It was well worth the half-year wait to see the amazing Adele play to a sold-out crowd at The Palladium in Hollywood last Wednesday night. The show was originally scheduled for June at the Wiltern, but was moved to the Palladium due to great demand for tickets, and was postponed due to a bad case of laryngitis. It was well worth the wait as Adele electrified the audience with her stunning vocals and style.Â She proved that her talents are real and that she is the current queen of pop – having the biggest album of the year and one of the hottest tour of the summer.
It was my third time seeing her, and the atmosphere was fantastic. The first time I saw her was at Hotel Cafe in March of 2008, before the US release of 19. It was an intimate setting, with about 150 people. I was sat a few feet away from Adele, and was mesmerized by her vocals and the emotions of her voice. On Wednesday, it was was fantastic and a testament to Adele’s natural talents that she was able to convey the same emotions, connection and intimacy with the roughly 4,000 people at The Palladium.
Adele’s stage presence has dramatically increased as she looked more comfortable on stage. Her on-stage banter is fantastic – she’s got a great sense of humor and wit. Whether through her music or talking on stage, Adele is a brilliant storyteller, tapping into raw emotions and feelings. And of course, that voice that can’t be explained, only experienced.
Here’s video of my favorite moments from the night… Adele doing a cute little dance and special gesture at the end of “Rumor Has It” (bad audio – sorry), a great sing-along in “Chasing Pavements”, going up to the crowd in “Someone Like You”, and a sincere Thank You before “Rolling In The Deep”. What an amazing night!
“Rumor Has It”:
“Someone Like You”:
“Rolling In The Deep”:
Adele is AMAZING!