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Chicago and Indianapolis, Part 2

FLIST: This, and the one below, are concert posts for ontd_ai</lj>. I want to keep these on my journal too, so they're here. Again, feel free to walk on by. Don't. Stop. If you're not really interested in Idol at all, it's not going to do much for ya. :-) This is Adam, Kris and DSB.

Warnings again:
- Dial-up hostile.
- So long; don’t read. Really.
- All pics are from Indianapolis. I had major FAIL from my brand new camera, and many of my pics are blurry. I am under my bed crying. Some here are ok, but I truly apologize in advance for any blur.

Adam. I am gone, people. Fucking gone. JSYK. This will not be an unbiased review.

As soon as Danny finished, the place started throbbing. Both shows, this was, but especially Chicago. Chicago was LOUD, ask bb Kris, he tweeted it. Adam too. I was on the floor, maybe the place sounded different from other seats, IDK, but they were so loud for the other Idols I was actually wondering how much louder it could get for Adam. Well…11, apparently. We went to 11. I HATE crowds that aren’t loud, so I was so happy at that moment. It was deafening.

Story Time, cause this post just isn’t long enough yet. In Chicago, as soon as Adam’s intro started, some chick about five rows in front of us held up a poster and kept it up. Adam coming onstage for the first time was a moment I had been dying for DAILY since July 5th and this girl was ruining it. And no one behind her said anything! Luckily, my sister was packing. She had two tubes of those really skinny glowsticks. I threw one at Poster Girl and missed, but then we made the target on about the next six or eight throws. She flinched, turned around, but kept the poster up. Fianlly, the girl right behind her (who was prolly the prime suspect at this point ) explained that people wanted the poster THE FUCK DOWN. PG complied, but that was halfway through WLL!!!! She put it up again for part of Starlight, so we resumed fire. Then it went down for good. I know, we sound mean, but I promise they were so light they didn’t hurt her. Concert goers: OUR RIGHT TO SEE ADAM TRUMPS YOUR RIGHT TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH YOU LOOOOOVE HIM WITH YOUR SPARKLY GREEN GLITTERGLUE POSTER. Smaller posters for short periods of time, I have no problem with. Especially between songs. (That’s what we did with the MFB posters.) moonieromancewho was nearby, reports that some guy next to her kept finding free glowsticks on the floor! \o/

Anyway, when Adam stepped onstage in Chicago I was able to see his face (at the side of the POSTER) and it was glowing from the uplight and I pretty much had a heart attack. WLL was amazing, both times. If you watch the Chicago WLL video, you can see that the “…woman….you need….” break is really long. That was sort of funny because I was looking at Dave the whole time --- waiting and waiting for Adam to finish his run so he could cue Aaron.

Starlight: I do understand the “his voice is so high on this” stuff, so I was ready for that, but I didn’t hear it like that at all. It sounded great. IDK, maybe I’ve heard it too many times. In Chicago I had to laugh when he said, “…Muse…Starlight!” in his Onstage Voice. You know that deep one with the rockstar accent? Oh, Adam, ILYSM.

People go nuts for Mad World and it sounded beautiful. I’ve always loved that he chose that song in the first place and that he sticks so close to the melody and puts in those beautiful touches on “drown my sorrows” and “nervous.” Wow, people love this performance

Slow Ride!

Slow Ride Chicago, someone threw a beach ball and Alli threw it back, then it came back onstage and Adam kicked it into the crowd. They seemed to like it and I thought it was a cool toy. I was happy Chicago didn’t just pelt him with bras or something. Indy, as you know, was pretty epic. The pink toy was really fun.

I’m so sorry for the blur on these pics! I’m devastated, you have no idea.

Chicago, I think it was during Slow Ride that this happened. (I also mentioned this on the media thread that night...). There were three people right in front of us at the concert, in the front section on the floor. Guy, guy, girl. I got the impression that they were Adam fans but they were cheering for everyone.

The two guys were pretty good looking and had a certain not-100%-straight vibe and were sorta playful with each other so for a sec at the beginning I thought they were a couple. But then the guy in the middle and the girl got pretty feely for the entire concert so apparently THEY were the couple. So Middle Guy is straight(ish) and involved with a girl, is what I'm saying. It makes my story cuter, just hold on.

So Adam's onstage. At one point Adam hits a fantastic note and Middle Guy just...the only word for it is SWOONS. He literally throws his head back, mouth open, goes "uuuuh" and DROPS TO HIS CHAIR LIKE HE'S SPENT. I'm like "Dude, welcome to My Daily Life!" and also "WTF you are so cute!"

