Are You Going to the American Idols Live Tour?

UPDATE:   I’m hearing from peeps already!   THANK YOU SO MUCH. Y’all RAWK.

The American Idols Live tour begins Sunday July 5, and I need your help!

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If you’re going to the American Idols Live Tour, I want to hear from YOU.

Here’s how it will work.

Each day, at around the time the concert begins, I’ll start a post that will be updated with links to videos, photos, recaps and tweets.   If you send me your tour swag directly, you’ll get your very own post with a byline.

So, help me out peeps! Send me your stuff!   Once the concert begins, I’ll be on the lookout for tubey links and such–I’ll need your help there too–if you find it, post it in comments or shoot me an email.

I’ve already got a poster who has volunteered to tweet Portland–so watch out for that.   I think twitter is going to completely change the way the Idol community gets their up-to-the minute concert info this year.   There isn’t going to be a shortage of detail, that’s for sure.

My email address:   mjsbigblog @ gmail dot com.   Thanks for your help.

One last thing:   Tickets!   If you could use my links in the sidebar when you buy your tickets, that helps the site.   I’ve got two ticketbrokers listed–Stub Hub and Ticket Liquidator.   I’ve used both, and can vouch for their service and reliability.   Also, I know from my own experience that awesome seats can be had via Ticketmaster if you are willing to snag your seats at the last minute.

Mah peeps rock! Thank you.

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136 Comments

  1. I’ll be at the Seattle show and will be sending you an email in a minute or so! Yippee!

    I am looking forward to hearing what these idols sound like live, as I know it will be much different than TV (and probably much better). I will be trying not to drool on my cellphone while Adam performs…

  2. awesome! I might be able to do Dallas-I’ll let you know when we’re closer to the date.

  3. I know from experience about ticketmaster too. I got 6th row floor seats last year on the morning of the show. I’ll be doing the same this year for the Tampa show. Most of the details will already be known by then (July 28), but I’ll still tweet whatever cool tidbits I see and stuff. And of course you know I’ll write a recap for ya. ;)

  4. thanks so much MJ
    I’m an Adam fan from Israel so I can’t go to the show (12 hour flight etc.)
    I’m really bummed out because of this
    at least i get to live it vicariously through this site. please post as many as you can especially videos.
    US glamberts please help your sisters!

  5. WOW!! This is so great! Thanks Mj, you and Rickey both will be my heros this year (and everyone who volunteers info on the tour!) I don’t know if I will go, and I would have went crazy if I were to miss all of the fun! You guys rock… :clap_tb:

  6. I will also be at the Seattle (Tacoma) show Tuesday night and will let everyone know how it goes!

  7. We’re going to Tulsa show 24 July. We’re a couple of old farts so probably won’t be able to do more than take photos and maybe a bit of video when at the concert, but I’ll certainly Twitter and report here on what went on when we get back to the hotel – if that’s any use?

  8. I’m an AI tour virgin, but am going to join the circus this year, Damn you Adam Lambert!! I’m travelling to the Phoenix show, but heading to Vegas the next morning. I will prolly take my laptop, so I’ll try to get you something if I get anything good. Help me out here though, can ones take in cameras, camcorders, etc freely or do you have to sneak em in usually? Will make a difference in what I take.

  9. I’ll definitely submit a recap and photos for the Hartford Concert on 8/16. Won’t be able to tweet because of the lack of internet probably, but will do the other things. :) Great Idea!

  10. I highly recommend StubHub too! If you want to go but think all the good tickets are gone, check them out (click through MJ’s of course). I was going through the two L.A.-area venues about three weeks ago and there were only nosebleeds left (and only a few of those).

    The friend I’m going with thought the concerts were sold out and didn’t even try to get tickets. I ended up getting club-level directly adjacent to the stage with a notation that these are “perfect view” seats. They were $115 each, whereas the nosebleeds would have been close to $70, all said and done.

    I don’t think I’ve been so excited for a concert in my life. Of course, the last time I was such a fangirl, I was too young to go to concerts (my parents wouldn’t have taken me). I can’t wait (went looking for a glittery silver top yesterday, no luck so far …).

  11. I am going to the concert in Kansas City. It is on August 29th, late in the tour I know. WE have floor seats on the 30th row. I am going with my sister who is flying in from Las Vegas and her daughter. A couple of her friends are going with us. We are huge Adam Lambert fans. my niece’s best friend from High School performed in Wicked with Adam and knows him, who is trying to plan a trip in to go to the show with us. IF all this works out, hopefully we will get to meet Adam. My sister and I would love to tweet from Kansas City and what happens! We are all excited to go! I really can not wait to hear Adam and Allison too, perform!

  12. I will be going to the Utah show on the 14th. I will be going early to try and get pics with the Idols. At the concert I have 2nd row seats, so if I can manage, I should be able to get some really good pics/vids. I will also tweet as much as I can!

    ETA: My twitter is /glambert1364
    Yes, I’m a little biased :)

  13. Eileen99 Jul 4th, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I will also be at the Seattle (Tacoma) show Tuesday night and will let everyone know how it goes!

    Hey, Eileen! Where are you sitting? Have you been to one of these before, and if so do you have any hints? Another tour virgin here (as the old joke goes, “I’m glad there’s something left…”).

  14. does anyone know the colors that are supposed to be worn for adam fans??

    i am going to the concert august 12th in long island, new york…but i dont have twitter. hopefully i will get good pictures..i paid a zillion dollars for floor seats so i can see adam up close and personal!! lol

  15. I’m going to the L.A. concert at Staples on July 16th. But I don’t have access to twitter except when I have my computer with me, and my phone doesn’t take pictures. I will recap my thoughts on the show and throw in any interesting tidbits I see/hear when I get home after the show.

    The show starts at 7 pm — I’m trying to figure out what time I should get there. I certainly don’t want to hang around all day — there isn’t a lot to do in the neighborhood around Staples Center! But I’m interested in seeing how much of a circus it’ll be (I’ve never been to the AI tour before)

  16. I am going to the Boston show in mid-August. If anyone is going to that show, please post, because I am going alone. Anyway, I will twitter for sure (I am on the floor, but hopefully near the front). And I hope Adam’s voice is still in fine form. :)

  17. @adamlover (love your name), they are “cobalt blue, silver and lots of black,” according to Adam’s ComCast interview from a couple weeks back. He also said, “And lots of glitter!”

