I’m sure we were all wringing our hands, hitting the buttons refreshing our pages, searching for the clear transmittal of Adam Lambert’s New Year’s Eve Gridlock performance at midnight PST. Thank you Neil Lambert for trying to feed us. We’ll always love ya!
The YouTube clips that we woke up to this morning were appreciated probably more than anything we unwrapped last week, For Your Entertainment CDs excepted of course!
Hot off the Los Angeles Times’ presses, here’s the review we’ve been waiting for. I’m even publishing it before it hits the stands tomorrow! We now have the confirmation of what we’ve known for almost a year: Adam Lambert was just playing with us while he was on American Idol, using it as a “platform,” to quote the master himself. He just needed the exposure to launch him into what the industry experts are now agreeing will be a long lasting career.
POP MUSIC REVIEW by
Adam Lambert lights up New Year’s Eve at Gridlock party
His performance at the Paramount Pictures lot toned down on the theatrics but delivered on the music.
“Do I look like a firework?” Adam Lambert cooed from the stage at Gridlock’s fourth annual New Year’s Eve bash. “That was my motivation.”
Sporting his signature finger-less gloves and going a little heavier on the usual glitter and guyliner allotment, the “American Idol” runner-up had his work cut out for him at the Paramount Pictures lot Thursday night: executing his first full set of original music in front of about 4,500 revelers, each of whom had paid at least $150 to get in and had already downed a few, and making a proper return to the spotlight — complete with fireworks — following the American Music Awards fiasco that ostensibly got him barred from big-ticket television specials like Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
And like any good professional entertainer, Lambert delivered, only this time without the cheap theatrics. Sure, there was the occasional crotch grab and pelvic thrust (all self-directed), but his most controversial move of the night turned out to be a dramatic swig from a flask, followed by a disclaimer of sorts. “I’m not promoting alcoholism by any means,” he cautioned, “but long live rock ‘n’ roll!” Downright saccharine compared with the AMAs a month ago.
Happy New Year to all the friends and supporters of this site. We wouldn’t be doing it if we didn’t have you!
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