Let the party begin! Adam and guests including Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie), Fergie, Kelly Osbourne, Bill Clinton, Carmen Electra and Elton John are set to participate in the 21st Life Ball “Fighting Aids and Celebrating Life” at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. It is said to be the biggest Aids charity event in Europe. This year’s theme is 1001 Nights and Adam is to be “Ali Baba” and sing the theme song “Love Wins Over Glamour” to open the show. Enjoy the extravaganza that seems especially suited to “love to dress up” Adam. Look for the single to be available on iTunes as in previous years.

World Clock: Adam Lambert – Life Ball Opening 9:30 PM – Vienna
Life Ball Schedule – Adam is on at 9:55 PM (3:55 PM EDT, 12:55 PM PDT)

Twitter list:

Dinner: (Will work without a password supposedly)
Recorded stream

Life Ball Blog
Life Ball – Facebook
Society 24
Reality Rocks – Lyndsey Parker
Life Ball 2013 : arrivals and show – ONTD
Revelers brave cold to fight AIDS at Vienna ball
Life Ball 2013 – Tausend und eine schrille Nacht
Adam Lambert, Fergie, & Azealia Banks: Life Ball 2013! – Just Jared
Adam Lambert Channels Ali Baba – Article and Photos

Magenta Carpet Interview – 5/25/13

ET Canada – Full Video

Photos: Adams’s Life Ball Wall
Adam arriving in Vienna via Austrian Airlines
Professional photos – Daisy Roots

Addy Baba - Life Ball 2013

Addy Baba – Life Ball 2013

Addy Baba - Life Ball 2013 - Love Wins Over Glamour

Addy Baba – Life Ball 2013 – Love Wins Over Glamour


‘Behind the Scenes + Love Wins Over Glamour – Snippet’ Vienna, Austria 5/11/13

‘Love Wins Over Glamour’ Vienna, Austria 5/25/13 – adamlambertbe (LowRes)

‘Love Wins Over Glamour’ Vienna, Austria 5/25/13 – Carinaa2012 (HD)

Lyrics – Kat’s Corner


298 Responses to LIVE: Life Ball (Vienna, Austria) 5/25/13

  1. ultimathule says:
  2. Calgary says:

    ulti thanks, it’s a new one! the guy is the style editor for Fault mag.

  3. AL says:

    Why is it when I click on the performance video above by Carinaa2012 I get the photo of Adam & Barbara Eden?

    Oops! My bad! When I embedded the photo I ended up not posting it properly. The image was left to be linked to any video after it.
    It is now fixed so you can click on the performance videos and actually see the performance.

  4. cwm says:
  5. cwm says:
  6. cwm says:

    adam-pictures collection of pics: (I think most of these have been posted here already, but it’s a nice collection)

  7. cwm says:

    This is a cool fan vid with good sound that show how sparkly Adam’s costume actually was and what the performance looked like from the floor, fairly close to the stage:

  8. cwm says:

    shoshanna stone ‏@shoshannastone
    #lifeball Adam looking mostly like Adam on the red carpet dressed in a mugler coat

    shoshanna stone ‏@shoshannastone
    #lifeball Adam in a costume by Marco Marco as Ali Baba as he performs the Lifeball song written for the event

    Well now we know who the designers were. And nkd was right about the red carpet coat! Nice work nkd!!

    I just can’t get over how spectacular Adam’s Ali Baba coat and turban were. Well the whole outfit, really. Just amazing.

  9. aely says:
  10. Kradamour says:

    Glad to have the coat issue resolved! It didn’t make sense to me that Adam would basically be left to bedazzle his own coat for something so massive.
    So now back to my original question: does he get to keep it?
    Did he offer to buy it?
    Are we gonna see it again?

  11. Kradamour says:

    And kudos to nekkid for her sleuthing!

  12. luval says:

    I still think it’s the sleepwalker coat and maybe Marco Marco did the bedazzling ….or his “people”did. Marco Marco might have designed where the jewels should go and the general look of the coat.

  13. JOJOSIE says:

    I googled Marco Marco and he’s a Los Angeles costumer. He does tours and red carpet for many top liners. I’m sure he probably did the SleepWalker coat so it wasn’t hard to duplicate it in the coat that Adam wore as Ali Baba. It probably belongs to him or Adam. It was for a Charity so it may have even been a donation.

  14. jlurksacto says:

    shoshanna stone ‏@shoshannastone 6h
    @lori_alexis it was strictly for life ball – never to be worn again! It was a special evening

  15. nkd says:

    I’m with luval, I still think it’s the Sleepwalker coat with the embellishments added.
    Marco Marco did the blue drip embellishing to Adam’s black coat he wore on Divas, and I think some of the other pieces also.
    I don’t see Adam having the same coat made again.

  16. cwm says:

    Beautiful photo enhanced by weelassie:

    A couple more performance pics have been posted:

    And some party pics (Adam with one of the dancers):

    Great set of party pics from the Mini cocktail party:

    Some of those costumes were amazing!

  17. Calgary says:


    I’m with luval, I still think it’s the Sleepwalker coat with the embellishments added.Marco Marco did the blue drip embellishing to Adam’s black coat he wore on Divas, and I think some of the other pieces also.I don’t see Adam having the same coat made again.

