So I bitched enough about Adam Lambert not performing in the USA and as if by magic, he is coming to ME for PITTSBURGH PRIDE on Saturday June 15, 2013 on Liberty Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets. Gates open at 5:30 and Adam performs around 9PM. From what I hear there is a “pit” area for 100, but I’m not sure if it’s up front.
While attending the Three Rivers Arts Festival last year, I “accidentally” attended 2012′s Pride Day. I wrote a blog about “My Big Gay Day in Pittsburgh” clueless that it was a way for the Universe to prepare me for His Royal Hotness to enter my Mad World.
Adam was the runner-up on American Idol Season 8 and performed with the Idol’s tour here in Pittsburgh on August 22, 2009 (read a hilarious recap here) and hasn’t been back since. The Glam Nation Tour started in Wilkes-Barre, PA which is about 6 hours heading east and came to Erie, 2 hours north, but passed on Pittsburgh for some reason. One of the reasons I love attending Adam concerts is to meet the Glamberts, (print your Glambert card here) and because he’s never come here I’ve only had the privilege of meeting a couple of fans. That is sure to change now because I am planning “The Glambassador’s Bash” for the day of the concert. Click on the text below to access the page and make reservations.
The very things that give Pittsburgh its beauty (the hills, rivers and bridges) also make it difficult to navigate. As a Realtor with Coldwell Banker, former owner of Premier Bride Magazine, former account executive for Pittsburgh Parent Magazine, and most of all a lifelong resident, I consider myself an expert on where to stay, what to do and how to get around in Pittsburgh. I am posting links here. But if you need personal advice, leave a comment stating the type of info you need or email me at Lolpsychic@gmail.com. If you live in the Pittsburgh area and can provide information, wish to help plan the party or want to meet me in advance, please email me as well. My goal is to make Pittsburgh a place that Adam wants to visit often.
Link to PITTSBURGH PRIDE and to purchase tickets: http://www.pittsburghpride.org/
Hotels in Downtown Pittsburgh if you want to walk to the concert:
Westin Convention Center: 1000 Penn Ave. Pgh., PA 15222
Omni William Penn: 530 William Penn Place Pgh., PA 15219
Fairmont: 510 Market St. Pgh., PA 15222
Pittsburgh Marriot City Center: 112 Washington Place Pgh, PA 15219
Renaissance:107 6th St. Pgh., PA 15222
Doubletree: One Bigelow Square Pgh., PA 15219
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown: 945 Penn Ave. Pgh., PA 15222
Wyndham Grand (formerly the Hilton) 600 Commonwealth Place Pgh. PA 15222
Hampton Inn: 1247 Smallman St. Pgh., PA 15222
It is close to the Convention Center which is building 8 on the map.
9th Street is where the Rachel Carson Bridge crosses the Allegheny River.
You can click on the map to enlarge.
Hotels across the rivers that can be accessed by the T (subway/bus):
Hotels near Harmarville (exit 48 on PA Turnpike with access to Pittsburgh via Rt 28):
Springhill Suites at Pittsburgh Mills (close to me)
Clarion Hotel (close to me)
Hotels near Monroeville (exit 57 on PA Turnpike with access to Pittsburgh via Rt 376 aka “The Parkway East”):
Hotels near Cranberry (exit 28 on PA Turnpike with access to Pittsburgh via Rt 79 and 279 aka “The Parkway North”):
Hotels near Pittsburgh International Airport (via Rt 376 aka “The Parkway West”) NOTE” If you came to Pittsburgh from the airport, Pittsburgh EXPLODES in front of you as you exit the Fort Pitt Tunnels:
Links for things to do in Pittsburgh:
Pittsburgh Pirates (There are home games this week)
CLO (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)
Heinz Hall (Comedian Daniel Tosh)
Heinz Hall (Kenny G. with PSO)
Heinz Hall (Pixar in Concert)
Byham Theater (Something Big)
Byham Theater (The Tenors, NOT including Adam Lambert LOL)
O’Reilly Theater (Other Desert Cities)
ADAM HAIRCUT UPDATE
I had half my head shaved when Adam annouced the Glam Nation Tour (just said “tour” on TV). I had a very similar hairstyle in 1988. When Adam shaved half his head during Glam Nation, I insisted it was because he saw me. Now he’s coming to Pittsburgh (to see me, LOL) and he wants to look like me. He just got buzzed.