Get all excited a week beforehand when your tickets arrive in the post.
Prepare to lose your shit. Tissues at the ready.
Phones down it's about to begin (just kidding, obviously I took a million pictures).
SHE'S HERE! Rising to greet us in a lift. Screaming ensues. Hello from the second stage!
Hometown Glory. Look it's London!
And that's where we are, inside that weird UFO!
Cracking some jokes, telling some anecdotes, self-aware humour:
Gets you like:
And then she sings again and you're all:
I see YOU Adele.
Simple. Classy. Elegant.
"I won an Oscar for this one".
Time for the acoustic bit. Million Years Ago, When Will I See You Again, Send My Love To Your New Lover. Stunning vocals throughout.
ENGAGEMENT IN THE AUDIENCE!
Back to the second stage SHE'S WALKING PAST US AGAIN (thanks for the pics sis).
Chasing Pavements, trapped in a box.
Shout outs to All Saints and Beyoncé!
Plenty of fan service and selfies with the crowd. It's like she's genuinely reaching out to everyone in the room.
Someone Like You. Collective weeping. AND NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME.
But you're not listening to or noticing anyone else. She's singing just to you. That voice and those lyrics cut right to the soul. You weep some more.
Set Fire To The Rain - WITH ACTUAL RAIN.
Encore time! Push to the front for All I Ask. More crying.
When We Were Young presents all the Adeles, whilst the actual singing Adele still hits THAT note after a two hour long set. Incredible.
CONFETTI! And it's all hand written with song lyrics. A suitably personal touch.
And that's that. An absolutely sublime evening of song. The Queen returns to her hometown with glory.