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Adam Lambert Comes to Fantasy Springs (Casino): Best Headline Ever

January 28, 2010

I don’t know what makes me giggle more — Adam Lambert playing a casino named Fantasy Springs or Adam Lambert making his big non-Idol superstar live concert debut at a random casino on February 27th.

Adam Lambert, and his makeup bag, are coming to the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino for his first Coachella Valley concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 27.

Tickets for Lambert’s concert, who lost out to Kris Allen on “American Idol” last May, are priced from $39 to $79 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the casino box office and online.

Tickets for Earth, Wind and Fire on May 14, and Heart on May 29, both are priced at $49 to $79, will also start selling at 10 a.m. Friday.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is at 84245 Indio Springs Parkway in Indio.

Information: (760) 342-5000; (800) 827-2946;

Many casinos have top-notch concert facilities, so that’s not why I’m giggling. I’m just imagining what happens when the Indio, CA-gaming facility becomes Frautopia Springs. But hey, it is in the Coachella Valley, so maybe one day…eh? (OMG OMG OMG. Grace Jones AND Faith No More??? I may have to scrounge up more cash for another festival this year, ugh.)

Slot machines and sparkle cows! Tickets are $39 and $79 and they go on sale Friday. You can even buy an OMG ADAM LAMBERT PACKAGE. Silly. I bet I got you all excited now, didn’t I?  If you go, I want to hear all about it. Starting at $489, you get a hotel room, some slots money, the whole shebang.

Even though he came in second place on season eight of American Idol, Adam Lambert’s name and his image is quickly becoming something of a household staple. The singer who brought Paula Abdul to tears with his on screen performance of “If I Can’t Have You” during a 2009 finals round now brings his Led Zeppelin-meets-Madonna-meets-Aerosmith-meets-David Bowie brand of rock to a special show at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

160 Comments leave one →
  1. clair permalink
    February 21, 2010 12:11 am

    I am not a “sparkle cow” –I am under 25 and a fan of Adam Lambert. I am also smart enough to understand mean spiritedness and disrespect (toward older women who are fans) when I read it.
    Would you write about your own mother that way? I wouldn’t –I would be happy that she was feeling young due to someone’s music–whether it be Kris Allen’s or Adam Lambert’s.

  2. nadia permalink
    February 11, 2010 3:08 am

    Oops when I posted before I did not realize this was a Kris Allen fansite. Now I understand all the vitriol.

  3. nadia permalink
    February 7, 2010 12:32 am

    My mind boggles at these posts. I cannot understand what all these unkind remarks are about. Can any of you sing, act, dance, d.j. etc etc. as well as Adam. I think not. Peace and love as Adam would say.

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      February 7, 2010 1:15 am

      As an Adam fan I understand how you feel. However, this site is not CNN. It’s suppose to be satirical. These remarks have absolutely zero impact on Adam’s career. Nor do they detract from his talent. 🙂

      • Mithra permalink
        February 7, 2010 1:27 pm

        That’s what you think 😀 Actually, all the internet talk pro and con DOES have an impact upon his career, a large effect. All the mockery is a direct reaction to the OTT tarding. Cause and effect. The young non AI bubble audience he needs to break out with sees what a joke the sparkle cows are making him. I knew about Claymates before I ever watched a single episode of Idol. That’s reality.

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          February 7, 2010 1:48 pm

          Nobody, outside the bubble is aware of the bubble. The bubble is a self contained society. With the exception of Kathy Griffin, who mocks Claymates regularly, I don’t see a lot of public personalities taking potshots at Adam Lambert fans. What I find fascinating is that Adam detractors vacillate between suggesting that only his fans are aware of him to the entire worlds is aware of him and mocking him. I understand the joy in attacking “Crazy” fans. However, there are normal ones out there too. Many of us. We will prevail. 🙂

          • Mithra permalink
            February 7, 2010 3:42 pm

            People who are not AI tards think AI is a joke. Anyone coming off AI has that stigma. When they also have batshit crazy fans invading every article posted on the internet about their Idol, and even ones not about them, others notice.

            In the real world, as many have been saying forever, is that his only hope is to not make matters worse by walking around looking like a joke. Liza meets Big Boy Hair wearing ill fitting gauche suits and make up gun set to 90 year old tranny whore is not going to make him a success. His latest video is toned down, but then he shows up at the Grammy red carpet looking like a fugly pathetic ass clown once again.

            • 8sourcandy permalink
              February 7, 2010 5:11 pm

              Adam Lambert has a keen sense of style. He rarely wears something I think is inappropriate for the occasion. His hair AND makeup are his signature and most times look good.

              We all have preferences. I don’t think he looks good in pleated trousers. I like his hair, away from his face in a faux hawk. I like his eyes lined and smudged; I don’t care for blue frosted eye shadow. Although, I don’t mind the heavy makeup for stage. His skin…he has skin issues. I don’t know how he could be faulted for that. He is vain and I am sure if there were a remedy, he would have employed it. He does his best to cover it up. We all have our flaws.

              As for AI being a joke…DUH!! Have I not been whining about that for months?

              • Mithra permalink
                February 8, 2010 3:17 am

                What’s his style? Faux 80’s shlock revival 12.0? The fact that he’s managed to pass this off to his tards as
                “glam rock” is hilarious 😀

                The guyliner and make up is SOOOOOO current – check 1965, and it was done in a far more aesthetically attractive way many times before Adam’s horror show. Various types of shellac helmet head? HAWT. It makes his face look fatter and brings attention to his ghastly make up.

                He’s not looking like the guy on Idol, and he’s not looking like the guy pre Idol. He looked better painted purple and green, and I’m serious. What people see now is a guy trying to look (and succeeding) like a tragically homely late middle aged woman with visual problems trying to recreate her heydays at the age of 40 back during the 1980s. When he takes that shit off, wears casual clothes, and lets his hair down, he’s a good looking guy. He and his ass licking hanger ons are his own worse enemies.

      • Mithra permalink
        February 8, 2010 3:19 am

        Is anyone else having a problem with posts going into borders and being impossible to read in part?

        • Mithra permalink
          February 8, 2010 3:31 am

          I mean margins. When the relipies start drifting, they overlap the links.

