Okay, so instead of going to the movies last evening, I went to see Elton John in Hershey, about 15 miles away. This is the continuation of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. The tickets were bought over 2 years ago - then along came Covid and then the show was postponed, and the wait began. The show was sold out, however the 2 seats to our right were 'no shows' so we had some spreading room. Arena seating is not known for either comfort or space. Remember, clicking on the pictures will embiggen them.
About 5 minutes before the show, the camera guy showed up.
And then, of course, with the intro for Pinball Wizard playing loudly, Elton arrived.
For a 75 year old man he still has a lot of gusto. His set-list is most of his hits, but not all, there was no Honky Cat, no Daniel. Instead, we got to hear other, better songs like Burn Down the Mission, and Have Mercy on the Criminal, songs that were never FM radio popular.
He played the hyper-fog effect Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding, most definitely my all time favorite (I played Funeral for a Friend as my audition song when I pledged Phi Mu Alpha).
And there it is, a nice pictorial post for today. Tomorrow? I'm probably going to unload on DeSantis, now won't that be fun!
Ohhh First, Love Elton! What a fab show!ReplyDelete
Second, Elton is SEVENTY FIVE? Holy shit. They showed him as a kid in the fifties in Rocket Man and it never occurred to me to do the math, Duh!
Love that he played songs that were not Top 100!
Loved the pics too.
And you were a pledge? But of course you were a frat boy.
Now, isn't that a surprise? Me, a frat boy.Delete
Wow. Looks like a wonderful show. Elton John is still one of my favorites as my mom enjoyed his music when I was young and it left an impression on me.ReplyDelete
You might find this interesting: the first time I saw Elton in Concert the year was 1974....Delete
As you say, for a 75 year old I have no idea where he gets his energy from. He puts me to shame!ReplyDelete
He truly knows how to work the audience.Delete
Stunned to realize he's 75. He seems ageless.ReplyDelete
He sounded surprised when he said he was glad to be still doing this at 75Delete