(Hey, Adam fans, are y'all posting generally elsewhere or have you all just been really quiet lately?)
Okay. The concert was great. Adam was opening for some band I've never heard of but which is apparently infinitely more popular around here than he is. 45 minutes after opening, there were only like... 50 people there. Maybe. 45 minutes after THAT, when they finally started getting their act on stage, there was maybe 100 tops. And most of them had come to the the Other Guys.
Meaning, of course, I easily got a spot as close to the stage as it gets. Photos will follow.
Adam is very fond of crowd surfing, I must say. So I actually held him over my head three times during his set. Once, I can now proudly say, I was between his legs for about 3 seconds. Lulzzzzzzz. I also totally might have maybe sorta kinda felt up his chest. I have no regrets.
After his bit was done, I decided I was bored of hanging around in there and didn't give a shit about whoever was on next, and it was a warm night tonight so I went outside and just hung around chatting with people and drawing and waiting for Adam to appear. It took... ohh... about two hours. Which gave me ample time to do a pretty good drawing of him AND meet a neat dude from Bolivia AND a hot chick from around here AND get to know one of the place's employees pretty closely.
Oh yeah and then I actually got to hang out with Adam.
See... it's sort of funny and sad, but apparently NO ONE ELSE was actually waiting for him to come out. Seriously. Not one other person. Not even the crazyhyper guy who practically bulldozed his way through the crowd to get closer to Adam. So finally, he showed up and tossed his stuff in his van and we just like... chilled for about 15 minutes.
Anyone who knows Adam's music or is at all familiar with his celebrity reputation might possibly think that he would probably be this superstoner druggie stumbling around drunkenly. I had honestly prepared myself for that. But... no. Absolutely nothing even close. He's just such a totally chill dude. He is not at ALL into his own celebrity rep. He was really interested in talking and really easy to talk to and hang out with. We just lounged against a wall and he asked me to explain the "Taxation without representation" thing on DC plates and we talked about touring and how he sometimes likes to go onto the Other Band's bus and crash there and wake up in another city, which he wasn't doing tonight because he'd done it two nights before and he didn't want the band he was playing with to think he was a snob. He said they had four hours to drive tonight to Raleigh or somewhere he wasn't sure, then to Georgia tomorrow. It was totally just like hanging out and chatting with a friend, not in any way awkward or weird or like "OMFG YOU'RE FAMOUS"... which I guess might be partly because there was no one else there. But he was very friendly and hugged me a few times (:D!!!!!!) and... yeah. He also said they're doing another US tour in two months and he wants to do more ballads then. The band he played with is called The Dead Trees and he said they were very incredible... they're sort of his US band kinda, and they'd had only 3 rehearsals with him before they started doing shows together, which... based on what I saw, is mind-blowing. They are REALLY good.
Oh, and yes, he gave an AMAZING fucking show with energy through the roof, playing to the crowd like crazy, totally involving them and totally into it. He is an amazing performer and an awesome guy.
And now you get pictures. First, you get my drawing, without a cut, because I'm evil like that:( Collapse )