support from gay guys in the media IMO…

  44. Susan M. CIA LOL I wish. No my live is really boring. I’m in Singapore — the Scottsdale of Asia — very nice shopping, very clean. But a good place for business.

    But I did arrange my schedule around this concert. I am really sick. Lunch with the Idols!

    And yes, they know both Adam and Kris here.

  45. I can’t follow that many twitterers, I get dizzy. I like it when their tweets get recapped here….hint…hint…hint :smiley2_tb:

  46. richardrushfieldCrowd in this box is ready to put a ring on this!#idoltour09
    1 minute ago from TwitterFon

    Can someone explain this to me?

    I take it to mean that Lil is getting a good crowd response in his section.

  47. MDMOLINARIhttp://twitpic.com/aluye – Oh no Lil Rounds aint singing “single ladies”!!!
    half a minute ago from TwitPic

  48. I’m expecting Perez to be bitchy towards Adam. He hasn’t been nice to him at all calling him ‘lamebert’ , ‘flamebert’  and the like. He also took him to town recently because how dare ADam want to buy a house in this economy!! Who does he think he is???

    So, expect he’ll be bitchy about the whole AI experience.

    I actually kinda thank God for that because Adam seems like the type of guy to sarcastically and subtly slam Perez if he were to do anything way out of hand. Kris is my favorite, but I have to say he’s a bit too nice a guy to do that. Sure, I’m usually a pretty nice guy, but not to Perez. Also a bit worried because Kris recently had a death in the family, even though he had a killer show last time he could still be a bit vulnerable.

    I don’t mean it as derogatory towards Adam that I thank God Perez would probably bitch more about Adam than Kris, I’m just happy because Adam’s more likely to scoff and retaliate than Kris. Kris and I are a lot alike, and I’d probably be too nice to tell Perez off.

  49. richardrushfield: Anoopdogg descends from the heavens above
    2 minutes ago from TwitterFon

  50. Funny tweet from 6 hours ago — from ALison’s friend who is at the concert tonight.

    NiyaD i spoke to allison da other day, &i was like has somebody thrown underwear @ u yet ,& she was like no, only @ adam, &I was like, ok I’ll do it about 6 hours ago

  51. richardrushfieldCrowd in this box is ready to put a ring on this!#idoltour09
    1 minute ago from TwitterFon

    Can someone explain this to me?

    Lyrics from “All the Single Ladies” that Lil is doing: “If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it”

    The crowd likes it :-)

  52. thefilmqueenAnoop arrives to a chorerus of “Anoooooop” – mainly fgrom guys – it’s aforable. He’s in vest and tie – very heartfelt perf of Georgia.
    1 minute ago from TwitterBerry

  53. richardrushfield: Anoop shows his audition number 74002. From there to staples. The idol journey us wonderous to behold
    less than 20 seconds ago from TwitterFon

  54. Casidy Haley is there tonight (Skingraft)

    At the staples center for the american idol concert! Go Adam!

  55. richardrushfieldAnoop shows his audition number 74002. From there to staples. The idol journey us wonderous to behold

    I love it!

  56. Can they please just skip right to Kris? Puhleeze?

    lol… those west coast concerts made this EST person go to bed late since a while..

  57. AnastasiaVaniteAnoop has a really good r&b voice. Ahah
    half a minute ago from txt

    AnastasiaVaniteI hope my phonr pics got sent. They suck though. I got better ones on my camera.
    1 minute ago from txt

    richardrushfieldAnoop shows his audition number 74002. From there to staples. The idol journey us wonderous to behold
    2 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    drj0nesI think most of them have actually got better since the show.. Cool.. http://yfrog.com/9f7q6mj
    3 minutes ago from Twitterrific

    maggiestormThe man in front of me is most definitely a “friend is Adam’s” if you catch my drift. We are BFF tonight.
    3 minutes ago from Twitterrific

    thefilmqueenAnoop arrives to a chorerus of “Anoooooop” – mainly fgrom guys – it’s aforable. He’s in vest and tie – very heartfelt perf of Georgia.
    4 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

  58. I actually kinda thank God for that because Adam seems like the type of guy to sarcastically and subtly slam Perez if he were to do anything way out of hand.

    He actually did. After a reporter asked him about how nasty Perez was towards him, Adam said something like Maybe Perez has a crush on me, I don’t have a crush on him. Perez later tweeted a friend of his and asked if they had told lambert he had a crush on him because he so didn’t, Adam wasn’t his type. It was kinda funny. Perez has been quieter since then about Adam, though prolly because of the Will I Am stuff more than Adam

  59. So I heard Perez Hilton will be there. I heard he was an Adam fan. Knowing who Perez Hilton is, that means he’ll probably be bitchy to Kris.

    The only person Perez is a fan of, is Perez.

  60. I’m expecting Perez to be bitchy towards Adam. He hasn’t been nice to him at all calling him ‘lamebert’ , ‘flamebert’  and the like. He also took him to town recently because how dare ADam want to buy a house in this economy!! Who does he think he is???

    Perez is a fan of Adam, to a point. He was a fan when he thought Adam would come right out after American Idol and say that he was gay. When Adam waited a bit, Perez turned on him big time. It was sad to see. He tried to say that Adam was a bad role model because he hid who he was. Funny thing is Adam never hid who he was and never apologized for it, he just didn’t move on Perez’ time table. It’ll be interesting what he has to say about tonight’s show. My guess is he’ll be back to being a Glambert in no time.

  61. iluvai- yup, what CindyM said above. there’s a screen that plays videos of Daughtry, carrie, and david cook, and also some ford or disney commercials. there’s a small group of people that are cheering for adam when he pops up, but for the most part people aren’t paying attention to the screens =)

  62. maggiestormMegan hit herself in the face with the mic. I can’t make this shite up.
    2 minutes ago from Twitterrific

    AnastasiaVaniteFirst time I get up tonight. Ahaha
    2 minutes ago from txt

    thefilmqueenAnoop shows his wristband from AI with his # and says now I’m up here with clouds behind me. More Anooooop!
    2 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

  63. He also took him to town recently because how dare ADam want to buy a house in this economy!! Who does he think he is???

    Well, Perez is a moron, because this is the very best environment in which to purchase a house. It’s a buyer’s market. The moves you make in this market are – First time homebuyer and substantial upgrade. With the downturn, the market overcorrected. Values are what can be characterized as falsely low. i.e. Real estate is cheaper to purchase than it would to build it.

    Anyone who can afford to buy now is going to be sitting pretty in a few years with a whole bunch of free equity when the market rights itself. The only thing you don’t want to do now is downsize. Always do your downsizing in a seller’s market, if possible.

    So, that was a wee bit off topic I guess? Sorry for the PSA :)

  64. samantha ronson is there too – I wonder is Lyndsay Lohan knows

    ETA:samantharonsonAnoop is singing my perogative- it’s awkward. I like his voice- why is he singing this? Eeeks1 minute ago from UberTwitter

    samantharonsonhttp://twitpic.com/alwns – Finally @mattgiraudofficial is killing it with hard to handle!2 minutes ago from TwitPic

  65. richardrushfield @smf325 if not sold out then very darn close

    samantha ronson is there too – I wonder is Lyndsay Lohan knows

    Someone said Lindsay’s there with her. Sam is a Matt fan.

  66. Somebody asked Rushfield on twitter about the crowd and this was his response:

    if not sold out then very darn close

  67. Q3, you have serious connections or work in the industry because you know so MUCH information. I love it, keep it coming or how you find out, NO CLUE.

  68. Oh, and I think Perez will be nice to Adam since he’s probably the only reason that he’s there. I saw an interview with him on and he said he never even watched the show!

  69. This tweet make it seem Lohan and Sam are there together.

    MDMOLINARI
    Spotted: on again off again couple Lindsay Lohan and Smantha Ronson -staples center. Cute!

  70. samantha ronson is there too – I wonder is Lyndsay Lohan knows

    They are there together.

  71. Can they please just skip right to Kris? Puhleeze?

    LOL, as big a Kris fan as I am, the entire show is worth sitting through. The show starts okay, but once you get to Lil the game starts to get serious. Lil killed so much harder than she did on the show (Maybe I’m just the type of person who likes people going from Zero to Hero, but I did LOVE her at Sacramento), Anoop was so much fun, Matt improved greatly, Allison rocked it out, Danny even did decently, Adam rocks the stage (I’m sure a Glambert would do a better recap, he’s really not my type), and don’t get me started on Kris or the little girl inside this straight man body might come out.

    thefilmqueenAnoop arrives to a chorerus of ‘Anoooooop’  – mainly fgrom guys – it’s aforable. He’s in vest and tie – very heartfelt perf of Georgia.
    4 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

    What? Anoop doesn’t do Georgia >_>.

  72. Given how much hell Perez gave Adam I’m not sure if I would exactly say that he likes him!

    Hope this isn’t too OT but I just read an article about Perez today in a dentist’s waiting room (I think it was EW) and they made a point of saying EVERYONE hates Perez. And I mean everyone. They couldn’t find a soul who would go on record as saying anything positive about him (although his blog is still rated highly from a readership standpoint). They even contacted Lady Gaga’s and K. Perry’s reps (Mario’s been such a supporter of both of them) but no one returned their calls.

    Kris and Adam need to stay the hell away from that d-bag.

  73. cassidyhaley: The first two were barely mediocre..gettting better with each margarita…me and the whole auditorium is waiting for Adam basically..

  74. I just spoke to a friend of mine who is there and a lot of people who have Premium and Club Box seat are in the Club level restaurants and bars. They are their just to see Adam. It’s gonna be a very loud crowd for him.

  75. I’m expecting Perez to be bitchy towards Adam. He hasn’t been nice to him at all calling him ‘lamebert’ , ‘flamebert’  and the like. He also took him to town recently because how dare ADam want to buy a house in this economy!! Who does he think he is???

    So, expect he’ll be bitchy about the whole AI experience.

    Perez is a dork. I found out about Perez because of Adam. But I will never be a fan of Perez. What a big baby and celebrity wanna be. I can’t believe anyone gives him the time of day. I really dislike hypocrites, and that is what P.H. is. Blech….I mean “puke”….

    Perez is just jealous because he will never be as hot and as awesome as Adam. I’m sure it is very unnerving for a gay guy to see another gay guy get so much female adoration. Ha ha Perez!!!!! You will never be sexy, cute, cool, hot or anything!

    I’ve been wanting to say all of that for awhile now. :clap_tb:

  76. and don’t get me started on Kris or the little girl inside this straight man body might come out.

    ..just hilarious… I’m in your gang (from a grown up woman perspective thoug :)))!

  77. richardrushfield: @MCG2000 anoop totally killed
    3 minutes ago from TwitterFon in reply to MCG2000

    richardrushfield: I love this group medley so much it kills me that this might be the last time I watch it
    2 minutes ago from TwitterFon

  78. AC
    Jul 16th, 2009 at 11:04 pm
    iluvai- yup, what CindyM said above. there’s a screen that plays videos of Daughtry, carrie, and david cook, and also some ford or disney commercials. there’s a small group of people that are cheering for adam when he pops up, but for the most part people aren’t paying attention to the screens =)

    Thanks AC.

    I probably wouldn’t be paying attention to the screens too much. I would be getting excited for the performances. All of them.

  79. Yeah for the return of this thread!!!

    some twitter during Allison:

    jambajimAllison Iraheta borrowed Mariah Carey’s fan. How does she sing with wind blowing in her face?!

    cubanjonAllison Iraheta! Rock Star! http://sml.vg/b6xbPf

    richardrushfieldEntire crowd on it’s feet with Allisoniraheta. Were all gonna get in a fight!!#idoltour09

    AnastasiaVaniteAlliaon sounds like a ,am nko offence

    ShadderdGlassAllison is rocking so what by pink and bitch is killing it wooo

    jambajimALLLLISSSOOOOONNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!

    thefilmqueenIt’s really hard to judge what the crowd is doing during the perfs – some sections are all standing – Allisdon!

  80. richardrushfield:

    Entire crowd on it’s feet with Allisoniraheta. Were all gonna get in a fight!!#idoltour09
    3 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    Seriously we are all gonna get in a fight. The s is going down at staples #idoltour09
    less than a minute ago from TwitterFon

  81. Report on IDF that Danny has a record deal? Is this true? It just someone’s comment with no like or even a tweet to support it>

    Crowd is loving Alison.

    cubanjonAllison Iraheta! Rock Star! http://sml.vg/b6xbPf
    less than a minute ago from SnapMyLife

    annkpowersAllison is so Suzi Quatro, doing Pink #adamlambert
    1 minute ago from TwitterBerry

    richardrushfieldEntire crowd on it’s feet with Allisoniraheta. Were all gonna get in a fight!!#idoltour09
    1 minute ago from TwitterFon

    MarielaLTB01In the third row
    2 minutes ago from txt

    AnastasiaVaniteAlliaon sounds like a ,am nko offence
    2 minutes ago from txt

    ShadderdGlassAllison is rocking so what by pink and bitch is killing it wooo
    3 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

  82. Sorry. Still sorting out what happened. I got kicked out and couldn’t get back in, and then the thread disappeared.

    For a minute I thought I was hacked, but the thread was running slow, and something the server guys did to make it run a little faster screwed it up a little.

    We’re fine now…

  83. Rickey was talking to Jim Cantiello during intermission, and Jim said he had some Danny news he’ll post tomorrow.

  84. Q3, you have serious connections or work in the industry because you know so MUCH information. I love it, keep it coming or how you find out, NO CLUE.

    Just fyi, Twitter has a search feature that’s really easy to use. ;)

    Here’s a twitter who never watched AI before. Her reactions are interesting!

    http://twitter.com/lauranga

  85. Yay!! Thanks, MJ, I was so SAD that you disappeared. Even following Richard, Ann, Cheeks and a few others ‘“ plus going to TWoP ‘“ it just wasn’t the same. And thanks for tweeting, I’d pretty much given up.

  86. This is from Lindsey Lohan: sevinnyne6126

    I prefer Adam Lambert rather than glambert… A bit too negative. And @mattgiraud KILLED IT!!!! NICE WORK!!
    30 minutes ago from UberTwitter

    She’s with Samatha Ronson: (a Matt fan)

    http://twitpic.com/alx22 – My fav singing georgia on my mind
    about 1 hour ago from TwitPic

    http://twitpic.com/alwns – Finally @mattgiraudofficial is killing it with hard to handle!
    about 1 hour ago from TwitPic

  87. Wow so far Matt and Allison seemed be the biggest hits tonight, especially Matt. Go Matt!

  88. He wants Anoop and Lil to rap at his funeral?

    That has to be the most random thing anyone has EVER said. I mean, seriously. Not Allison Krauss singing Amazing Grace. But, Anoop and Lil rapping over your casket?

    Scratching my head. That is so weird.

  89. Glad to know it wasn’t my computer going wonky. My screen quit on me earlier this afternoon and I’m on a different one now. lol

    tati1120: Allison! Shes so AMAZING! Shes a star!
    5 minutes ago from mobile web

  90. LambertLover22 My ears nearly bled when She said Adam’s name…Soooo loud from screaming,BUT SHE’S KILLING BARRACUDA SON!!!! ROCK GODESS!!!!!
    1 minute ago from TweetDeck

  91. My nominee for funniest tweet of the night!

    vickiefromca: funny story..went 2 beauty supply 2 get blue hair paint & black nail polish & they were sold out! Lady said because of Adam Lambert Concert!

    This report was from San Diego.

  92. Report on IDF that Danny has a record deal? Is this true? It just someone’s comment with no like or even a tweet to support it

    Rickey had Jim Cantiello on the phone during the intermission. Jim said he would have some big breaking news tomorrow regarding Danny. It sounded like it had to do with a record contract, but Jim was being coy.

  93. annkpowersGokey stole Chris Martin’s coat

    maggiestormGokey is up, energy is down.

    **I actually really liked Danny’s jacket — best part of his outfit.

  94. richardrushfield: How is it possible cowell thought Allison iraheta had no personality.Allison rocks
    4 minutes ago from TwitterFon

  95. Thanks for the Danny news. I’ll guess we’ll know tomorrow. Then maybe Matt can get a deal. :))

  96. Bummer. I posted courtside from staples center during matts set but it disappeared. This was my two cents. Sarver, Megan, Scott. Whatever whatever whatever. Lil was the first to get the crowd going with her single ladies and anoop brought it too. But in my opinion it was Matt who first really got the crowd going. He killed it on his piano too. For the first time I saw star power in him. I always liked Matt but tonight he was working the stage and feeding off the crowd and it was great.

    I should add too that we waited outside for hours to meet them. More hours than I’m willing to admit. Kris came out and couldn’t have been nicer. Ditto Matt and gokey. They were so appreciative. Genuine and sweet. But it was sarver who spent the most time taking pictures ad chattig with everyone. Very cool. No Adam at the pre show stalking, but we will most def get him afterwards.

    By the way it really seems like an Adam crowd tonight. Every time they flash a pic of him the crowd goes nuts. Lots of Kris fans in the house too but the Adam fans are much more vocal.

  97. Nice to see the thread is back! Yeah!

    Richard Rushfield officially cracks me up! I love that he said he wants Lil and Anoop to rap at his funeral. LOL! This guy has a great sense of humor!

