The most famous phrase in show business is, “The show must go on!”.
It dates back to the 19th century in circuses, when one of two performers was injured performing death-defying stunts or loose animals, and the ring operator would go out to keep the entertainment continues and does not let the audience worry or panic and run away from the Big Top.
In recent times, the maxim has been immortalized by Freddie Mercury in a Queen song about a great late singer’s determination to keep working even as he was dying of HIV/Aids.
“The show must go on,” Freddie sang, “my heart is breaking, my makeup may come off, but my smile, still. . . I will face it with a grin, I will never give in, with the show. . . I’ll be on top of the bill, I’ll be overdoing it, I’ve got to find the will to keep going, to go on with the show, the show has to go on! ”
I thought of heroic and brave words when I heard about the pop superstar Adele’s decision to withdraw her Las Vegas residency just hours before it startedand it was too late for many fans who had traveled from all over the world, at great expense, to be there.
To take such drastic action so close to the showtime suggests that some seismic event must have suddenly derailed the three-month “Weekends with Adele” gig with many thousands of tickets. were sold for up to $5,000 each.
And sure enough, Adele offered such an explanation – it’s the deadly virus that has ravaged the world for the past two years.
She posted an emotional apology to her fans on Instagram, sobbing – does she ever not sob? – as she said, it’s all because of the damn Covid-19 and pandemic related equipment supply chain issues.
“I’m so sorry,” she lamented, “but my show isn’t ready yet. I’m very upset and I’m really embarrassed. We were destroyed by delivery delays and Covid. Half of my crew and team are still sick with Covid, and unable to complete the show.
“I can’t give you what I have right now, and I’ve gutted. I apologize because it was the last minute.”
As with Boris Johnson makes excuses for attending #10 lockdown partiesand Meghan “Princess Pinocchio” Markle smear the Royal Family on Oprah Winfrey, a rather contradictory version of events that surfaced almost as quickly as it spilled out of Adele’s tearful lips.
Countless reports from reputable sources at the venue, Caesars Palace, were quick to point out the real reason was her dazzling backstage seating with renowned concert designer Esmeralda Devlin, who has worked with everyone from Beyonce to U2.
First, veteran Vegas journalist Scott Roeben revealed that Adele was determined to tear down the high-tech video and lighting systems at Caesars’ Colosseum and install it herself.
“Such requirements not only increase production costs, but also at times of supply disruptions, which are a recipe for disaster – in this case delays or cancellations,” Roeben writes. last minute. Caesars Palace is 100% ready for her, so there are other forces at work here. Unfortunately, it sounds like one of those factors is the diva.”
Then the Sun broke new revelation that she also became flustered while doing a stunt in the pool which she moaned would be like singing in an “old baggy pond”.
And yesterday, reliable Hollywood website TMZ revealed Adele is furious about everything from the choir to the sound system, adding: “Several sources say they can’t accommodate. her production needs. . . ”
As for the Covid plea, TMZ stated: “Our Caesars sources say that they cannot speak to Adele’s crew, but that the Caesars crew is ready, willing and able, and they said they couldn’t understand why she waited until the last minute to unplug.”
One possible explanation is the surprising claim that she didn’t even bother with rehearsals at Caesars until a few days before the residency began.
Adele didn’t prepare properly and didn’t visit the stage before it was too late – and then threw an expansive diva that matched biblical proportions
TV show Extra reported: “Adele’s show has actually been rehearsing for five weeks, but the Grammy winner didn’t check on progress in Vegas until last week.
“Sources say she first saw everything three days before opening night and she walked out.”
So it looks like Covid is just a convenient excuse for the more likely truth, which is that Adele didn’t prepare properly and didn’t get to the stage before it was too late – and then threw an open diva. wide in accordance with Biblical proportions culminating in her throwing out like her Meghan “What Adele wants, Adele gets!” toy out of the cart and abruptly remove the entire habitable area a day before it begins.
And by doing so, she destroyed for God’s sake so many die-hard fans’ dream trips who fork out not just tickets but flights and hotels.
An American fan posted a viral TikTok video in it she revealed that she flew across the Atlantic to meet Adele at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2017 only because the show was canceled at the last minute.
Then, to make up for what happened, her brother bought her a surprise ticket to one of Adele’s first concerts in Vegas, and she flew to Sin City when that flight was also canceled. cancel.
Another fan tweeted that she flew 16 hours from Australia to get there.
There must be many more stories like this, that is the devotion she inspires.
Who will compensate these poor fans for all their wasted expenses?
Even Adele’s crude attempts to make some pitiful modifications backfired.
She FaceTimed a number of fans in Vegas from her posh penthouse, tearfully apologizing again and giving them free drink cards, before realizing many were underage.
Then, after imploring everyone to pick her up from Caesars, she did what all good divas do in such situations and fled Vegas on a private jet back home. about her Hollywood home, where she has been hidden ever since in a magnificent, heavy luxury.
In her FaceTime with fans, they started chanting: “It’s okay! OK!”
But actually – it’s not okay.
Adele’s great gift used to be her rare relationship with those fans.
They trust her because she is a working class girl who treats them as equals.
But now she’s turned into an incredibly pampered, privileged, rich bourgeois bride who thinks it’s okay to pull out of the month-long show right away because she doesn’t. could get everything she asked for.
The show didn’t work out for Adele – last seen on UK television a few weeks ago with nauseating rants from a drooling celebrity audience – because her ego is now writing checks that her fans can’t even dream of cashing.
And frankly, it’s a disgrace.
If Freddie Mercury could make an album while he was literally dying, she might have found the inner strength to pocket $500,000 a night to sing a few songs even while designing. absolutely not perfect.
That would be the right thing to do for the fans she claims to love so much.
But sadly, that seeming obsession with Adele’s health went away as she became a celebrity which is rapidly declining and no amount of crying and lamentation can change the very disappointing fact. that hope.
https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/8263002/adele-axe-las-vegas-shows-piers-morgan/ Adele is destroyed God has so many fan dream trips