Last night I went to the American Idols show in Glendale. I've never been to an AI show, so I wasn't sure what to expect. The crowd was much more diverse than I thought it would be. My mom was very happy to note that she was by far not the oldest in the crowd. I had two extra tickets because I bought the closer ones, so my sister in law and Rianna went with us. This was Rianna's first concert and she had a great time! My mom, awesome grandma that she is, gave Rianna her fifth row seat at intermission, so for most of the show Rianna and I rocked it out from the fifth row. She totally got into it, dancing on her seat, and waving her little light stick during Kris' "Hey Jude." So much fun! So, before I get distracted by Adam's shininess, here's a picture of me and Rianna at intermission:( American Idols...10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5... )
In truth, though, this show doesn't really get started until the second half with rocker chick Allison Iraheta. She rocked the hell outa it! That is one talented kid and I can't wait to watch her grow into her own.
Next was Danny. Thankfully there had been plenty of margaritas before hand. Tequila makes anything better. *nods* I'm not sure that man could be more obnoxiously annoying if he tried. And, really, if I had wanted to hear a sermon, I would have broken my 20 year religious abstinence period and gone to church. I have some pictures of the Gokster, because my co-worker loves him and I promised her. But I really can't be bothered with the html.
And let's not kid ourselves, the only reason you can get me to willingly sit through Danny Gokey attempting to salsa dance followed by his self-righteous preaching, is to get to ADAM!!!!!!!!!!! The place went ballistic even before the lights went out on Danny and the crowd was on its feet through his entire set.
Dear gods, how is he even possible??? He's obviously a gift from the gods. He has a magically glowing crotch afterall. Adam's heavenly penis is mesmerizing! *stares and stares*
Adam did awesomely nasty things to his mic stand during "Whole Lotta Love," he was pitch-perfect during "Starlight," he broke my heart with "Mad World," he and Allison rocked the shit out of "Slow Ride," and he just KILLED the Bowie medley of "Life on Mars"/"Fame"/"Let's Dance". We got a "get up and dance, bitches!" and we got "baby" during WLL. His jacket was fucking fierce. Seriously, I don't think I've ever seen a more aggressive article of clothing in my life. Adam just commanded the hell out of that stage. That boy is just sex on two legs and every bit of that innate sexuality is in his performance. I cannot wait until his record comes out and he's booking a solo tour. Like I've told _lisalisa_
, I will definitely travel wherever necessary to see Adam perform as often as possible.
I have approximately a bazillion pictures of Adam. Hope y'all enjoy! (Click the thumbnail for the high-res pic.)
*bites lip* Yeah. That was Adam. I think it's appropriate to say that Adam shivermadizzles me.
And while Adam is one hell of a hard act to follow, I've gotta say that the Pocket Idol really holds his own. My appreciation for Kris Allen took a while to develop. I wasn't a fan of his on the show. But I gotta say, not only do I think he's freakin' adorable, but I really enjoy him as an artist now. He's got a quiet...I don't even know what it is. It's definitely understated where Adam is over the top; maybe even more sensually appealing where Adam is just flat out raw sexuality. I haven't even figured out what it is, but I like me some Kris!
( More Adorable Pocket Idol! )
After the show we noticed that the barricades were set up right next to where we had parked. It was kismet. We had to stay to try to grab an autograph or two. It was about an hour and a half before the Idols came out. It was rushed and it was crowded and it was fucking hot, but in the end I managed to get Kris to sign my ticket, Allison to sign Rianna's, and Adam to sign my issue of his Rolling Stone
spread. Awesome!!! And totally worth the wait.
I snapped a few pics on the barricade, but it was really too crowded and too rushed to do more than get your item shoved under their Sharpie for a quick signature before they were three feet down the line again.
To summarize: Adam is hot. Kris is adorable. They both rocked it out. And I can't wait for their material to come out and their solo tours announced. Oh, yeah, and there were no zombies. *g*
I took about 250 pictures in all; they can all be found [here
]. Enjoy and use as you will. :)