Concert Review | Adam Lambert: For gl...

Concert Review | Adam Lambert: For glam 'Idol,' his 15 minutes of f...

There are 67 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 14, 2010, titled Concert Review | Adam Lambert: For glam 'Idol,' his 15 minutes of f.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The headliner's outfits pleased the "Glamberts." Factions of the pop-music scene have grown steadily hysterical in recent months, making over-the-top dynamics an instant means, not a hard-earned end, so much so that the glitter and gossip over a TV singing competition's second-place finisher can be fast eclipsed by Lady Gaga video epics and ...

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Lisa W

Brooklyn, NY

#22 Jun 15, 2010
oh and to Michael C I WAS at Adam's show, the first show in Wilkes Barre PA, saw the whole thing. I am not a wacko Glambert, if someone wanted to critisize it well go ahead but this guy doesnt even comment on it one way or the other, he just rambles and doesn't even get the facts straight. Its just annoying is all, how does who wrote his songs and the AMA's factor into a column entitled CONCERT REVEIW, what excactly did he say about the show?
Stacy

Sai Kung, Hong Kong

#23 Jun 15, 2010
I am spending $5,000 to fly over to the States to see him next week in NYC!!! I am mesmerized by this man. Surely it will be worth my 5,000 bucks!! He's got insane talent!! Who cares what he's wearing!!! I am there for the VOICE!!!
Missy

United States

#24 Jun 15, 2010
But did you like it? This 'review' is very confusing. You seem to be writing commentary on Lambert's career as a whole than his concert set. I've never seen an artist get so many opinions on what he should or shouldn't be in order to succeed. Just let him be Adam, it makes him happy.
BLN

Pickering, Canada

#25 Jun 15, 2010
Where's the mention of Adam singing LIVE while dancing and maintaining breath control (something not everone can do...that's why they invented back-tracks)? Where's the mention that his show is a story with a very powerful message? Where's the mention of the connection with the audience? Where's the mention of his uber-powerful and out-of-this-world vocals? Where's the mention that he wrote/collaboration on at least 5 songs? Where's the mention that Adam has always said his show would have a 'theatrical' element,and that he stayed true to that?
Oh,Kevin I see you DIDN'T fail to mention the AMAs. Isn't it time we move forward and start discussing this extremely talented man's vision and artisitic interpretation? He's here to entertain us, by the way,not bore the heck out of us!! There are way too many artists out there who are quite capable of putting us to sleep! Adam's NOT one of them!!
ithink

Burlington, Canada

#26 Jun 15, 2010
what a freakshow. yuk.
Leigh

Temple Hills, MD

#27 Jun 15, 2010
Fair review, but could dispense with the "Glambert" schtick - not everyone who thinks he's a great singer falls into that category. Best male voice in the biz today. Not bad to look at either.
ehh

Zanesville, OH

#28 Jun 15, 2010
ithink wrote:
what a freakshow. yuk.
A sane Canadian?

Now I AM surprised.
Angel

Tel Aviv, Israel

#29 Jun 15, 2010
MarkS wrote:
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What makes you think that the other commenters were not at the show? You might be surprised at how many are traveling from other states and countries to see him live.
Adam fans do all they can to see him live. He's an amazing performer. I'm traveling from Israel to see him.
BLN

Pickering, Canada

#30 Jun 15, 2010
Wow,@ithink. Such an insightful post. Informative,epic message.....something to be really proud of. You didn't overuse punctuation marks and your non-use of capitals show that you're a true non-conforming writing trailblazer. How did you even come up with such a profound statement? You're in good company here. There are others who posted whose messages are almost as important,but yours....well yours seems to be more relevant for some reason. How could you even contain your enthusiasm as you took the time to log on and go through the motions,when your message clearly needed to be read? You must have unbelievable patience,knowing that such a clear and profound comment by yourself was merely minutes away for many to see!! Wow! All that effort.....amazing!
One thing. I don't think Mr. Joy will take kindly to his written work being thought of as a'freakshow'. Not informative enough to be a review,and slightly vague to be a proper critique,but freakshow.....I dunno?? And the 'yuk' comment.....was that merely for dramatic effect?
EEEHHH?!
ehh

Zanesville, OH

#31 Jun 15, 2010
BLN wrote:
Wow,@ithink. Such an insightful post. Informative,epic message.....something to be really proud of. You didn't overuse punctuation marks and your non-use of capitals show that you're a true non-conforming writing trailblazer. How did you even come up with such a profound statement? You're in good company here. There are others who posted whose messages are almost as important,but yours....well yours seems to be more relevant for some reason. How could you even contain your enthusiasm as you took the time to log on and go through the motions,when your message clearly needed to be read? You must have unbelievable patience,knowing that such a clear and profound comment by yourself was merely minutes away for many to see!! Wow! All that effort.....amazing!
One thing. I don't think Mr. Joy will take kindly to his written work being thought of as a'freakshow'. Not informative enough to be a review,and slightly vague to be a proper critique,but freakshow.....I dunno?? And the 'yuk' comment.....was that merely for dramatic effect?
EEEHHH?!
The poster was succinct and accurate. Bravo!
dee

