One of the biggest annoyances for any concertgoer is that one person who decides to film the entire show. A photo? Sure. A couple of Snapchats during your favorite song? Alright, that’s fine. But filming on a concert? On a tripod, no less? That’s a little much. And that’s exactly what Adele thought of one attendee at her show recently.
Addressing someone in the crowd who had a whole set-up to film her set, Adele took a no holds barred approach to make her fan stop. “I want to tell that lady as well: can you stop filming me with a video camera?” Adele said. “Because I’m really here in real life. You could enjoy it in real life. Can you take your tripod down?
“This isn’t a DVD, this is a real show,” Adele continued, “and I’d really like you to enjoy it because there’s lots of people outside who could have come in.”
Filming equipment—unless approved by the venue—is generally prohibited, and filming is also something that is usually forbidden (often outlined on the ticket). Beyond these rules enforced by the venue, though, many believe that filming at a concert takes away from the experience. Evidently, Adele agrees. But some also believe that having paid for an expensive ticket, it was well within the concertgoer’s rights.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Adele signed a $130 million record deal with Sony. The singer also shared a new set of visuals for “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” from her recent album, 25.
Watch Adele tell the fan what she thinks of her performance being filmed above.