  98. GoCheeksGoOk. Margarita in hand makes Gokey in eyesight not so bad.
    Lol

  99. jambajim (Cantinello): You haven’t lived until you’ve heard @DannyGokey sing the word “tenderoni” in person. Surreal that he’s singing PYT where MJ’s casket was..
    5 minutes ago from txt

  100. GoCheeksGoOk. Margarita in hand makes Gokey in eyesight not so bad

    tweet from cheeks valentine u were quick to the draw

  101. If you do a twitter search on just “Adam” there are plenty of tweets about Adam Lambert which is just freking weird, it is a pretty common name.

  102. richardrushfield: Latin dannygokey is a revelation once again #idoltour09
    4 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    jambajim: Danny Gokey is singing “What Hurts the Most” in front of the opening shot of “The Lion King.” Ayyyyybidenyaaaaacominichiwaaaaa.
    less than a minute ago from txt

  103. tati1120: I must admit..Danny’s winning me over tonight..Sounds so good.
    2 minutes ago from mobile web

  104. tati1120: Ok..well Adam is up.. after this song… not sure I’ll be able to tweet during his set.. might be too excited…. CAN’T WAIT
    half a minute ago from mobile web

  105. If you do a twitter search on just ‘Adam’  there are plenty of tweets about Adam Lambert which is just freking weird, it is a pretty common name.

    Adamlambert is in the all time top 50 Twitter trends. But there is a lot of Adam Lambert twitter traffic tonight.

  106. annkpowersWhy does Gokey make me cringe? Trying to fight it #adamlambert

  107. jambajim: DANNY IS PREACHING!!! TESTIFY!! Woah. It’s a revival up in here. Hope there aren’t any Jews in the crowd. (Aside from Adam Lambert.)

    jamietwitter: only the knowledge that adam lambert is 3 mins away is getting me through the preaching

  108. People not liking the little speach:

    annkpowersGokey: “never be defined by any tragedy” — he’s preaching!! #adamlambert

    thefilmqueenHere comes the speech from Danny – he thanks us, then says don’t be defined by tragedy – he sounds like a revivalist preacher. Speech short

    jambajimDANNY IS PREACHING!!! TESTIFY!! Woah. It’s a revival up in here. Hope there aren’t any Jews in the crowd. (Aside from Adam Lambert.)

  109. Time to preach:

    annkpowersGokester: “Do we got any dreamers in the room?” #adamlambert
    less than 5 seconds ago from TwitterBerry

    maggiestormWhile defining himself by his tragedy Gokey told us not to define ourselves by our tragedies… Uh, what???

  110. richardrushfield: I have seen it on this tour. Dannygokeys journey has inspired so many
    2 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    LAgirlJJ: Preachmaster up in the house
    less than a minute ago from txt

    jambajim: DANNY IS PREACHING!!! TESTIFY!! Woah. It’s a revival up in here. Hope there aren’t any Jews in the crowd. (Aside from Adam Lambert.)
    3 minutes ago from txt

  111. Annnnddddd….it’s Adam time!

    ShadderdGlassOmg Adam Adam Adam!!! I just might pass out hottest man on the planet suriously glambert is a rock god and soon to be a rock legend stokedless than a minute ago from TwitterBerry

    annkpowersADAM #adamlambert1 minute ago from TwitterBerry

  112. annkpowersADAM #adamlambert
    richardrushfieldHuge applause for dannygokeys building into adamlambert madness #idoltour09

  113. no one twitters when Adam is on – sheesh…anyone on the callcast?

    ETA: We got some

    # cubanjonAdam Lambert – http://sml.vg/RlYYmAless than a minute ago from SnapMyLife

    #
    Richard Rushfield
    richardrushfieldMy fourth time seeing but that is gd amazing #adamlambert #idoltour09less than a minute ago from TwitterFon

    #
    J Lagace
    ShadderdGlass@MGiraudOfficial we love you Matt2 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

    #
    samantha ronson
    samantharonsonThe whole building just stood up for @adamlambert this kid is for real.2

  114. Listening to Adam on Rickey.org…it sounds like the entire place is going NUTS!

  115. THis tweet makes me happy

    the whole building just stood up for @adamlambert this kid is for real.
    samantharonson

  116. LAgirlJJEmo hair yesssss
    annkpowersI am speechless #adamlambert

    THIS JUST IN … EMO HAIR and Ann Powers is a certified Adamtard Fangirl, welcome to the club, sistah!

  117. Yes squirrely, sound not so good but lots of screaming for Adam! He sounds great of course. He said “Woman” not baby. He just started Starlight.

  118. annkpowersI am speechless #adamlambert

    samantharonsonThe whole building just stood up for @adamlambert this kid is for real.

    ElphieroSeeing Adam on stage like this is so strange!

    richardrushfieldMy fourth time seeing but that is gd amazing #adamlambert #idoltour09

  119. Cellcast is actually not aweful right now — Starlight. The crowd is very quiet while Adam is signing. It’s almost eerie.

  120. Kris and I are a lot alike, and I’d probably be too nice to tell Perez off.

    I’ve never noticed your lack of opinions or setting the record straight with those you don’t agree with on this site. :wink_wp:

  121. Samantha Ronson:

    The whole building just stood up for @adamlambert this kid is for real.

  122. richardrushfield:

    My fourth time seeing but that is gd amazing #adamlambert #idoltour09
    1 minute ago from TwitterFon

    Is it possible that got even better in the last week #adamlambert
    3 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    LAgirlJJ: WOMAN!
    4 minutes ago from txt

    jambajim:

    Adam Lambert just sang about “black holes and revelations” snicker snicker. Do u think that’s what Muse meant? I’m apparently 12 years old.
    2 minutes ago from txt

    “Better pray for yourself…because the Gay Messiah is comin’.” Who knew Rufus Wainwright wrote that song about Adam Lambert. Amazing.
    3 minutes ago from txt

  123. Maggie Storm
    maggiestormCan’t tweet. My boy has arrived. Hard to believe this is the little redhead who’s ass I used to kick.half a minute ago from Twitterrific

    Cute tweet from one of Adam’s old friends.

  124. I sure hope Matty G gets a record deal after tonight. He is due!
    I hope he impressed labels tonight. He’s been so amazing on tour!
    He deserves so much more than Danny. JMHO.

  125. I feel wired that I just keep pushing F5 button. But it’s feel soooo good to see LA is loving Adam.

  126. richardrushfieldIs it possible that got even better in the last week #adamlambert
    1 minute ago from TwitterFon

    richardrushfieldMy fourth time seeing but that is gd amazing #adamlambert #idoltour09

  127. richardrushfieldMy fourth time seeing but that is gd amazing #adamlambert #idoltour09
    less than a minute ago from TwitterFon

    Adam even sound good on the cell phone tonight!

  128. jambajimAdam Lambert just sang about “black holes and revelations” snicker snicker. Do u think that’s what Muse meant? I’m apparently 12 years old.

    I love Jim Cantiello. haha

  129. AnastasiaVaniteI can’t tweet. I’m in amazment
    less than 20 seconds ago from txt

    thefilmqueenOMFG! Adam is amazing! His voice live is otherworldly. He sanh “woman” in WLL. If you don’t have tickets – get some just for Starlight.
    less than a minute ago from TwitterBerry

  130. If you do a twitter search on just ‘Adam’  there are plenty of tweets about Adam Lambert which is just freking weird, it is a pretty common name.

    I noticed the other day that he’ll show up on the first page of a google search on just the word “Adam”. Freaky.

    Adam sang ‘woman’  tonight and has his emo hair.

    This cracks me up. And why do I now want to run a correlation and map plot?

    But, it’s only because I can’t really hear the things I want to check on – like the riffing. At least that’s my excuse.

  131. thefilmqueenOMFG! Adam is amazing! His voice live is otherworldly. He sanh “woman” in WLL. If you don’t have tickets – get some just for Starlight.2 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

    And why is Sarver posting baby pics at this moment?

    ETA: # thefilmqueenStarlight with the disco balls is stunning. Madf World is odd – like the backup songers are ahead or behind and it sounds mushy…1 minute ago from TwitterBerry

    #
    ariel
    arielriannJust got told to shutup and stop cheering… Motherfucker its Adam Lambert… I can do whatever I want…

    Not liking that Mad World is sounding funny

  132. Susan M.
    Jul 17th, 2009 at 12:28 am
    @Sunn, yeah, I get the stream, but no sound ‘ ¦

    I think the stream s faulty, I couldn’t get sound of he recorded streams either.

  133. I believe Matt needs a record deal! Good to hear he’s getting great reviews!!

    Not surprising though, right BeckyMD? Some consider this his hometown. :)

  134. karlihenriquez Allison and Adam should totally go on tour together!less than 20 seconds ago from mobile web

  135. AnastasiaVaniteThere will be lots of other vids on yourube trsut me. But ill get some too.
    half a minute ago from txt

    richardrushfieldThis set feels like we are watching something historic here. Crowd in my box totally rapt #adamlambert #idoltour09
    half a minute ago from TwitterFon

    cubanjonAllison Iraheta & Adam Lambert http://sml.vg/W3vHta

  136. richardrushfield: This set feels like we are watching something historic here. Crowd in my box totally rapt
    half a minute ago from TwitterFon

  137. This set feels like we are watching something historic here. Crowd in my box totally rapt #adamlambert #idoltour09

    richardrushfield

    :))))))

  138. arielriannJust got told to shutup and stop cheering… Motherfucker its Adam Lambert… I can do whatever I want…

    thefilmqueenStarlight with the disco balls is stunning. Madf World is odd – like the backup songers are ahead or behind and it sounds mushy…

    richardrushfieldThis set feels like we are watching something historic here. Crowd in my box totally rapt #adamlambert #idoltour09

  139. richardrushfieldThis set feels like we are watching something historic here. Crowd in my box totally rapt #adamlambert #idoltour092 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    Wow.

  140. And why is Sarver posting baby pics at this moment?

    Killing time until “Hey Jude”? :smile1_ee:

  141. EEEP!! I cannot BELIEVE I’m going to be there tomorrow and I’m pretty damn sure my seats are better than that last twitpic. Getting a little nervous about SD though. There are tickets on resale sites available, but won’t break up the two-ticket bloc and I want just one. I’M PISSED. If I miss the chance to see him twice …

  142. how long are they gonna drag the danny gokey record deal out? it’s like everyday danny’s talking to a new label, and nothing ever comes of it. LOL.

  143. NiyaD I just threw the boxersless than 10 seconds ago from txt

    allison’s best friend threw boxers for allison

  144. Just got an email – new Kris iTunes Pass download available – backstage tour video just loaded.

  145. What did Richard Rushfield say about Adam? HeeHee, j/k. I’m glad it’s going well!!!! He has the potential to be a star.

  146. richardrushfieldThis set feels like we are watching something historic here. Crowd in my box totally rapt #adamlambert #idoltour09

  147. richardrushfield: I said to adamlambert last week that his let’s dance is better than Bowie.He got indignant and said u can’t say that But I’m saying it again
    half a minute ago from TwitterFon

  148. This must be just such an amazing experience for him, singing to a packed Staples Center, screaming for him. For all of them, really, but it’s Adam’s home turf. Can’t wait to read reviews tomorrow and any interviews.

  149. Susan M. If you have good seats for SD I will go if you would like let me know – I am going to the Ontario show also

  150. Did they come out to the busses before the show and please twitter if they come out after.

  151. Just got an email – new Kris iTunes download available – backstage tour video just loaded.

    Woot!!!

  152. DishofSaltOmg Adam just told the crowd “you better get up out of your seats… BITCHES!!!” Love it. He rocked. Absolutely a rock star. More pls!!!
    less than 10 seconds ago from TwitterBerry

    maggiestormKris has a tough act to follow but he’ll bring it. He is so sweet offstage. I wish you all could meet him and Adam.
    less than 20 seconds ago from Twitterrific

    thefilmqueenBowie medley – Adam sounds like Bowie – he”s a superb showman and sex on legs! Something odd again with the sound – a raspy affect…
    half a minute ago from TwitterBerry

    AnastasiaVaniteMy tweets are lagging. Now its kris. Heartless.
    less than a minute ago from txt

    maggiestormI am beyond proud. There are no words.
    1 minute ago from Twitterrific

    AnastasiaVaniteEveryone in the house is dancin and singin and movin to the groovin to Adam!!!

  153. I’m curious to read about Danny’s deal tomorrow

    Me too! I am very excited for Danny, hoping to see great things for him.

  154. # annkpowersMy twitter died during Adam — now Kris is doing Heartless #adamlamberthalf a minute ago from TwitterBerry

    #
    J Lagace
    ShadderdGlassKris who? No really its the so called winner Adam brought the house down bitches he is the true idol bitch pleasehalf a minute ago from TwitterBerry

    #
    Laura Saltman
    DishofSaltOmg Adam just told the crowd “you better get up out of your seats… BITCHES!!!” Love it. He rocked. Absolutely a rock star. More pls!!!less than a minute ago from TwitterBerry

    #
    Amaryllis
    thefilmqueenBowie medley – Adam sounds like Bowie – he”s a superb showman and sex on legs! Something odd again with the sound – a raspy affect…1 minute ago from TwitterBerry

  155. richardrushfieldI said to adamlambert last week that his let’s dance is better than Bowie.He got indignant and said u can’t say that But I’m saying it again
    less than a minute ago from TwitterFon

  156. @Cindij, yes, I stumbled onto a more obscure site by checking with Craig’s list. Stub Hub is getting down to the nitty gritty. If you can direct tweet me @alsosuse, we can figure out a way to get together, because there are a couple of decent options for around $150.

  157. DishofSaltOmg Adam just told the crowd “you better get up out of your seats… BITCHES!!

    ha ha

  158. Kris got HUGE HUGE Welcoming. This crowd is amazing.

    yay!!!! that’s fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  159. ShadderdGlassKris who? No really its the so called winner Adam brought the house down bitches he is the true idol bitch please

    LAgirlJJUm is half of kris’s backdrop suppose to be stuck?

    annkpowersThe band is behind a scrim but this isno solo turn – he is barely playing #adamlambert

    ShadderdGlassOk time to wait by busses no offence I can’t sit thru Kris allen

    laurangaI have a thing for plaid dress shirts. There is just something about them….

    AnastasiaVaniteI don’t remember adams performance anymore. I feel as if I never even saw them. I want kris to get off and adam to do it again!

    thefilmqueenKris against his curtain backdrop – he sounds great – no problem as some have said with him doing large venues.

  160. Katdonovan,

    I went to San Jose. It seems that Adam only comes out after the show. When I was there before the show, the buses, arrived around 1pm and they came out between 2-3pm. I met Michael, Megan, Danny, Kris, Matt, Scott and Anoop. After the show, Adam came out to sign but sadly I could not stay, snif, snif.

  161. There’s always so much talk about So Cal being blase about the idols – sounds like there’s plenty who are in to it.

  162. Just talked to someone who is there — everyone was on their feet for Adam’s who set. He said it was amazing. He never saw Adam before or watched Idol so he was not prepared for the intensity of Adam or the crowd.

  163. Did this get reported, or did I miss it?

    richardrushfieldThis set feels like we are watching something historic here. Crowd in my box totally rapt #adamlambert #idoltour09

  164. Adam has emo hair….cool… luv it…

    Adam is soooo tame to me… , but still hot!!!!

  165. tati1120: Holy Crap! Adam was RIDICULOUS! AMAZING!
    1 minute ago from mobile web

    richardrushfield: Krisallen! The new song!!
    3 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    LAgirlJJ: Well kris’s new song finally got us to sit down since gokey’s last song
    less than a minute ago from txt

  166. Oops, I guess I had put that in … never mind. Thought it didn’t take.

  167. thefilmqueenA stupid girl with a glowstick is right in my line of sight – she’s the only one standing in her entire section.

    laurangaKris allen made up for it with my favorite killers song. You can definitely tell why he won. This makes me kind of want to watch the show.

    LAgirlJJWell kris’s new song finally got us to sit down since gokey’s last song

    Did this get reported, or did I miss it?

    Maybee ten times yeah :)

  168. richardrushfieldSo much better.Krisallen in his non flashy way knows how to take music from all across the spectrum and make it unmistakably his #idoltour09
    less than 10 seconds ago from TwitterFon

    thefilmqueenThe Killers song – no boundries here – Kris is totally poprock! A good debut for this style for him.
    half a minute ago from TwitterBerry

    FlyingAce75RT @benton_whatsup it’s like a gay club in here. it sure is honey! But only when Adam was around.
    half a minute ago from mobile web

    LAgirlJJWell kris’s new song finally got us to sit down since gokey’s last song
    half a minute ago from txt

    laurangaKris allen made up for it with my favorite killers song. You can definitely tell why he won. This makes me kind of want to watch the show.
    1 minute ago from txt

    thefilmqueenA stupid girl with a glowstick is right in my line of sight – she’s the only one standing in her entire section.
    2 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

  169. You guys are driving me crazy!! I can’t wait for my show on Monday. Reading tweets and this blog, but staying away from the cellcasts and videos is killing me.

