With a record turnout of over 70 thousand concert-goers at Adelaide Oval, the city was abuzz last night to see British diva Adele belt out her hits. And belt them she did!
Starting with the lead single from her latest album 25, “Hello”, Adele was a vision in a resplendent purple gown as she addressed each side of the 360 degree stage in the centre of the oval.
Her distinctive vocals were faultless, and her mischievous banter put you at ease.
Playing songs from all three of her albums, she got the crowd up and dancing to her faster numbers “Rumour Has It” and “Water Under the Bridge.”
A male choir was brought out when she performed James Bond theme “Skyfall”, along with a hilarious tale about how unglamorous filming the underwater scenes for the film clip were. A big part of Adele’s appeal is that she comes across quite common. She’s the cackling, cheeky, life of the party that anyone can relate to.
She recounted the time she met one of her musical idols, Alison Krauss, by following her into a bathroom before playing the country-tinged “Don’t You Remember” from 21.
Adele took us back to when she used to sing at open mic nights, covering Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” in a sentimental moment of the night.
With previous fireworks displays cancelled in other states, it was an unexpected treat to have them during “Set Fire to the Rain”, with confetti cannons covering the arena with handwritten notes from Adele.
She returned to the stage for “When We Were Young”, and rounded out her encore with her massive hits “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You.”
Adele is a true talent and such a natural performer, I could have watched it all over again as soon as it was done.