Adele leaves a young fan speechless during Hyde Park show as she gifts her a free T-shirt and cash
Adele left a young fan speechless during her BST Hyde Park show on Saturday night after gifting her a free T-shirt and money.
The memorable moment came when the pop star, 34, launched the gift from a portable cannon into the crowd and chose the young fan as her target.
The little girl that was sitting on her father’s shoulders burst into tears after the prized possession landed on her, but honest fans quickly gave it to her with a little persuasion from Adele.
Generous: Adele left a young fan speechless at her BST Hyde Park show on Saturday after gifting her a free t-shirt and money after she shot it into the crowd from a portable cannon
Speaking to the 65,000 concert-goers with her eyes on the young girl, Adele said, “She sits on her father’s shoulders in the green top,”
She then asked fans, “If it comes near you, be a nice adult and give it to her.”
The global megastar then shoots her target and the crowd gasps. Realizing she missed her target and someone else notices, Adele says, “Are you going to give it to her?”
Within seconds, the Hello singer roars, “Oh my god, they gave it to her.”
Emotional: The little girl, who was sitting on her father’s shoulders, burst into tears after Adele chose to give her the present
The camera then turns to the girl and she appears on the screen in tears on her father’s shoulders.
Adele then asked her to hold up the T-shirt and money and wave at her.
The young girl couldn’t contain the emotion and her idol tells her ‘go buy yourself something nice, my love.’
The generous star then moved on to shoot more cannons of money and T-shirts to the crowd.
Sweet: The young girl can’t contain the emotion and her idol tells her ‘go buy yourself something nice, my love’
Lucky you! The generous star then shot more cannons of cash and T-shirts at the crowd
The pop icon delivered a dazzling performance that night, treating the crowd to a string of hits before the finale of her two sold-out headline sets.
She performed her first song, Hello, to massive audiences, as well as songs from her latest record 30, including I Drink Wine.
She also played some of her more classic hits such as Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You.
Adele had previously been plagued with vocal problems, but she kept them at bay during the performance by sipping a warm drink to soothe her throat.
It was the second public show Adele has played since she headlined two Wembley concerts in 2017. She postponed her residency in Las Vegas in January.
On Friday, the star held back her tears as she addressed the audience, telling them she was “f**king s****ing” after performing her first song.
She exclaimed, “I’m so glad to be back” as she looked out over the gigantic crowd.
Before taking the stage, Adele was supported by a female lineup, including Kasey Musgraves, Gabrielle and Self Esteem.
She’s home: she yelled ‘I’m so happy to be back’ as she looked out over the gigantic crowd
Adele has revealed how the “cruel” reaction from fans caused by the cancellation of her Las Vegas stay in January left her feeling like a “shell of a person.”
She describes coping with the ramifications of the decision to cut three months of performances as akin to “grieving.”
“The reaction was brutal, brutal,” she told Desert Island Discs on Radio 4 today.
‘For a few months I was a shadow of a person. I just had to wait it out and just grieve about it I guess – just grieve the shows and get over the guilt. But it was brutal.’
The London-born singer, best known for hits such as Rolling In The Deep, Skyfall, Hello and Easy On Me, pulled the plug on shows at Caesars Palace 20 – 24 hours before they were due to start.
Adele has revealed how the fans’ ‘cruel’ reaction caused by the cancellation of her Las Vegas stay in January left her feeling like a ‘scale of a person’
The star was reportedly unhappy with the staging, which featured her singing the songs in a fake swimming pool. But her decision infuriated fans, many of whom had spent thousands traveling long distances to the performances.
A rebellious Adele – who has performed at London’s Hyde Park for the past two nights – says the decision to cancel the shows was not an easy one, but on balance she thought it was the right one.
She adds: “I definitely felt everyone’s disappointment and I was devastated, and I was afraid to let them down and I thought I could make it and make it work, but I could.” no – and I support that decision.
‘You can’t buy me – you can’t buy me for nothing. I’m not just going to do a show because I have to or because people are being abandoned or because we’re going to lose a lot of money. I’m like, ‘The show isn’t good enough.’ †
The star was reportedly unhappy with the staging, which featured her singing the songs in a fake swimming pool. But her decision infuriated fans, many of whom had forked thousands to travel long distances to the shows