While basking in the glow of Adam Lambert’s Grammy nomination, I found this magnificent article on Adam, via a tweet from my good friend Glenda. It’s by Kerry Kolsch of associated content who has written many times about Adam. We love reading from others who feel the same way we do about Adam and his journey, although you may need some marbles to clear all the syllables out of your mouth – hee hee! I’ll provide the start of the article and the link for you to continue. Be sure and hit the arrow at the bottom of the page because it goes on for 2 more pages.
Enjoy the read!
~ Carol ~
There is an Irresistible Compulsion to Brag About Witnessing History in the Making
by Kerry Kolsch, associated content
In years to come many will boast about having attended one or as many as they possibly could of Adam Lambert’s Glam Nation concerts. There is an irresistible compulsion to brag about witnessing history in the making. Prophesying Adam Lambert’s fame and success is now out of the realm of fan fiction and into predictable reality. Monday night in London performing to a sold out enthusiastic crowd Adam Lambert ended the European portion his tour.
The reviews are in and the London Times called Adam “as flamboyantly fabulous a performer as Freddie Mercury” and noticed that when Lambert took the stage “it was impossible to tear your eyes off him”. The Guardian described the performance as ” drama mixed with soul-saturated vocals”. Except for the final hometown show dates in LA at the Music Box on December 15 and at the Nokia on December 16 the Glam Nation Tour has concluded.
Lambert’s first headlining tour gave us an inkling of the kind of artist he is and what he will become. Anyone who saw Lambert’s live performance realizes he will be an iconic transformative entertainer. Lambert is more than an enormously talented singer he is an artistic creator who embraces the transcendental qualities of sound to amalgamate emotion with the rhythmical cyclic values of the music, thus transforming the theater into an other worldly journey narrated by a hypnotizing storyteller.
Using sound and image Lambert burrowed into the realm of his experiences from classical training to his Zodiac performances focusing on the inevitable rituality of the performative act. Unconcerned with the façade of dramaturgy Lambert prefers to embrace the lucidity of his truth. It is with his purity and innocence juxtaposed with his raw sexuality that Lambert explores the junction between the audience and performer. It is from that seeming contradiction that Lambert derives his authenticity. Lambert is simultaneously both innocent and seductive. Adam Lambert is the work of art and the performer of art as all icons have been.
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