Sometimes you go to a concert and you just want to stand there and bask in the glow of an amazing performance. Other times you want to capture the moment so you can replay it over and over so, sure, you go ahead and record a gorgeous ballad or sick dance number on your phone. And sometimes, you just want to Instagram the heck out of the singer for all your friends out there who weren’t able to join you. You’re a sharer. That’s cool.
Then there are those who take it to a whole other level. Like the lady at Adele‘s show in Verona, Italy, on Sunday. The superstar was in the middle of a chat with the crowd when she took a moment to call out a fan who had set up a tripod in the crowd. A TRIPOD.
“Can you stop filming me with a video camera, because I’m really here in real life?” Adele asks the woman, in a video that was, ironically, captured by another fan. “You can enjoy it in real life rather than through your camera.”
Because, honestly. A tripod? Just… no. NO. How is one even allowed in?
If the woman wasn’t quaking in her boots already, Adele continued with her plea: “Can you take your tripod down? This isn’t a DVD. This is a real show, and I’d really like you to enjoy my show,” she said before concluding her lecture, “Because there are lots of people outside who couldn’t come in.” She then turned on her heel and, well, THAT is how you do that. Ahh, it wouldn’t be Adele without a little class and sass.
So take note, don’t even dream of filming Adele during a concert. Or at the very least, don’t bring a tripod! That doesn’t just annoy the performer but it’s also very distracting to those around you. If you’re lucky enough to be there, just enjoy the show. IRL.