Season 6 Tour – Final thoughts on the Final show

I have a couple of remaining notes on the last two Idol concerts I attended in Manchester, NH. You can check out my videos from both shows (and all the other shows I attended) at GoFish. I’ve also put up a bunch of photos on my MySpace blog.

I’m posting Blake Lewis’s last performance of “You Give Love a Bad Name” ’cause it’s sweet. After Blake’s heartfelt thanks to the audience and a little shout out to his parents, you can hear his mom shout back “I love you too!”

Blake’s mom had made her way to the front of the stage to see Blake’s last performance. She was standing right next to us. I hear the venue security had given her a hard time where she was sitting originally, because she was standing out in the aisle. (!!!)

Venue security hassled me too. They almost threw me out. I was warned during intermission to stop taking video, or security would erase my video card. Ok, I’ll admit that I didn’t heed their warning, but what was really creepy–security came after me before the encore. They took my camera and pulled me out of the arena. From what I understood, they were taking their marching orders from Idol security, and from the sounds of it, they were watching me very closely–they even saw me sit down and change my video card! Can you say creepy?

I’ll just say this. I was one of the few bloggers who covered this year’s version of the Idol dog and pony show. Pretty much everyone else wrote off the season at the end of May. Being threatened and hauled out of a show is a pretty sh*tty way to treat a fan, if you ask me. But then, after hearing stories about friends and relatives of the Idols being treated similarly…well what can I say?

Anyway. A couple of last notes:

  • Top 16 contestant Nick Pedro was at the after party with his girlfriend. He’s currently living in Fall River, MA and doing some appearances. Here is his picture! He waited behind us to talk to Jordin Sparks.
  • Phil Stacey and Haley Scarnato sat quietly on the barrier in between the audience and the stage to watch their fellow Idols perform one last time.
  • There were a few funny pranks on the last night. The roadies were dressed as Amish guys, with long beards suspenders and hats. At different times during the concert, Mickey Mouse hands would pop up behind one of the stage props. The hands swaying back and forth during “America the Beautiful” was pretty funny.
  • All the girls got roses. I missed it (probably in the back being harassed by security), but Blake Lewis presented Chris Richardson with a rose. Heh.
  • Jordin got very teary eyed during her performance of “I Who Have Nothing”. I’d actually captured it on camera, but you know…

The end of the tour signals the end of another Idol season. Me and the 5 people who actually liked Season 6 had a great time. I keed! Seriously, I’m always a little sad when the tour ends and the Idols scatter. It’s finally the end of an Idol season.

On to Season 7!

ETA: I had so much fun on this tour, so much fun. I really have gone through withdrawals a little bit these past two weeks.


This year crop should really be proud of themselves. They put on a great tour. I wish more people got to see it.

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