Make sure you're present the next time you're in the presence of a queen like Adele or expect to face their royal fury. A fan at her Adele Live 2016 world tour concert in Verona, Italy, on Sunday learned that the hard way. A clip posted by an attendee on Twitter captured Adele reprimanding a fan in the middle of her show for not giving her the attention and respect she deserves:
Adele scolded the fan by saying:
"I want to tell that lady as well, can you stop filming me with a video camera because I’m really here in real life, you can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera. Can you take your tripod down? This isn’t a DVD, this is a real show, and I would really like you to enjoy my show because there’s lots of people outside that couldn’t come in."
We wouldn't have wanted to be on the receiving end of that very justified read. And a tripod?! On the one hand, that definitely seems excessive, but on the other hand it's quite genius if you're someone that obsessively records and Snapchats every show you go to. Holding your arms up to get that perfect shot is tiring and takes away from your enjoyment of the show. Having a tripod that you could set and forget seems like the perfect solution but we won't be taking any chances. A million people would kill for a seat at a hot ticket show for someone like Adele, and while getting verbally admonished would be considered getting off easy, getting kicked out could be in the cards, and nobody has time for that.
This isn't the first time a fan has been gotten together by a star for focusing on recording instead of enjoying the show. In July 2013, Beyoncé called out a fan who wasn't ready to join in by singing "to the left, to the left" during her performance of "Irreplaceable" at the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour stop in Atlanta.
"See, you can't even sing because you're too busy taping. I'm right in your face baby, you gotta seize this moment baby! Put that damn camera down!" Beyoncé said. Once he did, the fan was given another chance to sing those iconic words much to Mrs. Carter's delight. The rest was history.
Let this be a reminder to us all ahead of the summer concert/festival season to cut down on the filming, live in the moment, and enjoy the show.