  4. Teresa permalink
    February 6, 2010 9:43 pm

    You know…I read a couple of articles where you really got down on Adam fans for dissing Kris and then you write something like this. Adam is a sweet lovable human being and he is not the one who has proclaimed himself a “superstar” The media has. He doesn’t deserve the way you portray him in this article. He has a beautiful voice and this “sparkle cow” is flying from TN to see him in his first concert. I don’t expect him to sell out…I wish he could but there are too many people like you out there who blame him for being so popular with the media and for being invited to red carpet events (you do have to be invited you know). I guess that you think he should just say NO to the invitations and ask the media to quit saying great things about him because people still think Idol is going in and he is getting the attention that the winner should be getting. Yeah that’s what he should do…he shouldn’t try to mingle with people that could help his career after all…he didn’t win. Who does he think he is?

    A poll of Adam’s fans showed that the majority are highly educated finacially secure women. So I guess that is the definition of a “sparkle cow”. So I guess I should be proud to be one. Somehow though the cow part kinda pisses me off.

    I have supported Kris as well. I have his album and I have bought his video. The fact that I enjoy Adam’s more should not make me the target of insults. I think that if Kris read this he would totally dislike the author. I wish that I could be sure that he saw it.

  5. deb permalink
    January 31, 2010 6:12 pm

    Wow. Scanned the comments. What a lot of hate and anger here. I am going elsewhere now. I prefer to be more positive about life, people, opportunities and diversity. Sad site. I won’t be back. And…now you can all respond and say that you are glad that I am gone, don’t ever come back, I am stupid and life is awful. But it won’t matter because I will never read your comments…won’t return to this site. Have a nice day.

  6. tmare permalink
    January 30, 2010 9:14 pm

    In case anyone hasn’t noticed, David Cook and Morrissey have played Fantasy Springs and these casinos are getting bigger and bigger names everyday. Apparently with little promotion and only word of mouth, this concert was nearly sold out four hours after tickets went on sale. Lines are all jammed and calls are coming in from as far away as Taiwan for tickets. The hotel is completely booked for the weekend. I guess everyone will have to keep holding their breath for his 15 minutes to be over, I’m sure most will end up dead if they keep holding.

    • stanless permalink
      January 30, 2010 11:56 pm

      ROFL. 1/3 of the tickets sold does not a sold out show make

      • TopIdol permalink
        January 31, 2010 12:05 am

        Yeah, I think I am going to go with what the casino reported regarding ticket sales. For some reason, they seem like a more reliable source.

  7. kimberly permalink
    January 29, 2010 9:15 pm

    He’s exactly where I expected him to be.

  8. January 29, 2010 9:13 pm

    I called to try and buy Adam Lambert’s package, but they mentioned it was tickets or something? I think that’s false advertisement. It’s going to be really embarrassing to have to go back to my cats and tell them we’re not getting Adam’s penis. Do you think I have grounds for a lawsuit? I’m really upset by this 😦

  9. stanless permalink
    January 29, 2010 7:06 pm

    Speaking for myself, I needed a chance to be able to say that I don’t think Adam’s the second coming, or Elvis 2.0 or bigger than the Beatles without being moderated or gang attacked by his ott fans. But you have a point, notarding. And I wish he’d just go away too.

    • margie permalink
      January 29, 2010 7:28 pm

      He will. Just give it time. The more he is pushed down people’s throats the more people will hate and revolt. Happened on Idol and will happen again. It’s just overkill to the all that Paris Hilton coverage. Short, fast, no substance coverage.

    • Hope F. LeSane permalink
      January 29, 2010 7:39 pm

      Well I agree with both of you. I feel like Michael Corleone. Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. I’ve tried to let go, but it’s just too easy not to.

  10. notarding permalink
    January 29, 2010 6:57 pm

    ok i couldnt stand screechy mcqueen on AI. His singing was overrated and people went nuts over him, which I didnt get, but now I have to say that I’m confused as to why the Sparkle Cows and the Adam haters continue to propel this painted face idiot all over the internet every day/week.

    It is seriously gotten nuts now. ANYTHING Adam does is immediately put on the Sparkle Cows websites and the Adam hater websites. It’s like I cant even run from this guy!!! I’m tired of reading, seeing, hearing about Adam. Hasn’t it dawned on anyone yet that making fun or him all the time and writing blogs and what not is almost just as bad as the fawning Frau’s???? Mostly I ignore the Adam posts, but I had to get that off my chest. There is no such thing as bad press. If people keep this stuff up he will never die. Gawd Adam just go away!!!

    • TopIdol permalink
      January 29, 2010 7:59 pm

      I’m excited about having new people to write about this season. I really, really am.

  11. 8sourcandy permalink
    January 29, 2010 6:54 pm

    It has taken me an entire day, but I have accepted that Adam Lambert is playing a seedy gambling facility in the California desert. I have also accepted the caustic and mocking comments that inevitably follow such an announcement. Though it doesn’t please me, I know he needs to pay his dues like every Idol before him (in spite of his superiority). No, I will not fly across the nation to see him perform. I will wait until he is playing some crappy establishment closer to home and use the money I saved in traveling to purchase snakeskin embossed leather pants or a sequined bustier. 🙂

    Not to be a know-it-all TI, but I would say that his live concert debut for “For Your Entertainment” was the Gridlock event on New Year’s Eve and not the Fantasy Springs Resort (lol) mentioned in your post. In the event you overlooked his exceptional performances at that event, I have included his encore here. (it has better sound quality then some of the other videos)

    TI, I don’t know if you recall my very first post at Top Idol, but this post makes it a full circle moment. Yes, I am reevaluating my life. 🙂

    • TopIdol permalink
      January 29, 2010 7:58 pm

      I thought about the Gridlock event, but to a certain degree, that was private, right?

      • Pisuardess permalink
        January 29, 2010 8:09 pm

        How do you define “private” event????…….It was advertised and the venue was selling tickets.
        Did I miss something?

    • deez permalink
      January 29, 2010 10:10 pm

      Lol! What is with the avatar? Are you now the “Unknown 8sourcandy?”

