After frequent “moaning” in the lead-up to Adele’s concert, Brisbane City Council has decided it’s keen to have more concerts at the Gabba.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and deputy mayor Adrian Schrinner both raised concerns about the ability of Brisbane’s public transport system to cope with Adele’s shows at the Gabba in the lead-up to the event, and publicly suggested that Suncorp Stadium would have been a more suitable venue.

Their criticisms prompted a rebuke from Adele herself during her show on Saturday.

“I know there was a bit of controversy about me playing the Gabba,” the superstar told the 60,000-strong crowd.

“I think they should shut up with their bloody moaning. I’m sorry if I’m not where you want me to be but I’m here so shut up.”

But if the Deputy Mayor was stung by Adele’s words, he didn’t show it during an appearance on Sunrise this week.

“I think it was all done in good humour,” Cr Schrinner said, adding that Adele’s comments were just part of her “witty banter”.

On Twitter, Cr Schrinner complimented Brisbanites for planning ahead and arriving on time to the concerts.

Cr Schrinner told Sunrise that, having withstood the onslaught of Adele fans, Brisbane City Council is now open to having similar events at the Gabba in the future.

“We are happy to have some other big events here in the future now that we have put it to the test,” he said.

“I think it is a fantastic outcome for the city.”

There are currently no more concerts scheduled for the Gabba, but the Adele shows have proven that the venue is perfectly suited to superstar acts looking to play “in the round” — as long as they have the pulling power to fill the stadium.

“[Brisbane City Council] would love to have a seat at the table and become more involved in bringing these events to Brisbane and having input to the process,” Cr Schrinner told Sunrise.

The Council’s preference for events like these, however, is still Suncorp Stadium.

“Suncorp Stadium has a train station right beside it,” Cr Schrinner said.

“So obviously that is our preference in moving large numbers of people.”

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