Suffolk, VA

#32 Jun 15, 2010
Why are males so freaked out by Adam's apeal? He's a great singer and showman. Just enjoy the music or crawl back into your limited little world and let the rest of us enjoy the guy. I hate when some reviewer's can't attack his talet so they throw out there about who wrote his songs as some kind of dig. But they are too lazy or dishonest to acknowledge that Adam co-wrote about 6 songs. And let Adam be Adam. He is not trying to be Freddy or anyone else. If you want a more rockish show, then hawl your butt up on that stage and put on one. If you can't do that then let Adam put on the show that is his vision not yours.
BLN

Pickering, Canada

#33 Jun 15, 2010
To @ehh. You are aware that I was being completely sarcastic and entirely insincere in response to @ithink's post? The second paragraph was my ultimate give-away.
Just wanted to clear that up. I guess I am just one of many,many 'not sane' Canadians!!
Oh well!
Adam Lambert + Glam Nation = Fabulous!!!
Have a nice day!
Allie

Northumberland, PA

#34 Jun 15, 2010
Your review was very thought provoking. I agree that he is still finding his identity and his sophomore effort will show us more about who Adam really is. He did co-write several songs on the album, however, like most Idol first albums it was put together quickly with song choices in some part already made for him.

But I thoroughly enjoyed the show, as clearly, did the rest of the audience. Your question "what separates performance art from carefully staged eccentricity" puzzles me. Why must there be a separation - or more clearly - why does that line need to be solid? Adam Lambert is something unique and I believe he will continue to bend boundaries of all types in the future.

Adam has stated this his vision for this show was to take the audience away from real life for a moment in time. As for 'processing the spectacle'- why not just suspend belief, go with the flow and just have fun?
ellen machloyal fan

Newark, OH

#35 Jun 15, 2010
A speeding trucker in a semi lost control and jack-knifed across the expressway (a spot known as "death hill") Saturday morning on my way to work. Suddenly, my view went from an empty lane in front of me to the all metal side of a semi that seemed to drop down from the sky in front of me. To spite my best effort, we crashed, and the semi shot me over the guard rail like a hockey puck. My right front and rear wheels were over the hill, while through some miracle my driver's side front and back wheels got stuck on the guard rail, preventing me from tumbling down a severe hillside where only the tops of city roofs are visible below. I am whiplashed and stresslashed. My beloved car which I have always babied and protected is probably totaled. Viewing my car at the towing yard, my very next concern was this... having the worker there reconnect my car to get the electric to work so I could eject my Adam Lambert CD! Anyone who even casually knew me knew my plan to see Adam in concert Monday in Columbus! I just know that Adam rocked the house! Adam, you'll be a superstar and I'm cheering for you; you bring joy to all! Maybe next time...Ellen :) Ellen
tmd

Grand Island, NY

#36 Jun 15, 2010
I think another 'Choice' should be added ...'Unintelligible'.. as a few of these commenters are 'confusing' as to what they are responding ... the reviwer's comments or the subject of the article. The article is 'nasty' & biased at best ... clearly not a review of the artist (ADAM) VOCAL PROWESS nor SHOWMANSHIP but merely the reviewer VENTING his DISapproval of ADAM LAMBERT. ADAM is a TALENTED singer/entertainer with a VOICE that spans 4 octaves so I think ADAM will be here for years to come doing what he does best ... ENTERTAINING! Perhaps it is YOU, sir, that will fade into OBSCURITY after YOUR 15 min. in the spotlight via this "indulgent rubbish" of an article! ADAM is ALL about LOVE & LIGHT!! WHAT ARE YOU ABOUT?
Morgan

Columbus, OH

#37 Jun 15, 2010
I'm a big fan, but this review is fair enough--the vocals really are amazing to hear in person, and it's a great show.
indigo

Houston, TX

#38 Jun 15, 2010
Kevin Joy, you must not have any joy in life to write snarky article like this. You will have to wait many many many years for Adam's fifteen minutes to be up. HE IS HERE TO STAY,GET USED TO IT!!!!!!!!!!
Jax

Los Angeles, CA

#39 Jun 15, 2010
LOL. Worst written review ever. Seriously, they pay you for this?
Constant

Idaho City, ID

#40 Jun 15, 2010
Thanks for the Great plug for If I Had You. There's always something for everyone with Adam. Some like the up tempo dance, some like the ballads, some love the rock vibes. He's eclectic and so are his fans. Yeah!
ImaGlambert2

Farmington, MI

#41 Jun 15, 2010
Thank you for your honest review, although the "rabid fan base" comment irks somewhat. You're not speaking for the majority, I hope. I've been a HUGE fan of Adam Lambert since AI last year, and I continue to be impressed at his performances, unmatched vocals and his professionalism. He's working very hard at entertaining his fans as well as towards establishing himself in the industry, and I will continue to follow and support his career. I think he's doing a fabulous job!!
P.S. Have you seen his new "If I Had You" music video??!!

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