Saturday, October 18, 2008

#342 Elton: His Gift is His Song

I've been in love with Sir Elton John since about 1970. Of course, he wasn't a knight back then. But that's the year he wrote Your Song - just for me.
Elton has played in all 50 states in the US and last night we were lucky to see Elton in his first-ever appearance in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Elton started with Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding then kept it going with The Bitch is Back. It was crazy. He was crazy good.
Our friend Melinda used her amazing ticket karma to provide us with 3rd row seats - from where I never took my eyes off Elton. (I didn't really need that chair, though.)
He played and sang for 2.5 hours and was able to fit in a lot of the classics (Bennie and the Jets, Crocodile Rock, Daniel, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues, I'm Still Standing, Levon, Pinball Wizard, Rocket Man, Saturday Night). Elton would have to sing for weeks to get them all in. He saved the best for last and closed the show with my song, Your Song.

Yours in appreciating the genius of Elton,


  1. Thanks for the photos! I hope to see him in my lifetime. I saw Billy Joel this year (with Dan still in a wheelchair from surgery - nothing was going to keep me from being there!) and if I see Elton, then I'm complete.

  2. You guys had 3rd row seats?! That's fantastic! We were in the nosebleed section but I was just happy to be there. Elton was one of the artists at the top of my to-see list and he was so worth the wait.

  3. Since I'm reading my way through your blog, this is kinda delayed (only 2-1/2 years). Elton is my all time favorite and is on my bucket list to meet. He will be in Indy in September at Verizon. Will make show #5 for me :)