Adele's Sour Note
Around the country, the Adele faithful were aghast at a sound glitch early in her otherwise elegant performance of "All I Ask," which unfolded on the round satellite stage in the center of the arena. According to Portnow, the brief buzzing noises heard across the planet were caused by a microphone falling inside the grand piano beside her. "We have the A-plus [sound] team, so 99.9 percent of the time it's flawless. We rarely have technical issues, but we did," the Grammy president said. "It was certainly unexpected. To Adele's credit, she killed it. She did a fantastic job, the pro that she is." Surprisingly, fans inside Staples never heard the problem. The sound was as epic as it was supposed to be.