Portland’s Glam Nation show was missing a very special part last night.
In the small video clip below, you will hear Adam explain to the crowd that Tommy was not there with them, because he had a family emergency to tend to. It has been said that Tommy’s father is very ill at this point, which led to Tommy boarding a plane and heading back to California to be with him.
Tommy is hoping to be back with Adam and the band by Friday’s San Francisco show, and we sincerely hope that all goes well enough for that to happen.
In the clip below, you will hear Adam say to keep Tommy Joe in your thoughts, that they are all missing him as much as the crowd was, and that they are sending him positive energy. I would like to request that we ALL do the same…
I know there are other cards on the web to sign for him, but I was thinking of having one from our specific site. What are your thoughts on that? Should we do that for him? Leave me your comments please!!
Oh by the way, I have also included a review as well as the video’s from last night. The vid’s are not that great, I am hoping for more…
iHeartRadio with Lambert
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Adam Lambert at Z100 PART 1
video via: BrettRadioVideos
Adam Lambert at Z100 part 2
Adam Lambert Banter about Tommy Joe Ratliff-Glam Nation-Portland Oregon
VIDEO VIA: MrCooksNumber1Fan
These are some of the tweets from after the show…
From @LizAnneHill–>Love you @TommyJoeRatliff, thinking of you and praying for you the whole time.
From @DaveEVOLOVE–>@TommyJoeRatliff I love ya brother!
From @TommyJoeRatliff–>@DaveEVOLOVE @LizAnneHill thank you! love ya too! see you in SF, darlin
From @TommyJoeRatliff–>@DaveEVOLOVE thanks man! love ya too see you in a bit
From @TaylorG90–>Tonights Show Was For My Brother. @TommyJoeRatliff I Love You. I Still Felt You On Stage Tonight.
From @TommyJoeRatliff–>@TaylorG90 thanks so much man! I love ya!
From @SashaMallory–>I love you @TommyJoeRatliff <3 and-->@TommyJoeRatliff this ones for u and ur dad <3 much love tonight
From @DavidImmerman-->I second that.
From @TommyJoeRatliff–>@DavidImmerman @sashamallory! i love you guys too! thank you!
From @Monterrific–>California, here we come! Everyone, please keep @TommyJoeRatliff s dad in your thoughts, prayers and good light. Let’s all lift up the Ratliff family!
From @TommyJoeRatliff–>@sashamallory @adamlambert @monterrific @longineu @uhhuhermusic @taylorg90 Brooke & Terrance! kill it! i luv u guys so fuckin much!
From @TommyJoeRatliff–>Thanks everyone that means so much! Love you guys
Live Review: Adam Lambert, July 21 at Crystal Ballroom
July 22nd, 2010 [1:10PM] Posted by: JEFF ROSENBERG
BREAKING NEWS: Glambert is the real deal.
And not just because he introduced lasers to the Crystal Ballroom for the first time in memory last night. Because he’s a supremely confident performer who nonetheless projects a charming soupçon of humility onstage. Because his show is precisely ordered and choreographed, yet he still found time to get silly with his dancers and the audience. Because he doesn’t need to stick strictly to the melodies of his songs, but at the same time doesn’t get lost in a mist of melismas. Because he had the balls and taste to perform his hit single, “What Do You Want From Me”, in a stripped-down version accompanied only by acoustic guitar, and played his popular American Idol cover, “Mad World”, in a sped-up and funkier take than the one he did on the show. Because in his exotic recasting of “Ring of Fire”, the gay subtext gives the line “I went down, down, down” a sly new shade of meaning, and because he sings “I fell for you like a cheeeyiiild” with an Axl Rose inflection. Because his skills allow him to transcend sometimes mediocre material. Because his dancers, sets and lighting are beautifully campy without getting Gaga-diculous about it, especially on one number featuring a rear projection of a neon-colored skull in a style reminiscent of native art accompanied by skull-masked dancers (a troupe of four who performed intermittently throughout the night). Because even his in-ear monitors were bedecked with glitter. Because his tight band celebrates diversity with a woman keyboardist, dreadlocked African-American drummer, and, um, Jewish maybe? lead guitarist and musical director, who also happens to play guitar for Madonna (Lambert himself has a Jewish background, by the way; and the band’s bassist was absent on the night due to a family emergency, but wasn’t sorely missed musically). Because he drew a somewhat diverse crowd, if a bit heavy on Beaverton tweens and their soccer moms gleefully singing along to every word. Because his elastic voice requires no auto-tune, yet every run, scream, and growl stays precisely on pitch. Because he ended his show with “Whole Lotta Love,” substituting the gender-neutral “Baby, you need love” for “Woman….”
Because this culture hasn’t been able to tolerate a male glam superstar since Freddie Mercury died, and if someone’s gotta do the job, this good-natured up-and-comer might as well be it. No, of course, he’s no Freddie, nor, seemingly, much of a provocateur (despite kissing a dude at the American Music Awards). His 21st-century take on glam is tamer, less freaky and more squeaky-clean and readily marketable than the style’s past. But an openly gay, creatively open-minded, widely popular artist who can really sing is a very good thing, regardless of what “reality” he may have emerged from. Long may he reign.
Meeting Adam Lambert
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Voodoo, pt. 1
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and Voodoo, pt. 2
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Whataya Want From Me (Posted sideways)
video via: xAselx
and via: MrCooksNumber1Fan
Sure Fire Winners (partial)
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If I Had You (very end)
video by: taberskia
and via: MrCooksNumber1Fan
WLL (Not so good either)
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