Woman spends over $9000 on tickets and plane fare to see Adele three times.
More money than common sense.
But I guess she did her part to motivate the economy.
Lori Shortall, from Newfoundland in Canada, was due to see the singer perform at Wembley, but Adele dramatically cancelled her last two concerts at the venue at the last minute.
Although thousands of fans have been left disappointed, for superfan Lori, this is the third time she has missed seeing the artist.
She reckons she has spent around £6,000 ($10,000) trying to see the star.
She posted on Facebook: ‘Adele. This is the THIRD concert you have canceled on me!!! Houston (2011), Phoenix (2016) and London (2017) I am a school music teacher from Newfoundland, Canada and am broke from travelling around to canceled concerts.
‘My students are going to be so disappointed:( I know it’s my own choice to travel to see you but this is unbelievable!
‘I still haven’t seen you in concert and I estimate I have forked out almost $10,000 now. Help a girl out!!!! All I want is 5 minutes of your time and a cup of tea!!!’
Lori told the Sun that she doesn’t blame Adele, as the singer has to protect her voice, but she can’t believe her misfortune.
She said: ‘I just cannot believe all three concerts I have booked to see have been cancelled. I really would love to see her one day.
‘Adele is a beautiful singer and a great lady. I love the fact she has a bit of a potty mouth and talks about her son all the time.
‘She seems like a pretty great person and her music is fabulous.
‘I joked that if she gave me five minutes and a cup of tea I would be more than happy.
‘I feel horrible for her. It has to be hard for her too. I just happened to pick three shows she cancelled.’
The first time the music teacher was due to see her was in Houston, Texas, when she lost £600 taking unpaid leave and flew to the southern state where her sister lives for the concert.
Five years later, she tried again, with the concert one part of a ten-day family holiday, to Phoenix, Arizona, but she cancelled it again.
Finally, Lori flew to the UK for the concert, and ‘couldn’t believe it’ when she hit the hat-trick of cancellations.
Her friends on Facebook have been supportive, with one saying: ‘So sad this happened, I know how much excitement you had that you were finally going to see her in concert! Hopefully one day you will get to see her, I know it’s one of your dreams!’
Though another was a little more downbeat, saying: ‘She announced that she will most likely never tour again…she doesn’t like it and it’s not something she cares to do again..it’s unfortunate but it’s her job and she just quit.’
And a couple creative friends turned her songs into jokes about the situation, with one writing ‘Hello from the other sideeeee… I must have cancelled a 1000 times’ and another adding: ‘Hello, it’s me.
‘I’ve been traveling around the world in hopes that I could see.
‘You performing, for all your fans. But still no sight of you and now I’m down about 10 grand.’
When Adele cancelled the last shows, she explained in a post shared on social media: ‘The last two nights at Wembley have been the biggest and best shows of my life.
‘To come home to such a response after so long away doing something I never thought I could pull off but did has blown me away.
‘However, I’ve struggled vocally on both nights. I had to push a lot harder than I normally do.’
She added: ‘I’m already maxed out on steroids and aids for my voice.
‘I’ve considered doing Saturday night’s show but it’s highly unlikely I’d even make it though the set and I simply can’t crumble in front of you all and walk out on you in that way.
‘I’m so desperate to do them that I’ve even considered miming, just to be in front of you and be with you.
‘But I’ve never done it and I cannot in a million years do that to you. It wouldn’t be the real me up there.’