His girlfriend drops down next to him laughing, and pulls him back to his feet so he can bask in the magic of the HBIC some more. This made me happy. The End.

The best thing about SR in Indy was how CLOSE Adam got to us when he came to the side of the stage. It did not feel like real life. And holy mother of god, the the glambulge. It is mighty.

BOWIE! CULMINATION OF MY LIFE OR SOME SHIT, THAT’S WHAT IT FELT LIKE. He didn’t do his usual LoM moves on “clearest view…and she’s hooked to the silver screen” in either show. But in Chicago he did the cute little walking fingers thing and a gorgeous pose on “told her to go” where he crossed one foot in front of the other and it was almost like a curtsy. Ha. My gay rockstar lust object looks like a badass crocodile doing a curtsy. Oh my life…

I WAS EXCITED ABOUT HIS JACKET. And its imminent off-ness.


*resists character strings* Ok, it was just the hottest thing I’ve ever seen. Also, I noticed that in both cities, Mr. Adam was having a really good time. I love it when he’s being all srs bsns during Bowie and eye-fucking the crowd but his smile keeps breaking through. In Chicago, this was especially at the intro to Let’s Dance and at the very end. Going down in the lift, he had a huge, gorgeous grin.

YOU GUYSSSSS! SO MUCH LOVE FOR KRIS! From where I was sitting, it sounded loud for him.

All of his set was brilliant. I expected it to be beautiful and fun and sweet, but I didn’t expect it to be HOT. I WAS JUMPING UP AND DOWN GOING ALL RANDY WE GOT A HOT ONE TONIGHT JACKSON. (everyone else in ontd_ai: Um, we’ve been telling you this for exactly two months, Sarver.) Okay I’m slow, but I’M ON BOARD NOW. Really, Kris knows how to build a song to a climax, entendre entended. It was scorching hot. By the end of Ain’t No Sunshine I was yelling and doing the herky like Paula or some shit, IDEK. My favorite is always Heartless, but other than that I can’t say one was better than the others. All of them were intense.

Again, sorry for the blur! /o\

He’s so cute during Hey Jude. Indy Hey Jude was a little cuter than Chicago, there was lots of smiling and eye contact between Kradam.

DSB: In Chicago, they did a cute dance, in sync, but not facing each other. Then they faced each other and did another short thing and then Kris totally turned away from Adam. I’m not too analytical about Kradam, but it did feel a little scorny to me, in the moment. On one youtube vid you can really see Adam have a tiny pause…but maybe I’m reading too much. Just ignore me, I was probably legally high at the time from sheer proximity to the HBIC. In Indy, the dances were just as cute, and no (perceived) scornage at all.

Seriously, preparing for ritual suicide. I have about six potentially lethal but totally blurry Kradam dance pics. FML. Here are the ones that you can look at without getting a headache.

So YOU GUYS, in Indy we put our MFB signs back in the air when Adam thanked the band, and Kris pointed to them! And then Adam saw and he pointed to us too! Shut up, it was pretty exciting! I have youtube of ADAM LAMBERT POINTING AT ME AND SMILING.

Chicago saw an epic Kratt Buttslap as they were going offstage. It wasn’t just seeable on video, it was a big windup and slap, which made us laugh.

We went to the barricades in Indy and it was insane, but probably similar to other cities. We were about four people back from the barricade, so no chance of actual contact, we just wanted to watch.

I love it when people defy my stereotypes of them, so good for these particular Indianapolis assjackets for totally scorning two little nine-year-old girls. I had this idea in my head that people in the Indiana and places like that were all sweet and accommodating, but it’s good that I know that people are no better or worse there. I feel like I’ve grown as a person. Anyway, several sections of adults wouldn’t let these little girls stand in front of them when I asked them. (I had just met these kids, but I was trying to help their not-assertive moms.) The girls were Adam fans and so adorable. They got on their moms’ shoulders and we helped them pass their tour programs through the throng to get Adam’s signature.

Yeah, Adam is beautiful. Whenever I see him (TV/vid/pics) in a group of people, my mind goes, “human, human, human, magical creature, human, human….” He just pops, is the only word for it. He’s just stunning in person. And Kris! Soooo beautiful up close.

