Adele hates your tripod

Let's talk about Adele's selective taste in cameras.

Last week, the pop star shamed a fan who was filming her concert with a camera mounted on a tripod. In the clip (taken by another concertgoer), Adele stops the show to address the fan: "Could you stop filming me with that video camera? Because I'm really here in real life, you can enjoy it in real life rather than through your camera."

Headlines celebrated Adele for scolding the fan. It appeared to be a moment of clarity — a beloved artist helping all of us reflect on our compulsion to record everything.

But here's the rub. In the clip, you can visibly see hundreds of other fans with their smartphones out, also recording.

So what makes the tripod-wielding fan Public Enemy No. 1?

What about the hundreds of other concertgoers Snapchatting every moment, sending out Instagrams and tweets and even an occasional Facebook status update? They're in the clear?

OK, fine. But attach a mini tripod to that phone and you'll be rolling in the deep.

Tom Horgen