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Tweets, Pix and Videos as they come in!
@funkNNsoul: We are all on this team, right? pic.twitter.com/mguYOpzz
@ScottOttaway: The queue at 4pm. It’s now round the side of the building where I am currently stood #queenandadamlambert
@LALALAMBRIT: I’m concentrating on taking the photo lol. With @elelel2 @feeltheweight
I’m here!!! pic.twitter.com/0u7Xc2xY
We’re here. Not a bad spot either. Cal is talking guitars with a Queen fan already. :O
Wow.lurking on the interviewers and 1 Queen fan said Adam was the best thing to happen to the band since they lost Freddie.
HAVE THE MOST GLORIOUS & MAGICAL TIME UP THERE ADAM!!! STRENGTH & POWER TO YOUR VOCALS, MIND, BODY & SPIRIT!! WE LOVE YOU!! ❤
@LindaDec1: They’re asking people NOT to use cell phones or cameras. Tonight’s the main night for filming the DVD.
Guy! They had the no camera’s/filming/phones thing up every night!! Its always up at the venue and there were hundreds of cameras out!
Amazing how we can go to such a big venue and be saying, do we recognise anyone we know? Love this fandom.
Eeeee we get to help hang the sign from the balcony tonight 🙂 🙂 🙂
Chatting with a cool Adam fan from London, rly pretty with a hot bf. Cal swapping music stories with a Queen fan who looks like his dad lol
And so the beginning oh the end begins. I’m gonna miss Rock n Roll Adam. Yes I am.
Posted by @finnisheyes
@liveyoung82: Shoot of the crowd
I feel really young at this Queen and Adam Lambert concert. And I’m not technically young. So this is good.
Even Mrs Piper (mother, not wife) just said she feels young. She’s made up.
Wow, this is a Queen crowd tonight and they are chanting our guys name….yep, tears in my eyes.
Just said hello to Sauli, told him I’ve seen the show twice already and its fucking amazing. He said ‘yes i fucking know!’ lol.
@needacoke: We found another ATOP peep – jasmine from Singapore! Sooo cute!
Lulu is sat just infront of me. She looks bloody ace!
Aaw the Lawson boys are sitting in front of me at the Adam Lambert + Queen gig!
Do we know who the “special guest” for tonight’s show is?
Seven Seas? via @Alikat1323
Oh he’s lettin it all out tonight. The crazy train at the Apollo.
Keep Yourself Alive, via @Alikat1323
Fuck our queen’s jewels are on display tonight. Yesssss!!!!!
Photo via @LALALAMBRIT
@liveyoung82 Pic from Somebody to love
From jumbo – Who Wants to LIve Forever, by @alikat 1323
Friggin’ hell. Adam’s vocal at the end of Who Wants To Live Forever was breathtaking. The guy is insane.
Adam off. Before he left he blew a kiss to Brian. Seriously. I hope somebody has that on vid.
Whew….holy fuck the energy is incredible in here tonight….It’s so intense that seriously the entire venue needs this break.
Sooo many Queen fans here cheering & clapping hard for Sauli’s ❤! His voice & the energy is awwwesome!!!
Hmmm Best Friend…a change up. Brian is so good at connecting with the crowd. You really do feel like he’s talking, singing to you
@LawsonAndy Adam Lambert
and Queen at the hammersmith apollo. His voice is unbelievable
I’m okay with Adam Lambert
filling Freddie’s shoes if it means Queen’s revival. Have you heard him perform ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’? Wow.
@ADAMGASMIC: YAAAYY!! BB IS TRENDING IN USA… (WWTLF)
lol catcalls for Adam in the red dragon attack jacket
Lol Eber just standing with a pint watching Dragon Attack looking proud 😉
@jadis11: Stank face supreme!!
@SonicDreamer: Like cosmic flares mannnn
@elena_glam: Radio Ga Ga! RT @Alikat1323 From cam
@MattHill_666: Of course there will [never] be another Freddie but@adamlambert has got Hammersmith in the palm of his hand right now.
Photo via @yammyyammy
A thanking R & B – last show in London “for now,” Hmmm.
Adam having the time of his life up there!
: remember before the shows “this is an experiment, we’ve got to see how it goes” :’D IT WENT REALLY, REALLY WELL ROGER
The whole fucking balcony on their feet at end of TSMGO!!!! *tears
omg Callum had a tear during show must go on. luv ya babe ❤
The show must go on. They are picking up dead bodies from the aisles. BOY. KILLED. IT.
Queen live with Adam Lambert singing is the best thing I’ve ever seen
If that audience doesn’t become 100% Glambert tonight – they can’t feel.
I think Queen fans have fallen in love. xoxo
Encore!!!! Crowd so loud and everyone on their feet!
