By Zoe Weiner. Photos: Getty Images.
When you think of a celebrity showing up to his or her concert, you might envision a fancy car, a flashy outfit, and a massive entourage. But that's not Adele's style. She prefers to do things a bit...differently. According to a new report, instead of rolling into her shows with a squad, Adele literally rolls into her shows every night. In a box. On wheels.
Yes, you read that right: Before her concerts, the singer climbs into an equipment box so her security team can roll her through swarms of fans without getting mobbed on the way to the stage. She sits in the wooden box and plays on her iPad while her fans make way for “stereo equipment” that they have no idea is really the 15-time Grammy Award winner they’re waiting to see perform. So, does this officially cement her status as the greatest celebrity of all time?
“How I get to this stage makes me so sweaty,” Adele mentioned casually at a recent concert in Sydney. “I’m drenched. I can’t tell you till the end. You’ll laugh when you find out.”
Obviously, people were crazy curious about her mysterious comments, and it didn’t take long for an “insider” to spill the beans.
“Adele sits in the box for several minutes as she is taken from her dressing room right to the center of the crowd,” the source told The Sun. “Most of her fans are already seated and just presume it’s a piece of kit they are moving, but some have been told by staff at venues that actually it’s their idol and a woman worth £85 million sitting in a pretty small box a few feet from them.”
For those worried about Adele’s, um, ability to breathe while in the box, don’t worry. The box, apparently, does have air holes (which are very important for transporting famous humans within) and actually sounds like a pretty cozy place to take a pre-show nap. So, the next time you’re at an Adele concert, keep your eyes out for moving “equipment.” If you’re lucky, maybe it will stop and say “Hello.”
This story originally appeared on Glamour.
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