As many of you know I have loved Adam Ant since I was 8 years old when I first saw him on Nick Rocks. (Wow, I totally dated myself with that reference.) Seeing him play live has been on my list of dreams for ages so when I heard he was touring the US for the first time in 16 years I was beyond excited. THEN my super-sweet friend Aimee informed me that she was taking me to the Dallas gig (thank you Aimee!). Mind Officially Blown. (Now THAT is an awesome friend.)
The show was amazing. The man still has it. I rocked out, sang at the top of my lungs & danced my ass off.
My sole disappointment was his complete lack of sartorial creativity. He merely took an old persona, stuck a new hat on it and made up some gibberish about Kings [of the Wild Frontier] 20 years later & Napoleon in Russia. Sorry, but I’m not buyin’ it. I have always loved the characters and aesthetic that Adam created. He was daring and original and he made it work as part of his ever evolving brand. It was part of the Adam Ant package & it was gold. Not familiar with Adam’s different styles?
Adam through the ages:
His new “style?” *insert sad trombone sound here* You can see for yourself. Fashion regurgitation.
Sartorial laziness aside, I am still glowing from the show. It was brilliant. I had an amazing time. I can now check dream #23 off my life to-do list.
On to the next.
Kisses & Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick
Dog Eat Dog – shot by yours truly at The Granada, Dallas, Texas (September 21, 2012).
(Sorry for the video starting sideways…even when I shoot video I still think like a photographer. It takes me a minute to remember “Alli! You can’t shoot video vertically! Turn the damn camera!”)