I think this is
‘s BEST performance ever of Tie Your Mother Down! This band is on FIRE!!! Call 911!
The WWRY groove has been played a million times, but no body does it like The Real Thing!!
@vistadiva: Last one guys! pic.twitter.com/rmfOn0l9
@Kyo_jp: Queen + ADAM LAMBERT Concert London HMV Hammersmith Apollo 7-14-12.
Phew!! We need a drink and ciggie after that!! Be back later with after-twats
Adam is so so so beautiful and delicious and fierce and sexy in person!
Roger pushed Adam to the front but as always Adam refused to take the spotlight….he is a truly gracious performer and man….
rly can’t put into words how I feel right now. Def not going straight back to the hotel. Need a drink lol. so long since last pissed :O
Rang dad so he could listen to We are the Champions. He’s a proper Queen fan, he was amazed.
deanpiper: Queen and Adam Lambert were amazing. His vocals rocked. Needs a second outing – worldwide! But I’ve got a feeling AL may be busy soon! 😉
Observation: Q+A were wonderful at Wroclaw, fun show. Tonight it was on another level, tonight it was truly a QUEEN + ADAM show as equals. They were a unit tonight. Not a band w guest vocalist. Does that makes sense? Adam was true to feel of Queen but HE owned the songs tonight
O M G I am reeling from how unbelievable Queen +Adam Lambert
show is . Its got to tour the world for everyone to see👍👍👍
via @vanglam: Tommy tonight Queen+ADAM LAMBERT London HMV Hammersmith Apollo 7-14-12.
@CharlieTuson @adamlambert chillin backstage! Great to meet you tonight. Freddie would be proud!!
Hammersmith 14th July 2012 – Set List
Seven Seas of Rhye
Keep Yourself Alive
We Will Rock You (Fast)
Fat Bottomed Girls
Don’t Stop Me Now
Under Pressure (Roger Taylor & Adam Lambert on vocals)
I Want It All
Somebody to Love
Who Wants to Live Forever
A Kind of Magic (sung by Roger Taylor)
These Are the Days of Our Lives (sung by Roger Taylor)
You’re My Best Friend (sung by Brian May)
Love of My Life (sung by Brian May, including … more)
’39 (sung by Brian May)
I Want to Break Free
Another One Bites the Dust
Radio Ga Ga
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The Show Must Go On
Tie Your Mother Down (sung by Brian May)
We Will Rock You
We Are the Champions
Way too many to choose from!! Just a sampling of highlights.
Opening Medley – via mia177mia
Don’t Stop Me Now – via vanglam76
Somebody to Love – via vanglam76
Who Wants to LIve Forever – vanglam76
Another One Bites the Dust – via riddle601b
Radio Gaga – via riddle601b
Show Must Go On – via riddle601b
MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
The Independent – Queen, Hammersmith Apollo, London “Of the novice, before the “We Are The Champions” finale, May says “I think he’s a keeper, don’t you?” Lambert has a busy schedule of his own, but on this evidence, Queen will be badgering him all the way.”
Keith Blakemore-Noble’s Blog (PHOTOS) – Queen + Adam Lambert, Hammersmith Apollo, London – This is from a big Queen stan. Delightful read.
Which just leaves the major question. How was Adam?
Wow! His voice is absolutely stunning, no other way to describe it. He has considerable power and a huge vocal range – that guy can SING. He did justice to all the songs, making very good work of the entire selection of songs. He did not try to imitate Freddie, he did not try to pretend to be Freddie. He was clearly his own man, performing the songs in his own style, but in keeping with the overall feel of Queen. He brought a lot of youthful playfulness as well to the show. My only criticism was that he was not as ‘dynamic’ as one might have liked. However, it is important to remember that we are talking about someone with very limited live experience – if we are going to make the tedious inevitable comparisons with Freddie, then let’s remember that Adam has been in the music business for only 3 years; when Freddie had been in the music business for 3 years, Queen had not even released their first album yet (that would be a year later). Of course Adam doesn’t compare in terms of stage presence with Freddie of the mid 1980′s, but then again neither would the Freddie with 3 years experience. I believe that with appropriate training and apprenticing, Adam could go on to develop quite the stage presence, he just needs the experience. He certainly managed to work the crowd well, everyone seeming to thoroughly enjoy themselves; certainly the people I spoke to afterwords were very happy to have been there.
At one stage in the show, Brian said of Adam ‘What do you think? He’s a keeper, isn’t he?’ – very much so! I certainly hope that more grows out of this short collaboration – a full proper tour and an album or two over time would be extremely interesting.
QueenOfficial’s Facebook page – A battle royal going on amongst various factions of the Queen fandom. Makes us feel Glamberts are relatively sane! : )
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