Sunday, 28 February 2010
Before the concert, I'd been hoping that Adam would change up his look a little as he'd been wearing lots of dark colours under a trenchcoat. My wish was granted, with a new hairdo and a most fabulous costume. From the photos it looks like he had some blue dreads put in, instantly giving off a hippie vibe, especially with those tie-dye jeans. The full costume with the huge floaty sleeves and Zodiac vulture-feathers on his shoulders make him look like a desert-dwelling witch from a nomadic tribe, albeit of the glam variety. The first video I saw was WLL without these though, and my initial impression was of an inhabitant of a far-off exotic island, hair adorned with tropical flora and feathers, and lei around his neck. Or maybe that was just from the heat given out from that performance!
Here's my video selection so far in set order. All the videos are now here as an EMBEDDED PLAYLIST. I'll be updating it as better versions turn up.
I absolutely have to comment on the most incredible psychedelic arrangement and performance of WLL, which I think must be one of the sexiest things I've ever seen or heard. There's a lot that's reminiscent of Jim Morrison. There were no overt sexual gestures but what he achieved was purely with his voice and stage presence and was so sizzling hot. Whereas the previous renditions were pure sex of the sordid aggressive rip-your-clothes-off encounter, this one was a long slow hedonistic tripped-out throw-your-phone-away all-day love-in, teetering on the edge of blissful agony. His voice works you up and down, knowing when to stop you from boiling over but keeping you simmering, effortlessly stroking and teasing you into spasms of ecstasy. Whew! If I can manage to tear myself away, get my breath back and string together some coherent thoughts, I'll be back later.