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Adam’s Got the Devil in His Eyes

23 November 2009

By Xena

So there he is, Adam as bad boy, no really bad boy and exceedingly handsome devil, the kind your mother, father, brother and great-aunt Alice warned you about.  Impeccably dressed as a dandy gentleman, hair flaring, ferocious eyes, menacing lips, Mephistopheles dared us to join him in Dante’s second circle of Hell and we willingly descended with him to the Lust Department. There we find Cleopatra, Helen of Troy and Lancelot, along with a whole lot of limber and daring dancers, dressed in all manner of fetishistic costumes and they must , since we don’t have slave labour, be willing participants in the performance.

Yet when we arrived in that house of carnal knowledge, we were shocked! Shocked I tell you – some of us were awed too.  What were you expecting to find down there?  High School Musical?  Whom were you expecting to see?  Tinkerbell?  Just how many times did you rewind and watch again? Did you rewind any other performances?  Did he really do that? Have to check that again…..

You can have those pasty-faced bloodless characters from the Nightlight Zone, those sexless vampiricals; give us the hot-blooded Satan, seductive and flammable – the fire-starter.  The stage actually came alive!  Could anyone take their eyes off him, even with just prurient interest to see how far he would push?  OOFF! was that spontaneous? I tried to explain to my fellow exhausted, hot and bothered watchers what the adrenaline rush is like on stage, it’s overwhelming and you just want to do some extra pirouettes, a grande  jeté or plant a great big smacker of a kiss on the closest set of lips.  Whew! – back to work.

We didn’t call him the King of Kink for nothing!  Who could forget the first mic stand massage on the Idols tour?  Oh, the outrage!  Ticket sales went up.  The panties flew!  Panty sales went up.  The whips, the cufflinks, sorry handcuffs – not Adam’s props, the audiences brought them to the party, he just played with them.  More Adam!  More Adam!  More tickets sold.  Barriers lined up with Adam’s fans ten deep awaiting just a glimpse, a fleeting moment of eye contact – they waited hours.

Janet Jackson must be soooo jealous, all that crotch-grabbing, her own and her male dancers’ and what did it get her??? Nothing.  How about all the other performers having a bad voice night, some even a bad hair night? Nothing.  JLo fell too and who gets the headline?  So forget the bad hair, bad sound and falls, since they were common.  Bad Sound – there were so many technical glitches when that paragon of virtue, M&M sang his duet with Half-a-Dollar, I really only heard every other word and even those I didn’t catch – is there a Berlitz course to learn it?  Weak joke, but I could not help it tonight.

It was the Revenge of Arkansas at the AMAs – Taylor Swift & Gloriana? while Lady GaGa was completely shut-out.  Was the audience from Arkansas?  This is L.A. and the music industry, and they seemed unimpressed or sad or angry, confused maybe at the end of Adam’s performance?  They could not possibly be shocked, could they, these sin city sophisticates?  Can’t wait to hear members of the audience tell us what they thought of the show and each performance, especially what they remember of what they saw.

Do we want to play with Satanic Adam every day?  I doubt most of us could handle it. Sometimes we need a bit of Feverish Adam, some Soaked Adam, the Broken Open Adam and I am looking forward to meeting them too.  We’ll meet them on tour, I’m sure.

To the hand-wringers out there – are you worried about what others think?  Are you uncomfortable with your own feelings?   Will you throw away your Adam CD, your iTunes, the YouTube downloads, dump the hundreds of photos from your computer files and the souvenir programme with his autograph?  Sorry, you would never throw those away – you would sell them on E-Bay.

Or, are you going to say – fine, we got that out of the way – let’s prepare for the tour!

At the very end, who was left standing – Adam the Angry Young Man in a suit.  Last time we saw the AYM, was when he sang Black and White on Idol.  Why did Adam bring him back tonight?

Did someone say “Adam succeeded because America is ready for someone like him”?  I stand by my interpretation – no one was or is ready for Adam Lambert.  He crashed the party.  More on that later.


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39 Comments leave one →
  1. claudia permalink
    March 19, 2010 4:54 pm

    I am from Central Europe and for me the concert of Fantasy Spring was in the morning early. I was waiting all the night following twitter and someone from audience was airing from an ipod (think so) to U-stream tv the concert live. It wasn’t all there because of the batteries but Whole Lotta Love it was an incredible sound, but not clear image . It was breathtaking, my heart stopped a few times, I cannot describe all of this mix of feelings. I never listened to something like that with so much connection and I grew up in the rock age. Then Adam has a big part of this planet at his feet. I saw now in his promo tour that all the people ask for WLL acoustic. Adam wants to bring the sex back, I dare to say that he want to bring the life and love back, that’s why it is hurting me so hard when he is rejected or spoken about badly by some little mind. I have nothing against the winner of AI8, but till now i couldn’t connected with his songs, or his performances and I believe that Simon was right: boring and forgettable and Adam is the star, is the star of my heart. I wish him many years of happiness and a long and brilliant career and I forget something – he is the most beautiful human being of this planet inside and outside.

    • Patti permalink
      October 18, 2010 4:46 am

      Adam can make you remember how much of a woman you really are; no matter how hard others have tried to make you forget.

  2. Irie permalink
    April 4, 2011 3:22 pm

    I remember when this happened. I was watching it at a friend’s house, and when he grabbed that male dancer, literally, I fell off my chair whooping with laugher. I was giddy with amusement and joy and, yeah, a little arousal too. Haha! I knew, just knew, that he was gonna get in trouble for that little performance, but I didn’t care. I was too excited about what just happened. People didn’t know it yet (and many still don’t) but this was history in the making… and I was glad to have witnessed it. I was a fan then and there.

    It’s funny ’cause I didn’t know how long I’ve been waiting for a performer like him until he actually showed up…in all his glitter, glam and glory. lol. Sometimes I feel so…blessed, I guess, is one of the words for it…that he was born into my generation. Heh. I used to be envious of my parents who were around to witness the rise of stars like Elvis and Michael Jackson. But now I’ve got my own music legend. He’s like only a few years older than me, so I’ll get to see him around for many more years. ^0^ Lucky me, eh?

    • April 4, 2011 7:23 pm

      You are lucky to be of Adam’s generation. You’re in for a wonderful, long ride! – J

    • October 19, 2012 10:09 pm

      I feel the same. I’ve always connected with the older 70s stuff and pined away for those times not knowing why. And then also discovered they weren’t even what I projected into them, people still had to learn about the traps of the ego, when it came to the Dream… anyway, long story. The short of it is that I’m finally happy to be exactly my age and who I am now. (He’s a year and half older than me and I feel so blessed to share this lifetime with a performer like him, who also connects with those historical things)

  3. October 5, 2012 5:28 am

    Adam lambert is my cousin and he is awesome no matter what u people say about adam we hang out alot

  4. October 5, 2012 5:30 am

    Someone needs to say something

  5. October 19, 2012 10:04 pm

    I’m completely ok with and ready for it and couldn’t believe my eyes where Amsterdam was concerned. But then again I’m already initiated (I’ve not thrown anything away, but I’ve had trouble with my own feelings in other quarters – so Adam’s like, oh finally! for me – seeing the light of those experiences… It’s like “When I feel friendship for you, I’m ashamed!” – “But w’ve GOT to RISK imPLOsion!” Adam showed me the world beyond that implosion and guess what, it’s not the end! It’s just the beginning). He tricksed us, yess he did preciouss. We did think he was soft and sweet… total party-crasher!


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