Adele Dazzles at Homecoming Concert in Hyde Park

First things first: Adele showed up.

And in many ways, that was the biggest hurdle Adele had to clear on her way to

triumphing at the first of two shows at London’s American Express Presents BST Hyde Park festival.

You see, the last time Adele headlined a massive outdoor run in her hometown, in

2017, she canceled the last two shows of her scheduled four-night Wembley

Stadium stint after damaging her vocal cords. In fact, this was her first full live show since then.

More recently, there was the small matter of her Las Vegas residency, scrapped at

the very last minute, leaving many British fans stranded in Sin City. So when Adele

posted “Who’s ready for tomorrow?” on Instagram ahead of this huge show, many people’s retort might well have been along the lines of, “Let’s hope you’re ready