Thursday, August 25, 2011

Adele Concert!!

I was so excited when Pete picked up on my subtle hints that I would really, really love to go the Adele concert and he purchased us tickets. After she had already cancelled twice for the Twin Cities and more tickets were available because she changed venues from First Avenue to the Excel, I felt like now was my chance and that it was meant to be.

We started our evening at a favorite St. Paul restaurant, WA Frost.



I love this spot in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood; the food is always good and the patio area is true summer destination. This restaurant’s patio has been on my summer ‘bucket list’ and so I was so happy that we were able to enjoy a wonderful dinner on the patio!


After our pre-show dinner, we headed over to the Excel for the concert. The warm-up band was Wanda Jackson and the Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls. Unique sound and good, but I was super excited when Adele finally took the stage.

She came out in a simple black dress and was holding a Wild Jersey with her name on it and the number 21 (the name of her most recent album). The newspapers today said that all entertainers are presented a Wild jersey their first time performing at the Excel but very few bring it on stage and acknowledge the gift. Very classy. And her first song was Hometown Glory.

She apologized to the fans for cancelling the show earlier this summer and promised to make it feel like it was First Avenue. Her set was so simple with hanging lampshades, which was perfect because it didn’t compete with her amazing voice. You really did feel like you were in some lounge and listening to her singing.


Adele was so warm and genuine and stopped after almost every song and asked for the lights to b turned up and talked to the audience about the song and where it came from. This is a great YouTube video of her talking and then singing ‘Turning Tables’.

She did a tribute to Amy Winehouse and asked for everyone to shine their cell phone lights to the ceiling while she sang ‘Make You Feel My Love’.


Her last song of the evening was everones favorite, 'Rolling in the Deep'. It was such a fun evening filled with amazing food and amazing music!
Thanks sweetie for picking up on all my hints! :)

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