Adele live is quite simply the gift that keeps on giving, and her Monday night show at London’s O2 Arena has given those unable to get tickets another reason to be jealous.
Adele flawlessly performed her weepy power ballads like “Hello” and “Someone Like You”, and while the powerful lyrics, hauntingly beautiful voice and emotional delivery of her songs are easily enough to move you to tears, Adele took a break between songs to lighten the serious mood and have everyone in hysterics — because she decided to twerk.
Adele attempted the dance move, made super famous by celebs like Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus, by shaking her booty, although she wasn’t overly impressed with the results.
“I think I just twerked”, she told the excited crowd. “I can’t do it that well. My whole body has to move.
“My bum could break my back, it’s so enormous!” she joked.
Adele’s playful personality and candid onstage discussions make for the most epic shows, and perhaps one of the most exciting things about seeing her live is that even though you know you’re going to be blown away by her impressive vocals, you never quite know what you’re going to get from Adele herself.
Will she entertain you with her hilarious jokes? Will she make your dreams come true by inviting you onstage? Will she welcome a newly engaged couple onstage and get to know them? Or will she twerk? It’s the unpredictability, the spontaneity and heartwarming moments that make her so endearing.
Instead of having a highly choreographed and stressful routine, Adele has fun with her shows, and not only is it refreshing, it’s captivating. Because while her songs are mostly filled with heart-rending lyrics and have a serious undertone, the chat in between tracks makes her so relatable. It makes audiences feel as if they are truly getting to know their idol, and this is perhaps the most powerful aspect of her performance. It basically makes you forget that you’re at a crowded, sold-out show with thousands of people, instead making you feel as though you’re at an intimate gig.
Ah, we love you, Adele. Keep doing you.