Sunday, 6 June 2010
Glam Nation: Sayreville
So that I don't wear myself out, I'm just going to make brief notes for each concert, which should become helpful for future reference should you want to find the concert or the video where he did such-and-such.
The stage is much smaller and I don't like the close proximity of the lighting rig when Adam is on the top platform as it feels a little claustrophobic. There are no plinths on either side of the stage to jump on top of, and the lasers are missing.
Adam takes his hat off at the end of DTRH to reveal a return to flat hair. It looks like we're going to be playing the 'up-do or down-do?' hair game again this summer. I think I prefer the up-do but it's no minor feat to get it under control with all the heat and the sweat. The glittery makeup is much more flattering and less death-like. RoF is sizzling and the vocal is superior to yesterday's. Tommy is like a prop - Adam's plaything during Fever. There seem to be quite a few improvised parts to WWFM but the timing doesn't quite work. I love what he does with his vocals during Aftermath though, which sounds improved. He comes onto the stage during SFW without the shreds of shirt from yesterday so we get to see his bare arms, recalling Bowie Medley memories. There's an Adommy/Lambliff moment where he sings about pretty boys. Adam seems so happy during an energetic IIHY, my personal highlight his dance with Brooke and his shoulder shimmy. The MW encore is shorter with less ad-libbing but it must be moving to have the whole ballroom sing it back in unison.