100th Blog Post (and Queen Adele)

Happy Easter friends!!

Here's a fun fact for your Sunday afternoon... this is my 100th blog post! Hurrah!!! 

You may have noticed that I haven't blogged in quite a while (or you may not have noticed at all, in which case, I'll assume that I'm forgiven). In fact, this 100th blog post has been sitting in my drafts for a good two months now. But I've lacked inspiration to even begin writing.

Until Friday night last week, when I went to see Adele perform in London, and have since found much inspiration to write. And what better to write about for my 100th post than Queen Adele?!

I feel like I've got to know Adele better with each album she has released. She's always stood out to me with her wonderfully cockney accent, witty sense of humour and of course THAT ridiculously perfect and powerful voice.

I feel that as an artist, and as a person, she has blossomed in the last couple of years (she puts this down to becoming a mum) and it's been evident since the release of 'Hello' and 25. This is why I was absolutely NOT going to miss out on the chance of seeing her live. Nah-uh!

So... the gig. Her first UK tour in the 8 years that she's been a part of this industry.

To be honest, I genuinely forgot that I was watching ADELE the world-famous superstar, rather it felt like I was just hanging out with my mate Adele and singing a few songs. Who knew fame could feel so normal?! And to say there were 20,000 people in the room, the night felt weirdly (and wonderfully) intimate.

Adele being Adele (the greatest human being to ever grace a stage, and the Queen of Everything - capital Q, capital E) had some great unintentional stand-up comedy going on and the whole night was just so chilled out. At one point, she was sat on a stool on the stage with two guitarists - and that was it - and she asked us all to sit down (which we did, except for the Most Annoying Drunk Girls You Will Ever Meet behind us). She sang Million Years Ago and Don't You Remember, and I was just sat lazily in my little blue chair (seat 307, row C, block 110 to be precise) feeling ridiculously peaceful and proud. 

What struck me (and to a certain extent, surprised me) the most, was just how NORMAL she is. Yes she's strikingly beautiful and incredibly talented but she doesn't play up to fame, and it shows. You can feel it when you're in the room with her. She's just a dorky twenty-eight-year-old with a heart of gold, the best laugh I've ever heard come out a human's mouth and a knack for putting words to music.

The other thing that I particularly noticed, and appreciated, was how she performed. If you've listened to her albums a fair amount, you'll know what I mean when I say that you can hear the emotion in her voice when she sings. Well, when you see her on a stage, you SEE that emotion too. And it makes you want to cry your eyeballs out. Seriously.

So, because I'm feeling kind today (it's probably all the chocolate, let's be honest), I thought I'd share with you 10 minutes of my favourite moments of the night, in case you didn't get the chance to hang out with her.

Click here to enjoy the songs and the comedy gold!