  170. So much better.Krisallen in his non flashy way knows how to take music from all across the spectrum and make it unmistakably his #idoltour09

    Richard Rushfield. ^^^:)

  171. Susan M
    cindij821 is my twitter, you have to unblock for me to tweet you
    My Ont tick is FL4 Row 11 Seat 5 my name is Cindi

  172. This made me smile

    GoCheeksGo Stunning. Speechless.half a minute ago from NatsuLiphone

    ETA: #

    #
    Tatiana Hernandez
    tati1120Holy Crap! Adam was RIDICULOUS! AMAZING!4 minutes ago from mobile web

    # cassidyhaleyWow. He rocked it so hard! and my jacket looked steller if I do say so myself..2 minutes ago from Tweetie

    #
    Tatiana Hernandez
    tati1120I GOT SOUL BUT IM NOT A SOILDIER! Kris is amazing he puts on good show..On To song 3.2 minutes ago from mobile web

    #
    Richard Rushfield
    richardrushfieldSo much better.Krisallen in his non flashy way knows how to take music from all across the spectrum and make it unmistakably his #idoltour092 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    #
    Amaryllis
    thefilmqueenThe Killers song – no boundries here – Kris is totally poprock! A good debut for this style for him.2 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

    # annkpowersDaughtry-esque “ain’t no sunshine” #adamlambertless than 20 seconds ago from TwitterBerry

    #
    Tatiana Hernandez
    tati1120Ok..seriously..Adam is a star… the tv doesnt do him justice… so fantastic..half a minute ago from mobile web

  173. Did this get reported, or did I miss it?

    richardrushfieldThis set feels like we are watching something historic here. Crowd in my box totally rapt #adamlambert #idoltour09

    It was, but it bears repeating!!

  174. cassidyhaleyWow. He rocked it so hard! and my jacket looked steller if I do say so myself..
    2 minutes ago from Tweetie :thumbup_tb:

    Cassidy Haley designed Adam’s jacket.

  175. tati1120:

    # Ok..seriously..Adam is a star… the tv doesnt do him justice… so fantastic..
    half a minute ago from mobile web
    #
    Sitting behind the piano.
    1 minute ago from mobile web
    #
    I GOT SOUL BUT IM NOT A SOILDIER! Kris is amazing he puts on good show..On To song 3.
    2 minutes ago from mobile web

    richardrushfield: So much better.Krisallen in his non flashy way knows how to take music from all across the spectrum and make it unmistakably his
    3 minutes ago from TwitterFon

  176. richardrushfieldSo much better.Krisallen in his non flashy way knows how to take music from all across the spectrum and make it unmistakably his #idoltour09

    tati1120I GOT SOUL BUT IM NOT A SOILDIER! Kris is amazing he puts on good show..On To song 3.

    annkpowersKris really is a natural onstage #adamlambert

    Some delayed Adam twits (at least I assume)

    cassidyhaleyWow. He rocked it so hard! and my jacket looked steller if I do say so myself..

    GoCheeksGoStunning. Speechless.

    tati1120Ok..seriously..Adam is a star… the tv doesnt do him justice… so fantastic..

  177. jambajim”Better pray for yourself…because the Gay Messiah is comin’.” Who knew Rufus Wainwright wrote that song about Adam Lambert. Amazing.

    10 minutes

    This is hilarious

  178. richardrushfieldAin’t no sunshine is damn beautiful #krisallen #idoltout09
    half a minute ago from TwitterFon

    annkpowersDaughtry-esque “ain’t no sunshine” #adamlambert
    2 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

  179. Adam is so way above Cheek’s league. Cheek’s is corny. Adam is mega-talented and hot!

  180. I’m so happy for Adam, can’t stop grinning. This night sounds like it’s been truly epic for him.

  181. from ali22san:
    I feel bad for kris allen. Whole staples center of their feet for Lamb whole staples center sitting for winner.
    1 minute ago from TwitterBerry

    @holy fucking shit. @adamlambert
    25 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

    Bout to watch @adamlambert killlll itttttttttt
    33 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

  182. tati1120: If you havent done so..buy your tix for this show… its worth it.
    3 minutes ago from mobile web

    richardrushfield: Ain’t no sunshine is damn beautiful #krisallen #idoltout09
    2 minutes ago from TwitterFon

  183. thefilmqueenAin’t No Sunshine – even better than the show. Audience response is tepid…Kris is really impressing me – he was my #2 but I’ll buy his CD.
    1 minute ago from TwitterBerry

  184. # thefilmqueenAin’t No Sunshine – even better than the show. Audience response is tepid…Kris is really impressing me – he was my #2 but I’ll buy his CD.half a minute ago from TwitterBerry

    #
    Richard Rushfield
    richardrushfieldAin’t no sunshine is damn beautiful #krisallen #idoltout092 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    #
    Tatiana Hernandez
    tati1120If you havent done so..buy your tix for this show… its worth it.3 minutes ago from mobile web

  185. There are lots of people starting to tweet who were quiet during Adam’s set. Mostly version of this:

    MarielaLTB01OMFFFFGGGGGG THAT WAS AMAZINGGGGG
    less than 20 seconds ago from txt

  186. I’m an Adam fan all the way, but I can’t wait to hear Kris’s “Ain’t no Sunshine”. I loved his performance of that song on the show so much, so heartfelt and real…LOVED IT. Now Heartless, I can’t stand that song NO matter who sings it. There’s something about it that grates. But of all the versions, I tolerate Kris’s the best :) Only 4 more days!

  187. renee_snyder@DishofSalt You just witnessed history!!!
    less than 10 seconds ago from web in reply to DishofSalt

  188. Is there a set problem?

    LAgirlJJUm is half of kris’s backdrop suppose to be stuck?
    2 minutes ago from txt

  189. richardrushfield: # Krisallen is a great great champion
    less than 10 seconds ago from TwitterFon
    #
    One of these days I’m going to remember to buy a damn glow stick #krisallen #idoltour09
    less than a minute ago from TwitterFon

  190. Rickey is doing a group hug with his stuffed animals and waving a glowstick for Hey Jude. I love that guy!

  191. jessicachenow Someone just threw their underwear at Adam!!!! Hahahahahahaha.
    6 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

  192. thefilmqueenKris now jamming on guitar after starting on piano – a very cool set! Yeah – odd – a spontaneous cheer and applause but it fades in a sec.

    maggiestormKris singing Hey Jude and it is filling my soul. So beautiful.

    richardrushfieldKrisallen is a great great champion

  193. Funny

    PeterLarsenBSF Trying to think of another gay rock star to elicit as much hetero girl love as Adam Lambert is right now, 6 minutes ago from txt

    # cribs4u Adam lambert – what a great rocker. That voice. That incredible voice. 11 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

    # Perfectadam_normal Lambrina01 Dud Adam Lambert say “Get up out of your seat bitches”?? FUCK I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!! :D :D :D 11 minutes ago from web

    # Thumb_jwarren-lildevil_normal scorp1o_girl RT @DishofSalt: @adamlambert Adam LAMBERT just 2ld the crwd “u better get up out of ur seats. BITCHES!” Love it. Absolutely rock star. MORE!

  194. maggiestormKris singing Hey Jude and it is filling my soul. So beautiful.
    3 minutes ago from Twitterrific

    richardrushfieldOne of these days I’m going to remember to buy a damn glow stick #krisallen #idoltour09
    3 minutes ago from TwitterFon

    thefilmqueenKris now jamming on guitar after starting on piano – a very cool set! Yeah – odd – a spontaneous cheer and applause but it fades in a sec.
    3 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

  195. Maybee ten times yeah :)

    Um, actually no. At the time, it was twice and one of them was mine, which I thought didn’t load. It’s all good, we’re reporting at AP wire speed.

    @Cindij, okay, I’ll try to figure out the logistics. Am I blocked? I didn’t realize. My “true identity” is @susebelk. Let’s definitely try to get together tomorrow. I’m Club 105.

  196. AnastasiaVanitehttp://twitpic.com/am8dh –
    less than a minute ago from TwitPic

  197. richardrushfield: Megans missing from don’t stop’. What the h?!
    less than 5 seconds ago from TwitterFon

    LAgirlJJ: Where’s megan in dsb?
    half a minute ago from txt

  198. Don’t stop believing:

    AnastasiaVanitehttp://twitpic.com/am8k2 –
    less than 10 seconds ago from TwitPic

  199. samantharonsonIdol show was awesome- @mgiraudofficial and all other performers! Anoop, danny, allison, adam and kris were ALL amazing!!
    half a minute ago from UberTwitter

  200. # StarlichtOMFG ADAM LAMBERT WAS ON FUCKING FIREhalf a minute ago from txt

    #
    annkpowers
    annkpowersWhere is Megan? She is absent for the finale #adamlamberthalf a minute ago from TwitterBerry

    #
    samantha ronson
    samantharonsonIdol show was awesome- @mgiraudofficial and all other performers! Anoop, danny, allison, adam and kris were ALL amazing!!

  201. richardrushfieldMegans missing from don’t stop’. What the h?!

    Apparently Megan is missing from the group number?

    Um, actually no. At the time, it was twice and one of them was mine, which I thought didn’t load. It’s all good, we’re reporting at AP wire speed.

    Ok, didn’t want to sound aggressive, it just looked to me that it was posted a lot.

  202. Rickey is now talking about Megan not coming out on stage for the group number and no one knows why.

  203. From Linday Lohan:

    sevinnyne6126 http://twitpic.com/am4hr – She looks terrified! I am 2-being preached to by danny g – threw off my whole swagger this eve
    24 minutes ago from TwitPic

    hahahahaha

  204. This is my first time posting on this blog but I’ve been following it for a while. I buried my husband on January 20th after a long bout with cancer. He was only 37. That same day I saw Adam for the first time and then I found MJ’s blog about two weeks later. I swear if it weren’t for this awesome forum and my favorite boy Adam, these last few months would have been even worse for me and my children. We love the fact that there are so many people out there that are so invested in Adam and Kris just like we are. I like them both, but Adam totally has my heart! I love hearing all the great reviews from the critics and the fans about the shows. Thanks MJ for making my life a little better and thanks to all the posters out there that have made me laugh over the past few months, ya’ll make me feel so much better about myself b/c I know I’m not the only fantard out there that spends her nights on here finding out about the shows! I live in GA and let me tell you I don’t think Adam has anything to worry about in the south. We love him down here, I live in Ga near the coast, it will take me about 5 hours to get to the show in Duluth but it will be so worth it to see the glittery alien for myself!!!!!! It sounds like LA gave Adam all the love and adoration he deserves…can’t wait until July 31st!!!!!!

  205. richardrushfield: I love u season 8. Never stop believing
    4 minutes ago from TwitterFon

  206. Megan is not in DSB — one of many tweets:

    richardrushfield Megans missing from don’t stop’. What the h?!less than 20 seconds ago from TwitterFon

  207. YEAH Danny, Keep on PREACHING! I’m not a Christian but I might be by the time the tour is over. BTW I noticed Samantha mentioned him as one of the Amazing performers of the night!

  208. missnisha@LAgirlJJ Did Megan recover from her accident on stage? I read that she bonked herself in the face w/the mic stand. Hope she’s okay!
    5 minutes ago from TweetDeck in reply to LAgirlJJ

  209. Adam is so way above Cheek’s league. Cheek’s is corny. Adam is mega-talented and hot!

    FYI – Cheeks is incredibly talented and so, so sweet.

  210. ateal69, you made me cry.

    Tweet:

    “Adam was better in person than any video I’ve seen. he had the whole world in his hands.
    DebAckerman “

  211. ateal69–I’m so sorry for your devastating loss. It’s great that this whole AI8/Adam diversion has helped you through it.

  212. Sounds like there were several bright shining stars tonight!!! Woot!

    I hope Megan’s okay. I think I remember reading one positive tweet on her. Hang in there Megan!!!

  213. underwear Tweets — here’s one:

    spirit62 boxers thrown at Allison, panties at Adam, wild crowd tonight less than 20 seconds ago from web

  214. This is my first time posting on this blog but I’ve been following it for a while. I buried my husband on January 20th after a long bout with cancer. He was only 37. That same day I saw Adam for the first time and then I found MJ’s blog about two weeks later. I swear if it weren’t for this awesome forum and my favorite boy Adam, these last few months would have been even worse for me and my children. We love the fact that there are so many people out there that are so invested in Adam and Kris just like we are. I like them both, but Adam totally has my heart! I love hearing all the great reviews from the critics and the fans about the shows. Thanks MJ for making my life a little better

    I’m happy this is making you feel better!!! That’s life and good for you to embrace it

  215. ateal69, we and the other crazed Adam fans are here for ya!
    Sorry for your loss.

  216. Adam is so way above Cheek’s league. Cheek’s is corny. Adam is mega-talented and hot!

    FYI – Cheeks is incredibly talented and so, so sweet.

    Hmmm. Whatever, I’ve read he was not so nice with regard to his treatment of Adam. Of course, you can’t believe everything that you read, but still, I’m not a fan.

  217. I’m spoled since we got WLL so fast. I want to see the rest of this concert and a better WLL!

  218. ateal69, how good you can find joy, your heart deserves some. Thank you for your post.

  219. ateal69 – so sorry for your loss. We find comfort in the oddest places and sometimes the strangest people and there isn’t anyone stranger than the ‘glittery alien’. Hugs to you and your family.

  220. @ateal69, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I know nothing I can say can take away the pain, but giving your heart over to something else really can make you feel hope again. Adam, Kris and the others ‘“ like art, music and talent in general, can make you realize there is something truly amazing around the next corner. So glad you joined the party!! Have a FANTASTIC time in Ga. and have every bit of fun you can possibly have. Go crazy (if you want) ‘“ celebrate life and celebrate your husband’s life.

  221. There are a couple of tweets that Adam’s Mad World is in a TV commercial for a new Fall TV show. I think it’s for ABC. I was already used for a movie trailer to promote a new show — assume it the same show — I can’t remenber the name.

  222. I’m at the front of the barricades with my friend!! Megan was missing from Hey Jude and DSB so I hope she comes out cause I love her!

  223. The TV show is “Flash Forward”. Stars Joseph Fiennes. Written by the guy who wrote Batman Begins.

  224. This is indeed the best AI ever! I so love all of them (mmmScott? – thinking..). Of course we all have our favorites (ADAMMMMMM) Nonetheless, they are still a very good bunch! Congrats to them all. May they all have good careers ahead of you. LA is really fast in uploading the vids. So happy!
    On to the next venue!!!

  225. ateal69 So sorry for your loss
    I was not a fan of AI until my sister sent me video of Adam and I became a fantard like so many others
    very rarely do I post and like you I read and have on many occassion LOL
    I wish you the best for you and your children and I know we will all be enjoying Adam and the rest of the kids for many years to come
    I hope that they all do well as they wouldn’t have been on AI if not for the dream

  226. ateal69: I’m sorry for your loss. I am so glad you have been able to find joy, even in your sorrow. Please know many thoughts are with you.

  227. heatherbergWaiting for the busses have a good spot. Show was cool. Gonna go with the crowd was most into Gokey, loudest for Adam!2 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    tati1120Ready… to elbow…bite..pull hair to get pictures .half a minute ago from mobile web

    jambajimAt the buses having fun with the fans! Sadly I don’t see Lindsay or Sam. @samantharonson Come hang with the fans! Georgia St…. :)7 minutes ago from txt

    Jim Cariello from MTV turns into a fanboy!

    StarlichtDURING ADAM’S PERFORMANCE, MY OVARIES WERE EXPLODING!!3 minutes ago from mobile web

    That was funny!

  228. ateal69, glad you could join us. Glad Adam could bring you enjoyment.

  229. ateal69 — I hope that this community continues to help out during this difficult time. Let me add my hugs, too! Blessings to you and your family, and we welcome you to the party.

  230. thanks everybody! I do what I have to for my kids sake to get thru the day. Ya know? It just so happens that it’s this and work, it seems to me that Adam makes a lot of people happy:)!!!!!

  231. ateal69, it’s nice to “meet” you! I love Adam too, he is indeed an entertaining distraction and I am sure he would be so happy to know that he brings you joy.

    heatherbergWaiting for the busses have a good spot. Show was cool. Gonna go with the crowd was most into Gokey, loudest for Adam!2 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    Yay Danny and Adam! (My favorites). I figured LA might be the toughest town on Danny because of all the false alarms about problems between him and Adam (was so glad to see that Adam’s mom debunked that in her interview, hopefully for good). It sounded to me on the cellcast that Danny was going over very well, and it’s nice to see “tweet validation”, for what it’s worth! Really it sounded like all the kids were welcomed well.

  232. WHOA Adam said “get up off your seats, bitches!”? LOL Wow, I’m not even a fan of his type of music and I find myself grinning heavily. ADAM I MAY NOT BE A FAN OF YOUR MUSIC BUT I LOVE YOU. IN A STRAIGHT MAN WAY. I dunno why the fact that he said “bitches” makes me want to go see him again. But it does.

    But Kris got a ton of great reception? That is awesome. KRIS I AM A FAN OF YOU AND I LOVE YOU IN A STRAIGHT MAN WAY. MARRY ME. NOW. Actually, Katy’s sweet.

    Geez, suddenly I find myself wanting to go back JUST to see Kris and Adam. This is coming from me, someone who is against Adam’s style. I would pay to see the Kradison show. I would pay to become BFFs with them. I would pay to become BFFs with just Kris.

    Wow, I just watched Kris sing Heartless a ton of times and I felt like going out into the world and screaming KRIS ALLEN at the top of my lungs not caring if I got arrested.

  233. The TV show is ‘Flash Forward’ . Stars Joseph Fiennes. Written by the guy who wrote Batman Begins.

    Okay, this is FREAKING me out. I am a huge Ralph and Joseph Fiennes fan (was ALMOST as obsessed with Ralph as I am with Adam, back in the ’90s). I also went to college with Dave Goyer ‘“ four years, with a graduating class of 12. I don’t know if he picked Adam for the trailer or a random company did. If it was him ‘“ fucking figures. He was always brilliant.

