An Evening With Adele

Hello everyone! Yes it is still only Tuesday and no I've not fallen down and bumped my head! Ha ha! I did however go to Manchester last night to see Adele, hence this very impromptu blog post!

Firstly can I just say how gorgeous this woman is?! Totally fan girling over that bob!

Initially we were going to get the train but then my friend Ruth kindly offered to drive (much to my relief!) The traffic was pretty kind to us but a slight hiccup in parking (slightly further away than we would probably have liked) meant we had barely got into our seats before the lights dimmed and that familiar and oh so gorgeous 'Hello' filled the arena.

Typically I'm used to concerts starting a good hour or so late. These huge artists usually like to keep us waiting. But not Adele. She came on literally bang on time. Respect to her. No diva behaviour to be seen and let's face it, who wants to sit around waiting anyway?

Clutching my wine (yes and on a school night :P) I sang along to hits old and new. There were plenty of crowd pleasers including one of my favourites 'Rumour Has It' and of course 'Someone Like You.'

Sure there were no costume changes but then if there had been that wouldn't have been very Adele would it? No fancy frills needed here to hold the crowd's attention. She can hold the stage all on her own with just that flawless voice, personality and microphone. The dress she did wear was a beautiful dark sparkling number that caught the light with every movement she made.

Throughout the evening she playfully engaged with the crowd, often swearing like a trooper. Her self deprecating humour making me warm to her instantly.

One particular thing that struck me was how comfortable she now seems to be in her own skin. She even admitted this herself. No doubt growing older has helped with that but her son is quite clearly the main reason. Ask anyone who was there to witness, but happiness seemed to radiate from her every pore as she chattered about family life.

Referring to the Bond premiere of Skyfall that unfortunately she had to miss, the crowd roared as she admitted that she had been too busy 'trying to get her new born son on her tit!'

Asked to describe Adele in one word after an evening in her company, the word 'normal' springs to mind and yet Adele is anything but normal. Extraordinary maybe. Beautiful yes. Talented? It goes without saying. But she is also so incredibly down to earth. There is no doubt in my mind that we would be firm friends if we someday met.

Would I go see her again? Absolutely! That's a no brainer!

Until next time... Have a lovely week! Try not to work too hard! :)

Lots of love Justine xxx

Photo courtesy of Ruth McHale.


  1. I'm pleased you had such a wonderful evening seeing Adele! I hope I get to go watch her sing one day.

    Louise |

  2. It sounds like you had an amazing time, I'm glad she was everything you wanted her to be! Brilliant review of the evening, your writing never fails to get me fully engaged! xxx

    1. This comment means the world to me! Thanks so much. More than anything I want my writing to get a reader fully engaged xxx

  3. Fab review, I'm so jealous you got to see her live! She's amazing! x x

    1. She truly is amazing Aimee. I hope you get the chance to see her yourself one day xxx

  4. I'm glad you had such a good evening, Adele's voice is just lovely and I can imagine the concert was amazing. - Tasha

  5. Ah this sounds amazing! I am so jealous! Glad you had an amazing time :)

    Lilies and Lipbalm


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