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Adele Performed In Front Of A Crowd Of Celebrities At Griffith Observatory On Sunday

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If you were hiking in Griffith Park on Sunday morning, you may have heard a familiar powerhouse in the distance: Like these people? Or these people? Or these people?

The all-powerful Adele managed to close one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious landmarks, the Griffith Observatory, for the entire weekend, and unless you were hiking around the place or had planned a visit to the observatory, there are a lot of chances you didn’t even notice. I certainly didn’t know, otherwise, I would have tried to catch a glimpse of the scene: after all, this is located in my neighborhood, but they kept the secret very well.

So, what happened over there? Adele performed a secret show in front of a parterre of celebrities including Drake, Kris Jenner, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Lizzo, James Corden, Sarah Paulson, Gordon Ramsay, Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, ex-husband Simon Konecki, and 9-year-old son, Angelo. I don’t think I could have blended with that crowd, but just imagine the level of security over there? And still, I didn’t notice…

The performance was a portion of the British icon’s upcoming CBS 2-hour Special, “Adele One Night Only,” which will also include an interview with Oprah and will air on November 14 on CBS. As everyone would expect, Adele sang a few classics and some songs from her upcoming album “30.”

The venue is deeply symbolic, it is obviously a place where you can observe the stars, the real ones, but the observatory also overlooks the entire city: the scene is breathtaking. And besides being the location with the best view on the Hollywood sign, it was also a shooting location for a few classics: “Rebel Without a Cause,” “The Terminator,” “Jurassic Park,” “La La Land,” and countless other movies and TV series.

I believe the venue was carefully picked and had all the required qualities: it is beyond prestigious, it is isolated enough since located in the middle of Griffith park’s wilderness, and it is also capable to host a large crowd – 300 guests reportedly attended this show.

I wouldn’t have minded looking at the show from a distance, but I have to say something: for a pop star who throws f-bombs and wants to look cool and close to her audience, this is a very conventional and pompous way to promote a new album. Why not close Hollywood boulevard and do a free concert that everyone could attend instead? McCartney did it! I am not saying this because I care about Adele’s music: despite her engaging and fun personality, her songs, new or old, have always sounded extremely predictable and boring to me. That said, she is the biggest pop star of the moment, and this concert at Griffith observatory looked very elitist.

17 Comments

  1. Barney TD on November 14, 2021 at 7:14 am

    Someone get Alyson a saucer of milk and a tin of cat food.

    • Dale on November 14, 2021 at 8:57 pm

      Couldn’t agree more with you Barney. So sorry that Alyson can’t just sit back and enjoy one of the most talented women of our time.

    • bob on November 14, 2021 at 8:58 pm

      Truth

    • Dale on November 14, 2021 at 9:10 pm

      Couldn’t agree with you more Barney. So sorry that Alyson can’t just sit back and enjoy one of the most talented women of our time.

    • Michele LM on November 14, 2021 at 10:48 pm

      I agree 💯!!!

    • Ves cannon on November 14, 2021 at 11:39 pm

      It is her business but I would have preferred Kris Jenner the billionaire go. They should have had some poor workers of the pPlanetarium get in free.

  2. Debra Alvarado on November 14, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Fabulous performance 👏

  3. Tracy in Philly on November 14, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Do you have the full list are people in the audience. There are a few there that are not listed here.

  4. Lena Deters on November 14, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    gee allison jealousy is a bad look

  5. John Longman on November 14, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    This display of Over Paid pompus ass’s is reflective of the times we live in.
    L.A. has hundreds of thousands of homeless and the same amount living in poverty and hunger.
    So lets have a private concert for the most over privilidged pigs on the planet.

    • Lady Day on November 16, 2021 at 1:18 am

      And her donation to the park for the privilege of performing there was enormous and will in turn let many people world wide enjoy the park for years to come.

      • MP on November 17, 2021 at 10:09 pm

        Amen!

  6. Linda Thompson on November 14, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Alyson is one of those typical JEALOUS critics!!!!!

  7. Cori on November 14, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Yes, please do. Sheesh…Alyson.

  8. KC Andthekitten on November 15, 2021 at 1:26 am

    Allyson Camus,
    First of all, did you just forget that the time is November 2021 in the middle of a pandemic? Concerts in the middle of the street are probably not permitted and also unethical. She has also said before that she isn’t a fan of large clouds due to anxiety. I don’t know why you would write an article about an artist without doing any research. Adele is promoting her new album 30 ( the age she had when writing the songs), age 30 references the return from saturn, which is also referenced with her earrings and her tattoo during the show. So in this case the griffith observatory is not only a beautiful place in LA (which is where she lives with her son that she tries to keep near his dad) but also very fitting. Also, the album is for her son who was there with his dad. Oh and just as a reminder, just because you can’t connect with someone’s music it does not mean it is boring and/or predictable. This woman was writing amazing music since she was a teenager and quite frankly her work does not deserve your lazy assumptions and bitter yet ignorant criticism. How disappointing.

  9. Allison on November 15, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Pulleese elites only!! No more Adele for me!!

  10. Lady Day on November 16, 2021 at 1:15 am

    You can’t rent out the Griffith observatory space in the park unless you give a GIANT donation To the park… so she actually funded the upkeep of the park. I’m sure her donation was 7 figures at least.

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