  234. ateal69 – I just lost my father to cancer in June. I spent the past few months living with him and his wife and kids, helping care for him. One of the things we did as a family was watch American Idol and cheer on Adam. If was a lovely bonding experience. AI, Adam and these boards have been a welcome escape for me as well.

    I am up late on on east coast, waiting for videos. Can’t want to see Adam in Boston. I hope Beantown gives Adam an exuberant welcome!

  235. OH Nooo….I’m late for the party…booo hoooo…i got my Dissertation viva in a couple of hourse and my stomach has soo many butterflies i cant read this thread in peace :cry_tb:

    from a quick look, i see there is a lot of love for richardrrushfielf and MTV Jim here so i’ll add my blessings to the dynamic duo. LOL

    But Kris got a ton of great reception? That is awesome. KRIS I AM A FAN OF YOU AND I LOVE YOU IN A STRAIGHT MAN WAY. MARRY ME. NOW. Actually, Katy’s sweet

    Jammasta, you’re a riot..keep up the krispirit

    bye for now, will come back in a couple of hours and join in on the action.

  236. Reminder:

    Let’s keep this thread focused on tonight’s show in LA. We certainly are not re-hashing the why-are-women-attracted to Adam topic. I’m deleting all those posts.

  237. Jammasta, that is a re-cap I can really appreciate. But, did you like the show? Seriously, I am ready to hitch-hike across the country, if they don’t get here soon.

    Ann Powers of the LA Times said that Kris’ Ain’t No Sunshine’ is Daughtry-esk, which has me grinning from ear to ear.

    I soooooooooo want those two guys to write a song or 20 together.

  238. @ateal69

    Sorry for your lost. Good that the MJ community can give you solace during this tough times. We can all be together as we celebrate the music / talent of ADAM. :-) Take Care!!

  239. MJ, just to let you know, Cassidy Haley is a man, not a woman. =P

  240. ateal69—

    Thanks for sharing your story, I was really touched by it :)

  241. Jim Cantiello is here filming for MTV! I would want a pic but I’m not gonna risk my spot!

  242. Wow, those LA people were quick. And unlike the failbots of UT, they were fast AND with complete videos.

    I thought Kris sounded good, but will be interesting to see with the half curtain thing. The show must go on.

    Adam was clearly pumped up tonight, he was extra flourishey with his vocals. We’ll see if I like it with better YouTubes.

    And underwear for Allison and Adam during Slow Ride? I thought it was just the boxers from Allison’s friend. Well can’t wait for the YouTubes there as well.

    Poor Megan! Sounds like she really bamf’ed herself and didn’t show up for the last number. That’s too bad.

  243. jammasta

    You have laughing out loud at almost 2:00 am when my butt should be asleep.

    ETA:

    # DishofSaltJust home from Idol tour. What a blast! Way better than last year. Admittedly my fave moment was Gokey’s shout out to me :) hee hee2 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    #
    cassidyhaley
    cassidyhaleythey have Adams friends in this weird conference room to wait for him..it’s empty and odd. Where’s the booze?9 minutes ago from Tweetie

  244. Cassidy Haley is in a video interview where Adam was trying on his jacket before it got the tails, studs, etc. Part of the pre-concert media promo.

  245. @Zoweicat, I’m also sorry for your loss. It is a bizarre realization when you go through something like that (for my dad, it was Brett Favre) and I often thought, “God, what an amazing honor and do these people realize the pleasure and solace they are providing to people who need it the most?”

    When people look at entertainment and think it’s frivolous, they’d be amazed when they look into the face of someone who is dying as they light up; it is often the only pleasure they can perceive.

  246. Based on tweets, they have Adam’s friends in at least 3 different places, plus all the other post concert stuff. No wonder he’s tired!

  247. I just got back and am working on the recap. No pics as I had lousy seats. They switched my seats because they put the sound equipment where I was supposed to sit. My “upgrade was the back floor.”

    Everyone got a good response. This was Adam’s hometown and we love him. He rocked it as usual. Looked great, etc., but I give more detail in the recap. Kris got a great reception as well. At least where I was sitting/standing, people stayed on their feet after Adam left and carried on the cheers for Kris.

  248. Another vid from LA. Danny’s ending and Adam’s WLL & Starlight

    I have no idea what Donny was doing at the end of his set, but I think we need a courtesy flush.

  249. This is looking like quite a late night for Adam. And doesn’t he have back to back concerts for the next two nights? He’d better get some rest sometime so he’s fresh and feisty for Arizona. I’m just saying!

  250. zowiecat-thanks!( and everyone else too, that’s what is so great about MJ’s site, the people really seem to care about each other, I know it sounds so corny but its true…) as you can see I’m up late too! Seems like LA showed Adam a lot of love tonight! That really makes me happy!

  251. Margie
    Jul 17th, 2009 at 1:15 am
    Did Adam’s mic stand get a little loving tonight on WLL?

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Please don’t talk about the mic stand. I might have another moment!

  252. joshskinner Megan had food poisoning and couldn’t finish American Idol concert.less than 10 seconds ago from TwitterFon

  253. joshskinner Megan had food poisoning and couldn’t finish American Idol concert

  254. Tweet: The reason why Megan didn’t come out for DSB

    RT @joshskinner Megan had food poisoning and couldn’t finish American Idol concert. DDDDD:

    Poor Megan

  255. adam’s clothes seemed loose in that buble tweet of medley—-he can;t get any thinner

  256. Good news about tomorrow’s show is that it is close enough that they are probably staying at the same hotel they were in last night. At least I hope so!

  257. LambertLover22RT @joshskinner Megan had food poisoning and couldn’t finish American Idol concert.

  258. ROFLMAO

    RT @LJDavid: @ladyluxe a little bit of kradam chicken dancing & then adam got down on one knee & kris started laughing

  259. So it looks like Adam and Kris are getting their new cars tomorrow–

    DishofSaltnighty night all. need beauty sleep for my morning with Kradam. They r getting their Ford cars. Adam’s is a mustang! Kris a hybrid fusion!1 minute ago from TweetDeck

  260. Hey guys, just so you know, I was actually at the Sacramento show, not the L.A. show. I was just on the Kris site and then I came here and saw that Adam said “Bitches” in concert and I seriously exploded.

    And yes, the show was worth going to. I go on KrisAllenation and it got really wild tonight, more than it has been for any other show I think, so the L.A. show must’ve been really amazing. Also, Kris changed his set order, from what I hear.

    EDIT: Scratch that, I think I mixed up songs, I don’t think he changed his set order.

  261. thanks undercook for your comment. I’m looking forward to your recap. I’m glad that Kris got lots of love from the Adam’s hometown crowd. I’m sure Adam will get lots of love in Little Rock also

  262. Dear ateal69, I am sorry for your loss and am glad that mj’s community provides you with some distraction. Adam has made me very, very happy in the past few months. Life has been a littel stressful, but having a distraction like Adam makes me forget all the practical details of life and mjs community allows me to be silly and be as happy as I can be. And I am very grateful for that. Hang in there. It will get better.

  263. Ahhhhhh!

    maggiestormGot my big ol’ hug, I smell like his patchouli! Will post pix from home. He loves the cookies from the twins. Handing them to the cast.
    2 minutes ago from Twitterrific

    This was her twins first concert, too.

  264. Just got back (needed ice cream after the show), and let me say, while I was originally a Megan fan… she made me run for beer!

    Maybe I will write a review.

  265. I hope Jim’s news about Danny is that Danny’s giving up preaching during the remaining concerts.

  266. dsp
    Jul 17th, 2009 at 2:02 am
    adam’s clothes seemed loose in that buble tweet of medley’”-he can;t get any thinner

    I was just thinking he is evaporating into thin air too!

  267. You guys kill me and want to keep reading with another glass of wine. BUT I have a date with Adam Lambert tomorrow, so MUST be fully functional. Well, actually, know most of my faculties will short circuit, so I have none to spare. Good night! I’ll be reading you around 3 a.m. when I get insomnia and start iPhone lurking : )

  268. My mom thought Danny sounded like a holy roller (her words, not mine). The crowd seemed into Danny and I think he got the best reception after Adam (Kris would be third). While I understand leaving during the show, I think leaving in the middle of songs is quite rude (which a lot of people did during random songs). Maybe I will write a proper review, but seriously, besides Adam and Matt I thought a lot of the background lights were distracting and weird, especially Anoop’s.

  269. Rockvixen, LOL, yep hope so too.

    I saw on a tweet his pastor Robin, I think before the SLC concert said to him, have a great show and PREACH. WTF? I feel when he preaches, he brings the ENERGY down and the crowd down. I was there in San Jose and I was enjoying his set, listening and then he starts the TALK and OMG, he lost me and I was, get off the stage!

  270. Just got back hm from concert. Amazing performances by all idols. Kris and adam received as expected the loudest applause. Danny was also well received. People really love this guy. No trace of so called fan wars. Matt and allison were probably tied for the fourth most applause. Lil, scott, annoop, and even megan were very solid, entertaining. All this bs talk of people sitting or leaving during kris’ set is just that…bs. He got the same amount of cheers and although some sat during his set, it had more to do with the type of songs he sings. Those sitting down continued to sing along, video tape and dance in their seats. I saw 5 people leave early during kris’ last song, and considering crowd was almost sold out, that’s a pretty reasonable number lol. Overall, the crowd’s reaction to each idol matched the place he or she finished in the competition.

    Worth the money spent!

  271. I hope Jim’s news about Danny is that Danny’s giving up preaching during the remaining concerts.

    Amen to that!

  272. Susan M.
    Jul 17th, 2009 at 2:12 am
    You guys kill me and want to keep reading with another glass of wine.

    Tell me about it. I am on my 5th glass now, and I am beginning to see double. Not good! I must be sober to live this LA show vicariously!

  273. All this bs talk of people sitting or leaving during kris’ set is just that’ ¦bs. He got the same amount of cheers and although some sat during his set, it had more to do with the type of songs he sings.

    Not to start fanwars, while it wasn’t a mass exodus, it was more than just a few people because I felt it was really rude to walk out during the middle of songs (not the same songs either) and block people who are trying to watch the show. I don’t know… it wasn’t just rude for Kris, but it’s rude to those who are watching the show.

    ETA: On a different note, I swear Mare Winningham was in front of me while I was buying beer during one of Megan’s songs (this woman quickly took off, maybe to catch Scott’s set?). I could be wrong, but the person looked just like her. haha

  274. My mom thought Danny sounded like a holy roller (her words, not mine).

    There’s a recognizable rise-and-fall cadence that people sometimes think of as “going to church” that is very effective with crowds, even when the words aren’t about religion. I heard President Obama do it today as he addressed the NAACP (he has been noted for his skill at using this effectively). I was listening to the cellcast tonight, I didn’t time it but I don’t think that Danny spoke for much more than half a minute. I understand why he feels the need to say the things he says, and as long as he keeps it short like that I think that for most people it probably is an effective enhancement to his performance as he goes into his final song.

  275. livingaskate Allison is out and surrounded by family. 4 minutes ago from txt

  276. Q3, Sunn & GeminiDolly and others, how DO you find all these video clips and tweets? I am so glad you share all that info with the rest of us here. Thank you!

  277. adam’s clothes seemed loose in that buble tweet of medley’”-he can;t get any thinne

    That bubbletweet is from Portland’s show. The person posted it before his set as well.

  278. :) @ Ateal69. Very touching.

    Anyway, yay people liked that post I made. I would’ve done a Sacramento recap if I weren’t so heavily Kris biased, and if I didn’t feel like I’d be making people angry because the most disappointing song of the show for me was Starlight. Plus, Adam’s not my type so I would’ve probably made some Lambert fans sad. If it’s any consolation, I gave WLL a score above perfect (Though it wasn’t the highest scoring song).

    I feel kinda bad for Megan and Adam. Food poisoning is pretty terrible. I heard Adam didn’t want his ex there. Awkward. I wouldn’t buy Danny’s album, but for some reason I find myself hoping the news is, in fact, a record deal. I have no idea why. I’d definitely choose Matt to be the next signed contestant before Danny though.

    So were any other celebrities there? And anything about Perez Hilton? I’m really concerned for Adam and Kris, I really hope they didn’t meet him.

  279. Q3
    Jul 17th, 2009 at 2:45 am
    maggiestormMe and Adam. Can U tell how exhausted this poor boy is? I wanted to put him on the couch with a pillow for a nap. http://twitpic.com/amh0g
    less than 20 seconds ago from twhirl

    Damn! Damn! Damn! He looks Beauuuuuutiful. And tired as well.

  280. I wonder if it is a recording contract, will Danny get signed to 19? if the news is not a record deal, maybe it’s that he won the $10,000 for sophia’s heart (from that twitter vote thing)

  281. maggiestormMe and Adam. Can U tell how exhausted this poor boy is? I wanted to put him on the couch with a pillow for a nap.
    http://twitpic.com/amh0g

    You can tell Adam is tired, but he is so gorgeous.

  282. ateal69: music is healing balm. I hope you surround yourself with it, as you work through grief. peace on you.

  283. jammasta. I heard Adam didn’t want his ex there. Awkward.

    I don’t think this was an issue for Adam. They are friends and Adam even follows Cheeks on Twitter and is friends with him on his other SN sites.

    All around, I think it must have been a great night for Adam. He had quite a number of friends in the audience: Jonny Cota, Cassidy Haley and Katie Kay from Skin.Graft, Michael Orland, Sam Sparro and Alyson Porter were there.

  284. MJ (or anyone else), if we want to e-mail you our recaps, do we just send them in the “contact me” box at the side of the page, or is there an address we need? Thank you!

  285. Did all of LA pass out after Adam? Why is Im Western nichts Neues?

  286. sisdagmar
    Jul 17th, 2009 at 3:04 am
    MJ (or anyone else), if we want to e-mail you our recaps, do we just send them in the ‘contact me’  box at the side of the page, or is there an address we need? Thank you!

    I wouldn’t presume to speak for mj, but that would be my guess.

  287. maggiestormMe and Adam. Can U tell how exhausted this poor boy is? I wanted to put him on the couch with a pillow for a nap.
    http://twitpic.com/amh0g

    BTW, if you look back of Adam and his friend and to the left (in this photo above) you can see his friend Carmit Barchar (in the hat). She is formerly of the Pussycat Dolls and is the co-founder of the Zodiac show. I’m glad he had so many friends there tonight — but that makes it even more exhausting, I’m sure. However, friends that are performers certainly understand how Adam is feeling! I hope all these guys are able to get some sleep tonight.

  288. Thank you, Sunn.

    And the show was unbelievable. I am so wired right now.

  289. heatherberg Allison came out looks tired they are rushing. No pics were leaving 13 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    Only sarver and allison came out so far…

    the idols have a show in ontario tonight and I definitely see the handlers rushing the idols

  290. I will probably do a recap as well, but I am the opposite of wired as I drank two champane cocktails and two beers before Anoop got on. LOL

    It’s how I roll.

  291. I buried my husband on January 20th after a long bout with cancer. He was only 37. That same day I saw Adam for the first time

    Ateal69
    My close friend died of cancer 2 years ago on January 29. He was 35. He had a lot of qualities in common with Adam. Great communicator, skillful and warm with the press, honest, creative, reworked his own jeans with unique designs, liked the spotlight, lit up the room, giving and genuine. Some parts of me rekindled this spring as one by one I saw these qualities alive and sparkling in Adam. A spiritual connection some would see it that way. I am interested in style once more, music and my spirit is brighter.
    My friend lit up his corner of Los Angeles and I see the same light shine bright and for so many more people, thanks Idol and thanks Adam.

  292. Just got home from Staples Center. I may write a review later. Adam left me speechless, breathless and in awe. I thought he was fabulous in Wicked but that was like an elementary play compared to tonight. The building just came completely alive when he walked on the stage. The energy was unbelievable. He was better than all the other nights that we have seen the videos for. His voice gets stronger each song. He was so having fun during WLL. Starlight was magical, he walked around the stage more and less hand movements and the slight uptempo has made this song perfect. Mad World was haunting and it was so quiet you could hear his voice echoing. He danced so much more during Fame and Let’s Dance and added new dance moves. The need bend during don’t Stop Believing was hilarious.

    I have to say that L.A. gave the Idols lots of love and I really didn’t expect the reception to be that good and as much for Adam as we get to see so many stars and musicians here all the time.

  293. Just got back from the show, didn’t twit or take pictures or video, sorry guys, my friends would all tell you I’m always in the moment while everyone else worries about that kind of stuff. It would be exceptionally rare to see me sporting a camera, and only this year I got a cell phone, but have never texted on it. I didn’t do the bus thing either, not my cuppa.

    Anyhow, the concert was great. Enjoyed it tremendously, while I went for Adam, I went with the attitude that for over $100 for floor seats and parking I was going to enjoy everyone and I did!!!

    Michael was fun and got a nice crowd reaction, which was somewhat unexpected due to all the post I read for other concerts. I liked his first song the best.

    Megan as always was interesting, she has an unusual voice that can at times be a little grating, but she gave it her best and I liked it. She accidentally bumped her mouth with the microphone after her first song and said that was awesome and made a nice joke about it and carried on. Also checked herself to be sure she wasn’t bleeding before continuing with the 2nd song. I thought she had a great attitude and handled the mishap very professionally. She probably got the least amount of applause for the night. I would still choose her over someone like Tatiana or bikini girl any day of the week. She is also extremely beautiful.

    Scott was fun, I enjoyed his first song the most, the second one was fine to. He told his joke again about the high five heard round the world and got a nice laugh, his Simon joke also got a nice laugh. He had decent applause also.