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        January 30, 2010 11:45 am

        It is to hide my shame. My very first comment to one of TI’s posts was questioning why Kelly Clarkson was STILL playing Mohegan Sun and singing covers. I thought after eight years she would be further along. Well, needless to say TI tore a chunk out of my ass citing every cover sung by everyone in the history of forever. Then she defended the coolness of Mohegan Sun as if she was an investor.

        • TopIdol permalink
          January 30, 2010 2:11 pm

          There are some casino venues which are better than others. Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods (and the MGM there) get a good variety of people. I don’t think casino shows are as pathetic as people make them out to be, which I said in my post. At that Fantasy Springs place, John Legend plays the week before Adam, and Paul Anka is the next act after that. So there is definitely a variety.

    • January 30, 2010 4:21 am

      Oooh, thanks 8sour – I am such a failtard, hadnt seen that – muah! :). I have no idea what your full circle moment is but hope that doesnt mean you are leaving 😦

  12. Naiya permalink
    January 29, 2010 5:50 pm

    Hey! I just popped over to mjs to see if there was anything new and interesting in the headlines thread. Did you guys know it was Adam’s b’day????? GAH!

  13. the tard king permalink
    January 29, 2010 4:19 pm

    Frankly, your spelling error was the most interesting thing about your post.

  14. Pisuardess permalink
    January 29, 2010 4:14 pm

    MJ is right about b’day tweets.

    Why not post the really CLASSY tweet from Mysterioso?

    “Nothing sadder than an old queen. #happybdayadam”

    BTW..I AM indeed from former Soviet block. Any problem with this?
    And the only thing that you got from my post was an error in VFTW ?????? Bleh…..

    • jukejoint permalink
      January 29, 2010 4:26 pm

      Привет, Мочамуравей! Как дела? Возможно ваша прежняя страна могла бы быть больше к вашей симпатии? Я приглашаю Вас возвращаться.

      • barado permalink
        January 29, 2010 5:12 pm

        Ot- f*cking -lichno. (don’t know how to do cyrillic here)

      • Trish permalink
        January 29, 2010 5:17 pm

        Okay, that’s not fair. After spending 10 days in Moscow several years ago, I was finally able to decipher “Das Vadanya” on the floor at Sheremetyevo airport, but I don’t remember much of the alphabet now and that won’t help me here anyway. Fortunately, I remembered those nifty online translators:

        Greetings, Мочамуравей! How are you doing? Probably your former country could be more to your sympathy? I invite you to come back.

        • jukejoint permalink
          January 29, 2010 5:22 pm

          That’s pretty close. The word that comes after “greetings” is something I made up to be “Pisuardess.” It starts with Pis, anyway. Or, you know, Piss. Close, right?

          • deez permalink
            January 29, 2010 6:07 pm

            Truly classic, Jukejoint!! LOL.

      • abu permalink
        January 29, 2010 5:38 pm

        Pisuardess didn’t say that she is some Russia — she said ‘Soviet block.’ That means she’s from a country she’s not proud of and is longing for the day when Russia takes over again and be part of a new Soviet bloc.

      • nerdgirl permalink
        January 29, 2010 9:18 pm

        This is very bad Russian, even worse than my English. Please, don’t butcher the language, OK?

  15. the tard king permalink
    January 29, 2010 3:45 pm

    So apparently the Glamberts were going to post every single Adam birthday tweet at MJs. So MJ had put her foot down and of course “nyc” (the poor man’s “hwc”) responds thusly:

    “I kind of like to read the ones from the other idols or idol bloggers. It’s also neat to see the ones from Sony, media outlets and songwriters or producers we have talked about on this site. Most of these posted tweets are from names I recognize from reading this site.
    I think this is the cliff notes version. LOL I think Adam is literally getting thousands and thousands of birthday wishes. I don’t really want to go through his whole twitter account and thousands of tweets.
    I find the ones posted to be interesting and relevant to this blog.
    Maybe put them in the Adam interview thread. IDK. ???”

    I have a suggestion where to put them…

    • Pandora permalink
      January 29, 2010 4:39 pm

      Duh, why not leave the tweets on, I don’t know, Twitter and go read them there?

  16. Hope F. LeSane permalink
    January 29, 2010 3:42 pm

    ” Why not go with some trendy LA-based club as his first concert? He’s got roots there, can’t he sell a thousand tickets to some hip club or theater? This gig just screams COME AND GET IT, SPARKLECOWS!”

    I’d like to answer this. Speaking from an Angeleno viewpoint and someone who has worked for years in the entertainment industry, contrary to popular delusional Glambot opinions, Adam is not even popular in his “adopted” hometown (he’s actually San Diego born). The only roots he has here are the shoe polish black dyed ones in his hair. Only the Sparkle Cows think he’s trendy. The rest of the world sees him as pase. Someone whose heyday should have been 1987. If it were just L.A. residents he’d not sell out. Remember the miniscule turn out he had for his homecoming? Or maybe the clubs here, thankfully don’t want to see a movie entitled Invasion of the Sparkle Cows. Even Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t touch that one.

    It’s okay. Keep him in Indio. That’s two hours away from me. Any closer and I might have to move.

    • erinnthered permalink
      January 29, 2010 4:36 pm

      You know, it’s interesting. I do meet people in the industry who mention Adam, but it’s always in the “isn’t he the next big thing?” way. Those people who don’t really know what’s what, but kinda try to?

      I think that’s the only reason he’s getting any of the press he does. As soon as those people figure out that he’s just the typical Idol contestant, then no one out here will care.

      • Hope F. LeSane permalink
        January 29, 2010 4:43 pm

        I know a lot of industry people. I’ve never heard anyone mention him other than when the AMAs were on and not in a flattering way. But for the most part…producers, actors, directors…they mention bagels and lox more than they do Adam. But perhaps we know different people.

        • erinnthered permalink
          January 30, 2010 3:22 am

          No, I’m totally with you on the bagels. Especially from the producers I’ve met. BTW, where is the best place to get bagels in this town?

          I’ve been around a lot of comedy actors and writers, and many feel the need to be on top of things, but don’t really seem to know how. It scares me that any of the late night talk shows manage to be relevant even a little bit, really. I think they have this impression that I’m “in the know” because I’m more aware of trends than they are. Not that I really think I’m that on top of things. When he did Oprah, and actually back around the time of the AMAs, I kept getting this sort of “he’s relevant, isn’t he?” from a few of them. I shot it down fast.

