Adele Says Hello To New York

Adele Says Hello To New York

Everybody loves the things she does.

On the night of September 19, Adele set fire to Madison Square Garden as she performed the first concert of her six show run in New York, as a stop on the North American leg of her world-renowned tour. From the first moments of the show, when she ascended from beneath the stage and began the first bars of “Hello,” until the very end, when she closed the night with “Rolling in the Deep,” it was clear to every person in the audience that the five year wait for her return was worth every single second.

After finishing her first song, Adele set the tone for the night when she began the first of her many conversations with the audience, saying, “I know it is a Monday night, but it feels more like a Friday, so let’s treat it that way.” She then began to sing one hit song to another, including, “One and Only,” “Rumour Has It,” “Million Years Ago,” Make You Feel My Love,” “Send My Love (To Your New Lover), "Someone Like You,” and “When We Were Young.” Of course, every song was better than the last, and she, and her amazing voice, did not disappoint.

The best moments of the night, however, may not have even taken place while she was singing. Throughout the show, Adele took her time in speaking to, and with, the audience, telling them stories ranging from why she wrote certain songs, to what time in her life other songs make her think of, to memories from past concerts that she knows she will never forget. Maybe still better than these stories were the hysterical instances she created, such as trying out an American accent and talking about how she likes to watch videos of people falling on YouTube for fun in her spare time. She even went as far as inviting a four year old boy on stage who had drawn her a picture that stayed behind her the whole night, and that she promised to keep and hang up at home— and you knew she meant it. Above all else, she made every person there feel that they were not just at a concert, but that they were her friend, and they were just having a normal, everyday conversation with her, which is most definitely something very few artists have the ability to do.

Of everything Adele said throughout the course of the night, what stood out the most was when she shockingly mentioned how she thinks she puts on terrible concerts. I think I speak for anyone who has ever been lucky enough to see her live when I say that it was by far one of the best shows I have ever seen. At 28, her talent goes far beyond that of any other performer her age, and it is completely evident that, no matter how hard they may try, no one else in her category will never be able to reach her level.

To the dismay of many, Adele stated in a recent interview that after this tour is over, she thinks she will take another extended hiatus from the spotlight, and, as for a tour, she will not do another one for many more years. As much at it is undeniable that her next comeback will be worth the wait, after having seen her live, I already cannot wait for the next time. Come back soon, Adele.

Cover Image Credit: Samantha Pisano

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.


Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.


For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols


5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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