ADELE!!!!!!

Adele has been a staple on our music playlists for YEARS! When we found out she was kicking off the US leg of her Live tour right here in St. Paul, we were determined to be there! We got our hands on some tickets back in December and I have been excitedly awaiting the concert. It finally happened!

It was date night for Brian and I. We had dinner before the concert at Pazzaluna….an Italian place a couple blocks from the Xcel Energy Center. The food was great! The weather was not! It was a downpour and crazy thunderstorm! Luckily, there was a skyway/tunnel to get us from the restaurant to the X so we didn’t even have to step foot outside!

We arrived at the X, picked up our VIP merchandise that came with our tickets, then found our sweet seats! 2 rows up from the floor and right between the 2 stages!

 

Our merchandise included a photo, lanyard, drawstring bag, and a throw blanket! Nice stuff!

Our merchandise included a photo, lanyard, drawstring bag, and a throw blanket! Nice stuff!

 

Ready!

Ready!

 

While we were waiting, I gave Facebook Live a try! That was a hoot! I captured the start of the concert and my reaction! I was SO excited to be there and to see & hear her! That comes through in the video as that is me you hear screaming! The video isn’t the greatest as it was a weak signal from inside the arena, but the video is pretty hysterical!

 

Adele was phenomenal! First off, her voice is just incredible! But it went beyond that. The way she draws in the audience with her charm, humor, laugh, stories, and a few f-bombs is hard to match. It was great hearing the stories behind the songs as she wrote them. “Sweetest Devotion” is for her son. It is so sweet watching her sing that one! Adele is very humble and grateful. I lost count how many times she thanked everyone being there and she truly meant it. She teared up a couple times as well. I left feeling like we were supposed to be BFFs! :)

A few more photos:

View from our seats

View from our seats

Singing the opening song, "Hello."

Singing the opening song, “Hello.”

During "Hometown Glory" she had video of St. Paul on the screen. Nice touch!

During “Hometown Glory” she had video of St. Paul on the screen. Nice touch!

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This lucky family got invited on to stage! They got to chat with her and take selfies! I would have died....!

This lucky family got invited on to stage! They got to chat with her and take selfies! I would have died….!

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She sat for a few songs and told us to as well.

She sat for a few songs and told us to as well.

During "Make You Feel My Love" she had us turn on our cell phone lights..."torches" as she called them! :) She had started the song once, then stopped the band and told us she had forgotten to tell us to turn them on...that it's her favorite part! It was beautiful!

During “Make You Feel My Love” she had us turn on our cell phone lights…”torches” as she called them! :)
She had started the song once, then stopped the band and told us she had forgotten to tell us to turn them on…that it’s her favorite part! It was beautiful!

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During "Chasing Pavements"

During “Chasing Pavements”

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She made a lap around the secondary stage posing for selfies....here is ours! LOL!

She made a lap around the secondary stage posing for selfies….here is ours! LOL!

Set Fire to the Rain

Set Fire to the Rain

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Confetti during Rolling in the Deep to close out the show!

Confetti during Rolling in the Deep to close out the show!

Bye! Please come back!

Bye! Please come back!

I picked up a bunch of the confetti. It was just your standard confetti. There are handwritten lyrics and notes on it! One says, "thanks for coming" and another 'all my love--Adele"

I picked up a bunch of the confetti. It was NOT just your standard confetti. There are handwritten lyrics and notes on it! One says, “thanks for coming” and another ‘all my love–Adele”

I’m posting the set list for my own memory:

The setlist:
Hello
Hometown Glory
One and Only
Rumour Has It
Water Under the Bridge
I Miss You
Skyfall
Million Years Ago
Don’t You Remember
Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
Make You Feel My Love
Sweetest Devotion
Chasing Pavements
Someone Like You
Set Fire to the Rain

Encore:
Video of Prince’s The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
All I Ask
When We Were Young
Rolling in the Deep

 

She did a tribute to Prince by playing the music video for “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.” She joked she thought about doing a cover as a tribute but then said, “It’s F*cking Prince! I can’t do that!” She’s real. Love her!

 

Brian compiled all our video clips into one and put it on YouTube. We didn’t video any song in its entirety. We were there for the show and for her and did not want to watch through a camera. 11 minutes of awesome I like to call it!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0VDpLXTJ48#action=share

 

I seriously considered hopping on a plane to Chicago to see her tonight. 😉

 

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