Thursday, 1 January 2015

Queen + Adam Lambert Rock Big


Hello 2015!

I didn't mean to leave such a long gap between posts. In fact there are tons of half-finished posts that I haven't got round to finishing and publishing yet.

I feel compelled to jot down a few words right now, even if it's just a pic/tweet spam to capture the instinctive reaction. How fucking good was that, eh? What a way to ring in the new year. I'm pretty sure that won over a whole new legion of fans who are busy Googling and getting sucked into this world we've been inhabiting for the last 5+ years. Yes, remember that? Bwhahahahaha!

Anyway, it was good of the BBC to stream it for everyone.

I don't have enough time for a full detailed review of all the notes and everything, but that first song, those first notes, that first little personalised "inside out" embellishment, those sparkly eyes, that cheeky glint, the playfulness, the drama, the swagger, the presence, the fresh face, the big bouncy curled quiff. Oh yes, it's the same but better than ever.

It's like when it's winter and you've been indoors for ages and it's all dark and gloomy and windy and drizzly outside and you've forgotten what it's like go go outside without a big duvet a hat and scarf that covers up your hearing, limiting what you can see, which is all a bit monochrome anyway. Then all of a sudden the sun comes out dazzling and warm and the birds start chirping and the everything's multifaceted in technicolour and great. In fact it's better than great because it's better than how you remember it from before.

Yes, Adam Fucking Lambert somehow always manages to be even better than how you remember him. And it wasn't even that long ago since we last saw him on Helen Fischer.

Here's my playlist:



There are a lot of highlights from tonight - the energy, the huge notes, the guitar solos, the bagpipe rework of We Will Rock You, even the belated confetti shower that should've happened at the first Queenbert meeting with that very same song - but I'll just sum up my overall impression.

They made it look so easy working not only the in-house audience but every one of us glued to our screens. There was joy radiating out of the performers as it's so obvious they they connect with each other and genuinely love what they are doing. And we feel it.

Magnificent.

Here are my tweets from the time, and if you look at the end - well what a start to 2015 I've had, eh?!

8 comments:

  1. I'm jumping up and down with joy to have not only clips, but words from you! You were the first person that I read in Adam Lambert fandom world--and you'll always be one of my favorites. I love the way you describe and celebrate him!

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    1. Thank you! It was one of the rare occasions when I've been able to watch a concert as it was happening so I felt compelled to write something. Grateful you're still here after all this time and all the long absences!

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  2. Oh Lambosessed...so good to have you back. I followed all your tweets and was so glad you were able to watch this epic performance. I have missed your words and even with the short (ish) review, you managed to capture the atmosphere and epicness of this night. Happy New Year to you lovely person. Bert ON!

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    1. Thanks, it's good to be back! Though I'm not sure I'll be able to keep up with all the concerts coming up. I've got a huge backlog of catching up to do! Wasn't it fun though? Glad you were here to enjoy it with me and a happy new year to you too!

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    2. Yes it was so much fun. Maybe instead of doing alllll the concerts, just pick a noted few. I find I don't have time to watch them all anyway, not nowadays. But we'll catch what we can. Enjoy the berting coming up and see you on twitter.

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  3. Fantastic tweets and as usual, you nailed the descriptions with delight and true insight. Again, let me stress that I don't know you, but I love you. You process Adam in about the same way I do...it's deep and spiritual and fun and everything combined. You always point out the same things I'm noticing...great job.

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    1. Aw thank you! I'm pleased to have found a kindred spirit in you enjoying this together.

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  4. The gap between posts have been entirely too long! Your review was a treat to read. Funny, how you said that there would be a whole new legion of fans getting sucked in!
    Hope this is a very Happy Year!

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