    I was just reviewing the camera policy at the venue I’m going to (had to search for it on the site). Video is strictly prohibited, but small (unprofessional) still cameras are okay (for most events). I actually have a video mode on my still camera, but it takes up a lot of memory and may not risk getting thrown out during Adam’s set to use it. We’ll see how crazy it is.

  18. thank you susan…i will try to throw on as much glitter as humanly possible!

  19. does anyone know the colors that are supposed to be worn for adam fans??

    adamlover: the tour colors for Adam are “Lots of black, w/blue and silver I recall from a fansite.
    I am going to LA Staples center on July 16. Have nosebleed seats cos I had to buy 5 tix (going w/ hubby, 11 yr son, 12 yr niece and mother in law!!) But hey, I’ll be breathing the same air as Adam and his voice is gonna blow the roof off the place, so it’s all good! Can’t wait, woot!!!!!

  20. I’m going to the 8/9 Newark show. My sisters got me 20th row for my 40th bday – yes, I will be an official “Cougar for Adam”! Anyone else going to that show? I’m an AI tour virgin & would love to hang out w/others….

  21. im soo excited, i cant wait..i too am a cougar for adam!! im going with my daughter and we are definitely representing adam.!!

  22. Sorry to be so lame, but what is a “tour swag” MJ?
    Heavy breathing here waiting for July 16!

  23. I am going to the concert in Kansas City. It is on August 29th, late in the tour I know.

    I’m going to the KC concert, too. Third row on the floor, baby! Sad I’m so excited about something that’s 2 months away, huh? LOL. Lisainmo, it’s on the 30th, isn’t it?

  24. Does anyone know if you can set up a Twitter alter-ego? I guess I could just try. My regular twitter account is used for business and my boss, colleagues and owner of my company follow me. I don’t exactly want to send out my fangirl squeeing to all my professional peeps.

  25. Lisainmo,
    I’m two rows in front of you in KC! I promise not to wave a big sign to hamper your view. Do you know your seat numbers? I think we’re 1-4 which, I think, is the outside aisle.

    Winks

  26. It is on the 30th! St Louis was on the 29th and K.C. on the 30th! Got the dates mixed up, had to check the tickets! Still too long away for us!

    See you in kansas city! After looking at the tickets we are on the 31st row, seats #6-10! A group of crazy Adam fans! So 3 rows in front of me! WE have other going but dont know exact seats they are at. I wonder about cameras etc at the Sprint Center. will have to check that out! If you hear anything let me know!

  27. I’ve just checked the venue website for Tulsa regarding possibility of taking a camera to the concert. Doesn’t look good. Digital cameras with video capability banned from all concerts, cameras with professional lenses not allowed.

    The husband will probably take his pocket camera, but might not get a chance to use it unless we happen upon any of the Idols outside. We have floor seats, F5, might be close enough to sneak a pic or two. I’ll wait for reports of what happens re cameras at earlier concerts.

  28. I am going to the Tulsa Tour on the 24th of Jul. Adams’ colors are Silver, blue and lots of black. Also wear lots of Glitter, body glitter etc… I know I am repeating some of the above but people keep asking. BTW this is my first concert in over 20 years. All because of Adam. Yes I am a babyboomer and an AI Tour virgin.

    ADAM ROCKS MY WORLD(ROCK & SEX GOD)!!!

    ADAM IS PURE PERFECTION!!!

  29. Okay, if anyone wants to know about Twitter duality, it’s only possible if you have an alternate email address. I feel so unseemly … but how do you keep your professional and private twitter lives separate? Now I can follow whoever I want on my “personal” Twitter, but will likely use an icon, not my picture for that. Ah, technology …

  30. Will they be signing autographs and taking pics like that did last year?

  31. Will be going to both the Baltimore concert and the Newark concert (by chance, I swear! :D). I have better seats at the Newark one (first row balcony!) so hopefully I can get some good pictures. Though by that point, all the spoilers will be out. :)

  32. Those of you who have a twitter account but no internet access on your phone – you can set it up to where you can text updates to your twitter. I’m on my phone right now, so I can’t look up how, but you should be able to pull it up by going into your account settings. :)

  33. SparklesATL
    Jul 4th, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    I too can attest to the last minute tickets. I got a 5th row center ticket for the AI 6 tour on the day of the show. Gave my nosebleeds away. Just be repaired to sit alone. No big deal, just make friends with the people around you.

    Oh pooh, going with Hubby to Dallas show. I was going to try the last minute deal…but I really want to sit with him. Ahh, I’ll try it. I may even sit in nosebleed if necessary. I have never been to an AI show….but Adam is just so irresistible.

  34. I wonder about cameras etc at the Sprint Center. will have to check that out! If you hear anything let me know!

    I’ll let you know what I find out. I’m going with a group of 3 other crazy Adam fans. I can’t wait!!!

  35. Atlanta (Duluth, to be exact), July 31, floor seats in section F6. Hope those are decent seats. Like someone else said, just glad to see Adam live and breath the same air, lol. I’m hoping that there aren’t a bunch of signs in front of my daughter and me! She’s petite and will have to stand on a seat as it is. I can write a report and post it on here, but I doubt I’ll bother to tweet or video anything. I’ve got to play mom first, lol. We’re painting our nails black for the event.

    SparklesATL, please let me know if you hear about any sort of meet-and-greet. Does this sort of thing ever happen beforehand, or does it happen after the concert? I’m confused about how this works. Anyone know??

  36. Pretty much the fans that post the most on this board are Adam fans, followed probably by Kris fans, then Allison fans. With a sprinkling of people who are fans of Matt, Anoop, Danny, etc. Me, I’m a Kris fan first, but am a huge Kradam/Kradison fangirl as well.

    In general, I think Adam fans are just more vocal/enthusiastic . Kris fans tend to pop their heads out more when it feels like bb is getting overlooked/disrespected by the media or attacked in the various forums. Likewise, it seems like Danny fans tend to speak up more when he gets attacked. We are all very protective of our faves (LOL)!

    I don’t know if this will have anything to do with the fan representation at the actual concerts. It’ll probably vary from venue to venue, but I’m not expecting the crowds to be overwhelmingly in favor of any one performer. Except when the tour hits the idols’ hometowns — Little Rock will probably be very pro Kris, Milwaukee will likely be very heavily pro Danny, etc.

