Thursday, 17 June 2010
Glam Nation: Milwaukee
The sound mix seems to be a little different at this concert with louder vocals and less echo. I notice that Adam replaces 'Ah' with 'Ooh' during RoF which it makes it even hotter. Speaking of hot, we get the second acoustic WLL of this tour. The light strumming at the beginning leads us to believe that it's going to be another MW but that first bar is enough to make us go crazy with excitement. It feels like the sexual tension is resting on a knife-edge as Adam paces restlessly around the stage before settling on the steps open-legged, flicking out his tongue in anticipation. We finally hear the first notes, telling us what we need and we know he's right because we're already burning up. The song gives way to sensual cries as he leans back, writhing, arching his back and revealing an extra sliver of flesh. It's like the whole audience has focused enough lust to psychokinetically have its way with him, materialising hungry mouths and eager hands all over his body. It's potently erotic because we can virtually see our own hands on him and imagine how it feels. It's too much, we can't handle it for long and he knows it, so he gets back up allowing us to breathe to prolong the agonising pleasure.
He slinks around all sultry but keeps us simmering at the instrumental break. He turns up the heat again with that strong voice, suggestively drawing our attention back to his hottest parts and building us up. Then he stops, teasing, sneering and sleazily licking his lips before the main 'baby' climax. The intensity is maintained for a while as he riffs and runs his hand down his body making us go wild. He then returns to the steps, legs snapping open in a raunchy move so reminiscent of the Art4Life Crazy that I wonder whether he's going for the glory grab. He doesn't, but finishes on a breathy and gentle moan then a sweet 'I love you Milwaukee' incorporated into the melody.
It's almost like Adam knew exactly what else I wanted improving on from Toledo. There are more keys, the sound mix is better, his voice more nuanced, and he doesn't finish so abruptly that it feels like being used and discarded. This felt considerate, like getting a cuddle at the end but still sexual rather than sensual, whereas FS WLL was an all-day love-in until knackered and falling asleep. I still prefer the instrumentals of FS WLL, their psychedelic feel, the acoustic bass and piano, especially at the ready-to-burst build-up and climax which feels much grander in scale. But Adam is on fire at this concert, radiating a sizzling sexual energy stronger than ever before in a scorching-hot show. Cold shower, anyone?