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Adele apparently has one rule at her concerts: cameras down

Adele wants us to live in the moment. Celebrities (and the rest of us, let’s be honest) are constantly dealing with phones in their faces, and Adele just isn’t having it anymore.

During Sunday’s concert in Verona, Italy, Adele noticed a fan in the audience was filming her performance. So she stopped the show to call her out on it. Ironically, another filming fan caught the whole moment on video. We’re glad, because Adele’s speech is pretty epic.

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“Yeah, I want to tell that lady as well, can you stop filming me with a video camera because I’m really here in real life,” she said. “You can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera.” The crowd explodes with cheers and applause.
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Adele continues, “Can you take your tripod down? This isn’t a DVD, this is a real show. I’d really like you to enjoy my show because there’s lots of people outside that couldn’t come in.”

The daring fan had not only decided to film the show, but to film it with a video camera on a tripod. Good for Adele for catching a potential bootlegger and protecting herself and her work. Those of us who want to show off to our friends on Snapchat may still be in Adele’s good graces, but after that speech, I wouldn’t want to mess with her just in case.

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