          Quick aside: Not because I don’t like Adam, but because no Idol contestant is ever relevant right off of Idol…or really ever.

          The documentarians could care less. Then again, I don’t tell them I watch AI.

          • erinnthered permalink
            January 30, 2010 4:28 am

            I realize that maybe this came off more arrogant than I intended. There are lots of people these guys do this to. The “Is such and such relevant?” thing. Anyone who appears to have more of a handle on anything than they do. I was actually trying to be self-deprecating because I don’t understand why they do it to me.

    • TopIdol permalink
      January 29, 2010 5:28 pm

      I know he goes to a monthly night my friend started. I was going to post a photo on here once, however, I didn’t want them getting barraged with a bunch of insane sparkle cows.

  17. Trish permalink
    January 29, 2010 3:33 pm

    Okay, I have to interrupt this conversation with a random post, but bear with me. Thhis voice just popped up on my iTunes singing something vaguely Freddie Mercury-esque. At first I thought I’d bought a random Adam Lambert song I’d forgotten about, but it turns out it was the first track on Matt Morris’s new album, which I bought after hearing him duet with Justin Timberlake on Hope for Haiti. (If JT had anything uplugged to buy, I would buy that too, but I couldn’t find anything and I hate most of that pop sh*t.)

    Now, I’m completely clueless about Mickey Mouse Club alumni (I knew about JT, Britney and Christina A.), but I had never heard of Matt Morris before. It turns out he not only was regular on MMC, but he penned Kelly Clarkson’s “Miss Independent,” and he’s written for a lot of A-List pop singers.

    Anyway, this guy is phenomenal. I doubt he has Adam’s range, but his musicianship is out of this world — and he doesn’t screech! And based on his performance with JT the other night, the dude can do subtle and understated. Something Adam has a tough time maintaining through most songs that call for it.

    And, the BEST PART: It turns out Matt’s gay, too! And MARRIED. So I think y’all should buy his album (only $5.99 on Amazon! and $9.99 on iTunes)just to prove that Top Idolers are neither homo- nor homephobes.

    • Burgundy LaRue permalink
      January 29, 2010 4:06 pm

      I think I heard him on the radio once. I just YouTubed him and holy smokes, he is really, REALLY good. “Be My Love” is gorgeous. I’ll have to put his album on my ‘to buy’ list. Thanks for mentioning it, Trish!

    • abu permalink
      January 29, 2010 4:46 pm

      Is that why we should buy Adam’s album, too? To prove that we’re not homophobic? Does that also mean that if I buy 10 CDs, I’d be 1000% less homophobic than those who bought only one? OK, we all know that no self-respecting glambert buys only one CD – they need one for every room in the house and every vehicle plus more for gifting to every family member and friends(or soon-to-be-ex).

      • Sherena permalink
        January 30, 2010 2:49 am

        Does everything come back to Adam for you?

  18. Naiya permalink
    January 29, 2010 3:26 pm

    I don’t have a problem with the venue either, but I think this is where all of the media hype is going to come back and hurt him. He wasn’t supposed to be like all of the other idols. He was supposedly very clearly robbed of the AI crown. He was supposed to be the first international star to come off of Idol and the biggest, most bestest talent that stage had ever seen. He was on the cover of Rolling Stones right out of the gate and he got the pimp spot at the AMA’s for cripe’s sake. The big question for me is how the media is going to view Fantasy Springs. Is this what they envisioned for him?

    • Pandora permalink
      January 29, 2010 4:36 pm

      Please, the media will find a way to make this the biggest deal ever! Somehow it will feed into the “international superstar” hype because there will be a few Glamberts from Canada there probably.

      Or else it will be described as a warmup for the arena-headlining tour that they are expecting.

    • Sherena permalink
      January 30, 2010 2:50 am

      I don’t think the media care that much about him anymore, tbh.

      • TopIdol permalink
        January 30, 2010 2:59 am

        I kind of agree with you, Sherena. The Jersey Shore kiddies stole his thunder 😉

        • Sherena permalink
          January 30, 2010 3:09 am

          Them and Ke$ha, lol.

  19. January 29, 2010 3:15 pm

    I’m old, I admit it. I grew up with classic rock and I still love it. Aerosmith, Bowie, Led Zep etc were great bands with that amazing arena rock sound and feel. I don’t understand at all how anyone can compare Adam’s music to those artists.

    I did like a few of Adam’s AI performances. I tried to listen to his album. I simply couldn’t get through it, hated just about every song.

  20. stanless permalink
    January 29, 2010 2:07 pm

    I can’t fault him for the venue really. Lots of acts play in them now.

    • TopIdol permalink
      January 29, 2010 2:13 pm

      Neither can I, really. Mohegan gets some really good acts.

      • Burgundy LaRue permalink
        January 29, 2010 2:16 pm

        Nor can I. But considering some Glamberts thought he’d be headlining MSG by now, you’ve gotta admit Fantasy Springs doesn’t carry the same cache.

        • saskin permalink
          January 29, 2010 2:38 pm

          But considering some Glamberts thought he’d be headlining MSG by now

          That is not his fault though… His fans are learning. They were making fun of the jingle balls too. Then they were really pissed off when the radio events turned out to be quite important. They were making fun of casino concerts, now they learned that they are quite OK. etc.

          Next year the winners (or runner-ups) fans will make fun of these guys until they realize that, guess what, their Idols will have crappy CDs and will have to do the same.

          • erinnthered permalink
            January 29, 2010 4:23 pm

            Yeah, it’s not the venue, it’s the hypocrisy. Nobody ever learns.

            I guess Adam will be playing a park next? I can’t wait to see what they say about that one.

            I wonder how they feel about the fact that Kris is doing an international tour before their global superstar? Probably doesn’t count because it’s Asia.

            • auntieaimee permalink
              January 29, 2010 4:35 pm

              I’m sure people are stewing over Kris’ international gigs in private somewhere, on some super seekrit board.

            • on the edge permalink
              January 29, 2010 5:31 pm

              Never mind they said Kris was playing in a “parking lot” in Asia. When someone posted an actual picture of it, they shut up.

