While it’s not uncommon for Adele fans to be reduced to tears by the end of one of her live shows, it’s very rarely because they’ve been traumatised.
On Sunday night, Leisa Bennett, from Brisbane, went to see the songstress perform at the Gabba with her sisters and friend, Jamie, but missed half the concert after she was allegedly ‘fat-shamed’ by the woman seated next to her.
It was supposed to be the big, first step of a size 22 woman who gave up her dream of being a singer because she didn’t fit the mould of a pop star.
It was personal.
“I am tired of being chained up because of my weight,” Leisa told Mamamia.
"I thought, 'I’m going to go and I’m going to celebrate Adele because she did it.'
"It was more than just going to a concert for me, I decided beforehand I was going to confront my weight, not just tonight."
It was a typically muggy Queensland night and 60,000 people packed into the stadium, making it sweaty, to say the least.