    And I really hope that fans will be respectful and not boo any of the Idols or walk out before the concert is over, as I have read some people are planning to do.

  37. Tara, I was able to get 2 seats together on the 6th row floor last year for my friend and I. It’s not only single seats that are available. You can usually find a pair.

  38. I’ve got my tickets, not as close as I would like but decent, section 106 -so the first section behind the floor. I didn’t want to pay more than face value. The main reason I bought as early as possible is that I’m in Adam’s home town of Los Angeles and he has a huge following here. It looks like seats are available, (through resellers) with a few seats better than what I have but at triple the price if not more. If you go to the regular ticketmaster, right now, for the LA show, only seats in the nose bleed sections are available.

    I have a feeling it might be the same problem for Kris’s fans in Arkansas, etc. I don’t know, this is my first year ever going. I’m taking my six year old, and she has seat # 3 and I’m # 4. I’m hoping the people next to me are nice and she can scoot and stand in the aisle. We will see.

  39. there isn’t a lot to do in the neighborhood around Staples Center! But I’m interested in seeing how much of a circus it’ll be (I’ve never been to the AI tour before)

    Lots to see and do now that LA Live is fully open. Also, there will be some things going on outside the venue, like silly photo ops and possibly Karaoke!

  40. I read that the Little Rock show was the first one to sell out. The newspaper in Portland was advertising tickets, so I guess tomorrow’s tour opener isn’t sold out? I wonder how many of the dates will actually sell out — the tickets aren’t cheap and the economy still stinks…

  41. We went to 3 concerts last summer. I did the cell cert for all 3 of them. Also took video with my camera for all of them, even though the signs outside the venues said “no video”. Sometimes I think it depends on the act. From what I remember, the Staples Center was terrible about allowing many any type of video, even told people they had to put their cell phones away if they seemed to have them out too long!! One girl did the cell cert with her phone in her purse!

    Anyway, if you go to the venue in the afternoon, the Idols usually come out to sign autographs/take pics after 2pm. If you are going to a concert alone, join one of the fan sites of your favorite Idol. There are tour threads where people talk about meeting up, so you won’t have to feel alone. Once you’re inside the concert, everyone turns into crazy fangurls/boys and it’s just wild and fun!

    Oh, and remember to charge your cameras and phones, especially if you’re going to be tweeting! :D I’m excited!!!

  42. If you go to ustream.tv or twitter.com/ustream and you have an iphone or any other compatiable one, you can stream live video from your phone at the concert :wink_ee: would that be cheating, hhmmmm!!! I know I would appreaciate it becuase I don’t know if I will be able to go :sad_wp: and I would love to see some of Adams performance. :clap_tb:

  43. I never imagined myself watching an AI tour show but just like you Adam made me do it. We bought our tickets at the Staples Center ticket booth and they have better seats than ticketmaster.

    edit: edited baiting and fanwarring

  44. Kris fan, attending the LA Staples Show….still havent purchased tix…waiting to see if i can grab them for free before i open up my wallet. however, if i do need to buy, i will be using mj’s link…gotta help a sista out.

    happy 4th …off to the beach/bbq…another beautiful day here in LA :)

  45. I’m super excited to see Kris (he’s why I bought my ticket, it was when he was in the Top 4, I think?). I only wish it was a full concert of…Kris!
    He rocks my world!!! He’s like a warm little panda bear that makes rainbows in my cupcakes…

    Nah…it just doesn’t work with Kris, somehow! I can’t go all fangirly.

  46. edit: Hi newbie. Please read my guidelines. Don’t lecture fellow posters

  47. …he’s like a rocket of indie greatness shot from a cannon on gorgeous guitar riffs and soullful piano gliisandi?

    Nah. Still working on it…

  48. Mom in the Suburbs

    I will be at the Atlanta show. We are planning on waiting for the buses about 11:00 or 12:00 at the venue. I’ll be wearing my black nail polish (actually navy)!

  49. I can’t predict, but I honestly think in Arkansas in particular Adam will get a huge welcome.

    I like Kris personally but not his singing style but I do respect him’ ¦he makes me smile

    Substitute Adam in that sentence and that’s how I feel about Adam.

  50. nice to hear that ross. Now, I need to get off this site and prepare for the July 4th celebration. MJ, you made me addictive to your site.

  51. I have an iPhone but I don’t know if I have sense enough to live stream. :unsure_tb:

  52. needacoke2, not sure if you should livestream. We won’t be able to hear a thing over your screaming for Adam! ;)

    There won’t be any booing. And even if some immature cad tries to boo, they will be completely, totally drowned out by ear piercing screaming and chest thumping music. ;)

  53. Adam!!! Adam!! :clap_tb: Its so ridiculous what this man does to my emotions. If this guy can get me all tingly just from watching on TV, imagine Live in flesh. -gone-

  54. Hanna, so true!

    Can you send a Private Message to the posters on this site?

  55. Funny I can be a Kradam fan while admitting I don’t really like Adam’s singing style, but I am a Kradm fan. And I often do enjoy Adam’s performances, gotta say.

    Kris’s fans really are seriously invested (I know I am, wish I weren’t, sometimes.) I would probably squee more, if there were more Kris fans around here. I guess. :)

    I’m going to the Boston show.

    I’m still working on the Kris hyperbole. I’ll let you know how that turns out.

    Now I have to go outside, since this is the first good weather we’ve had in Boston in days.

  56. CindyM
    I’m an AI tour virgin, but am going to join the circus this year, Damn you Adam Lambert!! …{snip}… I will prolly take my laptop, so I’ll try to get you something if I get anything good. Help me out here though, can ones take in cameras, camcorders, etc freely or do you have to sneak em in usually? Will make a difference in what I take.

    LOL, ditto for me!! I was totally not going to go, just decided two weeks ago to buy a ticket, so I’ll be going solo. I think I’m the only one here going to the Vancouver show! [wonders if she’ll be the ONLY member of the audience dressed in blue & black and sporting smoky black eyeliner and glitter].

    Good luck with getting the laptop in to the concert. I don’t know what the general rule is in the States, but here, at an indoor show (and even some outdoor ones) any kind of camera or video device is strictly prohibited. Of course now with camera phone technology people still get photos a bit of video, but they’re (almost) never great quality.

