Clubgoers at London megaclub G-A-Y were shocked and amazed when a special, unexpected guest turned up last night: singer Adele.
Thursday nights at the club, which takes place at Heaven in Charing Cross, are home to the long-running Porn Idol contest. This is when members of the public get up on stage to perform an amateur strip or pole dance. The event was hosted by Drag Race alum Cheryl Hole.
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Adele was back in her home town to perform earlier this week at the Brit Awards, where she picked up three of the top honors of the night. Yesterday, she recorded an interview for the Graham Norton Show, to be broadcast on Friday night.
Given she was wearing the same pastel pantsuit that she wore at that recording, most people presume she headed out straight afterwards to have some fun with friends at the long-running gay club.
Adele turned up to watch the show, and sang along with her pals to ‘It’s Raining Men’. She then took the stage herself, leaving the audience gasping.
She cocked her leg around the pole the contestants use to dance around, and then asked host Cheryl Hole is she could, “have the final say on who wins tonight”.
She then indicated her preference for a topless woman called Martha, saying, “Yes I pick her, I can see you’re f**king beautiful”.
Cheryl also asked if she could take part next time Adele does a TV special, prompting the singer to joke: “You’re invited to Vegas when I re-announce the show.” Adele reportedly told Graham Norton earlier in the day she was “working her arse off” to reschedule the dates, and it will “100% happen this year.”
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Check out some tweets and videos of her G-A-Y appearance below.
Yes… that’s the actual @Adele pole dancing at G-A-Y’s ‘Porn Idol’ in Heaven nightclub… truly iconic behaviour 😭 @JeremyJoseph @CherylHoleQueen pic.twitter.com/9Hzuz3i15u
— Harry Rutter (@harryjohnrutter) February 11, 2022
ADELE IS SO DRUNK pic.twitter.com/P7ZjnFtNX8
— adam mcintyre (@allegedly_adam) February 11, 2022
Adele went to a drag show tonight in London hosted by Cheryl Hole😂😂 pic.twitter.com/LqwTmUyCii
— Colyn (@colynelliott) February 11, 2022
Confirmed: @Adele was devastated I was eliminated on Drag Race too. Love you divalina 💖 pic.twitter.com/GyY8U5sqtQ
— Cheryl Hole (@CherylHoleQueen) February 11, 2022
Dreams do come true
Tonight at G-A-Y @heaven
Look who came on stage to overrule @cherylholequeen
The incredible @Adele ❤️ ❤️ pic.twitter.com/lbpxBHHh7P
— Jeremy Joseph G-A-Y (@JeremyJoseph) February 11, 2022
Adele living her best life at the Heaven Night Club tonight. pic.twitter.com/fskhGsiDyS
— Adele Daily (@adeledailynet) February 11, 2022
Adele at the Heaven Night Club few minutes ago.pic.twitter.com/9NUVLwI3JM
— Adele Daily (@adeledailynet) February 11, 2022
adele last adele today
night at watching
G-A-Y the videos pic.twitter.com/pBNr8RV6tU
— joe (@jxeker) February 11, 2022
Yet the woman can’t show up for a show that people paid thousands of dollars to attend??????
so you of all people know what happened in Vegas. I have heard about 6 different reasons why it didnt go of. The one I heard the most is the management didnt live up to its promises as to the quality of the costumes and props etc but hey you want to hate and be a pos go ahead. I love Adele and she went to a gay bar. So Fn what? she isnt in prison and no one is losing ANY money as they can get TOTAL refunds or reschedule. or what she would say to yo “FU*K OFF” ANd that is why we love here and dont you
I liked the “old” Adele better. Her struggles with her weight and love life were easy to identify with. Just like Judy Garland struggled with her weight, drugs, alcohol, and relationships. There’s a reason why gay men – who are underdogs – identified with women who struggled with acceptance and heartbreak. Now Adele seems just like one more wealthy singer.
Nice of her to show up there for free, when she couldn’t be bothered to pop in to a residency people had spent tons of money and traveled across the country to see, just becasue she decided she didn’t like the staging. Of her show. That she approved. Sheesh.
Grow the F**K up. The casino did not live up to its end of the deal and NOTHING was ups to her standards. Same shit they used to say about Streisand. If it was a man we wouldnt even hear about it. She is supposed to give a half assed show that damages her brand? WHy the fu*k wouold she do that? ANd she isnt in prison – she went out. Good for her. I suppose you dont go out on work nights? I dont really have to defend her cuz we all knwo what she would tell you “FU*K OFF. I go see her and if it was cancelled reschedule knowing she wasnt going to do a crappy show. I saw Madonnas VERY first big show in Seattle and the production values were shit because they did not have faith in her to do well in concert. The show was good but the crappy production almost sank it if not for Madge’s hard work ( and some of it was lip synced”
I lived in England as a student and I couldn’t make head or tail of what she said at Heaven. Even 30 years ago, Heaven was the big gay venue located under the Charing Cross Station tracks, so there were no neighbors to complain of noise.
Just a different take on BarryM who seems to equate songs that resonate with him with the metaphysical suffering of female singers. Just because you regard your life as one destined to eternal victimhood and suffering doesn’t mean that a) it is healthy an attitude, b) you are powerless to chart your own course, and c) you should reinforce your dark cloud view of life by gravitating to similarly eternal victimized depressives.
Many gays have had childhood of torture, mental, emotional or physical. It is only logical that a poor innocent child is tortured by concepts that s/he is incapable of processing until the same age that the courts regard a person as self-responsible i.e. about 18 (some before, some after). As a result, many end up as mal-adjusted, self-deprecating young adults.
I regard it as a state of understandable PTSD when one is most vulnerable. It’s no wonder that self-destructive attitudes, conscious or not, and pessimism, depression, alcoholism and drug abuse are not infrequent among young gays who have just left their torturous home environments.
However, like any brainwashed cult member, deprogramming the self-destructive brainwashing takes a) cognizance of lifelong self-defeating behaviors, b) untested, unverified expectation of being a victim for life, and c) mental illness, depression, substance abuse. The only way to deprogram, preferably in a safe, warm community, is to take as much time, as it took to be brainwashed as a child – even longer. Be patient and better days will come, you will realize that not everything is ill-fated, and that you can generate goodness among others, and get it returned many fold.
I had, like many, a very unhappy childhood, and my hedonistic youth belied ingrained brainwashed self-deprecation. It’s taken decades, professional interludes of talk therapy, deliberate choices of relationships and behaviors, but my self-worth has grown progressively with age; I don’t look back, even if my childhood is what I consider the most unhappy and helpless of my life.