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Adele gifts VIP concert access to fan in exchange for Pride flag

Adele. Picture: Twitter

Adele. Picture: Twitter

Published Jul 4, 2022

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Adele gave a fan VIP access to her concert in exchange for borrowing a Pride flag.

The 34-year-old star draped herself in a rainbow flag at her concert at British Summer Time in Hyde Park, London, on Saturday to celebrate Pride, and Dean William, a teacher from Essex, revealed the story behind the special moment.

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He wrote in a heart-warming thread on Twitter: “Last night I was invited by @Adele to sit side of stage for her performance at @BSTHydePark. Here’s how the most random night of my life happened! A thread…

"I arrived with my general admission ticket at about 6pm and went straight to the toilet at the furthest point away from the stage. As I left, a woman approached my friend and I and said she saw I was wearing a Pride flag, and they @Adele needed one for her performance…

“She asked if she could borrow mine so… OF COURSE I SAID YES! Then we were whisked away into the Diamond VIP section and given a LOT of drinks tokens.

“After we got our wristbands and drinks, we watched a bit of the amazing Gabrielle and bumped into the lovely @Charlottegshore.

“We were stunned. This was a dream! Before long @adele came on stage and blew our socks off! Of course, singing Hello.

“Then, after two songs the MOST BIZARRE moment of my life happened. @Adele, in front of 65 000 people asks where Jack and Dean are and calls us over to the barrier! I of course, have no footage of this as I was losing my mind!

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“We were pulled over the barrier, and told by @adele that she wanted to give us the best seats in the house … they certainly were!

“Then, during When We Were Young, @adele appeared wearing the very flag we bought for eight quid at Holborn station just hours before! I cried.

“To end the most magical, perfect, mind-blowing pride @adele sung Love Is A Game, looked at us directly in the eyes and blew us a kiss. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ADELE!!!! I’ll never ever forget this night and this pride!!!!"

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And Dean revealed that the superstar even made sure he got his Pride flag back following the performance.

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During the show at American Express presents BST Hyde Park, Adele played the Great Oak Stage and wowed the crowd with a 19-track headline set.

Wearing a glistening black off-the-shoulder Louis Vuitton gown, she told the crowd: “It has been an absolute pleasure to be here this weekend … There’s no place like London in the summer. I can’t wait to come back. I love coming home. And happy Pride!”

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