  57. I don’t think there’s gonna be any booing. I’d actually worry about Danny since a lot of people seem to dislike him. I don’t like him much myself but I’m not going to act like I’m in fifth grade.

    I kinda worry about Adam in certain venues but I admit it’s based primarily on stereotypes, which isn’t necessarily fair.

  58. OMG… OMG. Sorry, freaking out here. I just managed to upgrade my tickets for tomorrow!!! I upgraded my two row 38 tix for two 10th row seats for about $100 – holy hell. I am so excited right now. I’ll be posting twitter updates throughout the show (except probably Adam’s set, because there’s no way I’m peeling my eyes away from the stage to mess w/ my cell phone! I will update after I’ve been scraped up off the floor though) and if anyone wants to follow along, my twitter username is /allenarose. Once again, OMG!!

  59. Reminder:

    Could we stop baiting and generalizing about other fan bases? I don’t tolerate fanwaring here. I edited out the stuff that was off-topic. Let’s keep this post focused on the topic Thank you.

  60. lambkin, definitely following you on twitter tomorrow. Yay for your upgraded tickets! I know every venue is different, but I’ll be dying to find out how well you can see from where you are. I have two months to wait to see/hear Adam live, so until then I’m going to be living vicariously through those of you going earlier!

  61. Woohoo, first post here. Anyways, I’m one of the few Adam fans that are going to the show in Little Rock, Arkansas. I’m going to feel like a fish out of water with all the Kris fans there. :P However, maybe it will work to my advantage because it might be easier to meet Adam at the meet and greet if most people are concerned about meeting Kris. I’m so excited. :) I’ll definitely be posting a lot of videos and pictures.

  62. Hey Anastasia, I just meant my laptop on the trip, not to the concert. I want to travel light, just money to buy tour stuff (which I might pre-order so I don’t have to carry so much. I have about 15 people that want Adam shirts!). Just talking about the laptop for the uploading and emailing to MJ. i’ve got an ipod, but I hate typing on it and I don’t know how to do the uploading stuff…I’m technically illiterate.

    I don’t know what’s happened to me, loved David Cook last year, but had absolutely no desire to go see the AI concert circus. Saw him on his solo tour Tuesday night. But this year, Adam has me completely captivated and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Travelling 5 1/2 hours from Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, seeing the touring company of Wicked at University of AZ on Sunday afternoon and Adam on Monday. What a trip! Then Vegas after, I don’t know if I’ll be alive by the time I get back.

    Didn’t get seats on the floor, but I’ve got aisle seats about 16 rows in the lower level side, view looks good from the preview. I’ve been to a hockey game in the same arena in Phoenix and had seats not as good as these and the view was great! Can’t wait! And originally I did link from MJ’s site, because she had the pre-sale password dealie.

  63. Hi! I’ll be going to the NC show at the Time Warner Cable Arena on August 1st!! Im super excited to see Adam. I will definitely be twittering during the show and taking loads of pictures . .. :D

    If there’s any other Adam fans going to the NC show you can twitter me at @laurin09

    Oh and this was my first time posting. It feels good…haha!

  64. Haha not sure that I could take a video of Adams performance… My high pitched fantard screaming would drown out all of his singing…. Oh well… August 28th baby!!! Why must it be so far away?? Sigh….

  65. I’m @HannaBec on Twitter, but my shows aren’t until August 23 & 25, and maybe Sept 5. :D Oh & I won’t be tweeting during Adam’s performance either but for sure I’ll do all the rest.

  66. I’m going to be going to both Oakland and San Jose so I can write something up for one or both of them. =) Probably just one since I might end up writing the same thing: omg Kris was awesome. haha. They’re back to back so I have to see when I have time but I’ll get pictures too- hopefully they turn out good! I have better seats for San Jose but I might be too busy freaking out at that show. I’m so happy that I only have to wait a week now because they usually hit my area late!

  67. Susan M. don’t feel weird about having a dual twitter personality! i set up a separate one just to spare my friends and family from all my idol related posts. plus, several of the idols were posting so much it was easier to have two twitter feeds so i could still keep up with my real friends :)

    im @glamtwinkle. thanks to everyone that will be tweeting updates and pictures!! i didn’t get tickets but all this talk about last minute floor seats is tempting me to try and make it to the tulsa show. but, im kinda scared to see what i would be like seeing adam live. im usually quite controlled and level headed, but im envisioning lots of embarrassing scenarios. or death. i may just die right there.

  68. I’m @needacoke on Twitter. Ill be at Duluth on July 31st—and the day before…looking for the Idols. Assuming they will be in Atlanta a day early since they have a day off.

  69. “Tara, I was able to get 2 seats together on the 6th row floor last year for my friend and I. It’s not only single seats that are available. You can usually find a pair.”

    Thanks Sara for the info.

  70. @Geminidolly… I feel exactly the same way…. what has this glittery alien prince done to us??!! And “live’ in the flesh (shudder) will just have me = dead :ohmy_tb: Is it July 16 yet?

    I am totally addicted to this site (thanks mj!) totally addicted to all things Adam and I like it :smile1_tb:

  71. Ross:

    I can help you with your fangirly stuff for Kris…I’m expert at it…as well as fangirling for all things Kradam. Just try this…SQUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEE!!!!

  72. I am in the 8th row at the Hamilton show and am sending my daughter and her friend in early that day in case there is a meet and greet. I will set myself up on Twitter if we can text from a phone?? Will try the video/picture thing but with just phones it will probably not be great.

  73. I’m going to see Adam on 7/12 in San Jose. We got center floor 8th row seats. I’ll try to take some pictures to share with everybody here…

  74. Hey MJ, long time reader, first time poster, hyuck hyuck hyuck.

    Wanted to say that I am going to the Atlantic City show August 7th. I’m also an AI tour virgin! I loved this season, thought it was one of the strongest since season 5, but I’m really excited to see Kris, Adam, and Allison live (…and Matt, Anoop, Lil, Megan).

    Not as close as I would like, as we’re in section 208. But at least we got the first two seats closest to the aisle! Should I just accept the fact that there will be signs blocking my view?

    I’ll def send you whatever video/pics I take of the event, and since I’m staying in AC that night, I can look out for any post-tour happenings.

