Adam Lambert brings his Glam Nation tour to Borgata
Adam Lambert was outrageous in a PG-13 way while making his Atlantic City headliner debut Saturday night (June 26) at the Borgata’s Event Center. He strutted across the stage with a delightful swagger that seemed half Mick Jagger, half Elvis, as he energized his wide range of fans, from pre-teens to seniors, with a couple of their American Idol favorites and songs from his CD debut For Your Entertainment.
Lambert is more than aware of his audience demographics and like any good entertainer he gave them what they wanted, his high energy dance music pumped out with a laser light show and dancers he matched with every pelvic thrust and hip swivel.
Dressed in black leather pants, glitter makeup and a top hat with a giant capital A on it, he arrived on stage bathed in blue light for his opening song “Voodoo.”
For his Middle Eastern take on Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” he was surrounded by CGI flames, as his fans screamed, including a young lady who, somehow, in all the clapping and noise managed to be heard saying “Marry Me.”
Some of the most impressive vocal work came when Lambert went into acoustic mode for his excellent ballad “Soaked,” and the emotional sock of a post-love affair recovery, “Aftermath.”
When he was in high gear for the dance numbers, his audience turned into a giant aerobics class as Lambert encouraged them to clap their hands above their head and they added their own jumps and spins. “Strut” was a highlight of Lambert in dance mode.
And of course there were the cells phones and cameras going off throughout the show. They were like an added lighting effect for the evening.
Lambert ended the night with a single encore, his new twist, with more tempo, of his American Idol fave, “Mad World.”
On other concert stops he has also done “Whole Lotta Love,” but on this night he was content to let the audience provide a whole lotta love.
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