Adam came out after 11:30 and walked the whole line, and even went around the barricades to a bulge of people protruding into the street, so he definitely gave it up for Indianapolis. It was funny watching the people stagger away from the barricades after touching him or having a conversation. They were like zombies. Happy zombies.

And I did see the Adam fanboys, SO cute. They were flailing pretty hard. One of them really looked like a mini-Adam, and he was sorta fun and funny (I thought of the kid in xbeyondinsanex’s recap). Adam actually talked to him over the heads of the crowd, but I didn’t hear exactly what was said.

Ok, so that’s it! Sorry for the some blurry pics and this endless recap! There are a more pics in my LJ gallery, here. Comment if you want a direct link.



Sep. 7th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
Great post. Three quick things (I have company coming in a few hours and my house is a toxic waste dump). 1. Apparently you never got the memo that when taking pictures at a rock concert it is not only ok, but required for some of them to be blurry. It is very 70s awesome to have blur, as opposed to all millenial and high-tech for everything to be perfect. 2. Love being able to see what I saw on Wednesday close up and at a good angle. 3. As we discussed after the Chicago show, so very true that Adam is not of this earth, or from some other reality where everything is rainbows, pixie dust and sex toys.
Sep. 7th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
*polishes new icon*

I love the way you think! But you know that. Yeah, I will consider my blurry photos artistic from now on. :-) 70s awesome is very Adam, in a way.

And yes, rainbows AND pixie dust AND sex toys. Because you are so smart you are picking up the entire Adam spectrum.

The girls over at the comm are liking my posts! Is happy.

Sep. 7th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
I can finally see all the pics! And I am fucking thrilled with them!

Hey, did the one of the two of us turn out at all? Because unless one or both of us looks hideous (we were both a limp, sweaty mess, I know) I want that one.

Luckily, my sister was packing. She had two tubes of those really skinny glowsticks. I threw one at Poster Girl and missed, but then we made the target on about the next six or eight throws.

Our finest moment. Really. Because we're both the kind of mushy-hearted girls who are more likely to NOT THROW THINGS AT PEOPLE. But interfering with our view of Adam Lambert is crossing the line, bitch.

Also, I noticed that in both cities, Mr. Adam was having a really good time.

He was grinning all the way through Starlight in Indy, it was so cute!

So YOU GUYS, in Indy we put our MFB signs back in the air when Adam thanked the band, and Kris pointed to them! And then Adam saw and he pointed to us too! Shut up, it was pretty exciting! I have youtube of ADAM LAMBERT POINTING AT ME AND SMILING.

I am never getting over this. Never. Ever.

Adam came out after 11:30 and walked the whole line, and even went around the barricades to a bulge of people protruding into the street, so he definitely gave it up for Indianapolis. It was funny watching the people stagger away from the barricades after touching him or having a conversation. They were like zombies. Happy zombies.

Yeah, I thought I'd be too cool for autographs, but it turns out not so much. And I didn't even get to really get any face time, give that we were four deep. But since it was macros they were signing and not the usual programs & 8x10 glossies, we got to see the boys smile as they read them.

Yes, I'm just that pathetic.

The black nail polish is chipped, but I'm still wearing it. I have to take it off tonight, I suppose. Until Adam's solo tour, anyway.
Sep. 7th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have at least one pic of us that you can have.

I DID NOT SEE ANY BOYS SMILING AT MACROS. How did that happen? Was I being pwned by the little girls? Describe in detail, please.

I did see Matt with his wut face as he signed "#signmattgiraud."

Hey, could I have one of the macros we got signed?

Edited at 2009-09-07 07:13 pm (UTC)
Sep. 8th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
You may have any of them you wish. Except the #krisallenrockstar one. For some reason I am totally attached to it.

I saw Kris look at it and he grinned a little as he signed. Matt smiled a little as he said, "Sign Matt Giraud!" I could not, unfortunately, see Adam's face as he signed the two I passed forward to him. But I like to think he found them amusing.

Sep. 7th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Is it just my cold medicine-addled brain, or in the second to last pic (of Kradam), does Kris have a little blue heart over his Area? I'll bet he does.... I'll bet it glows when he gets too close....
Sep. 8th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
Yes, he does glow around Adam. Either that or it's some kind of early warning system. :-)

Sep. 8th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
Like this, for example
Early Warning System: Code Blue

Edited at 2009-09-08 09:43 pm (UTC)
Sep. 7th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
Great pictures! You've inspired me to update my userpic. If anyone deserves to be in the front row with Adam pointing at them, it's you guys. Congrats!
Sep. 7th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! As you saw, I screwed up some setting on my new camera and SO many pictures were blurry. Despite the fact that I told the guy at OP Camera that I do not read instruction manuals and I needed a really easy way to use it. He swore to me that this one setting was idiot-proof. I guess this camera has met its Idiot.

