Malee Shay from Seattle, Washington
ELTON JOHN FABULOUS AT TACOMA DOME 9/17
I have been lucky enough to see Elton John 3 times - the last time being this Tuesday. I am an avid concert goer ...one may say a "concert snob" --- Elton NEVER disappoints and it was a concert of a lifetime. We Love You Elton John you...have changed the world.
Foodie on the run from Vancouver, British Columbia
THREE HRS OF SOLID ENTERTAINMENT
Started on time ,thank you ! Played for three hrs! He still has it .
Mike Franklin from Vancouver, British Columbia
THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER
I have grown up on a musical diet that has been extremely broad but a staple at the heart of all my years has been Elton John and the incredible lyrics to music produced in two rooms with Bernie Taupin. The show was breathtakingly good, the production excellent, the band members are old friends. To take to the stage for three hours and deliver that quality from start to finish is nothing short of amazing for a man in his 70's. To know where the high notes used to be and leave that to the backing singers is wise and took little away from the end product. Levon and Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding will last long in the memory but stand only just above the whole set of other hits. Worth every cent at the box office and an ice hockey venue high sides and close the perfect place to watch.
Mike L from Winnipeg, Manitoba
MORE THAN JUST STANDING!
Anyone who gives EJ’s performance less than 5/5 because of a poor venue they were in or because some audience member blocked their view needs to get their head checked! This man, his career, and the 50 years of songs he gave the world is nothing short of incredible. The set, the sound, the song selection and the singer were all 5+! So sad I’ll never get to see this fabulous artist in-concert again! Long live EJ!
Tootie Stewart from Nashville, Tennessee
THROUGH THE YEARS- MOVING PERFORMANCE
First time to see EJ since he played Martin, TN in 1974-That’s right! UT-Martin! Electric then; Electric & moving last night. Missed Bennie & The Jets, but that was my mistake. Acoustics, production, set list, volume were glorious. To some, a video (or two) may have been a touch over the top, but it’s Elton John, people!! His talk of addiction, and endorsing that we ask for help, was so thoughtful. Same goes for his AIDS comments. Levon was a full blown jam. Take Me To The Pilot-Southern Boogie-Woogie with soulful flair. Lots of onions being chopped in The Tire Barn last night Was it expensive? A bargain at twice the price. I can say I just witnessed the best concert I’ve ever seen, and it was driven by a 72 year old Brit and 3 chaps that were with him 45 years ago. How can that be??
Jan Colijn from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The gig in Philadelphia was amazing. The set list was delicately put together with a quiet duo of EJ and Ray Cooper in the middle. The band, according to Elton, was the best he has ever had and there was no quibbling with that. His banter was as personal and moving as ever so, even if you have to refinance your mortgage, do not miss this amazing tour.
Panagiotaropoulos from Cleveland, Ohio
STILL GOT IT
I am not a big fan of his music but my wife is. Always a little apprehensive when dealing with a rocker in my age group: Bob Dylan and Neil Young have aged well, Paul Simon not. Sir Elton clearly has mobility issues walking but his fingers hit the notes perfectly. Around the middle of his almost three hour concert when the band went into an extended instrumental play, time stopped. He definitely exits the stage while he is still in great shape. The sound in the Cleveland arena was without distortion. I found many of the visuals questionable to stupid. During the opening Benny and the Jets we are treated to beach pictures of fat working class people. Is that supposed to make us feel superior? Much better when we were seeing a compendium of his earlier career or his AIDS advocacy.
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