Saturday, October 13, 2012

Elton John Concert Review: The Million Dollar Piano

Concert Review.  The the best way to explain how good this concert was, and more apt - how awesome our seats were, (mine was On the Stage for one entire Song), but I will use this phrase: I really should never attend another concert.  This can't be topped. But of course I will still strive to see and hear live music, but I will just have to place this experience in a very special place.   We asked when we bought the tickets - same day - and to my glee, two members of his original band would be playing: Nigel Olsson and Davey Johnstone, who join up for Madman.  And not sure how soon he played with Elton , but Ray Cooper, who first played on Honky Chateau.  Here is the Set List:  The Bitch Is Back, Bennie and the Jets, Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time), Levon, Tiny Dancer, Your Song, Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (which he intro'd by saying it is what he played at the Concert for New York), Better Off Dead, Indian Sunset (with the inimitable and masterful percussion stylings of Ray Cooper), Blue Eyes, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road , Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues, Philadelphia Freedom, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Empty Garden* (rarely performed outside of New York - with video homage to John Lennon), I'm Still Standing, the ubiquitous Crocodile Rock, Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting (more on that later), and a one song encore of Circle of Life.

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