Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Entertain Us (15-3-2017): Adele rocks Adelaide

MOVE out of the way WOMADelaide, Adelaide Cup, and Fringe Festival!

Adele was in town on Monday, March 13, and the cheeky Brit well and truly stole the show and our hearts.

More than 70,000 people piled into Adelaide Oval for their chance to catch a glimpse of the charismatic superstar.

It felt as though half of Yorke Peninsula was at the venue as my social media feed filled with locals posting about show.

Adele has a phenomenal ability to evoke emotion from the crowd with perfect vocals and I’d say she sounds even better live than on CD.

However, it’s not just her voice that has made millions of people worldwide fall in love with her.

She is real and her witty banter between songs and interaction with fans sets her apart from her peers.

My highlights:

Interaction with the crowd
Adele has one of the most amazing singing voices in the world; however, I could listen to Adele tell jokes, stories and converse with the crowd for hours.
Her show was temporarily stopped after a power failure caused by a revolving stage and instead of waiting it out she took the opportunity to joke with the crowd.
The singer noted the number of the children and made a promised to pay one young girl $20 if she swore on stage again.
Less than two minutes on she lost the bet, and later in the show honoured her promise delivering the cash.
Adele also took selfies with a few adoring fans and a kiss cam had everyone in stitches.

The music
Few singers can keep an audience captivated with just their voice, with many relying on acrobatics or complicated dance moves.
The show kicked off with Adele emerging from under the stage belting out her hit Hello and finished with mega-hit Someone Like You.
She didn’t disappoint, singing all of the hits and classics from all three of her albums.
However, the pinnacle of the show was Set Fire to the Rain which featured a breathtaking pyrotechnics display.
Without a doubt the most moving part of the show was Adele’s rendition of Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love.
The lights were turned off and the stadium filled with mobile phone lights.

What’s in the box?
Australian media outed Adele’s secret way of getting to the stage over the weekend.  
During her worldwide tour, she has been making her way to the stage in a black box on wheels.
She addressed the reports during her Adelaide performance.
“I’ve done so many shows in that box and it has been a nightmare ... so now I’ll just walk out and ruin the surprise and be like ‘oh hello, hello’,” she said.

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