Fan who Adele defended from security at her concert speaks out


Adele stops concert to defend fan from security
Images: TikTok, Twitter

The Adele superfan who went viral after the singer defended him from her own concert security has shared his own video footage of the incident and thanked the singer.

On Monday, multiple videos of Adele defending the unseen audience member from security at her Weekends With Adele residency in Vegas went viral.

During Water Under the Bridge, Adele stopped singing and called out security staff for repeatedly “bothering” the man.

“What are you doing? Why are you all bothering him? Could you leave him alone, please?” Adele asked.

“They won’t bother you again, my darling. You enjoy the show. Leave him alone.”

She explained, “He’s been bothered the whole show by security and other people sitting behind him. He’s here to have fun. All of you are here to have fun.”

People wondered exactly what was happening in the crowd. The fan later identified himself and shared his own video footage of the incident.

In a trippy panoramic video he posted to TikTok, the concertgoer is confronted by staff after he was standing in his seat excitedly singing along to Adele.

@juanp_lastra Adele thank you so much for this breathtaking night and for standing up for me, so that I could live your concert as it should be. I’m also sorry that I didnt respond back to anyrhing you asked me. you started talking to me and I literally stopped breathing. I had been planning to come to this concert for over a year and I finally had the opportunity to come see most beautiful glorious woman this earth has gotten. I still can not wrap my head around the fact that I was in the same room as ADELE, sang every song with her, and she even stopped the show to defend me. I did not expected everyone in my section to be mad at me for having the time of my life and wanting to stand up and sing with her but I honestly did not care at all about what anyone was saying to me I just was in awe with the master piece I was watching with my own eyes. I did not have time for them haters. @Adele Access #adele #weekendswithadele #lasvegas #ceasarspalace🇵🇷 ♬ original sound – juanp_lastra

You can get a much better look in the tweets below:

The viral moment comes at a time of big online debates over concert etiquette. But after seeing the new Adele footage, many came to the fan’s defence.

Others were confused by the other concertgoers’ low energy at an Adele concert.

“Why do people come to concerts to sit and be boring!?!? I will never understand!! Sing your heart out king!” one wrote.

“This happened to me as well. The man who told me to sit down was escorted out,” another added.

Adele thanks fan for ‘living his best life’

The fan himself wrote on TikTok, “Adele thank you so much for this breathtaking night and for standing up for me so that I could live your concert as it should be.

“You started talking to me and I literally stopped breathing.

“I’d been planning to come to this concert for over a year. I finally had the opportunity to see [the] most beautiful glorious woman [on] this earth,” he wrote.

“I still cannot wrap my head around the fact that I was in the same room as ADELE. [I] sang every song with her, and she even stopped the show to defend me.

He added, “I did not expect everyone in my section to be mad at me for having the time of my life and wanting to stand up and sing with her.

“But I honestly did not care at all about what anyone was saying to me. I just was in awe of the masterpiece I was watching with my own eyes. I did not have time for them haters.”

On TikTok, Adele’s official account replied, “Thank you for coming and showing us all how to live our best lives.”

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1 Comment

  1. Michael
    29 August 2023
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    Bless Adele for standing up for a passionate fan, not afraid of truly disconnecting from the real REAL world that will still be back there, as it was 2 or so hours earlier. I love my concerts, but could never allow myself to be so un or non conscientious about myself. {Well maybe if I could go actually go see ABBA in their mid-late 1970’s prime, not realistic imitations}. Love him for that. But seriously, I understand the frustration of being disappointed by an audience at not the slightest inclination to want to rock out, or have awareness others just might. Way back in 1999, I attended the Brisbane show on EURYTHMICS one off world reunion tour. I expected to be upstanding for 1ST few numbers at least, as did the people next to me in my row, but was shouted down by the wowsers behind us. I was so disgusted! It was around 6 years to exact date I had seen TINA TURNER in exactly the same place, with exact same reaction, but it was {now late} TINA TURNER!!!!???!!!! Annie picked up on the ‘could care less to get into it that much, just entertain us’ vibe at her & Dave’s gig in ‘99 & bemusedly urged us to ‘go home’ at closing notes of the encore [during their signature song no less too]. She could not quite contain her own disappointment, I empathised with the whole night, as a super fan, to whom that night meant a whole lot more than a treat or night out. We are there to see the people we love adore with specific talent of songwriting & singing that greatly cushions & makes our day to day lives more endurable, with the music that soothes our spirits & emotional well being. This should never be undermined by anyone else’s limits in this way. If he was standing on the seat & blocking the view, of those behind that is a fair point to not prevent someone else’s enjoyment & of course most venues wouldn’t want you standing on the seats. So compromise should have been able to be given by the staff or security that know a venue best. But to have shushed him up ‘or else’ kind of ultimatum as this sounds was half of it, Adele is to be commended for identifying & defending a true fan, knowing this has been a big important night, in this young man’s life to date. He was sweet & kind enough to remember to thank her as soon as he could, for defending him. Very likely Securing a fan for life!

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