  75. I’m going to the Sacramento concert on 7/10 and maybe the one in Oakland & San Jose. Haven’t bought those tickets yet. If I can get good seats at a good price then I will.

    I would be more than happy to report for Sacramento but not sure if I will be able to during the concert so I’m probably not much help. I will e-mail you anyway mj and if you have noone for that concert I can give you something. I will definitely be taking pictures. Not sure if I could give up to the minute updates. I’m going to be too excited. I’m actually looking forward to seeing 7 of the 10 so its going to be a great concert for me.

  76. romanovna……where is row F?

    I will keep checking on stub-hub and check out ticket liquidator for Oakland and SJ tickets. If you vouch for them mj then I will trust you.

  77. It seriously amazes me the way in which Twitter has evolved.

    Last Tuesday, I was able to witness almost every detail of the opening show of U2’s 360 ° Tour in Barcelona from Mexico thanks to many fans in Twitter and all its picture and video services, like qik.com and flixwagon.com. Thanks to 1000mikes.com I could listen to last Thursday’s show, broadcasted live. It had a very acceptable quality.

    I know that the Idols tour is a show in a smaller scale, but I’m sure that many international fans (including me) will be extremely thankful of all your updates, reviews, pics and any little piece of your experience that you can share with us :).

    Whether you are a Kris/Adam/Allison/Danny/Matt/Anoop/Lil/Scott/Megan/Sarver fan, I really hope you enjoy the show and all of the sets, you’re lucky!

  78. MissGlambert, you reminded me of a question I wanted to ask. Will there be a meet and greet? Has there ever been one?

    I will probably be there in line for five hours if there is. And that is where you really want to get some video. Saying hi to your idol of choice.

    Saying hi and shaking the manly yet boyish hand, the same hand that held the guitar he played Heartless on. The hand he touched…Adam with!! OMG!!!

  79. Mom In The Suburbs:
    Atlanta (Duluth, to be exact), July 31, floor seats in section F6. Hope those are decent seats. Like someone else said, just glad to see Adam live and breath the same air, lol. I’m hoping that there aren’t a bunch of signs in front of my daughter and me! She’s petite and will have to stand on a seat as it is. I can write a report and post it on here, but I doubt I’ll bother to tweet or video anything. I’ve got to play mom first, lol. We’re painting our nails black for the event.

    Needacoke2 I will be at the Atlanta show. We are planning on waiting for the buses about 11:00 or 12:00 at the venue. I’ll be wearing my black nail polish (actually navy)!

    Mom In The Suburbs – I’m two sections over in F8. I was just at the Gwinnett Arena for David Archuletta & Demi Lovato, and it looks like F6 and F8 are awesome seats! We were sitting directly in front of the stage in the regular seats about 15 rows up, and we still had a great view. And the floor seats are about twice as close, so they should be excellent.

    Needacoke2, I’ll be following you on twitter for any Idol sightings around town.

    My daughter and I will also be rocking the black nail polish. We might also be doing the blue streak in the hair, but that may be a little harder to explain at work! :eek_wp: :eek_wp:

    Edited to add – I just checked ticketmaster for the show, and it is apparently sold out. I couldn’t get even a single ticket anywhere.

  80. ross Jul 4th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Funny I can be a Kradam fan while admitting I don’t really like Adam’s singing style, but I am a Kradm fan. And I often do enjoy Adam’s performances, gotta say.

    Kris’s fans really are seriously invested (I know I am, wish I weren’t, sometimes.) I would probably squee more, if there were more Kris fans around here. I guess. :)

    I’m still working on the Kris hyperbole. I’ll let you know how that turns out.

    ross, I agree with all of this. :) Looking forward to your ‘Kris’ hyperbole!:)

    It’s still up in the air whether or not we’re going to the Columbus show in August. I’m looking forward to vids/recaps which will help in this decision. However hearing Kris’s entire set and being interested in Adam’s performance have me leaning towards going at this point. I also want to see Allison and Matt’s “Georgia..”.

  81. First Idol tour, have an iPhone, and as Laurin will attest (hi, Laurin!), I have no idea how to cell cast or stream or anything (technophobe), so any tips, etc. would be appreciated. Also, if you are going to the Boston show, can you send me a tweet at suebrody1? I can’t get to the show early, because I have to work till 6PM (thank you, Course Registration!!!), so I won’t be able to get there early (tho I can stay late!), and am hoping to meet up with some fellow bloggers!

    I told a friend that I was going to the show alone and that I paid $80 for my ticket, and she just sighed. I need reinforcements! :)

  82. Hey Anastasia72071!!!

    I’m going to the Vancouver show too! Where are you sitting? I’m sitting beside the stage (I forget the section) but in row 16. I could’ve had floor seats but I’m vertically challenged and didn’t want to risk someone really tall standing in front of me! LOL

    I cannot wait to see Adam live!!!! Weeeee!!!!

  83. I’m going to July 17 – Ontario CA – can’t Tweet but will report and take pics etc if possible!

    The Idols wont arrive on buses just coming from LA will they? When do they announce Meet & Greets?

    My poor husband (we’re seniors) and I’ve told him he has to wear a black shirt with his blue jeans! (That’s as close as I could get him to Adam’s colors!)

    I’m with Adam, LOVE planning my outfits! So I’ve got cobalt, black and silver ready to go! So much fun!!!!!! I ran a theatre company for 10 years and one always needs a good costume!!!!!! HA HA HA

  84. suebrody
    I told a friend that I was going to the show alone and that I paid $80 for my ticket, and she just sighed. I need reinforcements! :)

    Hehe – You’re not alone Sue. What with all the damn add-on charges and taxes, my ticket cost $95 (Cdn). All I can say is the first couple of hours had better be at least decent! lol

    Sinochick
    I’m going to the Vancouver show too! Where are you sitting? I’m sitting beside the stage (I forget the section) but in row 16. I could’ve had floor seats but I’m vertically challenged and didn’t want to risk someone really tall standing in front of me! LOL

    YAY, I’m not the only one, LOL! My seat is in section 106 row 23, near the aisle between section 105. If you’re beside the stage, you must be in either section 104 or 119, correct? I’ve never been tempted to try and get floor seats for any concert because of the whole height thing – unless I was nearly front row I’d be bobbing and weaving the whole time trying to see around all the taller people. Doesn’t sound fun to me.

  85. I’m also going to the concert on July 10 in Sacramento. I’m not nearly as close as I’d like to be but am going to try to upgrade. If I can’t get closer, my daughter and I are planning on taking pics and hopefully some video with a camera that has a pretty good zoom. I’ve never tweeted from my cell and tried to set it up today but it didn’t work. I’ll keep trying. At the very least, I can share the photos and write something afterward. I’m so excited!!!

  86. I’ve never been tempted to try and get floor seats for any concert because of the whole height thing.

    I’m going to TD Banknorth Garden. I have floor seats, I’m not short, but isn’t the stage raised? I haven’t been to a concert there for a while. I forget.

    I’m supposed to be going there for the Dew Tour (skateboarding, Ryan Sheckler, Paul Rodriguez) at the end of this month, so if I do, I’ll have to look the joint over.

    cookcricket we are on the same page. And girlygirl, squee away. Ha.

    KRIS! Kris is unbelievably cool. No hyperbole. Just…amazing

  87. This will be my first time going to an AI concert! I will be going to the Staples Center one. I’m going to see Adam perform live! (Finally)

  88. @Ross

    I am your exact opposite. I can be a kradam fan but i am really more into Adam. I really love and obsessed with anything Adam. I guess, to each his own. LOL!

    To all those going, i envy you. Enjoy! Don’t forget to post photos and stories. :-)

  89. @ CindyM

    “I’m an AI tour virgin, but am going to join the circus this year, Damn you Adam Lambert!! ‘ ¦{snip}’ ¦ I will prolly take my laptop, so I’ll try to get you something if I get anything good. Help me out here though, can ones take in cameras, camcorders, etc freely or do you have to sneak em in usually? Will make a difference in what I take.”

    *giggles* I think you can bring in different gadgets. Though laptop might not be a good idea. I am sure it will be very crowded inside the venue. *sigh* I so envy you! LOL!

  90. @ kijico3
    @Geminidolly

    “I am totally addicted to this site (thanks mj!) totally addicted to all things Adam and I like it.”

    Same here. Been coming to this site to get my Adam fix everyday. Arrggh!!! I so love it!! *jumping up and down*

  91. Not taking a laptop into the concert, just on the trip for uploading of pics and stuff after. Just plan to take a good digital camera that can take video and hope I remember to take pictures/video when Adam is performing. I’m sure I’ll be mesmerized.

  92. Ross, I am on the floor at the Garden, too. I am a little afraid b/c I am so short (I got tix right after they went on sale), and I do not know if they are raised seating *fingers crossed*, but I am in 2nd section, best they had, so I guess we’ll see. If you are tall, please let me stand in front of you. In return, I promise not to scream too loudly when Adam takes the stage. Thank you in advance. :)

  93. Will there be a meet and greet? Has there ever been one?

    At last year’s tour(and I guess for other seasons as well) there were Meet & Greets both before and after the show. If I’m not mistaken you have to win passes from a radio station give-away or know somebody who can get you a pass. I didn’t go to any but I think for the M&G before the show,the Idols are all sitting behind a table and it’s kind of an assembly line thing where you just pass by each Idol as you get an autograph. No photographs, hugs, etc. After the show is the after-party where it’s possible to talk with your favorite and get pics and autographs.But again, you have to have a pass.
    If they do like last year, the Idols will come out in the early afternoon and meet the fans who are waiting outside, and they also come out after the show and do the same thing before getting on the buses to leave.
    Early afternoon is the best time because it’s not usually as crowded as after the show.
    If I’m incorrect, someone please correct me.

  94. Thanks for answering that, Barbariba.

    I have no idea where they would come out of the building, but I have the day off, so I could get there early. Wonder how you find this stuff out?

    suebrody, I found this virtual seating thing of the Garden.

    You can click on the section you’re in. Scroll over it and it turns red, then click on it for a virtual view:

    http://www.seats3d.com/mv/td_banknorth_garden/stage_end_1/

    This isn’t exact, because I think that in the seating fot the Idols tour they have thirteen or fourteen rows up front, not seven.

  95. here is another girl who is apparently inside at the rehearsal

    http://twitter.com/MissAnalia

    looks like NB is being buried in the middle of Kris’s set. he started with heartless > NB > ANS > bright lights > hey jude

    and adam was WLL > Starlight > MW > SR (duet) > Bowie

    they sang in order of elimination and the group number was before allison.

  96. will be going to the tulsa show….just to see the dark lord himself….adam….i will do the whole, black nails, wear black, body glitter, eyeliner…..and don’t forget the blue glow sticks when adam sings mad world……i will also, give details on the show too. can’t wait…..adam will nail it!!!!!!

  97. looks like NB is being buried in the middle of Kris’s set. he started with heartless > NB > ANS > bright lights > hey jude

    this doesn’t surprise me. I wonder what he’ll play, if anything for Hey Jude. I was guessing ANS and bright lights would be back to back on the piano. I still have my fingers crossed for NB on guitar. Much better this way. Not holding my breath though.

  98. I wish I could be excited about the show being closed by “Hey Jude.” I think he is closing with it as it allows the other contestants to come in at the chorus. They must do some sort of group number in the end to say goodbye to the audience, so this must be it if the “big” group number is in the middle of the show.

  99. They must do some sort of group number in the end to say goodbye to the audience, so this must be it if the ‘big’  group number is in the middle of the show.

    Undercooked,
    There is a group number after the first 6 perform, but it’s only those six in the number. (Sarver, Lil, Megan, Anoop, Matt and Scott.) Then the top four perform and then at the end they do “Don’t Stop Believin” with all 10.

    I can’t remember now where I found this out but I’m pretty sure it’s how it goes down. (They may still all come out at the end of Hey Jude… but it doesn’t close the show.)

  100. Thanks Winks8. Does anyone know what the group number is for the first 6? I’m glad that they are closing with “Don’t Stop Believin.” I do think they will bring the the whole group out towards the end of the Hey Jude chorus. That would transistion nicely into the final group number.

  101. Anastasia72071 wrote:
    YAY, I’m not the only one, LOL! My seat is in section 106 row 23, near the aisle between section 105. If you’re beside the stage, you must be in either section 104 or 119, correct? I’ve never been tempted to try and get floor seats for any concert because of the whole height thing – unless I was nearly front row I’d be bobbing and weaving the whole time trying to see around all the taller people. Doesn’t sound fun to me.

