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“You can enjoy it in real life”, Adele tells filming fan at gig

By | Published on Tuesday 31 May 2016


In the latest round of ‘should cameras be allowed at live performances?’, Adele enters in the red corner.

Rather than the usual annoying practice of people holding up bright phone camera screens in front of you face while you’re trying to watch the actual show, the person Adele took umbrage with had an actual camera on a tripod. A tripod for fuck’s sake!

“Can you stop filming me with a video camera because I’m really here in real life”, said the singer from the stage. “You can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera. 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”.

Here, entirely ironically, is a fan-shot clip of that very exchange taking place: