Be grateful, Perry. I’d be more likely to sob if I was Adele pre-concert. The esteemed singer gets wheeled into the arena in a sweaty kit box – like literally one of those heavy duty things used to transport inanimate equipment – so that she can materialise onto stage in “da faq did she come from” style. If it were me, I’d be crying from that experience at the same rate of losing the love of my life, purely from low-level claustrophobia.
The reason she does it? Well, she performs a lot of stadium gigs, where there are no tunnels for her to get out the uh, ordinary way. She could just show up via backstage, but the Tottenham darling is clearly committed to putting on a helluva show. That’s commitment.
It’s something that’s been talked about previously, especially when the above YouTube video went public last year. But now the dots have been connected for [insert whatever it is that we call the Adele fandom here]. She revealed at her Sydney concert over the weekend:
“How I get to this stage makes me so sweaty. I’m drenched. I can’t tell you til the end [of the tour] — you’ll laugh when you find out.“
Be ready, Adelaide.
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