    I’m in section 119 (just looked at my ticket). I’m really excited….last summer I drove to Tacoma, WA to the AI season 7 show and got a stupid speeding ticket while driving down there – really ruined my day!!! Argggghhhh…

    I have no idea if you can send private messages here but let me know if you wanna chat and share our concert experiences! Are you going to try to meet the Idols before/after the show? I’ve never tried to meet any artists at GM Place so don’t really know which section to find the busses.

  102. Someone tweeted that she thought Kris was not singing NB acoustically. That would be such a shame…

    Thanks, Ross. Looks like I got pretty sucky seats despite buying them THE FIRST DAY DURING THE PRE-SALE, and will be near the side and won’t be able to see well. :( Oh, well, I will tweet as well as I can. :) I thought I was 20 rows back, but I guess I can’t be if they don’t have 20 rows. ;) Maybe 12, however. I wonder if I can get better seats as the time gets closer and then can sell my ticket…??? If I am on the side maybe I can stand up. :) I guess I can check with Stub Hub as we get closer to the actual show date to see what they have…and if anyone wants to meet up, please let me know!

  103. stupid kara song. does not appear to be acoustic, more like how he sang at the finale

    from one of the above twitters. blah. Oh well, still decent non-acoustic, but not the best.

    ETA: Okay, ymmv but I think “Hey Jude” is such an awesome song to end the night. I was getting my hair cut yesterday and the kid in the next chair, who plays in a band, was saying how the Beatles is his fav. group. However, DSB will actually end the entire night, I’m thinking.

  104. Thanks Winks8. Does anyone know what the group number is for the first 6? I’m glad that they are closing with ‘Don’t Stop Believin.’  I do think they will bring the the whole group out towards the end of the Hey Jude chorus. That would transistion nicely into the final group number.

    Undercooked,
    The group number for the first six is “Beggin” by Madcon. You can find it on Youtube if you want to check it out.

  105. Sue, I’m about 10 or 12 rows back, near the center, but I have to look at my ticket again. Did you get the ticket insurance? If so you can return it for a refund, if you get another seat. I don’t think 20 rows back is probably bad, though. Still closer than almost everyone else in the hall.

    Anyhow, the virtual view shows the stage is raised 5 or 6 feet.

  106. From Portland: Allison opens with “So What”. COOL!!!! Slow Ride just before the medley in Adam’s set.

  107. ETA: Okay, ymmv but I think ‘Hey Jude’  is such an awesome song to end the night. I was getting my hair cut yesterday and the kid in the next chair, who plays in a band, was saying how the Beatles is his fav. group. However, DSB will actually end the entire night, I’m thinking

    I like the song well enough, it’s just that I saw Paul McCartney perform years ago (when Linda was still alive) and I just can’t imagine anyone topping his performance.

  108. Ross, I figured it out (I am a tad slow). I am 12 rows back (near you, I guess, but on the side). I guess that’s not too bad, right (even if I’m short)? I can sit on a coat, I guess. ;) I’ll think of as if I were standing in the pit!!!

    I think it makes sense that the Idols come out during the chorus of Hey, Jude, b/c they each will bow and depart as the song continues. Well, we’ll know Sunday night!

  109. Will there be a meet and greet? Has there ever been one?

    I went last year. All because of DC. I used to laugh at peeps that went to this concert. Anyway, I went well ahead of time and they had a designated location where the idols came out before the show to meet and greet those who didn’t win meet and greets. IDK if it will be the same this yr., but I hope so. Not all came out at each tour however.

  110. I’m kind of disappointed that it appears Adam will start out with WLL – I think it would be so much more dramatic to begin with Mad World with the blue light and the fog! Oh well who am I to judge. heh

  111. I think the high-decibel level of shrieking in the audience would completely overwhelm “Mad World” if he were to open with that song. Better to start with something LOUD.

  112. Sinochick
    I have no idea if you can send private messages here but let me know if you wanna chat and share our concert experiences! Are you going to try to meet the Idols before/after the show? I’ve never tried to meet any artists at GM Place so don’t really know which section to find the busses.

    I’m not sure about private messages through this site (as far as I’ve been able to figure, I cannot), but if you google my username, you’ll find me! I just tried that last night and had to giggle at what came up. Who knew! :lol_tb: First hit is my profile on the AdamOfficial site (you can always find me in the “Adam, do my laundry” thread :wink1_tb:). Second hit is my youtube channel (you can definitely send me a direct email on there).

    I haven’t heard anything about meet/greets outside the stadium; I had not planned on waiting around afterwards (and I work ’til 5 so wouldn’t be able to go during the day) – who knows how long it would take before they’d come out after the show. The buses will be parked on Expo Blvd. by Gate 10 (by the Costco entrance) and/or on Abbott St. between Expo & Pacific Blvd. I live right across the street from the stadium and that’s where I always see the buses. Don’t know where they’d exit from exactly, but I’d guess it would be a small inconspicuous groundfloor door rather than sauntering out one of the main doors and down those stairs, lol!

  113. I like the song well enough, it’s just that I saw Paul McCartney perform years ago (when Linda was still alive) and I just can’t imagine anyone topping his performance.

    1) None of the idols are going to top the originals, imo.
    2) If anyone can do “Hey Jude” justice, it’s Kris Allen.

  114. here is another girl who is apparently inside at the rehearsal

    http://twitter.com/MissAnalia

    and adam was WLL > Starlight > MW > SR (duet) > Bowie

    She also said he TAKES THE JACKET OFF during his set!!! OMFG!

    The concert is going to be so great! I can’t wait to hear about it tomorrow!

  115. If anyone can do ‘Hey Jude’  justice, it’s Kris Allen

    I think Kris will do fine with it, and my comment wasn’t meant as a swipe against Kris’s talent. I just always think of McCartney singing that song for Julian Lennon. As you probably know, McCartney wrote it for Julian, who going through a tough time as a kid after his parents divorce. I remember seeing McCartney in the late 1980s and I recall Julian Lennon had some success with his solo album just a few years earlier. John Lennon had been killed some years earlier. So for me, (and I don’t know why it left such a strong impression) but that song is forever linked to those events. I just thought of Paul comforting Julian again when I heard him perform it. I was too young to remember the Beatles being together, but I was a big McCarntey fan and did have “Wings The Speed of Sound” on 8-track when I was in junior high.

