Paraka (paraka) wrote,
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Saturday's Adam Lambert Concert

So, as promised, a post about my weekend. Or really, just a post about the concert. It was at the Molson Amphitheter. I've never actually gone to a concert in Toronto so didn't actually know what the Amphitheter was. I actually had it confused with the Staples Roger's Centre (apparently I really don't know the stadiums in Toronto, or other cities, hell I still call Scotia Bank Place the Corel Centre...) so when we got there, I realized, oh shit, this is pretty much outside, not at a hockey stadium maybe I should have worn sunscreen. I have really pale skin, my family jokes that when I wear shorts you can see my legs from space. I was wearing a tank top on Saturday... I'm still kind of crispy :-/

Probably the most interesting part of Saturday was the people watching. Even though there were quite a few big names performing (some with better radio play that Adam) it was pretty clear that everyone was there for Adam.

Actually, as we were walking in there was a middle aged couple in front of us (early 50s) and the man was harassing the ticket handler and told us we shouldn't come in. Turns out he didn't really pay attention when he was buying his tickets, or else he thought Adam was putting on a 7 hour show because he didn't realize that Adam was only going to be on at the end of the night and he felt cheated. The woman was trying to calm him down and get him to move on. Maybe I'm stereotyping here, but I just did not expect a 50 year old man to get that upset about not seeing Adam Lambert right away.

I had glamed myself up a bit before going to the concert and I certainly wasn't the only one. There were so many people in glitter and studs, leather and lace. There was, of course, a lot of teenie boppers but there was also a lot of diversity in the crowd. There was a group of little old ladies all in glitter and shiny clothes. And this one mother (in her 60s)/daughter (in her late 20s/early 30s) that showed up in matching leather and lace outfits complete with spikey shoes.

It was just so fun to see people outside of their normal zone, making themselves up, however awkwardly, especially the awkward ones actually, in this ideal of what beautiful. It was awesome and amazing, and yeah, really beautiful. I loved it.

I was really sad when they announced that this was going to be Adam's only Canadian stop on his Glam Nation Tour (especially since I don't think it should count, since it was a Wham Bam concert and there was no Allison :S). I would really like to see another one. Actually I just found out that he's going to be performing at the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and I think I'm going to go see him then too (any of my Ottawa peeps want to join me? Tickets are only $20, I'll drive).
Tags: fandom: america idol rpf, vacations
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