"Skin This Cat" by The Scissor Sisters I have no idea what this song is about but I could listen to it all day and never get tired of it! It’s overly amazing & fun! So I urge you all to go listen to it(:
Well, it certainly has been awhile, that’s for sure! But I just couldn’t go another day without telling you all about the best concert I have ever gone to: ADAM MITCHEL LAMBERT! I saw him on the 2nd of July, and it was a Friday. The venue, The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC, wasn’t that great in my opinion because the tickets were GA (general admission) which means the time in which you arrive to stand in line, determines how close you are to the stage. When we (me & my mom & dad) first got there, the line was super long. There were these people kneeling on the ground outside applying body glitter stickers & they told us to go on ahead of them. So even though we got there one hour before doors opened, we got very close to the front of the line. While standing outside, a familiar face appeared…it was Longineu Parsons (Adam’s Drummer!) He autographed my ticket & I got a picture with him! Longineu used to play in the band YellowCard, but the band broke up a while back & are now getting back together. Longineu left Adam’s band a few nights ago, but I was lucky to get to see him live & meet him before he left Adam. When doors opened, I went to the merch table & bought an Adam Lambert black xtra small t-shirt which had the If I Had You picture on it! I have actually worn it few times since the concert, I love it! Of course, I wanted to be close to the front, but it was getting packed in fast, so we moved in front of the sound booth which was enclosed in an orange box & still pretty much front & center! We stood against it so no one could push us. On stage first was Allison Iraheta, she was on American Idol the same season that Adam was on! She’s young & has really blossomed since Idol; new hair, looking so chic & stylish! I loved her music, & I’ve already bought “Robot Love”, “Friday I’ll Be Over U” & “Beat Me Up” & I’ll most likely end up getting the entire album! Then after Allison was Orianthi! Her song, “According To You”, is really popular the radio & she’s Australian & she was going to be on Michael Jackson’s farewell tour, “This Is It”, before he died. So now she gets to play with the hottest guy out there, Adam Lambert, on the Glam Nation Tour! Michael Jackson’s music will always live on but Adam is the here & now! Orianthi’s set was pretty good but I was ready to see Adam & so was my mom, surprisingly. The few days before the concert, I was staying at my mom’s nephew & niece-in-law’s house because I was watching their two girls during the day while they were at work. I stayed about 3 days. But the reason I brought that up is because my mom really didn’t want to go see Adam & was actually trying to talk me out of it & at one point I said okay because I didn’t want her mad at me, but stuff happened at the end of the show that made me so thankful we went! At the concert there was a small VIP section in the very back with fold out chairs, but honestly I don’t think they could see any better than we could. Now time for Adam! Before he came out they played the Brad Walsh remix of “For Your Entertainment” to get the crowd ready & pumped & believe me, I was so ready! Adam then came out in full glam, wearing a top hat with a large red glitter “A” & a purple suede frayed coat. He performed “Voodoo” first & then “Down The Rabbit Hole” & then he sang one of his critically acclaimed Idol songs, “Ring Of Fire”! He looked so gorgeous even though I had to keep standing on my tip toes & holding my camera up above the crowd to view him the best. Next came “Fever”, where Adam’s bassist (TommyJoe Ratliff, the guy Adam kissed on the AMAs) kissed Adam on the cheek! I absolutely love Adommy! Next was “Sleepwalker”, “Whataya Want From Me?”, “Soaked”, “Aftermath”, “Sure Fire Winners”, “Strut” where Terrance Spencer (one of Adam’s dancers) helped Adam put on a blue and white striped coat on stage! Next was “Music Again” & then his current single “If I Had You” where he introduced his band & then his dancers! His band is: Camila Grey (Keyboardist from Uh Huh Her), Monte Pittman (Guitarist, also plays with Madonna), TommyJoe Ratliff (bassist), & Longineu Parsons (drummer from the band Yellocard). But the current drummer is now Isaac Carpenter! But thankfully I saw & met Longineu before he left! The dancers are: Sasha Mallory, Terrance Spencer, Taylor Green, & Brooke Wendle! Brooke & Terrance are old friend’s of Adam! For the encores Adam played two Idols hits, “Mad World” & “Whole Lotta Love” <3 Okay, so I was so happy to be in the presence of Adam Lambert, as lame as that sounds…I was so happy to be at his Glam Nation concert, his first solo tour that freaking sold out every night & is still selling out! So, so proud of him for all his success & accomplishments! I just wish everyone would view him as a great, talented & unique artist, instead of the gay guy from American Idol. Even though Glam Nation wasn’t X-rated, it definitely wasn’t G. I can only hope that people will accept him for being himself, but I know it won’t happen overnight. It’s going to take some time. This society we live in is harsh at times to those who are different, but Adam is changing all that. Baby steps though. After the show was completely over, we walked outside & there was already a few people standing by the buses & I raced right on over to stand as close as I could. There was definitely a lot of pushing going on, but I had a hard grip on that rope & I was not letting go. Adam came out but ran straight to his bus. At one point, someone bumped my head & my clip that was holding my hair back fell to the ground & it was dark, but luckily before Tommy & Monte came out, I found my clip, well this adorable 9 year old did. First to come out was Monte & he took a picture with me & signed my ticket! Then we had to wait a little bit for Tommy, but when he did come, the pushing got worse (naturally). But I was not leaving until I met him. So when Tommy got to me & I asked him to sign my ticket, he looked at me, then said “I know you don’t I?” & I was like “Yes, you remember me?” & he said “of course!” So then he was like “how is everything, honey?”. See me & Tommy had talked before on Myspace. But with celebrity profiles, you just never know what’s real or fake. But obviously his Myspace profile is real & that was really him I had been talking to! Well when he realized it was me, he called me “honey” again & pulled me in for a hug & I freaking love my mom because she got the best picture of me and Tommy ever! What I can remember the most, is Tommy having his hand on my neck, squeezing it & he kept squeezing! Tommy calls me “cutie” when we talk on Myspace. Oh & I got an extra hug because he knew me before he moved down the line. Also while still waiting for Tommy, Allison came quickly through the line & signed my ticket! I walked away feeling all bubbly & I was smiling so big! Tommy made my first Glam Nation show very memorable for me!