  116. will
    I think the high-decibel level of shrieking in the audience would completely overwhelm ‘Mad World’  if he were to open with that song. Better to start with something LOUD.

    Hehe!! True true. …I don’t think I’ve ever actually gone to a concert where the average age was under 25, so I’m wondering how I’m going to survive all the squealing and shrieking from the tweens/teens over the whole three hours; my head might actually explode long before Adam even takes the stage! Teenagers drive me crazy. I’d better take some Advil before I leave home…

  117. I have no idea where they would come out of the building, but I have the day off, so I could get there early. Wonder how you find this stuff out?

    Find out where the buses are located. That’s where you’ll find them going into the venue and exiting after the show.

  118. I signed up to say that I’ll be attending the Sacramento concert on Saturday. I’m pretty excited. This is my third time going to an AI concert (I went last year for David Cook and also Taylor Hicks’ year), and I’ll definitely be taking pictures and a video or two. My little group will be in Row 5 in the center somewhere so they should turn out well. :biggrin_wp: They’ll mainly be of the Top 4 because that’s who I’m going for (especially Adam and Kris), but I’ll try to get in some other people as well.

    Teenagers drive me crazy. I’d better take some Advil before I leave home’ ¦

    Hey, we’re not all shrieky. :razz_wp:

  119. will: I think the high-decibel level of shrieking in the audience would completely overwhelm ‘Mad World’  if he were to open with that song. Better to start with something LOUD.

    That makes sense.

    Overall Kris, Adam and Alison parts sound great. I guess I’ll have a lot of breaks —

    Does anyone know if you can arrive late? Like just for the second half of the concert? I am going to two shows and only want to see the second half of one.

  120. I’m kind of disappointed that it appears Adam will start out with WLL

    After Danny’s set, I think starting with something upbeat is smart. Ballads into ballads = snoozy. :)

    I posted a Twitter recap in the Twitter thread above. Oops! (This is called work procrastination!)

  121. undercooked: I think Kris will do fine with it, and my comment wasn’t meant as a swipe against Kris’s talent. I just always think of McCartney singing that song for Julian Lennon. As you probably know, McCartney wrote it for Julian, who going through a tough time as a kid after his parents divorce. I remember seeing McCartney in the late 1980s and I recall Julian Lennon had some success with his solo album just a few years earlier. John Lennon had been killed some years earlier. So for me, (and I don’t know why it left such a strong impression) but that song is forever linked to those events. I just thought of Paul comforting Julian again when I heard him perform it. I was too young to remember the Beatles being together, but I was a big McCarntey fan and did have ‘Wings The Speed of Sound’  on 8-track when I was in junior high.

    I agree with you and I do not mean it as an insult or slight to Kris either. And I’m am also sure that Kris will be great doig this song. And it is a great way to transition from Kris to the Top 10 group number.

    I also saw Paul perform “Hey Jude” in concert once in the 1976 Wings Over America Tour (before John’s death) and again in 1981 when he dedicated the performance to John and Julian. The 1981 performance was shortly after John’s death and it was extraordinary — and unforgettably emotional for me — and the whole audience.

    I just wanted to say, yes, I had the same experience.

  122. Now I’m worried and I’m leaving San Diego for Portland in a couple of hours. . .

    My tickets for Portland say Orchestra 1, Row 1 and I can’t find it on the seating chart posted earlier! Are they fake?? I bought them through Tickets Now. Help!

  123. What time does the concert start Portland time? I’m sitting here in Florida, and so nervous for everyone especially Adam, waiting to hear how the show goes. I cant wait to hear feed back, and how everyone does. Oh and a video would be soooo nice.

  124. Did you guys see this from someone inside the rehearsal yesterday? Made me LOL. She said there are long scarves tied around Adam’s microphone stand “a la Steven Tyler. They brought it out even before Danny’s set was done. They plopped it down dead center on the stage, Danny having to avoid hitting it while he finished. It was all like, ‘Just in case you didn’t know, HBIC is onstage next. So wrap it up, screamboy.'”

  125. Anastasia72071: I don’t think I’ve ever actually gone to a concert where the average age was under 25, so I’m wondering how I’m going to survive all the squealing and shrieking from the tweens/teens over the whole three hours

    Bring some cotton to stuff in your ears!

    Actually, I strongly recommend that anyone who’s going to the concert (or any loud concert) get a pair of musician’s earplugs. They lower the sound to a tolerable/safer volume without making it sound too muffled. My wife posted here last year about this. Our family uses Etymotic ER-20 plugs, which are cheap (compared to professional-quality ones). Also, when our daughter was 12, we got Etymotic Baby Blues for her smaller ears. I hope it’s okay to post this link to my source for buying both of these models:
    musician’s earplugs

    You can control how much sound is blocked by pushing them far or not-so-far into your ears. I rarely have to push them in all the way, and the less you push them in, the clearer the sound is. I also suggest getting the neck strap you can order with them, so that you don’t lose them if you fumble with them.

    On the subject of screaming tweens/teens, trust me — it’s not just tweens/teens! :biggrin_wp: I’ve been to three David Cook concerts (because my wife is a huge fan), and sometimes the screaming from someone near me has been far more piercing than the music. At those concerts and some others by other artists, I’ve actually pushed my earplugs in as far as they’ll go as soon as a song ends in order to block the screaming, then pulled them back out a ways when the next song starts!

    I also always bring cotton balls as a backup in case I lose the earplugs.

  126. LOL I’ts not just the tweens screaming. I’m in my 60’s and I’ll be screaming as loud as anybody there!
    :clap_tb:

  127. It appears the bottom three sing two solos, next three sing three, and the bottom six have two group songs. One of the group songs is a Motown medley. Someone at rehearsal said the two group songs are pretty long, and they have lots of solos within the group numbers. She said everyone sounds really good, and, of course, she said Adam was the most amazing (even tho she was a Kris fan), with Kris next, then Allison.

  128. She said Kris’ closing number is Hey Jude and DSB is the show finale with the entire group. She said Kris and Adam seem to have a lot of interaction in the group number. It seems even the bottom six have a lot of stage time since they have a total of three group numbers. Lots of dancing.

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