Friday, 9 July 2010
Writhing on the Stairs
This is the second performance of WLL in the tour. The light strumming at the beginning leads us to believe that it's going to be another MW but that unmistakable first bar of WLL 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 arching, writhing 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 visualise it 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. Adam is on fire, extra horny, radiating a sizzling sexual energy stronger than ever before in a scorching-hot show.
WLL seems to be the one we look forward to most at every concert and the one we have the strongest reaction to. It's a classic we all know and love but it's still a cover. Going forward, I think it's really important for Adam to make us feel that way about his own material. It'll probably be different when his songs have left a deeper imprint but I think it's a reflection of the quality of songs as well. I'm hoping for a reworked FYE that's darker, slower and sexier now that we're all familiar with it. Just thought I'd put that out there in the universe.
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