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crazy but fun (and quite tiring) week

Wednesday Lady Gaga concert! I went with a co-worker who's never been to a big spectacle concert before and has always wanted to see Gaga. This is my 3rd time seeing her in concert (and most likely my last cause ticket prices are ridic). I have to say she's looking much healthier. There were 2 older - at least 60-something - ladies seated beside us and they were dancing and enjoying themselves, loved it! Stage not as elaborate as the previous tours but still lots of costume changes. Have some pictures:

Also took a bunch of video

Friday & Saturday Flew to Chicago for Chris Colfer's book signings of his 3rd book in The Land of Stories series. I met up with fellow Gleeks/Klainers for dinner on Friday night and then the signing -- Lori, I totally shook his hand, soft but cold! -- went out for drinks afterwards. I ended up driving to Heather's (the girl with whom I stayed with) and on the way back, I went right over a pothole which blew out the tire! I didn't even see the pothole, it literally happened just as I was changing lanes and checking over my shoulder. Heather had AAA but it took almost a hour. We killed time reading *really* bad fanfic and glaring at police/security as they drove by THREE times without stopping!

I did the 2nd signing on my own as Heather went to Dashcon (which turned out to be a clusterfuck, boooo). Actually talked to him a bit this time, told him I flew in from Toronto (he said he's trying to get up to Canada but I'll believe it when I see) and both him & Alla (his PR) asked if I was at the signing the day before. Most fans freak out when they're recognized; I felt creepy lol. Anyway, here are my extremely crappy pics

Went directly to the airport from the signing. Knew I was early but was informed upon check-in that my flight was delayed. For 3 hours. I ended up spending almost 6 hours in O'Hare. Lovely.

Sunday Queen+Adam Lambert concert with a couple fellow Klainers, Ali & Sam. Had a light dinner and then walked down to the ACC. I must confess, it wasn't my favourite concert. I only recognized about half of the Queen songs. Adam sounded AMAZING but I expected a lot more, I dunno, energy(?) from him. And, I'm sorry, but 5 minute long guitar solos are just not my thing. I can appreciate the talent but after a couple of minutes, it just starts to sound like noise to me. I really liked how they incorporated video of Freddie throughout the show. Ali & Sam really enjoyed themselves so I'm glad about that.

Here are a couple of pics and a bunch of videos:

3 days later and I'm still trying to catch up on sleep :) I have no plans for the next 2 weeks and I look forward to doing absolutely nothing.


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Jul. 17th, 2014 01:11 pm (UTC)
So, that's why you were going to Chicago! :) Exactly how many copies of each book do you have now? And, it's about damn time you forced the little fucker to shake your hand.

I've seen videos of Adam w/ Queen and it sounds like he does an amazing job. He's a really good singer and so damn hot!! It's a bummer it didn't live up to the hype in your head. Maybe you were just tired from your exhaustive week. ;)
Jul. 17th, 2014 11:24 pm (UTC)
I came home with 4 copies but 3 have been given to fellow Colfer fans :)

Adam sounded sooooo good. Maybe I'm spoiled with concerts like Gaga's ie lots of dancing but I've been to shows like Keane, Hanson, Micheal Buble etc where is no choreo/dancing but the singer doesn't just stand there for most of the time. I wonder if Adam is like that for his own shows?
Jul. 17th, 2014 02:25 pm (UTC)
I defo went to the Queen concert for Adam and like you, I didn't know a LOT of the songs. And the guitar solos - I agreeeee. Adam looked and sounded amazing, though, phew.
Jul. 17th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
If I hadn't seen the musical, We Will Rock You, I would've known even less songs! And the one Queen song I really like, "Don't Stop Me Now", they didn't perform :(
Jul. 17th, 2014 05:41 pm (UTC)
Oh,you're so busy!Traveling and concerts and books signing-awesome!:)

Queen+Adam Lambert concert sounds pretty dreamy and something I'd love to see one day!
Jul. 17th, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)
It was a crazy few days! From the little I've read, it seems that Brian May is quite taken with Adam so hopefully this pairing will last for years to come and you'll get your chance!
Jul. 18th, 2014 08:42 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's crazy busy! Sounds fun though. And also, the only reasonable excuse I'd accept for missing Matty Nay/Gavin DeGraw in TO the other day ;)
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