Adele chastises over-zealous venue staff and oversees a surprise moment
Julian Marszalek
09:50 20th March 2017

Adele has proved that she’s not to be crossed as she defended the right of her fans to get up and dance.

The ‘Hello’ singer halted her concert at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium after dancing fans were told to sit down by over-zealous venue staff.

The unimpressed singer gave the staff member what-for after she finished singing her single ‘Water Under The Bridge’.

The Herald Sun reports that Adele said: “Excuse me sir? I know you work here but could you stop telling people to sit down?

“If people can’t see then they stand up.

“If you’re moaning about people dancing, then what the fuck have you come to a show for? If I see one person told to sit down, I swear to God…”

Not that it was all bad vibes at the Australian gig – far from it. The gig was also punctuated by a heartwarming moment as the record 77,000 crowd was treated to surprise wedding proposal when Adele stopped the gig and invited a gay couple to join her onstage.

The invite was extended to the couple after Adele neglected to leave some signed letters for random fans on their seats. She selected a chap called Chris after she noticed him bursting into tears after she walked past him during ‘Hello’.

He and his partner, Wade, were brought up on stage and, to Adele’s surprise, Wade got down on one knee and proposed.

Speaking after the show, Adele said: “That wasn’t planned. I had no idea!”

The singer’s tour of the southern hemisphere continues as she performs three shows at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland this week. She’ll then return home and play four sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium in June and July.