    Lil did very well I thought and the crowd responded very well to her. Nobody stood up but on Single Ladies when she started waving her arm, the crowd definitely joined in with her and she got plenty of applause when her set was over.

    Anoop was the first to get everyone on their feet with his last song, My Perogative. I thought his intro with the clouds on the video screen was very Mr. Rogers like, pretty lame. But I definitely enjoyed all his songs. I dont recall seeing him put any glasses on, but he might have, I just dont remember them. He also got very good applause.

    People stayed on their feet from Anoop’s set and into and through all of Matt’s first song, Hard to Handle. It was really good and “rockin” and got a great crowd response. They sat for the next song, which I believe was Georgia, but it was a slower song.

    The group song was not that great, but okay, I dont think Meagan and Lil should be dueting, their voices just dont match very well. The boys did better on their part I thought. I really enjoyed the dueling piano parts.

    Intermission, the bathroom lines were really long, that was all I did and got back to my seat with maybe three minutes to spare.

    Allison kicked butt, that girl can sing, really enjoyed the heck out of her. She does still need to work on the annuciation issue. But holly smokes, lots of energy, (to be 17 again!). I loved all three of her songs and she got great applause when her set was done.

    I was suprised at how much I enjoyed Danny because he was my least favorite on the show, found him annoying. But he really did well tonight and I thought sounded very good. I didn’t find his speech to bad but thought it could have been about 10 seconds shorter. I heard quite a few “amens” in the crowd near me during it. Danny was very well recieved and got plenty of applause and love from the audience. PYT had everyone on their feet and dancing. People were kind of up and down during his set, mostly I sat after PYT.

    Adam of course had the biggest applause of the night, and people mostly stood through his entire set, at least on the floor and those I could see. Loved all five of his songs and it went by so quickly I could hardly believe it was over. I did have a few complaints, but they are all tech related. On Mad World there seemed to be some reverb coming through and echoing, I kept hearing the lyrics repeat and echo. The sound was really messed up for it I thought, and that was extremely annoying. Also I have noticed for the last couple of concerts they put him in the dark during a portion of Whole Lotta Love, during that drum solo section, where he used to do a bump and grind kind of thing, now you just cant see him at all. Also I was too far back to see him well anyhow so watched the monitors for most of his set, and they mostly showed him from the waist up, although on the Bowie Medley they did show longer shots of his whole person so got to see some of the sexy dancing, but by no means all of it, and that was disappointing. If I go again I will aim for better seats. I have to say the quality of his voice is absolutely amazing, you can really hear the distinctions in his runs so much better live that on tv or you tube, it was worth the money just for that, I can watch the sexy dancing on you tube anytime.

    The crowd remained on it feet for Kris’ first song and he really rocked it. People were kind of up and down for him according to what he was singing, but I saw very few people leaving and I looked around several times just to make sure. There were a scattered few, but not many at all. Kris got lots of love from the audience. He asked for people to sing along on the “I’ve got soul but I’m not a soldier” line and everyone near me was singing. Lots of people all over waving cell phones and glow sticks. People also sang along to Hey Jude.

    The last group song was lots of fun, but I could not see well so didn’t even realize Meagan didn’t join in till I saw the post on here. They don’t show the idols on the video monitors during the group numbers so unless you have a good view of the stage it is hard to tell who exactly is singing at any given moment. I will say what little bit of view I had was of Adam, so life is good!!!

    A few other observations. The place was almost at capacity, the few empty seats I saw were in the very top tier at the opposite end from the stage, true stratosphere seats, nobody wanted em!!! I’m sure it was over 95% full. The LA audience was warm and loving to all the idols. No one around me had anything negative to say about any of them. I looked around a few times and saw every section had cell phones and glow sticks waving at the appropriate times, people all around were standing for the up-tempo songs and sitting for the slower songs. There was lots of energy in the crowd. In future I will choose my seats more carefully, it would have been better to be closer and on the side than so far back and on the floor. I bought my tickets at the presale on ticketmaster, and had better seats but the timer timed out on me and I lost them, then some side seats came up, but I thought the floor would be better and tried again, big mistake. Also paid for the parking ahead of time and ended up walking much further than people who drove in and paid tonight. So I wont do that again either. Live and learn!! Hope this wasn’t too long. Good night everybody!!

    Go if you can, was definitely worth it.

  294. The idols all came out except Megan. Kris, Lil, Anoop, and Danny didn’t have time to go down the entire line, and Scott simply ran by us at the end. The staff at the venue abruply ended the signing and people were seriously like flocking to the idols still out. I’m concerned about Megan but hopefully I’ll get to meet her in San Diego.

  295. Was at the show tonight… Sometimes I hate my hometown. The crowd almost NEVER got on its feet! Pls peeps…ur at an AI concert…don’t pretend ur too cool for school!

    Screamed my face off for Allison (who killed it)…I might actually have woken up the girl sitting next to me. Adam was (mostly) fantastic.. WLL and the Bowie Medley were just incredible.. My jaw was on the floor! Just personal opinion, but thought mad world and starlight were too theatrical. btw…people did leave during Kris’ set, but that’s normal for the Staples’ crowd toward the end of a show–he was amazing. Biggest shocker of the night: LA luvs Danny Gokey!

  296. Just got back from the concert a little while ago… ears are still ringing…place was LOUD…although a lot of that was due to the fact that the sound mix is overpowering at times…bandzilla indeed!

    Got there around 5:30 (I tried to get there earlier, but my car conked out right by LAX, blocking rush hour traffic for almost 1/2 hour before Triple A arrived…yikes!) and went straight to stand on line to gt inside. I figured that the Idols weren’t coming outside to do any meet&greets either before or after, since that’s what everyone told me when I asked! Everyone said Staples center wasn’t set up for that stuff! So now I’m ticked off to hear that they did come out, as I’ve missed my one opportunity to meet them. Oh well.

    Waiting on line, I saw very few shirts or other paraphinalia for any particular Idol — a couple of Adam shirts here, a couple of Kris shirts there…I even saw one shirt in support of Both Kris and Danny. But the screaming was definitely mainly for Adam. Every time they showed his face on a promo, people screamed. There was a little girl who was about 6 or 7 sitting in front of me, and she went into hysterics every time Adam popped up on the video screen. Meanwhile, two ardent Danny supporters were right behind me, screaming any time HIS face popped up.

    Two other women right behind me yapped through Michael’s, Megan’s, Scott’s and Lil’s sets, which was very distracting. Of that foursome, Scott easily got the best response from the crowd. It was a typical late arriving L.A. audience, which means that people were still coming in probably all the way until through Lil’s set. I’m not a fan of his, but Scott sounded very good tonight. Megan knocked herself in the face trying to put her mic back in the stand, but recovered quickly.

    The crowd was polite, but didn’t seem into the show that much until Anoop came on. He got lots of “Anoop!” calls from the crowd. He sounded great on “Always on My Mind” and got some of the crowd up on their feet for My Perogative. In contrast, only one person that I could see clearly as up and dancing during Lil’ set.

    Matt rocked the house on “Hard to Handle”. Basically everyone was up on their feet for that one. He showed a lot of stage presence and very good focals. Until he got to the Fray song — for some reason, he sounded very nasally on that to me. But the crowd was definitely loving Matt tonight.

    The group number was fun, although I don’t think Megan’s and Lil’s voices match very well on their duet. Best part of this number is definitely “Beggin”. They have some cute choreography on that.

    As people have said before, there isn’t much of an introduction for Allison. Lights go down and bam…there she is. She got a huge ovation from the crowd and sang the hell out of all her songs. She’s so confident up there on stage. When she did her little talk about the 3 guys coming up later, Adam’s name got the biggest roar, but Danny and Kris both got loud cheers.

    Danny’s set was interesting. There were A LOT of Danny fans in the house. Everybody was up and dancing during his PYT, and he gave a shout out to MJ when he finished, which was cool. He sounded good, but I liked PYT and Maria Maria better than the Rascal Flatts songs — but that may be because I hate Rascal Flatts! His dancing was a less less awkward than it was during the tv show. His speech — well on the positive side, it was relatively short. But he was definitely preaching — complete with hand gestures. And he put an odd emphasis on the word tragedy. But there a bunch of people in the crowd who were responding to what Danny was saying. When he finished his set, he got a HUGE ovation.

    Which built into this MASSIVE ROAR for Adam. He basically blew the roof off the place with WLL, and very few people sat down during his set (I did see a few people sit during Mad World). VERY FUNNY moment when he told people to “get up out on your feet — BITCHES”. I have mixed feelings about “Starlight” — that is my favorite Muse song, and although Adam sings it really well, the high falsetto he uses in it just bugs me a little. Mad World and the Bowie Medley were fantastic and the Slow Ride duet was fun although I’m not a fan of that song.

    Unfortunately, my camera died just before Adam’s set started, which annoyed the crap out of me since I just bought the thing yesterday. How could the battery die that quickly? IDK. So I got NO pics or video of either Adam or Kris, which totally sucks.

    He got a huge roar again when his set ended. It appears the producers have deliberately put in some time between the end of Adam’s set and the start of Kris’ intro because the crowd was just starting to settle down a little when Kris’ intro came on and the road started again. Definitely not as loud as it was for Adam, but loud and enthusiastic.

    I didn’t see anyone leave during Kris’ set, although I did see some head out before DSB. The crowd was definitely standing for Hearless, but about midway through ATTTID people started to sit down. It doesn’t seem like a lot of people knew the Killers’ song — although by this time my ears were ringing so it was difficult to judge the crowd response to anything. Something happened with the backdrop — it looked like the curtain got stuck halfway. Kris sounded very good — he clearly loves not having to do NoBo — he had a smile on his face for part of ATTTID. And he was bopping up and down on that piano bench during Bright Lights. The crowd clearly liked Kris’ set, but the response for all his songs died out much quicker than it did for Adam. It was like YAAAAAAAAAAAAY! as opposed to OMG, YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY.

    I noticed Megan was missing for DSB and actually said out loud to no one in particular, where’s Megan? Sarver sang her lines. The band was in bandzilla mode for this closing number…I could barely hear either Kris or Adam — not even Adam’s final glory note. I thought I did see some Kradam action in both Hey Jude and DSB, but my seat was too far back to figure out exactly what they were doing.

    I headed home right after the show, totally unaware they had put barricades up by the buses. I had brought stuff for them to autograph just in case, too. Oh well.

    I have tomorrow off, so am debating whether to go to Ontario show. Don’t know if my ears are up to it! I have to look to see if there are any decent seats available. I’d like to have a chance to meet the Idols, since I blew it tonight.

  297. http://www.accesshollywood.com/dish-of-salt-adam-lambert-answers-fan-questions_video_1136255

    Okay, the Dish of Salt interview is great, and she asks some good questions we haven’t heard before. Watch until the end, and you see Laura Saltman pinch Adam’s butt and then he swats her back — very cute.

    BTW, may I just say that I am very happy to report that me and Adam wear the same kind of foundation (I almost sent him a rec about this!). Bare Minerals — best stuff in the world and does not sweat off or make you break out. HA!

    Fun watching while we await more videos.

  298. Only sarver and allison came out from what I heard, but they were rushed and sarver said that were not allowed to take pics

  299. # Perfectadam_normal Lambrina01 Dud Adam Lambert say ‘Get up out of your seat bitches‘ ?? FUCK I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!! :D :D :D 11 minutes ago from web

    That is used very frequently here in L.A. Example: my daughter will get a call from a friend and say “What’s up Bitch?”

  300. ^ all of them ( except Megan & Danny) came out to meet the fans after the concert .

    Cute dish of salt interview .

  301. ^ all of them ( except Megan & Danny) came out to meet the fans after the concert .

    thanks..all I read about was sarver and allison

  302. Hmmm, I was there at the concert too and I didn’t think the crowd gave too much love to the idols. We were surrounded by Kris’s and Danny’s fans and they didn’t even stand during Kris’s and Danny’s sets. My friend and I were the only two cheering for the top 4 in our section. People who saw everybody on their feet probably had floor seats. We were actually shocked by how dead the crowd was overall. Adam did get the loudest cheer. Kris sounded awesome. We really like his set. I have to say overall it wasn’t as great as I expected. It was fun and Kris and Adam were the best of the night.

  303. Yeah, from my experience, it kinda depends on where you are and that can kinda change your perception of how things are. People that are not on the floor are most likely to be more lazy and tend to sit through almost everything- but that doesn’t mean that they weren’t into it.

  304. Danny actually came out both before and after. He didn’t get far down the line after though. Everyone came out except Megan, but Michael tweeted that she is fine and just a little under the weather.

  305. I was sitting in section 103, which isn’t on the floor — it was to the right of the stage (if you are facing to the stage) and several sections back. That section and the ones to either side of it were almost all standing during all of Adam’s set and for parts of Danny’s and Kris’ sets. Matt and Anoop and Allison all also had people standing during parts of their sets — although not as many people as stood during the Top 3 guys’ sets.

    I couldn’t even se the floor very well (it was awfully dark in there) so I couldn’t tell how many people were dancing. I did notice that basically everyone on the floor had their cameras or video recorders out when Adam was up there — sort of an eery greenish glow from all those lights!

    Anyway, no good seats available for Ontario…phooey. I still can’t believe I blew my chance to (briefly) meet the Idols…I was really hoping to meet Kris, Adam and Allison. I did try to win the backstage passes, but no luck with that either.

  306. I was sitting in section 103, which isn’t on the floor ‘” it was to the right of the stage (if you are facing to the stage) and several sections back. That section and the ones to either side of it were almost all standing during all of Adam’s set and for parts of Danny’s and Kris’ sets. Matt and Anoop and Allison all also had people standing during parts of their sets ‘” although not as many people as stood during the Top 3 guys’ sets.

    yeah, depends on your section..Richard Rushfield said that everyone was standing for allison…

  307. Dish Of Salt interview, very very very cute;

    The cutest interview I’ve seen yet. You can tell that he really likes her. They have great chemistry. I think she’s the one he said he would be “bi curious” about in an interview right after the finale.

  308. I just got back from the show and am trying to catch up. I had great seats…just up and to the side…however, I seem to have missed a lot. I missed Megan hitting herself in her mouth and Adam’s “bitches” comment. lol. I swear I was at the same concert.

    I actually thought this audience was pretty awesome for LA. They WANTED to get into it so badly, and from Sarver to Kris, if an Idol asked them to clap, sing or wave, they did it! The problem was song choice. So many of the early idols sang ballads. Scott had 2. Lil had 2. Anoop had 2. Matt had 2. Danny had 2. This crowd was itching to stand.

    I will try to write up a report, but here are my quick impressions:

    Songs that need to be changed: Megan’s 2nd song (it’s all kinds of wrong); Matt’s 3rd song (it noticeably doesn’t suit his voice and he loses the audience which he roused up to begin the set); Lil’s 1st song medley (long and boring); Danny’s 4th song (no one should have to sit through 2 Rascal Flatts ballads in a row).

    Screens that need to be changed: Anoop’s head in the clouds; Megan’s hello kitty pink set; Words on screen for Single Ladies

    Most awkward transition: From Danny to Adam. Towards the end of his set, Danny is running around yelling at the crowd “Have any of you ever had a dream?” “Dream on!” “Dream on!” (Verrry televangelist!) A couple of minutes later, Adam comes out with WLL. It was bizarre. The transition between Adam and Kris wasn’t awkward at all (and I expected it to be!),

    Best stage presence/star quality (in descending order): Adam, Kris, Allison, Matt, Anoop/Danny, Scott, Lil, Michael, Megan

    Most disappointing: Allison. I was shocked by how disappointed I was in her performance (expectations too high!). Allison was one of my favorites of the season, but her stage presence was remarkably immature. It was most striking on “So What.” Her vocals on “Cry Baby” were awesome, but her movements detracted from the song. “Barracuda” was actually the best because everything fit together. Her hand waving and stork walking (think the animated version of “Robin Hood”) finally made sense.

    Will pay to see in concert again: Adam and Kris. (And Allison in a few years)

    Favorite Part: America picked the best top 2. Adam and Kris put on a completely different concert than the first 8. Not even in the same league. My favorite of the season and the concert was easily Adam, but I was also extremely impressed with Kris tonight. His voice may not be as inherently strong as Danny or some of the others, but other than Adam, he is the best singer of the bunch. People have said it before, but he is an excellent interpreter of song. He also had more stage presence and magnetism standing there in front of the mic with his guitar than Danny had salsa dancing around the stage. As long as Kris puts out a great album and doesn’t allow his songs to be blanded out by the band (happened on iTunes, and happened tonight some on Heartless and Ain’t No Sunshine), he can easily play arenas.

  309. Favorite Part: America picked the best top 2. Adam and Kris put on a completely different concert than the first 8. Not even in the same league. My favorite of the season and the concert was easily Adam, but I was also extremely impressed with Kris tonight. His voice may not be as inherently strong as Danny or some of the others, but other than Adam, he is the best singer of the bunch. People have said it before, but he is an excellent interpreter of song. He also had more stage presence and magnetism standing there in front of the mic with his guitar than Danny had salsa dancing around the stage. As long as Kris puts out a great album and doesn’t allow his songs to be blanded out by the band (happened on iTunes, and happened tonight some on Heartless and Ain’t No Sunshine), he can easily play arenas.

    I completely agree with you here. When I saw Kris live, I was really surprised by his level of stage presence and really impressed by his musicianship. It showed to some degree on the show, but it REALLY comes across in person. I’m a total Adam fan, but I was happily surprised by Kris and would definitely go see him in concert — he really rocks. And Adam, well….if that man had any more stage presence the arena would explode.

