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The postponement of Weekends With Adele still feels like one of the biggest disappointments in Las Vegas entertainment history, especially considering the time it took to get the beloved Brit back on the Colosseum calendar. She shut down the show in January and new dates weren’t announced until July 25.

The residency finally arrives on November 18 and continues on Fridays and Saturdays through March 25 after adding eight concerts on top of the original plan.

But will all the drama change the way we feel about Adele and her music? All 32 shows have sold out through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program and tickets are only available through secondary sources starting around $700. Her show has seemingly maintained the status of hottest ticket on the Strip, even as other headlining residencies and new production shows have launched over the course of the year. Perhaps her plan to take an extended break from music after her Weekends in Vegas has only increased the demand. That’d be good news for Caesars, which will benefit from the completion of the expanded residency run but will never make up for the many nights the Colosseum was empty during 2022 because of the sudden cancellation.

For Danielle Mitchell, it’s still Adele or bust. After living in Las Vegas for 16 years, her family moved to California over the summer, but she’s coming back with her mother and now 11-year-old daughter to catch the concert later this month.

“This is more than just a concert for us. This is generational bonding and memories,” she says. “I’ve been rocking with Adele since she made her first album, 19 but Adele is mostly special to me because of the memories I’ve made with my oldest daughter while listening to her music. I always sang “Someone Like You” to my daughter when she was a baby, and still sing it to her from time to time.”

It’s no surprise that true fans won’t let 10 months of waiting get in the way of such a special event, but has it altered their expectations of the performance?

“I would’ve been fine watching her sing in a chair in the middle of the stage,” Danielle says. “Adele’s fans don’t go to concerts looking for waterfalls and fireworks. We want to see her sing and feel her passion.