            • jonoave permalink
              January 30, 2010 2:49 am

              Hey, we exist ok. And we’re international (to you guys) *shakes fist*.

              But seriously, this was what pissed me off back then. There was a Glambert who was going on and on about “international fans” from China etc. And when I pointed out that Kris, Allison etc also has fans elsewhere from US, and that it was anybody’s game to be achieve any kind of success outside of US. Only to be put down with a condescending, “You’ll see.” and goes of something about how Adam is unique etc etc.

        • Claire permalink
          January 29, 2010 2:51 pm

          Yes, this! If his fans just kept their mouths shut about him being too big of a legendary rawk gawd to play anything other than a huge arena, and if they didn’t make condescending comments about how other Idols are merely playing state fairs, etc, then no one would give a rat’s ass that he will be playing at a casino. It wouldn’t be worth mentioning.

          • Burgundy LaRue permalink
            January 29, 2010 3:22 pm

            Exactly. It’s not the casino gig itself that’s the problem. It’s the fanatics that always think their favortie Idol is going to be SO MUCH BETTER than all that came before them. Adam’s followers poked fun at Kris and Allison for ‘only’ getting the Fox NYE gig, but then wanted a Kradison reunion when Adam was pushed off Dick Clark’s show. And of course, Adam had to go to another single when FYE didn’t hit–partly because it wasn’t radio friendly. But had he done any radio promo prior to FYE’s release, it may have come out OK for him. They’ll learn.

            • jukejoint permalink
              January 29, 2010 4:41 pm

              Not to mention all the crap thrown at Kris for doing BB King’s at the freaking Mirage in freaking Vegas and what a lowly gig that was supposed to be. So Adam can do a multi-purpose space (trade show, arena, concert hall, whatever) inside a small casino in Indio, wherever that is, and it’s suddenly the Taj Majal.

              They all end up doing casinos. That’s because it’s no risk for the casinos, who want people there to gamble and also some way to reward frequent gamblers, and they’re willing to take a risk on an act they don’t know will necessarily sell tickets, and it’s no risk for whoever is managing and promoting the artist, since they don’t have to make any guarantees. Or as many guarantees, anyway.

      • abu permalink
        January 29, 2010 7:33 pm

        The glamberts act like asshats because they feel threatened that the forgettable, boring guy is overshadowing their rawk gawd from the planet Fierce.

  21. AdamFrau permalink
    January 29, 2010 1:45 pm

    You may laugh at the Fraus…but we were around to see the REAL greats of rock…not what passes for talent these days. Laugh all you want and keep going to see all those artists who lip-synch their songs. I’m proud to be an out ADAM Frau!!!

    • deez permalink
      January 29, 2010 2:36 pm

      I think you’re missing the point.

    • the tard king permalink
      January 29, 2010 3:34 pm

      Shorter AdamFrau: You brats, get off my lawn!!!

    • erinnthered permalink
      January 29, 2010 4:20 pm

      Go to Coachella, Lollapalooza, or Bonarroo. Heck, go to a local music club tonight. Then tell me again about all those lip synching acts we’re going to see.

      Honey, you have no idea what passes for real music these days.

    • Blue Eyes permalink
      January 29, 2010 5:37 pm

      These retarded Idol sparkle cow fraus kill careers. Clay Aiken, Taylor Hicks anyone? Adam Lambert is going down that same road. Nuff said.

      Couldn’t they find a trendy, cool, LA club for a Adam Lambert concert? Casinos definitely ARE old people hang-outs. Your average 20-something will not be interested in going.

      Was reading VFTW today and almost died laughing. Auctioning off his disgusting underwear on E-Bay is so crude. WTF is he thinking??

  22. jukejoint permalink
    January 29, 2010 1:39 pm

    Btw, the hotel attached to that casino only has 250 rooms. That’s dinky. They may not be fully booked, either, if they reserved a block for the package (or some other group) and they don’t want to give up those rooms till they see if they can get package (or group) prices for them.

  23. nerdgirl permalink
    January 29, 2010 1:36 pm

    Kris Allen doing show in some Alabama Park. “Concerned” ones on MJ already are saying that it is “second rate” park and he should get better gigs, whereas Adam’s show in casino they praise because it is “intimate setting” that will allow heim to be closer to his fans. Yeah. No logic whatsoever!

    • Pandora permalink
      January 29, 2010 2:27 pm

      Is that kind of like when Adam did the non-televised NYE event and it was better than Kris’ silly nationally-televised performance, but all of Kris’ non-televised Jingle Balls were a waste of time? Until Adam was booked to MC and not even perform, and then that was SO.MUCH.BETTER than actually performing.

    • on the edge permalink
      January 29, 2010 5:29 pm

      Well, I do have to defend (since even “Kristards” are saying it) that Alabama Adventure IS a second-rate park, which isn’t awful…if first-rate is Disney or something. And Alabama is HOT HOT HOT in July. Of course for every ACTUALLY concerned person there are about three or four concern trolls nodding in agreement evilly.

      That being said, when do tickets go on sale? It’s only a couple of hours away and I thrive in Alabama summers!

      • deez permalink
        January 29, 2010 6:00 pm

        Well, the heat shouldn’t be TOO much of a concern. Everyone in Alabama knows the drill: cool light colored clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, bottled water, a bandana to keep the sweat out of your eyes doesn’t hurt either. For Kris fans…no problem. If Adam were playing outdoors in Alabama in July, it could get ugly. The running eyeliner and wilting hair product is one thing, but I think the glitter might chafe something awful .

      • TopIdol permalink
        January 29, 2010 7:56 pm

        So is this a special event or is he playing a theme park?

        I assumed they would both be embarking on some sort of tour soon.

  24. stanless permalink
    January 29, 2010 1:00 pm

    Have you all downloaded your 10 copies of WWFM to celebrate his blessed birthday yet?

  25. Dee Dee permalink
    January 29, 2010 11:00 am

    Lookie, lookie it’s the two fat old cows mysterioso and smartie calling others cows. Isn’t that ironic!! Mysterioso, a 52 year old overweight middle-aged man and Smartie a 40 year old overweight lesbo. LMAO!!