  310. May I ask why some of you are posting your recaps here instead of sending them in (I’m really enjoying reading them, by the way!)? Do the recaps that get sent to MJ have to be different in some way?

  311. lizardino Jul 17th, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Favorite Part: America picked the best top 2. Adam and Kris put on a completely different concert than the first 8. Not even in the same league. My favorite of the season and the concert was easily Adam, but I was also extremely impressed with Kris tonight. His voice may not be as inherently strong as Danny or some of the others, but other than Adam, he is the best singer of the bunch. People have said it before, but he is an excellent interpreter of song. He also had more stage presence and magnetism standing there in front of the mic with his guitar than Danny had salsa dancing around the stage. As long as Kris puts out a great album and doesn’t allow his songs to be blanded out by the band (happened on iTunes, and happened tonight some on Heartless and Ain’t No Sunshine), he can easily play arenas.

    I completely agree with you here. When I saw Kris live, I was really surprised by his level of stage presence and really impressed by his musicianship. It showed to some degree on the show, but it REALLY comes across in person. I’m a total Adam fan, but I was happily surprised by Kris and would definitely go see him in concert ‘” he really rocks. And Adam, well’ ¦.

    I agree with the both of you on Kris. Only exception is I absolutely despise any and all versions of Heartless. I really love his version of Bright Lights. Kris’s voice appears to be getting stronger and he seems to be losing some of the little quirks that I didn’t like on the show. Adam…well you know…

  312. Nice mock proposal from Adam to Kris there during DSB. The Kradam fan fic writers will run with that!

  313. LisaE- I liked how you formatted some of your quick impressions. LOL at screens that need to change. I think if it was only one, it would definitely be Anoop’s because that one is the cheesiest! Also, I liked what you put in your Favorite Part =)

    Wow, it seems like a lot of people here went to the LA concert! I can’t wait to hear more!

  314. Nice mock proposal from Adam to Kris there during DSB. The Kradam fan fic writers will run with that!

    I know. These guys are having WAY too much fun with this — it’s terrific! This kind of behavior will also help keep the show fresh, which is good for us!

  315. Is there a difference between the recaps posted here and the ones sent to MJ?

  316. Reading these recaps makes me wish tomorrow should be the 26th.Well, I still have 9 days more to the concert in Memphis. Ican’t wait to see Kradam! And I bet you, when i saw that kradam dance in DSB, the first thing I said was, ” the benches are going to run with this”, and they did long ago. Hahaha.

  317. I knew Adam changed his glory notes in DSB but I have confirm it by watching the video. I was expecting the usual 3 high notes. But it was likewise good.

  318. Sunn Jul 17th, 2009 at 4:58 am

    What’s with the ‘Adam well ya know’ ¦’  recaper? This girl wants the details please.

    I posted a quick impression/recap of Adam’s set further up on this page, didn’t want to repeat myself…I will say it was in my opinion EPIC. His riffs at the end of WLL, his extended “Wo…ma………an,” his new dance moves, using the L.A. slang “Bitches.” He was in goooood form.

  319. One More:

    Necessary Personnel Change: The back-up singers! Where did they find those two? They creeped me out. Straight out of some 1950s TV show? They drove me insane all night with their uber conservative little synchronized moves. They didn’t even interact with Adam when he ran back to them during “Let’s Dance”! Adam looked like this rock star, and these two couldn’t even muster up any enthusiasm for what they were doing.

  320. Is there a difference between the recaps posted here and the ones sent to MJ?

    I didn’t tell anyone I was going ahead of time and didn’t feel my write-up was detailed enough to have its own thread, also I didn’t have pictures or video, and I figured there would likely be many more, so I justed posted it as part of the comments.

  321. adamland

    I posted a quick impression/recap of Adam’s set further up on this page, didn’t want to repeat myself’ ¦I will say it was in my opinion EPIC. His riffs at the end of WLL, his extended ‘Wo’ ¦ma’ ¦’ ¦’ ¦an,’  his new dance moves, using the L.A. slang ‘Bitches.’  He was in goooood form.

    Big smile on my face now, specially for the word EPIC, thanks adamland.

  322. Thanks again, Sunn–one other question (sorry!)–do most recappers do some sort of intro about themselves to let people know where they’re coming from in terms of the music, or do they just give their impressions/opinions?

    Also, quick impressions:

    I actually thought Allison was fantastic. The moves will tighten with experience, but vocally, she was IMO the best after Adam.

    Kris was excellent. I think he could fill arenas like this, and I was honestly expecting to think he belonged in smaller venues (which wouldn’t be a bad thing). He seemed totally at ease on stage, and his voice, especially on Heartless and ANS, fills the space.

    Adam is…I started crying at one point from the sheer unfathomable epic nature of his talent. I felt ridiculous doing it, but he’s just that wonderful.

  323. Sunn Jul 17th, 2009 at 5:19 am

    adamland

    I posted a quick impression/recap of Adam’s set further up on this page, didn’t want to repeat myself’ ¦I will say it was in my opinion EPIC. His riffs at the end of WLL, his extended ‘Wo’ ¦ma’ ¦’ ¦’ ¦an,’  his new dance moves, using the L.A. slang ‘Bitches.’  He was in goooood form.

    Big smile on my face now, specially for the word EPIC, thanks adamland.

    You know it is funny but I honestly thought about you while WLL was starting as you seem to get such great enjoyment out of hearing about Adam’s performances and wishing you could be there with the rest of us.

  324. Adam is’ ¦I started crying at one point from the sheer unfathomable epic nature of his talent. I felt ridiculous doing it, but he’s just that wonderful.

    @isisdagmar – I perfectly understand, and epic seems like the only way to describe it doesn’t it?

  325. adamland: You’re 100% right, “epic” really is the only word that can describe it.
    I’ve seen fantastic performers before, really great musicians and artists, but Adam manages to be breathtakingly larger-than-life on stage and still heartbreakingly intimate.

    I hope you post a longer recap–I’d love to hear more of your impressions!

    Last question about recaps: do all the ones sent to MJ need to contain pictures or something like that, or is it fine if it’s just the account of the experience?

  326. isisdagmar, I think the best recaps are the ones that do “set the stage” with some personal context first, and then include a lot of detail about the experience that are “in the moment”, things that people wouldn’t be able to know just from watching the videos that give a sense of what it’s like to be at the concert. Hearing about fan reactions is always interesting. Just my two cents!

  327. isisdagmar Jul 17th, 2009 at 5:33 am

    adamland: You’re 100% right, ‘epic’  really is the only word that can describe it.
    I’ve seen fantastic performers before, really great musicians and artists, but Adam manages to be breathtakingly larger-than-life on stage and still heartbreakingly intimate.

    I hope you post a longer recap’“I’d love to hear more of your impressions!

    Last question about recaps: do all the ones sent to MJ need to contain pictures or something like that, or is it fine if it’s just the account of the experience?

    I will post a longer one tomorrow. I am still so gobsmacked by Adam’s performance and I don’t want that to color the whole recap as I want to do the others justice.

    I have seen some fantastic performers before also but with Adam it is different. It is not that I have a fantasy crush on him but his singing and performing is just something to behold.

    I think you can do either when you send it to MJ.

  328. Thanks isisdagmar for the quick impressions. really wetted my appetite for your recap. Cant wait!

  329. Chipmunk Jul 17th, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Adam’s ex brad aka cheeks is there
    http://twitpic.com/alp2j

    What the fuck is he wearing?

    Looks like tights with a belt and womens boots and a copy of Adam’s vest??? Oh, Cheeks that is just plain awful.

  330. What the fuck is he wearing?

    I don’t know, but it amused me when someone posted a tweet where he said something like he needed to drink a margarita for Danny to look good. I can’t even imagine what Danny would need to drink in order to appreciate Cheeks’ outfit! ;). I’m just kidding, I’ve seen photos of him where he looked cute, but this outfit does not appear to be well-considered to me. On the other hand, I am not an LA club kid, so what do I know?!

  331. Adamland

    You know it is funny but I honestly thought about you while WLL was starting as you seem to get such great enjoyment out of hearing about Adam’s performances and wishing you could be there with the rest of us.

    Aaaah! Thank you for thinking of me. I do enjoy hearing about what you guys saw, heard and felt in concert. My life at the moment is lived vicariously through you guys.

    Thanks again for thinking of me Adamland, huge Cheshire Cat grin on my face at the moment, and a tear in my eye.

  332. My close friend died of cancer 2 years ago on January 29. He was 35. He had a lot of qualities in common with Adam.

    Bluelens: So sorry for your loss. Also FYI: Adam’s birthday is also on January 29th.

  333. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anyone more in love with anyone than Laura Saltman is with Adam. :) She seems really sweet. Did she tap him on the butt or was she putting something in his pocket? I couldn’t tell completely.

  334. One More:

    Necessary Personnel Change: The back-up singers! Where did they find those two? They creeped me out. Straight out of some 1950s TV show? They drove me insane all night with their uber conservative little synchronized moves. They didn’t even interact with Adam when he ran back to them during ‘Let’s Dance’ ! Adam looked like this rock star, and these two couldn’t even muster up any enthusiasm for what they were doing.

    yeah, i remember looking at those two during one of the earlier shows, in a video of So What and next to Allison rocking it out, they both looked like dead fish to me. and i dont know if my eyes were deceiving me, the male back up singer reminded me of Clay Aiken a bit. zero enthusiasm!

  335. isisdagmar Jul 17th, 2009 at 6:54 am

    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anyone more in love with anyone than Laura Saltman is with Adam. :) She seems really sweet. Did she tap him on the butt or was she putting something in his pocket? I couldn’t tell completely.

    He sure seems to really really like her. Did he say “You feel good” or “This feels good” when they were hugging? She was grabbing his I.D. pass out of his back packet.

  336. Where are the news outlet reviews? I want to hear what LA critics have to say.

  337. From Randomize Me Idol page:
    http://randomizeme.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/american-idols-live-tour-staples-center-los-angeles-ca/

    ‘American Idol’  interview series: Michael Sarver by Louis Peitzman

    Adam would probably be the biggest growth in relationship. It’s no secret that Adam and I are from different worlds and different backgrounds and different lifestyles. And because both of us are very open and very understanding and very loving people, we’ve embraced each other. And I’ve learned all the great, amazing things about him, and he’s learned all the things that hopefully he thinks are great and amazing about me. And I would say that the most growth in a relationship beyond the show would be Adam Lambert. He’s an amazing artist ‘” everyone knows that part. But what they may not know is how great of a person he is behind the scenes, and that’s what I’ve come to learn. So yeah, we’re having a great time.
    The gossip blogs tend to really harp on me being from Texas and Adam being gay. Why it seems necessary I don’t know. You know, I’ve made comments that were misconstrued and taken out of context, and it made me look as if I were a hateful person. Those blogs just like to elaborate on the bad things. What they don’t understand is the type of people we are. The top 10 this year are some of the most genuine people you could meet. They’re normal, they have real lives, they have families, they have people that they care about, just like you do. And what people don’t seem to understand is that being different is a good thing.

    ‘American Idol’  interview series: Adam Lambert by Louis Peitzman

    I didn’t know what it was going to be. I didn’t know what the bus was going to be like, and it’s surprisingly comfortable. I didn’t think I was going to be able to sleep and I can actually fall asleep on that thing. It’s like being rocked to sleep like a baby. It’s just a lot. It takes a lot of energy, and it’s not just the actual getting on stage and doing your set. That’s not the most tiring part. It’s the interviews and the meets and greets ‘” we do one before the show and one after the show. I always try to sign autographs after the show for all the fans. And I want to do all that. It’s just ‘” it takes a lot of energy.

  338. Where are the news outlet reviews? I want to hear what LA critics have to say.

    I know that Ann Powers is writing something for the LA Times and Lyndsey Parker is writing something for Yahoo.

  339. When I posted earlier re the “Bitches” remark by Adam at the beginning of Let’s Dance, someone who was by the stage said that he was pointing to his friends when he said that.

  340. adamland Jul 17th, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Another WLL that is close

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oiyf1yOCA0

    Wow, you’re fast! I was just about to post this one — but I did have to stop and watch it first, of course. Geez, Adam really was unleashed tonight! I have no words for how hot that was….. You know, you could even hear the “clunk” of the microphone stand when he slid it between his legs. Yowza.

  341. When I posted earlier re the ‘Bitches’  remark by Adam at the beginning of Let’s Dance, someone who was by the stage said that he was pointing to his friends when he said that.

    That’s fantastic. Someone said that one this site?

  342. I would still choose her over someone like Tatiana or bikini girl any day of the week.

    Now that is “damning with faint praise.” LOL. Were those the only two alternatives? I seem to recall others like Frenchie for instance and others. :)

    Re the backup singers, I wonder why the show would go with them, when they could have just about anyone.

  343. isisdagmar Jul 17th, 2009 at 7:45 am

    When I posted earlier re the ‘Bitches’  remark by Adam at the beginning of Let’s Dance, someone who was by the stage said that he was pointing to his friends when he said that.

    That’s fantastic. Someone said that one this site?

    No, someone on TWoP who was down close to the stage. She has a good review.

  344. Me, too. And I am also now thinking that this is one woman Adam might be bi-curious about. Love him hitting her on her butt with his pass.

    I doubt very much that he is interested in her. He might be bi-curious but I don’t think he is into older women. We know that Adam is a very affectionate person. He often hugs or kisses people, but it doesn’t mean he is sexually interested in them.

  345. lizardino Jul 17th, 2009 at 7:36 am

    adamland Jul 17th, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Another WLL that is close

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oiyf1yOCA0

    Wow, you’re fast! I was just about to post this one ‘” but I did have to stop and watch it first, of course. Geez, Adam really was unleashed tonight! I have no words for how hot that was’ ¦.. You know, you could even hear the ‘clunk’  of the microphone stand when he slid it between his legs. Yowza.

    I was looking for one that was close up and had good sound cause I heard the effing (and lucky) microphone clunk from where I was sitting!

  346. Wow, you’re fast! I was just about to post this one ‘” but I did have to stop and watch it first, of course. Geez, Adam really was unleashed tonight! I have no words for how hot that was’ ¦.. You know, you could even hear the ‘clunk’  of the microphone stand when he slid it between his legs. Yowza.

    Thanks for the warning. I’ll just listen to the vocals on this one.

    When I posted earlier re the ‘Bitches’  remark by Adam at the beginning of Let’s Dance, someone who was by the stage said that he was pointing to his friends when he said that.

    Still…..he was on an AI stage. It doesn’t matter who he said it to. Sounds like someone was trying to be a bit too cool last night in front of friends. Not necessary Adam! If they’re you’re friends you don’t need to try.

  347. lefil Jul 17th, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Me, too. And I am also now thinking that this is one woman Adam might be bi-curious about. Love him hitting her on her butt with his pass.

    I doubt very much that he is interested in her. He might be bi-curious but I don’t think he is into older women. We know that Adam is a very affectionate person. He often hugs or kisses people, but it doesn’t mean he is sexually interested in them.

    Sorry, I was being facetious when I wrote that, it’s been a long night! Some people have speculated about that but it’s because they have a very good rapport and he seems to really like her.

  348. ***** lefil Jul 17th, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Me, too. And I am also now thinking that this is one woman Adam might be bi-curious about. Love him hitting her on her butt with his pass.

    I doubt very much that he is interested in her. He might be bi-curious but I don’t think he is into older women. We know that Adam is a very affectionate person. He often hugs or kisses people, but it doesn’t mean he is sexually interested in them.

    Sorry, I was being facetious when I wrote that, it’s been a long night! Some people have speculated about that but it’s because they have a very good rapport and he seems to really like her.*****
    ______
    She is the one Adam joked with about being bi-curious a few months ago. He said she was making him bi-curious so their fun demeanor around each other continued from that. I love how he flirts with women – it’s sweet and sexy at the same time.

  349. I don’t know if it’s just my imagination, but when I was watching WLL, Adam seemed to be lit from waist up only? Like the entire time his lower parts were in darkness? lol if it’s true :)

  350. I am sooo proud of Matt, after reading all the wonderful tweets about him last night. Sounds like he really brought it.

    Thanks to everyone who found the twitter peeps who were at the show.

  351. RT @michaelsarver1:Megan is going to be fine.She is just under the weather but nothing major. Be in prayer that she wakes up feeling better.

    RichardRushfield’s tweet about Megan being OK

  352. anyone know who jeffkingla is? kris follows this guy in twitter and i just saw that samantha ronson also follows him..

    this is what he had to say in twitter about the concert…

    Lil is killing it. Wooooi http://twitpic.com/alusa

    Matt!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://twitpic.com/alwcn

    @MGiraudOfficial you fucking rocked it dude!!!!!!

    Loving glambeeeee

    @krisallen4real you rock. A true star!!!!

    @sevinnyne you missed hey Jude finally with all idols. ;). Was kinda awesome.

    @samantharonson that made me laugh out loud.

  353. Did anybody find a video of Kris singing Bright Lights at LA? I’ve already saw the videos of him singing Heartless, All these things that I’ve done and Ain’t no Sunshine….but my favorite didn’t turn up yet! :-(

  354. Thanks for the recap, girlygirl. Wow, your car died, your camera died and you missed the bus signings. :(

    Yet, you remained so positive throughout (I would have been drinking heavily at some point!) and you still got to see Adam and Kris live, so I’m envious!

