Adele, the renowned British singer, has raised her voice against a troubling trend of audience members throwing objects at musicians during live performances. Addressing her audience at Caesars Palace, where she is currently performing her Las Vegas residency titled "Weekends With Adele," the Grammy-winning artist expressed her strong disapproval, even going as far as issuing a stern warning to potential offenders.
Expressing her frustration, Adele remarked, "Have you noticed how people are like, forgetting fucking show etiquette at the moment? People just throwing shit on stage, have you seen them? I fucking dare you. Dare you to throw something at me and I'll fucking kill you." The singer was captured on video holding a T-shirt gun, which she playfully fired into the crowd, humorously emphasizing that shooting merchandise is far preferable to hurling random objects at performers.
Adele expressed disbelief at the behavior, saying, "I've been seeing these people. These people lost it, can you imagine?"
Rising Concert Incidents: Adele Takes a Stand
Adele's stance comes in the wake of several recent incidents involving other musicians.
Pink, during a performance in London, had to pause after a fan threw a bag of their mother's ashes onto the stage. In a captured video, Pink can be heard asking, "This is your mum? I don't know how I feel about this." Similarly, Kelsea Ballerini, an American country-pop singer, was struck in the face by an object thrown during her performance in Idaho.
Ballerini took the opportunity to urge concertgoers to prioritize safety, urging them to speak up if they ever felt unsafe and to avoid throwing objects. Just last month, pop singer Bebe Rexha suffered a black eye when an audience member threw a phone at her during a concert in New York City.
Fortunately, the perpetrator was swiftly apprehended and charged with assault. In another incident, singer Ava Max was slapped by an individual who rushed the stage during her Los Angeles show, causing injury to her eye. Sadly, these incidents are not isolated.
In previous years, musicians such as Steve Lacy and Lady Gaga have faced similar challenges, with Lacy smashing an iPhone thrown by a fan, and Gaga being targeted with a thrown doll during a performance in Toronto. Adele's powerful words serve as a call for audience members to uphold basic concert etiquette, reminding fans that such disrespectful actions not only endanger the performers but also detract from the overall experience.
The hope is that through increased awareness and collective responsibility, concertgoers will maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for both musicians and fans alike.
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