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Elton John Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 38

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4.0 star rating Shari from New York, New York

STILL STANDING BUT A LITTLE TIRED

Had great floor seats last night at Barkley Center. Played same set as MSG so we knew which songs were coming up. When he spoke he sounded a bit hoarse. Probably overdid it at the garden the night before. Barkley audience is a bit more subdued than the garden audience and those not on the floor sat in their seats the entire time. We were dancing to most of the songs on the floor and had a great time. However, unlike BIlly Joel who plays all his hits for his fans to sing to,, Elton played half major hits and some songs even us fans could have done without. His band is great! Rat and Nigel are fantastic. Despite his voice failing a bit,,, his piano playing ability is better than ever. What a gifted pianist. I would have liked more top 10 hits and less of the unknown songs,, but he played for 2 1/2 hours non stop and was most enjoyable.

1.0 star rating Cam Martin from Raleigh, North Carolina

SURPRISINGLY BAD

I was very excited to see Elton last night in Raleigh. This would make my third time seeing him since I first saw him in California as a young teenager when he was on his epic Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour in 1973. That show literally blew my mind. Last night's was a nightmare. He led off with "Bennie and the Jets". Obviously, great tune. But the sound was HORRIBLE. Loud to the point of painful distortion. And the mix was just as bad. Rhythm section loud to the point where you couldn't hear the vocals. "OK", I thought; first song, maybe somebody screwed up the sound check and things will get straightened around. Nope. Next 2 tunes just as bad. My ears literally began to hurt. My wife and I had floor seats and everyone stood up. What's the point of floor seats if every idiot is going to disregard everyone else behind them and stand up waving their recording cell phones in the air? We left while Elton was introducing "Border Song". Memories are best when you don't try to relive them.

1.0 star rating Lise Larin from Vero Beach, Florida

RIDICULOUS!

It was so bad that we left one hour into the show. The sound was ridiculous, it was so loud that it reverberated in the entire Amway Center. The movie on the screen behind him was ridiculous and poorly thought out. In the first few songs it was a slideshow of disjointed pictures which had no meaning at all. During one song they would flash the brightest light into your eyes for the entire song. It was really stupid. I was so shocked at how bad the entire production was, what a waste of an evening. What a complete and total wasre of time and an utter disappointment!.

2.0 star rating RMac from Raleigh, NC

HORRIBLE SOUND QUALITY

Visually excellent, sound quality was horrible and it never improved. It was over compressed and overall just a mash up of instruments. You almost could not hear Elton sing. An excessive Bass boast that was almost painful on some notes. Whoever did the arena analysis failed badly. Reflection problems throughout the venue. It is a real shame that you pay nearly $700 for a concert you were unable to enjoy.

5.0 star rating Teena from New York, New York

70-70

Yes I’m baysed but I have NEVER seen Sir E perform and found it nothyng less than amazyng. The fyrst tyme I saw hym was 1976 and the last was thys past March. AMAZYNG!!!

5.0 star rating Teena (wyth 2 e’s) from Queens, New York

BTYYER SWEET

I say bytter sweet because it was most lykley the last tyme I wyll see hym lyve. I was fortunate enough to see hym at both NYC venues and I’ve been on cloud 9 . Haveyng been text dumped a few weeks earlyer seetng Elton put the smyle baque on my face. I’ve been a fan for 49 years and he is never less than amazyng!

1.0 star rating Tess from San Jose, California

SOUND WAS HORRIBLE!!!

So sad to be delivered such an awful show for such a superstar. Saw Elton with Billie Joel at SAP and it was one of the best ever concerts. This was one of the worst ever concerts. And it's not SAP's fault. The best sound at a concert I ever heard was Roger Water's "Us and Them" tour a few years ago at SAP. It was so far and above anything I had ever heard before that I was stunned. Hard to believe Elton would allow this horrible sound to happen.

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