    • abu permalink
      January 29, 2010 12:58 pm

      One difference between a cow and a sparklecow is that one of them has self-respect.

    • Claire permalink
      January 29, 2010 2:42 pm

      Did you just call someone a lesbo? Isn’t that homophobic? Adam wouldn’t approve of your behavior.

      • TopIdol permalink
        January 29, 2010 2:58 pm


        I may have to call that one out in an upcoming post.

      • Dee Dee permalink
        January 31, 2010 12:14 pm

        So you don’t like the term Lesbo and you are going to tell Adam? LMAO!! I have a word for him too but I guess from what I am reading it is not allowed on this site so I won’t write it. I will take back the Lesbo too – no offense meant. The true point of my post is the irony of old, over-weight people calling other people old & over-weight. Someone put me out of my misery if I ever turn 40 or 50 and find myself fat and writing about American Idol contestants half my age. Never mind 40 – please put me out of misery if I turn 30 and still find myself talking about American Idol. It’s kind of sad. Shouldn’t you be writing about people your own age and who you resemble – like Susan Boyle?

    • the tard king permalink
      January 29, 2010 3:26 pm



    • abu permalink
      January 29, 2010 4:21 pm

      No one is allowed to use slurs against Adam. Everybody else is fair game. You should all know that by now.

    • Mysterioso permalink
      January 29, 2010 11:13 pm

      I am not, nor have I ever been 52! Moo Moo!

      • TopIdol permalink
        January 29, 2010 11:20 pm

        Don’t you also love that she used a homosexual slur? Because WE are the homophobes.

        • Mysterioso permalink
          January 29, 2010 11:38 pm

          That is all part of their newfound gay activism!

          • DeeDee permalink
            January 30, 2010 2:37 am

            Please don’t confuse me for that idiot Dee Dee. I love this site and I don’t want to be afraid to post here!

  26. auntieaimee permalink
    January 29, 2010 10:42 am

    Casinos just seem like old people hangouts (and by old, I mean blue-hairs). Is this where they typically book these guys? That’s depressing.

  27. Burgundy LaRue permalink
    January 29, 2010 10:35 am

    Adam Lambert’s name and his image is quickly becoming something of a household staple.
    A household staple? Like Clorox and Colgate? I don’t think so. Household staples are blue chippers–not fancy but always in style and worth the investment.

    Performing at a casino is no shame, there’s good money in that. But for the Glamberts who scream about how Adam is going to sell out arenas right away, this seems old-fashioned. Why not go with some trendy LA-based club as his first concert? He’s got roots there, can’t he sell a thousand tickets to some hip club or theater? This gig just screams COME AND GET IT, SPARKLECOWS!

  28. Nina permalink
    January 29, 2010 10:32 am

    The hotel already sold out last night.

    • January 29, 2010 12:00 pm

      Guess folks just couldn’t resist taking advantage of the full Adam Lambert Package 🙂

      • Pandora permalink
        January 29, 2010 12:05 pm

        Ewww. Don’t make me even think that.

    • erinnthered permalink
      January 29, 2010 4:15 pm

      I’m telling you, people are buying in bulk. They always do. Someone with way too much money for their own good just bought 10 packages, and will probably only be able to unload 5 or 6.

      I can’t wait to see the “sold out” show with all the empty seats.

  29. margie permalink
    January 29, 2010 9:05 am

    My eyes!! Did not want to wake up to that picture. That is a disturbing tat.

  30. Ericb permalink
    January 29, 2010 8:36 am

    Playing casinos already? Poor Adam, your future doesn’t seem so bright anymore. This is him 10 years from now … Madam 2020!

    • TopIdol permalink
      January 29, 2010 11:40 am

      Last fall, I went to Mohegan Sun on Saturday and Barry Manilow was playing that night. I learned that you can’t call them Fanilows to their face, as they don’t like this term. But at least I asked this woman if I could have a photo of her special glowstick.

      Ultimate Fanilow Glowstick

      • the tard king permalink
        January 29, 2010 3:24 pm

        I don’t want to know where that glowstick has been.

      • erinnthered permalink
        January 29, 2010 4:13 pm

        What do they have against Fanilow? It’s cute. It’s like Trekkies who freak out at that name. Own your crazy, and have fun with it. Just not quite as much “fun” as the Glamberts.

  31. January 29, 2010 3:22 am

    This casino, the other acts? Frankie Valley?, Paul Anka?, Chicago? Oh my, on the one hand, it’s possible the customers for this show are not going to be getting what they think they’ve signed up for, and that’s not just Madame with his dance/electro/pop style (is that what we’re calling it this week?) but also his sparkly minions. The only viable name I saw on that whole schedule was John Legend. The others are just a wee bit(of decades) past their prime, all all have a big,theatrical style (again with the exception of John Legend). Except for the minions of course, surprise won’t stop them from wearing fleece Adam blankets, buying even more cds and lovely whatever he spews. I’m afraid some stoned out “older” customers (not all that old — closer to my age — Okay, kinda old. I remember outdoor ROCK concerts with the pipe making the rounds) may show up to rock and then be all like wtf? If they can even squeeze in amongst all the glitter. Or, the cows may graze their way in and actually be treated to Rock, which they now say he shouldn’t do at all because Rock is dead, dontcha know, and he made just the record he wanted to, not rock.

  32. deez permalink
    January 29, 2010 1:46 am

    Subject/verb agreement?…ppsshaaww!

    I honestly don’t think they teach grammar anymore.

    • abu permalink
      January 29, 2010 2:09 am

      Whatever semblance of proper grammar left with the advent of texting was obliterated with the rise of twitter. I don’t pay attention to grammar/spelling anymore.

  33. jukejoint permalink
    January 29, 2010 1:26 am

    Are the angry red marks around the tattoo there for effect, or because the thing is infected?

    Meanwhile, my search for Adan’s elusive “brand” yields fruit: Led Zeppelin-meets-Madonna-meets-Aerosmith-meets-David Bowie.

    Wow, now that’s a brand that’s going to sell some… Well, that brand isn’t going to sell anything. I think this is the thing that the Q3s and Mary102s don’t get when they keep crowing about Adan and his oh-so-special brand. It’s not having a brand that counts, it’s having a brand that sells. Taylor Hicks had a very specific, unique and well publicized brand — Gray Charles. Don’t get much more branded than that. And.. And so what? After the initial Soul Patrol euphoria, nobody wanted to buy Gray Charles.