    I agree too, and as his wardrobe mistress you should know!!!!

  18. aely says:
  19. riskylady says:

    Two sets of pics, one from Fergie’s vogueing dance-off, with Adam, Kelly, Fergie and others judging and the other from ETCanada’s Sangita.

  20. AL says:
  21. aely says:

    @adamlambert: Red Carpet in jacket by Mugler, pants by Les Hommes

  22. aely says:

    @adamlambert: gracious hostess fergie

  23. aely says:
  24. aely says:

    @adamlambert: Life Ball song was written specifically 4 this 1 time only costume ball & charity event. It’s life was short but will live on via YouTube.

    So no iTunes? Frown

  25. twilightmagic8 says:

    Adam Lambert ‏@adamlambert 15m
    Life Ball song was written specifically 4 this 1 time only costume ball & charity event. It’s life was short but will live on via YouTube.

    You tube only? Hmmmm

  26. aely says:
  27. HK fan says:

    account of a fan meeting in Vienna

  28. luval says:

    Geez, a possibility of no itunes I think. Doesn’t really make sense because of the money it would generate for the cause. But maybe that’s what they have decided.

    I did download this (without talking) and have it on my ipod now, but it would be nice to have a professional studio recording.

  29. nkd says:
  30. nkd says:
  31. AL says:

    ET Canada – lots of Adam – Full video from Global TV
    Youtube –

  32. cwm says:

    From Shoshanna about LWOG: Adam won’t perform the song again, but whether or not it gets offered up for purchase is up to the Life Ball folks.

    Anu ‏@Anushka_HL
    @shoshannastone wish to c @adamlambert at the CSD in Germany. Would be great promo for #lwog

    shoshanna stone ‏@shoshannastone 2h
    @Anushka_HL the song was especially for lifeball. It won’t be on adam’s album, so he won’t be doing promo.

    Anu ‏@Anushka_HL
    @shoshannastone ok, thanxs. just wish Adam to be in Germany Wink

    shoshanna stone ‏@shoshannastone
    @Anushka_HL just want you guys to understand that this is not adam’s single

    Anu ‏@Anushka_HL 2h
    @shoshannastone sure. I will survive it! XD

    Q3 ‏@Quu3
    @shoshannastone I think most fans know it is not his single but will it be offered for sale like past Life Ball songs?

    Pots of Gold Wont Do ‏@My_intuition69
    @shoshannastone Adam tweeted it was specifically for lifeball and short lived but on YouTube. Contradicting lifeball. @ALAlwayz @Anushka_HL

    shoshanna stone ‏@shoshannastone
    @Quu3 lifeball are working that out, it’s up to them

    shoshanna stone ‏@shoshannastone
    @My_intuition69 @ALAlwayz @Anushka_HL he wasn’t referring to purchase. He meant he wouldn’t perform it again, it was for lifeball only

  33. cwm says:

    Couple more cool photos:

    performance close up:

    vogue judging close up:

    Interesting rehearsal vid for LWOG: (the stand-in guy is a crack up)

    Has this cute little vid been posted? From the ball/party: “I’m totally sober!”

    And of course, a collage of screencaps:

    And a gif:

    And a cute still:

    All from one 10 second video! That’s this fandom for ya.

  34. HK fan says:
  35. ultimathule says:
  36. luval says:

    Been showing the pic of Adam and Barbara Eden to people here at work and everyone just loves it! It seems to give Adam credibility that he’s photographed with her. I explain what the gala ball is…who was there (Bill Clinton always makes people’s mouths gape open. ) Explain the theme of 1001 Arabian nights, that Adam had the opening number as Ali Baba, etc. etc.

  37. luval says:

    I love that video, Ultimathule. She’s a Russian opera singer??? I mean it doesn’t show much but it says a lot I think.

  38. Calgary says:

    luval Anna Netrebko is in the stratosphere of opera singers, one of the very best, young and gorgeous with a spectacular voice, sings at the Met, and known to all who love opera. I hope Adam got to meet her!

  39. ultimathule says:

    Yes, Calgary – of all the people there, Netrebko is the one I hope he met.

  40. cwm says:

    Adam’s performance and costume are getting a lot of good press, from both mainstream and gay online sites.

    A mere sampling:

    MTV style (love this one):

    4 Music:

    Queerty (love this one too):


    Also nice posts at Spin or Bin Music, Digital Spy, Ryan Seacrest, unrealityTV, PopCrush, etc.

  41. ultimathule says:

    Just found out Netrebko lives in Vienna.

    Exquisite Flower duet from Lakme

  42. cwm says:
  43. cwm says:

    Haha! Judging the vogueing competition:

    And for a slightly different take on it:


  44. nkd says:

    That Grumpy Cat pic is so funny! Laugh

  45. aely says:
  46. cwm says:

    From this description, it sounds like that was quite a wild and crazy plane ride! Wowza. And what a crack up that “the other half [of the plane] was occupied by a group of soon-to-be very confused/traumatized Birthright-ers.” Haha!!

    Adam’s pics are #36 and #42.

  47. AL says:
  48. cwm says:

    Very cool pic of Adam performing at Life Ball that popped up a little later than than the others:

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