  355. SarahP
    Jul 17th, 2009 at 8:28 am
    KRADAM moment :-)

    http://thumbsnap.com/vf/POdYVzhs.jpg

    LOL! They really are expert at the chain jerking. The Kradamites must be in seventh heaven this morning

    Sunn, what dyu mean by chain jerking?

    I’m the one who took a screenshot of the picture :-) as an avid Kradamite, yeah i have to say i’m in 7th heaven now..hello to all from up there :bye_tb:

  356. I am glad that Danny got a lot of love in LA, and I am interested and excited to see what news MTV has to announce about him tomorrow.

  357. AFAIK SarahP, Jeff King is the head of 19E. Not 100% sure but Kris and Allison also follow him so make of that what you will.

  358. Dish Of Salt interview, very very very cute;

    Hey, Adam took our advice! Remember when we were saying he should use the Bare Minerals foundation? And now he is! No wonder his skin is looking so good lately…no more orange!

  359. anyone know who jeffkingla is?

    He’s a professional photographer. Perhaps he did some of the Idol photoshoots?

  360. Oh my! So much to read and watch! Thanks to all, it’ll take me all day to catch up.

    Dish of Salt interview was fun – the interviewer asked the question I’ve been waiting to hear since Day One – “What time were you born, Adam?”
    But he said he couldn’t remember. I bet he knows it but didn’t want to say – can’t blame him really. He did give Sun, Moon and rising sign though. (I’m an amateur astrologer, knowing exact time of birth can help a lot). But hey – a guy is entitled to keep some things private. :-)

    Back to reading these great reports of the LA concert……

  361. You are right about the background singers being a couple of stiffs-no personality and a “deer caught in the headlights” way of presenting. Also, is it possible for two people to look more boring? (And bored!)

    Is “Bare Minerals” foundation expensive? I have a daughter with bad skin…(acne)

  362. Ellie2
    Jul 17th, 2009 at 9:25 am
    Dish Of Salt interview, very very very cute;

    Hey, Adam took our advice! Remember when we were saying he should use the Bare Minerals foundation? And now he is! No wonder his skin is looking so good lately’ ¦no more orange!

    It works well for him.

  363. I actually prefer it when the background singers stay in the background. Ideally, they should go unnoticed. It is just the superfans who watch youtubes on repeat, who generally pay much attention to the backups, unless they really screw up, or unless they try to steal the spotlight from the star.

    Adamdebomb, Bare Minerals is more expensive than Cover Girl or Neutragena, but it lasts a long time. I hate foundation, because it feels like my face is covered with 30 weight motor oil, but I can’t even feel the Bare Minerals.

  364. He’s a professional photographer. Perhaps he did some of the Idol photoshoots?

    Oops. He’s probably more than just a photographer for AI. As chrgi mentions, it could be this guy:

    Jeff King: US Head of Digital Entertainment at 19 Entertainment
    Past Jobs: Director of Content, Entertainment at FOX Interactive Media; Senior Producer at ABC; Supervising Producer at FOX Broadcasting, Inc.

    Here is an artice: ‘Idol’s’ King tops 19 Entertainment digital

    Simon Fuller has tapped Fox Interactive Media executive Jeff King, head of the Web site for “American Idol,” to run the digital media department in the U.S. at Fuller’s 19 Entertainment production company.

  365. Is ‘Bare Minerals’  foundation expensive? I have a daughter with bad skin’ ¦(acne)

    More expensive that drugstore stuff, but not bad. About $30, but it lasts forever. I swear by it. Best foundation EVER!

  366. Sunn, what dyu mean by chain jerking?

    You know, taking the piss out of the Kradam paradigm, teasing Kradamits by feeding them little tantalizers to fuel their obsession, and fanfics. Basically yanking their chain.

  367. Re: Jeff King
    http://www.allbusiness.com/marketing-advertising/marketing-advertising/6628693-1.html

    NEW YORK — Simon Fuller has tapped Fox Interactive Media executive Jeff King, head of the Web site for “American Idol,” to run the digital media department in the U.S. at Fuller’s 19 Entertainment production company.

    King leaves FIM as the group’s vp and GM of branded entertainment and AmericanIdol.com. He was director of content and entertainment at the News Corp. division and supervising producer at Fox Broadcasting. King also was a senior producer at ABC and has worked on the Web sites for ABC.com and the Oscar, Emmy and Grammy shows.

  368. I don’t think it’s the same Jeff King you guys. I think this one is a photographer. That’s what’s obvious from his website a least.

    LOL! He calls Adam, Glambee

    Loving glambeeeee
    about 9 hours ago from TwitterFon
    jeffkingla

  369. He’s a professional photographer. Perhaps he did some of the Idol photoshoots?

    Oops. He’s probably more than just a photographer for AI. As chrgi mentions, it could be this guy:

    Jeff King: US Head of Digital Entertainment at 19 Entertainment
    Past Jobs: Director of Content, Entertainment at FOX Interactive Media; Senior Producer at ABC; Supervising Producer at FOX Broadcasting, Inc.

    the website in his twitter a/c leads to his photo gallery so maybe Jeff King is one of the Big Kahanas whose hobby is photography :ponder_tb:

  370. Adamdebomb…since your daughter has acne I would suggest that she try ProActiv Solution for her skin. It’s the stuff that Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Jessica Simpson have hawked in commericals and you can buy it online just google it. It works amazingly if used regularly.

    Also Bare Minerals is excellent for the skin and is available buying online. It’s pricey but sometimes they throw in other items with the order. I also buy L’oreal’s Bare Naturale Mineral makeup and it’s just as good. It’s convenient to buy at any store. Both great products that give coverage without the caked on feel and makes your skin breathe.

    I wish all of these products were around 20 yrs ago!!!!

  371. Please tell me that access hollywood interview with Adam is on youtube also

    I can’t view the video on their website for some reason

  372. Jeff King has done photography for the Zodiac show. He’s not the executive Jeff King.

  373. I like the Dish of Salt interview. The white jacket is my favorite of his. He looks young and vivid in it.

  374. I don’t know if it’s just my imagination, but when I was watching WLL, Adam seemed to be lit from waist up only? Like the entire time his lower parts were in darkness? lol if it’s true :)

    YES! And NOOOOOO!!! I’m crying excessive censorship on that one! And in LA of all places?! I’ve got no hope next weekend, if that’s how they’re doing it now.

    Guess it’s easier to control the lighting than to contain Adam. LOL

    Great videos, pics, interviews, and recaps, everyone. Thanks so much!

  375. the website in his twitter a/c leads to his photo gallery so maybe Jeff King is one of the Big Kahanas whose hobby is photography

    It could be. If you look at his on-line photo album, most of his AI related photographs are of other AI producers/staff and parties. If he was an official photographer, you’d think he’d take more pictures of the on air talent instead of what looks to be friends.

    It’s a common enough name, though.

  376. So we got mic stroke, crotch rub AND bitches last night! Vintage Adam! Now we’ll always have L.A.

  377. On the important subject of makeup — Bare Minerals is the absolute best. It’s expensive but it lasts a really long time. Plus, they make great non-irritating glittery eyeshadow. And it is absolutely the best foundation to wear in a hot climate. Note: IMO the pigments in L’Oreal’s version are not as good, and the colors look more harsh — particurlarly the blush and bronzers. Plus, if you have sensitive skin, L’Oreal is more irritating. I tried it and couldn’t wear it.

    Thanks for all the great recaps and links. I love the Dish of Salt interview — seems like all the female reporters have a crush on Adam but Laura is just in the tank for him. So cute!

    There are a few reports from people who were close to the stage that Adam’s “bitches” was for a group of his friends who were in the first row. LOL!

  378. guys, do you have the link to that interview with laura, when Adam says she makes him bicurious? I cannot find it :(

  379. Guess it’s easier to control the lighting than to contain Adam. LOL

    Thank God for the lighting.

    I guess I just don’t understand the need for the lewd behaviour. There is something to be said for less is more. Guess Adam hasn’t learned that on the concert stage as yet. If AI was okay with it, they certainly wouldn’t be adjusting the lighting.

  380. Still’ ¦..he was on an AI stage. It doesn’t matter who he said it to. Sounds like someone was trying to be a bit too cool last night in front of friends. Not necessary Adam! If they’re you’re friends you don’t need to try.

    I don’t see it as him trying to be cool, but as a way of acknowleding his friends in the audience.
    No harm done.

  381. I think Ann Powers’ review is the best professional review I’ve read so far on the tour. She really “gets” what she’s seeing and hearing. The MTV one was great, too, as was Rushfield’s from opening night.

  382. clearone, I believe “less is more” on an album, “more is better” onstage. There’s a reason Adam is exceeding the expectations of the concertgoers, it’s the show he’s giving them.

  383. Jim Cantiello (link above thanks to Q3) about Allison:

    “The second half of the show kicked off with an Allison Iraheta mini-concert that was as bitchin’ as it was brief. The 17-year-old has the vocal prowess of a singer twice her age and she already has the “diva” staging down pat: The youngster sang while a giant fan blew her hair back like she was Mariah Carey. Adorable! I also have to give it up to her for singing Heart’s “Barracuda,” which was so good it made me forget about Fergie’s embarrassing screaming (and flipping!) “Idol Gives Back” rendition.”

    I have the same view on the two Barracuda’s .
    Allison’s is my fav from her set.

  384. I’m not a fan of his, but Scott sounded very good tonight.

    Hey girlygirl, thanks for your recap. I am glad that even if you are not a fan of Scott, you thought he sounded very good last night in LA. Maybe someday, you will be, i hope. I watched the show and met him last week, but I am following through their upcoming shows by reading recaps. Thanks again! :)

  385. I went with a friend who is not an Idol fan and had never watched the show and heard any of idol sing. I thought it would be good to share her thoughts on the performances cause she is totally unbiased. She thought

    Michael was ok, somewhat entertaining
    Megan was really bad but very pretty
    Scott was impressive
    Lil had a big voice and she sounded good, but lack of star quality
    Anoop was good but something seemed to be missing in terms of his performances
    Matt was really really good and versatile and he had a bit of Justin Timberlake vibe in him
    Allison’s voice sounded too harsh and old, and she couldn’t understand what Allison was singing most of the time. She did think Allison has a rocker look and great stage presence though.
    Danny did not impress her with the voice and look. She thought Danny didn’t stand out and the dead wife story rubbed her the wrong way. She didn’t feel the sincerity in his story. Again, this was her feeling and opinion and she had nothing against Danny to begin with.
    Adam had a unique voice that can draw people in when he sings. She also said Adam’s vocal control and range was very impressive. She thought the band was too loud though and the echo effect during MW was kinda annoying.
    Kris had a great voice and his song choices were great. She appreciates the fact that Kris can play many instruments.

    She also thinks that Adam’s intro was really nice and it got people excited. We were standing and dancing throughout his entire set.

  386. Clearone, i understand your comment about the lewd behavior. On the American Idol stage, with younger children in attendance, some of his dancing might be a little provocative. On the other hand i am a huge fan of Adams and i wouldn’t want to see him any other way! He is the definition of someone knowing who he is as a person and wanting to express himself. Yes, maybe for the American Idol tour its a little much but, with Adam what you see is what you get. I personally can not wait for Adam’s solo tour!!! Bring on the lewd dancing :) lol

  387. I wonder would Jim Morrison have been arrested in today’s milieu – just thought of that upon mention of bringing on the lewd dancing post Idol, bwah. Oh wait Jim was just plain lewd right?

  388. MyFox LA with short clips of the show and short interviews with Adam, Sarver, Allison, Matt, Kris, Scott, Lil, and Danny HERE.

  389. Personally, I don’t find anything Adam’s done so far on tour to be lewd or too sexual. In a lot of ways rock and roll is *about* sex. It’s about being OTT and letting it all hang out. I hope Adam continues to go for it and I can’t wait to see him on a solo tour.

  390. Clearone, i understand your comment about the lewd dancing. On the American Idol stage, with younger children in attendance, some of his dancing might be a little provocative. On the other hand i am a huge fan of Adams and i wouldn’t want to see him any other way! He is the definition of someone knowing who he is as a person and wanting to express himself. Yes, maybe for the American Idol tour its a little much but, with Adam what you see is what you get. I personally can not wait for Adam’s solo tour!!! Bring on the lewd dancing :) lol

    I am a big Adam fan as well but I’ve never been a fan of the ‘lewd dancing’ with any artist, not ever the greats like MJ. When someone has such talent and charisma as Adam, they don’t need to resort tricks with the mic stand or provocative dance moves to garner attention. I know many love it but I just think it’s a waste of his abilities when he resorts to doing stuff like he’s doing. IMO he’s better than that and hope he realizes that not everyone needs to see it to be entertained by him.

  391. So we got mic stroke, crotch rub AND bitches last night! Vintage Adam!

    oh YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  392. Another WLL that is close
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oiyf1yOCA0

    This is very interesting. It became obvious as the season progressed that the Idol cameramen and producers were under orders to film Adam on the show only at a distance or from the waist up. They weren’t quite quick enough on occasion — the crotch grab during the KISS medley as they were panning from distance to above-waist only. But, they managed to edit out the mic stand humping during Whole Lotta Love with a quick cut to the video screens.

    From this video, it is obvious that the lighting guys have been told to only light Adam from the waist up. This is a well choreographed stage. Adam is standing on the same marks on the stage for each part of the song, night after night. The lighting guys know where he is going to be. They aren’t leaving his waist down in darkness by accident.

    Kinda funny.

  393. RE LA crowd sitting, not sitting…..I was in section 108 and boy, the entire section along w. the surrounding areas were a bit “sedated”:

    a lady two rows in front of me was up dancing for Danny and people (rudely) told her to sit down LOL …..a set of couples sat behind me and they DID NOT MOVE the entire freaking show. not even a facial expression or a shoulder roll…nada….I was thinking that maybe their favorite were Adam or Kris, but during Adam’s set they sat somber in their chairs (again, no movement…not even a smile) and during Kris set, one girl placed her head on her date’s shoulder as if they were watching a fking play :)

    however, from what I saw…the entire floor area was up & rocking (to Adam and Kris)…and the side sections were a bit more animated. and even if people were sitting down, they were still clapping, cheering, waving their hands, rocking their glow sticks etc….(w. the exception of “death row” behind me LOL)

    RE people leaving….every concert I’ve been to…people try to leave and beat traffic’ ¦I was actually surprised MORE people dididn’teave…none left in my section or surrounding area or the floor from my view….I saw a bit in the side sections. Even as a kris fan, i too was thinking of bailing during the end of hey jude as I wanted to beat the bathroom trafficjam.

    RE cheers…..I think people tend to notice Adam’s cheer level bc it is considerably louder than Dannys….but since Kris’ is on similar level to adams, it doesn have such a dramatic impact….again, I said “I THINK”….this is not a scientific researched fact :) to me, the transition from danny to adam is more “jarring” than adam to kris.

    Other small notes: Umm, I heard some men whistling for Kris and that was a bit odd. people who seemed to enjoy Danny, also seemed to enjoy Adam and Kris….in fact, the top three were a big hit from what I could tell.

    I will say that I was disappointed w. allison’s set…..So What was a big mess for me, it just doesn’t suit her voice, that performance was a bit sloppy. Her voice sounded best on CryBaby and Slow Ride.

    And yeah, i was one of the people that (jokingly) yelled Amen during Danny’s speech :blush_tb:….sorry, i couldnt resist !

  394. Wow! I must say that those reviews are amazingly positive and happy about everyone – a nice change from some of the more negative ones we’d read of late. Lots of love for all the gang (not just the one named Adam Lambert) – and they really seemed to appreciate what everyone brought to the table.

  395. I went with a friend who is not an Idol fan and had never watched the show and heard any of idol sing. I thought it would be good to share her thoughts on the performances cause she is totally unbiased. She thought

    Michael was ok, somewhat entertaining
    Megan was really bad but very pretty
    Scott was impressive
    Lil had a big voice and she sounded good, but lack of star quality
    Anoop was good but something seemed to be missing in terms of his performances
    Matt was really really good and versatile and he had a bit of Justin Timberlake vibe in him
    Allison’s voice sounded too harsh and old, and she couldn’t understand what Allison was singing most of the time. She did think Allison has a rocker look and great stage presence though.
    Danny did not impress her with the voice and look. She thought Danny didn’t stand out and the dead wife story rubbed her the wrong way. She didn’t feel the sincerity in his story. Again, this was her feeling and opinion and she had nothing against Danny to begin with.
    Adam had a unique voice that can draw people in when he sings. She also said Adam’s vocal control and range was very impressive. She thought the band was too loud though and the echo effect during MW was kinda annoying.
    Kris had a great voice and his song choices were great. She appreciates the fact that Kris can play many instruments.

    She also thinks that Adam’s intro was really nice and it got people excited. We were standing and dancing throughout his entire set.

    Dietcoke-That is the best summary and I fully agree. Some things that stood out to me to comment on. Danny I think is genuine but I can’t imagining every night saying a lot of the same things not just to be routine?? I fully agree with your friend about Allison. So many say she’s great/amazing etc and while her voice is powerful I can’t imagine a bunch of songs by her not all sounding the same and it’s hard to hear the words of the song in all the videos I’ve seen of her (I don’t know if it’s audio on all the links though)

    It was cool to read the unbiased 1st time hearing opinion from someone

  396. I guess I just don’t understand the need for the lewd behaviour. There is something to be said for less is more. Guess Adam hasn’t learned that on the concert stage as yet. If AI was okay with it, they certainly wouldn’t be adjusting the lighting.

