Here I am, still humming those tunes, and hearing them all loud and clear in mee brain. WHEW! Elton John folks, has left me stupefied. A short chubby man in his early sixties now, with the digital dexterity to still play that piano the way he does, makes him nothing short of amazing/extraordinary. Yes, the venue was beautiful; a big yet still intimately small hockey stadium, sold out with some 17,000 fans. Elton's band is top-notch, many of them seasoned veterans who have played with him since the beginning, like Nigel Olsson who is still drumming with him after all these years and is the one you'll hear even on the studio recordings from the 70s. I was armed and ready: had my binoculars, borrowed digital cam, my bud S.J., and my enthusiasm! A great 2-hour & 15 minute show ladies and gentlemen! All the hits were there of course: Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, Candle in the Wind, etc. and yet it was the shock and giddiness of hearing the obscure tracks like Madman Across the Water, Holiday Inn, and All the Young Girls Love Alice that made for a great concert too! How could Elton and his famous lyricist Bernie Taupin have composed such diverse songs: ballads to glam rock? It is an astounding music catalogue indeed! Oh I enjoyed myself thoroughly as did my concert buddy S.J. and yes we danced and sang along with gusto! Thank you Elton. HOT DIGGITY DAMN I SAY THANKS MAN! WOW! Levon, Pinball Wizard, Benny and the Jets, and the crowd massively singing along to Crocodile Rock was way too cool. I have seen a legend! He has pacemaker too I believe! HAHA! He loves fan adulation; gets up to point and receive fierce applause from his adoring groupies every so often and he even went as far as to sign shirts, cell phones, pictures, and albums for the ones in the front section. Overall, a four-star show! I is so giddy I can hardly contain myself!
A petite slideshow of Saturday night's events. Enjoy: