Friday, 24 July 2009
Pride of San Diego
I'm still dealing with the backlog so here's my video selection only for now:
The tour coincided with San Diego's LGBT Pride festival but the schedule meant it wasn't possible for Adam to attend. Still, pride filled the whole arena. Friends and fans were proud of his talent and transformation from an awkward teenager to his proudly gay and fabulous self.
The high notes of 'Baby' WLL hit stratospheric levels and the performance was very natural with Adam bouncing on his feet. He played about with the lyrics of Starlight, which sounded higher than usual. He didn't appear to have his usual control of a slightly weak falsetto. MW came with a very full and powerful belt, which I thought had been missing of late at 'Look right through me' and drew a huge reaction from the crowd. I liked that he reverted to the higher 'very very' near the end, which he hadn't really done since AI. Slow Ride also saw thrilling high notes along with some swaying. It looked as if Adam was leading the dancing, with Allison following and mirroring his moves. He really went for it during the Bowie medley with very pronounced movements and astoundingly high notes. There was a blue feather boa that Adam incorporated although the swinging landed it behind him rather than back into the crowd. He finished off with an unusual descending run. What an electrifying performance on his return home.