Beyond going to an Adele concert for her chill-inducing voice, you might want to go for her legendary personality and attitude. The singer has been touring in Australia and while performing in Melbourne, Adele asked a concert security guard to stop telling her fans to sit down. OKAY, honestly, asked is probably too kind a word since Adele definitely sassed the security guard for all the concertgoers to hear. But it was in defense of her fans and it felt like a good-natured ribbing to us.
A fan video from the Melbourne concert has Adele saying on the microphone:
“Excuse me sir, I know you work here, but can stop telling people to sit down? This is a music show, if people can’t see then they can stand up. And if you’re moaning about people dancing, then what the fuck have you come to a show for?”
While her language was a little harsh (she later jokingly apologized for it — and c’mon what else do you expect from Adele?), she actually wasn’t criticizing the security guard as much as the people in the audience who must have been complaining about not being able to see because people were standing in front of them.
Of course, if someone can’t stand because of a disability that’s one thing, but Adele was more trying to encourage people to get up and dance rather than to tell others to sit down.
You know, it just had a little Adele sass thrown in there for good measure.
As for the security guard? Well, rock ‘n’ roll has never been into authority or rules. And though Adele’s music is pretty far from rock most of the time, she clearly isn’t a fan of rules either. So, rock on, Adele!