Adam Lamber Live: Horseshoe Casino, Hammond Indiana

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If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know that I’m an Adam Lambert fan.  Last night Adam performed at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond Indiana and I was lucky enough to be in the audience.  The show was general admission and I had “floor seats” meaning we were pretty much just standing on the floor nearest to stage.

Adam’s opening act, singer/songwriter Orianthi was surprisingly entertaining and talented on the guitar especially given her radio-friendly bubble-gum pop single “According To You.”  But this Aussie born girl can definitely play guitar and rumor has it that she was discovered by guitar rock legend Carlos Santana.  Orianthi was a suitable replacement for fellow American Idol contestant Allison Iraheta, who under twenty-one and therefore couldn’t perform in the casino.

Enough about the opening act…I know you want to hear about the main attraction…the fabulous Mr. Lambert.  Adam performed nearly all of the tracks from his current album For Your Entertainment with the exception of “Broken Open” and “A Loaded Smile.”

In my opinion, omitting these songs from the set list was a wise choice on the part of the always crowd-pleasing Lambert, because the overall vibe of the show was high-energy and fans, myself included were definitely engaged in Adam’s performance of hits like his latest single “If I Had You”, “Sure Fire Winners,” “Music Again,” and of course the Lady Gaga penned “Fever.”

Lambert also brought the necessary emotional impact to his performance of songs like “Soaked,” “Sleepwalker,” fan favorite, “Whataya Want From Me” and “Aftermath” a personal favorite of mine.

Adam also performed several covers that he popularized on Idol including Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” “Mad World,” from the movie Donnie Darko, and Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire.”

Adam has a stage presence and a sensuality to ignore and he loves his fans as much as they love him.  But any good performer never takes all the credit and Adam definitely gave credit where it was due, to both his band members and his dancers, who joined him on stage. 

Adam has mentioned that one of his biggest influences has come from large scale pop tours like Michael Jackson and former Idol  judge Paula Abdul and their influence was definite evident in the use of talented dancers and choreographers.

But I’d be remiss not to mention something about Adam’s “glam rock” style.  Adam had three costume changes including an Alice and Wonderland, Mad Hatter inspired purple trench coat and top-hat, which he later traded for leather pants and black tank top with a blue sequined letter A on the back that would’ve made Hester Prynne jealous.

Not to be outdone, Adam’s fans or the glamberts as they are affectionately known sparkled and glittered in the audience as they sang along.  Adam’s fans are one of the other things that makes him unique. Adam fans span across, age ranges, gender differences, racial lines and sexual orientations, as all music should.  His fans respond to his positive attitude and musical talent…and his good looks don’t hurt either.

All in all, Adam Lambert is a fabulous live performer!  I hope that other fans were as pleased with his performance as I was.  Oh yeah, and did I mention my chance encounter and photo op with band members Monty and Tommy after the show???

For more information on Adam Lambert and the Glam Nation tour:

http://www.adamofficial.com/us/home

 

 

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Amy Beth Outland is a freelance social media and creative writer with a B.A. in English and Type: 09 teaching certification from Illinois State University. She has worked as a freelance social media writer for Gather.com since 2010. She has also worked a

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