    Adam better be his outrages self for my show or I want my money back. When I go see Kris, I will expect sweet, serene and easily listen. When I go see Adam I want wild, fun and extraordinarily sexy – no holds barred.

  397. From this video, it is obvious that the lighting guys have been told to only light Adam from the waist up. This is a well choreographed stage. Adam is standing on the same marks on the stage for each part of the song, night after night. The lighting guys know where he is going to be. They aren’t leaving his waist down in darkness by accident.

    Now that is just really really really cruel :-( Here I thought they would just ask him to tone it down, but now they’re pulling out every trick in the book to keep us fans from seeing unfiltered Adam in all his glory on stage live.

    I guess I’m particularly po’ed because we pay a lot of money for these seats. I don’t want the watered down version.

  398. random thought but, i really wish that more ppl could learn from Kris and Adam’s relationship. I think society is getting better regarding not judging people and loving them for who they are, but this world still has a long way to go! I really hope that my generation can be a big part in creating a world with less hate. Adam and Kris both are great role models, very different, but great in their own ways.

  399. random thought but, i really wish that more ppl could learn from Kris and Adam’s relationship.

    What relationship? They were contestants on a reality TV talent show together.

  400. it is obvious that the lighting guys have been told to only light Adam from the waist up

    Interesting…..I guess I need to email the idol tour and tell them that this fan loves the overtly sexual Adam and I am not the least offended by this….

    On the otherhand….I am totally offended and upset with Danny’s little “preachy” shout out. He abused his dead wife all season long and now he is doing it again to a live audience. For me, that is total fail and inappropriate.

  401. Their friendship relationship, they dont hate on each other and seem to be really supportive of each other.

  402. Lewd?

    I suppose if you mean sexual, sensual, or sexually arousing, that’s a fair description. In the context of the song, it’s expressive.

    But, if you mean obscene or indecent, well, that’s subjective and personal and a description with which I must forcefully disagree. :-)

    As for the censoring lighting, I have to ask, are we back in the friggin’ 50s? All of the sudden I’m reminded of the historical (to me, cuz I’m so young lol) footage of Elvis on Ed Sullivan where the cameras wouldn’t show him below the waist either.

    Sheesh, talk about regression… ;-)

  403. Interesting’ ¦..I guess I need to email the idol tour and tell them that this fan loves the overtly sexual Adam and I am not the least offended by this’ ¦.

    On the otherhand’ ¦.I am totally offended and upset with Danny’s little ‘preachy’  shout out. He abused his dead wife all season long and now he is doing it again to a live audience. For me, that is total fail and inappropriate.

    Tess… tee he…Me too!…to both statements. I wonder if Danny realizes that for some people he comes off sounding like a TV evangelist. Hope he figures out who he wants to be and becomes more comfortable as a pop/whatever entertainer and moves away from being a gospel singer.

    OH! PS: I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown yesterday and last night. I could not log on to keep up and had serious withdrawal. Was anyone else having problems? I had no idea how to email MJ and ask what was wrong.

  404. As for the censoring lighting, I have to ask, are we back in the friggin’ 50s? All of the sudden I’m reminded of the historical (to me, cuz I’m so young lol) footage of Elvis on Ed Sullivan where the cameras wouldn’t show him below the waist either.

    It’s a double-standard. If Britney Spears or Beyonce did Adam’s mic stand routine, they would not only light it from every angle, but put it up on the video screens.

  405. Their friendship relationship, they dont hate on each other and seem to be really supportive of each other.

    There’s nothing unusual about that. Many reality TV show contestants remain close friends after their seasons. They have a unique shared experience. Why wouldn’t they be friends.

    It’s fine that they are, but I don’t think that puts them on any kind of pedestal. As far as I know Taylor Hicks and Elliot Yamin are friends. It’s not that unusual.

  406. hwc, I never said it was unusual. I just think that they are good role models for the public at this time. All of the idols are in my opinion. Based on the topic of conversation i used Adam and Kris as an example, there are many other people out there who are amazing role models.

    also, i don’t think that a “taylor Hicks, Elliiot Yamin” friendship is making as big of a statement.

    I am in no way trying to be rude to you, i respect your opinion and i do agree with you that it is not unusual. I just really admire this group of idols for their love and respect for one another

  407. From this video, it is obvious that the lighting guys have been told to only light Adam from the waist up. This is a well choreographed stage. Adam is standing on the same marks on the stage for each part of the song, night after night. The lighting guys know where he is going to be. They aren’t leaving his waist down in darkness by accident.

    Kinda funny.

    Dark lighting is exactly what Idol is doing during this part of the song. My seats were close and I could see Adam’s moves. I’m sure the people in the back were a little confused. I see it as sexy dance, as someone else said above. It’s Rock N Roll!
    As far as what everyone else is calling the “proposal.” It looks like that in the still shots but it was actually just Adam trying to get Kris to dance with him. It was very cute and Kris’ reaction was priceless! Adam was pumped – it was a great night for him!

  408. The fact that Adam and Kris are friends due to a very grueling yet fun experience isn’t in the least unusual. What I find interesting is that under the glare of a thousand lights they were able to not only develop a friendship but from all evidence a very lasting and loving relationship. What they have together is rarely seen in public, they aren’t afraid to be emotionally expressive to each other vocally and physically. I know many brothers who can not express their love for each other and wouldn’t touch each other in public for anything (that masculine centric upbringing rises its ugly head again) wheras you have these two young men with totally different “social” parameters finding it easy to express their “love” of and for each other.

    I understand that it may seem trite to many that a lot of people find this relationship heartwarming. And I know that this type of love develops between men when they are faced with the extreme uncertainties of life (such as war and battle) but it just isn’t something most of us see everyday. I know there are a lot of friendships out there but to see “love” expressed this openly between two men with “no strings” attached makes many of us feel that the world is a pretty good place.

  409. also, i don’t think that a ‘taylor Hicks, Elliiot Yamin’  friendship is making as big of a statement.

    I don’t see any difference. What do you mean by “statement”? Is it because Lambert is gay and so there’s a perception that it would be odd for the kid who won to be his friend?

    Clay is gay and, as far as I know, he and Reuben were friends. Cook and Archuleta are reportedly friendly.

  410. hwc, i am no longer going to try and make my point to you.

    there are many people who understand exactly what i mean. You don’t have to agree with me. Everyone thinks differently.

  411. oh my gosh, Squirrely, I wish I could go with YOU, I love Adam being bad :) my daughter rolls here eyes at me, when she sees me glued to the computer with you tube on, lol

  412. hwc, even Adam’s mom said in the interview that Adam and Kris will be friends for life, I quite sure she knows what she is talking about :)
    They both don’t have a mean bone in their bodies, that’s what she said :) I believe her

  413. I brought binoculars–good quality ones from birdwatching days. I could see the individual rhinestones glued on Lil’s shoes, and the pockets sewn on the back flaps of Danny’s jacket, which looks great on him. Despite good seats in 2nd side row above the floor seats, these details were not visible to the eye or on the monitors.
    Agree about low light for most of Adam’s set. It fits the imagery of dance halls, planets, stars at night. The binoculars made it easy to see his full body length. Not shown on the monitors and yes below the waist is dim. I saw a number of kids in the audience in the 9-12 age range.
    Positive energy in LA crowd, on its feet for Anoop and Matt’s upbeat numbers.

    Tip – borrow good binoculars. They are pricey. Aviators, sailors and birdwatchers have them. Take care to not drop them on the concrete stadium floor and jolt the optics out of alignment. Inexpensive binoculars distort light and are not sharp.

  414. Ashley, I am one of those people, who know exactly what you mean :)
    Kradam WTF!!!

  415. agathe.hb, I’m so glad to hear that lol, i thought i was alone for a second!

    It’s just so great its hard to put it into words lol, that sounds really lame but its true lol

  416. oceana
    Jul 17th, 2009 at 7:48 am
    I would still choose her over someone like Tatiana or bikini girl any day of the week.

    Now that is ‘damning with faint praise.’  LOL. Were those the only two alternatives? I seem to recall others like Frenchie for instance and others. :)

    I didn’t mean this to sound as bad as it does. My favorite Meagan performance so far has been the duet she did with Sarver in the finale, on which I thought she did wonderful. I thought Steve Martins song perfectly fitted her vocals. The songs in the tour not so much.

    The problem is that her vocals are so quirky I think she has a very limited range or song choice that is suitable for her. If she can find appropriate songs for her voice she could make a good cd, but I think she will have a hard time doing so. Maybe Steve Martin can use her again on his next cd or write some songs for her!

    I didn’t watch all the top 36 shows or the auditions, mostly went back on the computer and watched only what I wanted to, so didn’t really remember many of the others. There was one girl with red hair, Jesse I think her name was that I thought should have made it on the show, but I probably would have replaced Jasmine instead of Meagan at that time.

    I also think Meagan has a cool and very likeable personality. I do wish her all the luck in the world!!!

  417. wyked_whyspers, it was Jesse Langseth and SHE WAS GREAT!!! I like Megan much better than Lil just for her quirkiness, but Jesse would have been great, too bad Simon didn’t like her, same for Ricky Brady…

  418. Tess and Ashley-I agree with everything you both said. Their friendship is terrific. I love it! On the lewd behavior comment someone made, I don’t think Adam has done anything that isn’t done at every other concert in the world. I’ve seen a lot worse at live shows! We can only hope he doesn’t tone ANYTHING down when he goes out on his own!

  419. that pic is awesome!!! He looks like he is in perfect shape, I hope he doesn’t lose any more weight. Hot damn he is sexy! :)

  420. As for the censoring lighting, I have to ask, are we back in the friggin’ 50s? All of the sudden I’m reminded of the historical (to me, cuz I’m so young lol) footage of Elvis on Ed Sullivan where the cameras wouldn’t show him below the waist either.

    I don’t think Elvis was humping the mic stand or grabbing his crotch. All I’m saying is that there is a time and place for it. When it’s Adam’s own show, of course he will be free to do what he wants but right now it’s AI’s name on the ticket and the show is going to be how they want to be represented. If they feel that putting Adam in the shadows is the way to do that, then they’re going to do it. You would think it would just be easier to ask him to tone it down or maybe they did, he said no and this is the result.

  421. I waited to do my recap as I was still gob smacked by Adam’s performance and I wanted to attempt to do justice to the other 9 Idols. I, like others who have previously recapped went for Adam, but also wanted to enjoy the whole concert.

    I had decent seats, right above floor level. I forgot my camera and therefore didn’t get any pictures and you know what? I am glad I did because I could concentrate on the concert and really paid close attention to everything.

    Michael was a surprise for me. He gets involved with the crowd and the crowd responded well. I think he is learning a lot on this tour and it is starting to show. I liked his first song the best.

    Megan is quirky and her voice could find a niche and it was stronger than I had anticipated, bandzilla did not drown her out. She is strikingly beautiful. She needs more stage presence but was better than on the show. She got a fair amount of applause.

    Scott set was overall good and I preferred his first song. He just doesn’t sing with any emotion and I think that is why he doesn’t grab me even though I enjoyed his piano playing. He joked and got laughs and had a good response from the audience.

    Lil is still a bit of a puzzle. Her set is mixed with good and not so good. She definitely has potential but it still seems like she is trying too hard and is forcing her performances. I think she would perform a lot better if she just relaxed and went with it. The crowd did wave with Single ladies and she got a lot of applause.

    I enjoyed Anoop’s set and he was the first one to get everyone on their feet with My Prerogative. He didn’t put any glasses on. He sang well but there seemed to be something missing, I don’t know if he was having an off night or not, so I can’t say that his set was really great. He also got very good applause.

    People stayed on their feet from Anoop’s set through all of Matt’s performance of Hard to Handle. He was very on and got everyone into the song and is a natural for the stage. He did have some good moves for Hard to Handle. People sat down for Georgia but were still into the song. He completely lost the audience with the Fray song.

    The group song was better than I thought. Michael had his best vocals on Suspicious Minds. Megan and Lil are a little mismatched. The guys did better on their part and the dueling piano segment was good.

    Intermission was a long 20 minutes. I decided to stay in my seat and not get caught up in the mad rush.

    Allison opened up So What like a rocker chick’“ hair blowing, great vocals, huge voice that filled the arena. The guitar worked for that song IMO. Cry Baby was great, better than on the show. Her enunciation was better but went out the window on Barracuda and why can’t she put that word into the song more than once? The crowd was energized and how could anyone resist her energy and enthusiasm? Once she involves the audience more in her performances she will be a fantastic headliner. So What is different as she is standing in one spot and has to look directly at the audience. The other two she is in her own little world dancing and twirling away. Allison will be a star; she can carry that stage without any problem, and all her quirky movements work for this size stage. She got really good applause and love from the crowd, the most so far of the night.

    PYT had people on their feet and dancing but didn’t stay up for Danny’s whole set and were up and down during it. I was a bit surprised at how much I liked Danny’s set for the most part. I can now understand why the judges liked him so much as his voice has a really good quality live. He needs to amend his speech because it really is in the evangelical vein and doesn’t belong in this type of venue. He should have switched his set around to break up the two Rascal Flats songs. I enjoyed Maria, Maria. He is still a bit out of his element but is starting to get the hang of performing. Danny really was very well received and got quite a bit of applause and love from the audience.

    When Danny left the stage you could feel the anticipation in the audience. When you saw Adam walk on stage it was like some kind of kinetic energy was unleashed and Staples Center erupted into mayhem. I was shocked, this is L.A. with rock stars galore coming through or living here not to mention the stars of the entertainment business. He commands your attention. WLL was naughtier but there was incredible energy for the whole song; it may have been his best performance of WLL to date, when he sang ‘Wo’ ¦maaaa’ ¦an’  is was chilling and the clunk of the microphone stand was a good effect, you knew what was coming, and the riffs at the end were fabulous. Starlight was wonderful and magical ‘“my favorite of the night. On Mad World the echo everyone is hearing is definitely intentional and makes it more haunting and ethereal. Not everyone was singing but the audience enjoyed it. Slow Ride was good in that he used both is upper register and his lower register a lot. The Bowie Medley was his best to date, also. His struggle to get the effing jacket off was hilarious. Something underwear-like was thrown onstage and Adam looked at it, but then ignored it, if it had been a bra I think he would have picked it up. Then he yelled ‘You better get up out of your seats, Bitches. Dance!’  I know people may be shocked but really here in L.A. calling someone a ‘bitch’  is slang like calling a song ‘sick’  or ‘dope.’  (Now you know someone means the other ‘bitch’  when ‘f**king bitch’  is said) He dances more during Fame and Let’s Dance and was really on. His voice got stronger with each song. I really didn’t want his set to end.

    The crowd remained on it feet for Kris’ Heartless and I know a lot prefer his acoustic version but bandzilla playing on it helps in the transition from Adam to Kris. (I did my best as I despise Heartless). I liked the Killers song and I think the reason most people are having a problem with it is his fans never saw the rocking side of Kris on the show except for We Are the Champions. Kris is more pop rocker than he is a balladeer ‘“ it shows on his face and in his joy of playing those types of songs. People were kind of up and down for him depending on the song. I think Ain’t No Sunshine brought the audience way down and his voice showed some hoarseness and they stayed more down thereafter. His best singing performance was Bright Lights, he really got into that song and it showed. Kris got lots of love from the audience. He asked for people to sing along on the ‘I’ve got soul but I’m not a soldier’  line and there were a lot of people singing along, waving cell phones and glow sticks. People also sang along to Hey Jude as he raced around the stage holding out the microphone. Good going Pocket Idol.

    The last group song was better than I expected but since the video monitors only show disco ball I didn’t realize Meagan didn’t join in until I got on line here. Adam was really dancing more towards the end and he was trying to get Kris to dance more and when he did his now infamous knee move Kris threw his head back and cracked up. I think the ‘proposal’  thing is going too far in the fandom.

    That’s it, other than they really need to change Megan and Anoop’s videos for their sets. Horrid. As I mainly went for Adam and clearly prefer him I hope I gave a fair assessment of the concert and don’t get any tomatoes thrown my way.

  422. adamland- I loved your recap of the show. It seemed like a fair assessment to me. Good job!

  423. thank you adamland and everyone for the recaps…cannot wait until august 12th!!

    i cannot believe how i never ever get tired of watching the videos, reading the recaps and reviews. i love it all.!!

    cannot wait to see the sexiness of adam!!!

  424. I’m just catching up with all this but what is up with the “proposal” thing. Adam is clearly kneeling for a note as he often does while he looks at Kris. Why do people have to make a stupid Kradam thing out of every move they make together. It’s really embarrassing and I will be SO SO glad when this AI thing is over and Adam can be out on his own away from all this silliness.

  425. This “proposal” thing is so ridiculous and embarrassing. I’ll be so glad when Adam gets away from all this AI silliness. Kradam has gone way too far!!!

  426. Thanks to everyone for the recaps, videos, and pictures.

    I had to, (really, I had to ), go back and look at earlier WLL videos to compare to LA. While the lighting has definitely changed, (waist up only now), Adam’s performance has changed, too. The LA show was definitely more…explicit. The timing of putting the mike stand between his legs has changed to right after the line “way down inside”, (then, with more exaggerated movement, so it’s obvious even in the dark, he moves the mike stand). When I looked at the Tacoma show, the movement wasn’t as exaggerated, and he did it at a different spot in the lyrics. So, I’m guessing that this is Adam’s response to the darker lighting — upping the ante with the movements, to make up for the dark.

    Maybe I’d better go check some more of the videos of WLL, just to make sure. Yeah, I think I’d better.

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