But I did get some good ones, so I'm getting over it. :-)

DID YOU SEE MY KRIS LOVE? :-D And like I said, he's such a beautiful thing close up. Whoa.
Sep. 7th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, of course I saw your Kris love. I never doubted your Kris love. Even if it is secondary, it is nonetheless genuine and intense.
Sep. 8th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
Love your icons, m_e_a_o!
Sep. 8th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm new at this, ya know.

Btw, you guys mentioned once that you love Kradam, but platonic Kradam? Is there a platonic Kratt? If not, there needs to be. I need to find an icon for that.
Sep. 8th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
Look at you!

Yes, there is most definitely a Kratt. Ha.

Kratt were roommates on Idol before the top whatever moved into the mansion, at which point Kradam set up house together.

This fact has spawned a hilarious alternate-reality story that is accepted as """fact""" in ontd_ai. It features the true love that is Kradam and "Scorned Matt." Scorned Matt still loves Kris and generally appears crying One Lone Indian Tear. (Think 70s Native American commercial guy, do you know who I mean?)

Scorned Matt is scorned in many photos, macros and videos. I'll have to find you some.

On Matty's side are the Kratt shippers, who love stuff like the buttslap we saw in Chicago.

You notice that I'm not distinguishing between platonic/romantic, and that's because it's kinda impossible. Of course they're good friends, and there's lots to support that. Making it more is just for fun (as with Kradam...for most people).

So Kratt is real, but Kratt is also in the eye of the beholder. No one thinks Kratt are in love. A few people think Kradam are in love. Mostly because they literally stare into each others' eyes, are attached at the hip, and say stuff on video like, oh, I don't know, "I love him." Silly shippers. (Only the outliers really think anything is happening between anybody.)

I'll poke around for a good icon for ya. I might find a couple macros while I'm at it. ;-)
Sep. 8th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm familiar with the Lone Indian Tear. Poor Matt.

I found lots of pics of Matt and Adam (Madam? - that just doesn't seem right), but not too many of Matt and Kris. This was the best I found in the time Owen is allotting me to play on the computer.

misreal tried to explain how to post a pic, but I don't see the toolbar of which she speaks. The only thing between my subject line and body is the userpic choices and "quote".
Sep. 8th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
I'm emailing you instructions right now. It'll be easier if you print them out and follow them.

Basically, you're going to pretend to post a photo to your own journal just to get it to create the html and url for you, swipe the code, then paste it into a comment here.
Sep. 8th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
Oh, and btw, someone on ontd_ai independently reported the mini-Adam's conversation with Adam. M.A. said something about people taking his pic saying he looks like Adam, and Adam said something like "I saw you on Twitter!"

It was funny, because this gaggle of fanboys wasn't up against the barricade, they couldn't get close enough. But they were pretty hyped up and then when Adam came up, it felt like some nature thing where they all started running in a little circle or something, and then the bb Adam was yelling over people's heads. And then we literally saw some of them flail. I had never seen an actual flail in real life.
Sep. 8th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
They were so freakin' adorable. Did your picture turn out at all? I was trying to describe Baby Adam to misreall.
Sep. 8th, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
I do have two pics of him, but neither really captures the Adamness of him. But I'll show her.
Sep. 8th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Testing, testing...

Sep. 8th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's so cute! He is a wee little Matty fan, isn't he?

If they weren't so BLURRY, I'd post the photo of the adorable nine-year-olds we met the other night, holding their signed pictures of Adam.
Sep. 8th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Hey, I forgot there was a Matt appreciation post going on! So here's the mother load, bb.


Now I'm a little skerred this is flocked and you won't be able to get in. In which case I'll email you my password and you can log on as me for awhile.

This will have every Matt icon/gif/pic/flail you could want. If you see an icon you like, click on the user's username, go into their profile and somewhere near their name/heading it will say "XX userpics", XX being the number. Click on that, find the icon you like, right-click, save-as to your computer. But write down the name of the user it came from, or put that user's name in your file name, because you must credit.

Sep. 10th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)

Deen already offered her passwod, but thanks! It's a really long thread, I am trying to wade through it.