6 Things You Missed at Adele's One-Night-Only Concert in N.Y.C.
Unless you were one of the #blessed few to nab a ticket to Adele's one-night-only gig at Radio City Music Hall in N.Y.C. on Tuesday night, you likely spent the bulk of the evening glued to Twitter and Instagram, constantly refreshing each feed for the latest updates from inside the theater. If you missed out altogether, we're here to report that it was just as magical IRL as you probably conjured up. For her first live show in four years (yes, four), the soulful Brit chanteuse brought it like it was 2011, and we rounded up all the highlights. Read on below—and prep yourself for a serious case of FOMO.
1. The set list was extensive (and varied).
Adele took the stage for roughly an hour and half and performed a respectable mix of old hits ("Chasing Pavements," "Set Fire to the Rain," Someone Like You") and new singles ("When We Were Young" and "Water Under the Bridge").
2. She opened with "Hello."
Along with a sly wave and a smile. Because, obviously.
3. A lot of celebrities were there.
Donald Trump, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, SNL's Colin Jost, Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk were all in attendance. And there were copious selfies taken.
4. So was a full orchestra.
It made every song that much more soul-crushing.
5. She cursed like a sailor.
F-bombs abounded, and at one point, she even belted out, "I've been dying to do a f**king show!"
6. ... but dressed the part.
To commemorate the evening, she chose a full-length black lace gown with Swarovski crystal and rose sequin embellishments by Jenny Packham.
Make sure to set your TiVo to record Adele Live in New York City, airing Monday, Dec. 14, at 10 p.m. ET.