October 10, 2016 was one of the best nights of my life. I got to see Adele live in concert at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. If you have heard anything about Adele, you know that she is hilarious, honest, and an incredible musician. After going to her concert, I can say that all of those things are true. She is hilarious, she holds nothing back, and she is a truly incredible musician. That woman stood in the center of the stage in the same dress the entire time and sang her heart out. It was magical.
If you have ever been to other concerts, you may have noticed how a lot of artists try to really put on a show. Fireworks, dancers, 50 costume changes, and all the works. While they are entertaining, is that really why you went to the concert in the first place? To see a show or to feel a connection with the artist and their music and the rest of the people all around you feeling the same thing? Before the show, I told my mom I had only ever been to big concerts at the Verizon Center and that I really want to try to see a small, intimate show. After the concert, I told her I no longer felt that way. Yes, it was a sold out show with 20,000 people and yes, we sat in limited view. It was huge and crowded but it was magical. Adele made us feel like we were the only people in the room. We just felt so connected to her and her music and all of the stories she told along the way.
Her set-up was two small stages, one near us and one on the other end of the room. She wore one sparkling, black gown and she had a cup of tea with honey next to her the entire time. She interacted with fans and told stories about her life and how certain songs came to be. It felt intimate even it there were 19,999 other people hearing her stories as well. I’m already saving up so I can go to her next tour and sit up front. If you have the opportunity, go see Adele. She is amazing and you will not regret it!
Here are a few pics pre-Adele..
Busboys and Poets
We’ve eaten at Busboys and Poets before at a different location but they have a ton of vegan options so I always end up trying something new. The service was not great at all but we weren’t starving and we had a couple of hours to kill before Adele anyway so we sat in our corner table and chatted and got super excited for the concert.
We were at Busboys and Poets for at least an hour and a half so by the time we were finished we headed to the Verizon Center. We walked around the entire arena at least twice just trying to get to our seats. The good news is we were ready to sit down by the time we got to our seats plus we ran into Adele along the way!
Okay, so it wasn’t actually Adele. But, you do have to give him props because he looked so good! I hope he dresses as Adele for Halloween because he killed it and could really fool people from a distance. And last but not least, my favorite part of the concert. She had everyone turn the flashlights on from their phones and then she sang Make You Feel My Love which is my absolute favorite song and it also happens to be the song that introduced me to her. Thank you When in Rome!
It was a magical night and I am eternally grateful that it happened <3