    So I’m asking if anybody wants to buy Led Zeppelin-meets-Madonna-meets-Aerosmith-meets-David Bowie. I have serious doubts.

    Oh, and whoever wrote the press release for the casino needs to go back to school. Adan’s name and his image IS quickly becoming… Really? That’s the best you can do, o writer of press releases?

    Still, I can’t wait to see how the Glamberts spin the grungy casino. They already ragged on the Mirage in Las Vegas and called BB King’s a supper club. Does that make this low rent casino in Palm Springs a dinner theater? Nah. It will make it the BEST PLACE TO LAUNCH A CAREER EVAH!!11!eleventy!!11!

    • rollingmyeyes permalink
      January 29, 2010 2:10 am

      “Led Zeppelin-meets-Madonna-meets-Aerosmith-meets-David Bowie brand of rock”

      I don’t think any of Adam’s album sounds like this. Bleh.

    • whutha permalink
      January 29, 2010 9:02 am

      Adam Lambert’s name and his image is quickly becoming something of a household staple.

      But there is a pleasing sort of damning with faint praise.

      “Something” of a household staple.

      And not his music, mind you. But his name and image.

      Which people keep in the pantry along with the soup and paper towels.

      • the tard king permalink
        January 29, 2010 3:22 pm

        His image does seem to be more important to the marketing plan than the actual album he put out.

  34. erinnthered permalink
    January 29, 2010 1:08 am

    It still bugs me that that tattoo isn’t centered.

    I wonder how many tickets they’ll sell. This should be interesting. Now we get the Glamberts buying multiple ticket blocks to try and rope their friends into going.

    I think I may miss Coachella this year. I shouldn’t be crying over this so much since I still don’t even have my rent this month, but I really, really, really want to go. 😦

  35. Pisuardess permalink
    January 29, 2010 12:33 am

    Top Idol.
    You are an idiot.
    The energy you use to go after Adam Lambert would provide electricity for a large village in China for a year.
    It doesn’t matter what he does … you are after him like a hound dog( with a little help of your friends from WFTV).
    You must be fucking fascinated by him.
    Yours truly….

    • stanless permalink
      January 29, 2010 12:56 pm

      Hi Pisuardess, you should get out of Glamland more often! The dislike for Adam isn’t limited to Top Idol! You can find it everywhere!

    • jukejoint permalink
      January 29, 2010 1:21 pm

      WFTV? Waffles for the Vegans? Walk for Tongue Viruses? Wishing for Tchaikovsky Variations? Weebles Falling Through Veils?

      • January 29, 2010 1:42 pm

        LOL, I was wondering who WFTV was, too. Is this another lone crusader to educate about Adam’s greatness? Should I make some popcorn?

        • jukejoint permalink
          January 29, 2010 2:03 pm

          My grandma from the Old Country often mixed up her Ws and Vs. So maybe Pisuardess just got off the boat from Belarus like my grandma. Woat for the Vurst, you guys!

          • Trish permalink
            January 29, 2010 3:47 pm

            jukejoint, you’re killing me.

          • erinnthered permalink
            January 30, 2010 3:26 am

            I think I’ll forever hear “Woat for the Vurst” in my head now when I think of that site. Hee

  36. haha permalink
    January 29, 2010 12:19 am

    I have been to this casino! It’s a shithole.

    • Mylifeback permalink
      January 29, 2010 12:25 am

      Is that better or worse than a “supper club”?

      • January 29, 2010 1:32 am

        LOL!!!! Supper clubs are next, and then what will Tess say?!

        • deez permalink
          January 29, 2010 1:49 am

          But that’s different…THOSE are swanky supper clubs.

          • jukejoint permalink
            January 29, 2010 1:55 am

            “Supper club” makes me think of the cool nightclub where Barbara Stanwyck was doing “Drum Boogie” in BALL OF FIRE. Cocktails, Gene Krupa, midriff baring costume, Gary Cooper writing down slang words… Good times.

            Adan Lamberf should be so lucky as to play in that kind of “supper club.”

            • deez permalink
              January 29, 2010 9:55 am

              I love “Ball of Fire”! Stanwyck was the all time best ever!!!!11!!

    • TopIdol permalink
      January 29, 2010 12:26 am

      Cook is playing at the Morongo Events Center on the same night!

      • Smartie permalink
        January 29, 2010 12:40 am

        Is Constantine selling the tickets?

      • January 29, 2010 1:40 am

        And I will be there! I kind of have to laugh that Cook and Adam are playing a few miles away from each other on the same night though. How will the crazies choose?

        • abu permalink
          January 29, 2010 2:15 am

          I am not sure there’s an overlap between those two fanbases. I am hoping for a hair-pulling rumble.

          • margie permalink
            January 29, 2010 9:06 am

            I thought a supper club was where they did plays and you ate dinner. Am I wrong?

            • jukejoint permalink
              January 29, 2010 1:16 pm

              That’s a dinner theater. Whole different animal. If you’ve seen “Soapdish,” where Kevin Kline was trying to do “Death of a Salesman” at a dinner theater in Florida while some old guy was all, “What is he yelling?” you’ve seen dinner theater.

              I’m not sure supper clubs still exist in the US, although I think they still call a particular sort of restaurant/roadhouse a “supper club” in Wisconsin. They serve steak and prime rib and Veal Oscar and cocktails and have entertainment. With an accordion band on Wednesday! And a fish fry on Friday!

              Maybe Tess is from Wisconsin?

      • haha permalink
        January 29, 2010 1:24 pm

        Morongo is a lot classier than this place in Indio.

  37. Mylifeback permalink
    January 29, 2010 12:03 am

    Oh God that picture. I was trying to eat dinner …… next time post a warning on your tweets, TI.

  38. whutha permalink
    January 28, 2010 11:57 pm

    That blurb is inneresting. From a factual point of view, he certainly didn’t put out any rock/Bowie/Zeppelin whatever. Maybe he’s a dash of Madonna meets Pink meets Eric Prydz.

    Facts aside: Are they still trying to get leftover viewers from the show who haven’t actually heard the music to think he’s rock?

