Hello, from the present moment, please?
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Adele, it’s that she doesn’t shy away from expressing herself. And a concert-goer harshly — and very publicly — discovered that this weekend.
During a gig at the Arena di Verona in Verona, Italy, Sunday night, the 28-year-old songstress shut down a concert-goer for filming the show.
“I want to tell that lady as well, can you stop filming me with a video camera?” Adele said in between songs from the stage. “Because I’m really here in real life, you can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera.”
The sassy Brit continued, “Can you take your tripod down?” she continued. “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.”
The crowd swiftly applauded the singer’s request, and video of the incident quickly spread over social media channels.
The legality of filming live music events is admittedly messy. Some artists encourage fans to record and share, regardless of venue or copyright rules, so sharing photos or videos from concerts has become commonplace.
We think that it’s funny that we’re watching a video of Adele asking a fan in the audience not to record her performance. Who knows how long the fan had been filming her before she said said something. How many times have you been at a concert and had someone in front of you holding up their phone or iPad and recording the show? We think that it can be annoying to those around you whose view may be obstructed by the device and whatever happened to living in the moment?
Some people lashed back at Adele for embarrassing her fan by calling them out like that in front of all of those people. What do you think; was Adele right for doing what she did? Should she have been happy that the fan paid a lot of money to come see her and just let them do what they wanted?