    Why list only Oldies 100 acts–what happened to trying to associate him with Muse and Lady Gaga and hip young acts?

    That list sounds like a specific dog whistle: we expect this to appeal only to people over 40 who need a list of super obvious, known in every mall band names to even consider coming to a music concert.

    If they thought he had even a ghost of a chance with young audience, why would they start with Palm Springs?

    I mean, all bands these days play casinos, where the money is at, but young acts also play theaters and clubs in cities, and colleges, and festivals . . . places where there are people undere 30.

    • LeighKat permalink
      January 29, 2010 12:03 am

      “If they thought he had even a ghost of a chance with young audience, why would they start with Palm Springs?”

      My thoughts exactly.

      • wino permalink
        January 29, 2010 6:32 pm

        in defense of palm springs, they are slowly but surely trying to re-build their image. hotels are becoming swankier (see Viceroy, Le Parker Méridien etc) and clients are becoming younger. soooo….its not as bad as it was 10-15 yrs ago. having said that, the casinos are pretty lame and low budget. think reno…but lame(r).

        • TopIdol permalink
          January 29, 2010 6:53 pm

          Lamer than Reno?? While Reno has its unique charms…

          • jukejoint permalink
            January 29, 2010 6:59 pm

            I think Reno is the nastiest place I’ve ever been. Even the “nice” hotels there are just icky.

            I have been to Palm Springs — the hotel was in Palm Desert, I think, but we went to Palm Springs to eat and shop and in a vain search for karaoke and to return a rental car that started smoking — and it was swanky, but very senior citizen-riffic. But this is Indio, right? Not really Palm Springs or Palm Desert?

    • Nina permalink
      January 29, 2010 10:43 am

      Oh my, you are SO right. Young people just don’t like Adam. : /

      • Burgundy LaRue permalink
        January 29, 2010 11:04 am

        Didn’t they put an age cap on that appearance to ensure no one over 30 would be there? Otherwise, the fraus would have been in full force.

        I can’t see the average teenager or twenty-something going to a casino to watch Adam. Heck, I’ve been out of my 20s for a while and I wouldn’t go there. It’s just too quaint for my tastes. If they book him to some trendy hotspots soon, then all is well and this won’t matter.

      • saskin permalink
        January 29, 2010 11:26 am

        Huh. Thank you. I thought ‘young’ meant you need your parents permission to do stuff. If those people are young… so am I.

        • jukejoint permalink
          January 29, 2010 1:09 pm

          Casinos don’t let anybody in under 21, do they? Because of the gambling and the drinking and all?

      • jonoave permalink
        January 29, 2010 12:40 pm

        I’m just LOL-ing cos that video is uploaded by CoconutGhosts. TWOP frequenters in the Kris thread should recognise this.

        • the tard king permalink
          January 29, 2010 3:18 pm

          My favorite TWOP troll.

      • whutha permalink
        January 29, 2010 4:36 pm

        You linked to a video of an event that was actually forcibly limited to young adults to prove your point?

        So what you’re saying is that if you are physically restrained from getting in, some teens will. I’ll buy that.

        I’m pretty sure a recapper put up some pics from outside the event

  39. Nich permalink
    January 28, 2010 11:56 pm

    That package doesn’t seem half bad.

    This made me giggle though:
    The singer who brought Paula Abdul to tears with his on screen performance
    Come on! Who doesn’t make Paula cry?

    • Paulie permalink
      January 29, 2010 6:31 am

      LOL. So true! 🙂 Elliott Yamin must be thinking “but… I MOVED her!”

  40. Nich permalink
    January 28, 2010 11:54 pm

    That tattoo picture continues to creep me out. Eeek!

  41. pattyluponey permalink
    January 28, 2010 11:47 pm

    A casino? No self-respecting gay will go see him in a casino…so not cool…. I’m gonna be fighting Sparkle Cows for fun at a show when he tours, aren’t I? I already had to deal with Maryanne Sockpuppets at a Cook show….

    • Nich permalink
      January 28, 2010 11:57 pm

      Learn to duck and weave. Good luck!

      I had someone my cousin dubbed the Jolly Green Giant standing behind me at the Cook show and she was frightening.

  42. Lauren permalink
    January 28, 2010 11:43 pm

    Why does it have to be so far away? He better bring his tour to MD. I am still VERY bitter about the Kradison 50 mile radius thing. Now I have three concerts I have to see instead of just one! xD
    Anyway, the Glamberts are going to go crazy. Good thing this is a classy casino unlike who’s supper clubs 😉

  43. Smartie permalink
    January 28, 2010 11:40 pm

    I would pay $80 to see Grace Jones. I would expect to be paid $500 minimum to sit through Madam’s screeching. Pass me many complimentary alcoholic beverages too!

    • January 29, 2010 10:34 am

      LOL! And if I had $500 spare it would be yours in a heartbeat. And I would donate even more for you to go and do a professional critique of the event; perhaps in a journalistic capacity you may be allowed to attend the soundcheck; interview the band and maybe even some of Adam’s adoring fans as the excitement builds up; central, front row seat for the main event (not wanting to be cruel, but no alcohol – you’d be working and we would want a lucid, blow-by-blow account); hopefully you could get hold of a coveted meet n greet pass for a cosy a tete a tete with Adam (a pic of you and Adam snuggling is a must!), and for a full flavour of the whole event if we raised enough money you could stay overnight and experience the delight that surely is the Adam Lambert Package.

      TI, make this happen please? Lets open a fund box for this. We could even start a twitter trend “FundSmartie4AdamFantasy”. And if there’s any leftover dollars I vote we send Lauren, 8sour, Sherena and other Adam fans to keep Smartie company -as no doubt someone would be needed to dial 911 as Smartie goes into full Adamtard-induced meltdown anyway.

      This would be priceless. Please TI, pretty please?

  44. Mysterioso permalink
    January 28, 2010 11:38 pm

    He plays rock? This must be some kind of “rock” I’ve never heard of.

    • Smartie permalink
      January 29, 2010 1:05 am


      • Hope F. LeSane permalink
        January 29, 2010 4:37 pm

        Oh this was priceless. Cowrock. They might need some more cowbell.

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