A couple of years ago, we went out and bought an old console turntable at an antique store. We snatched up a few Elton albums (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Honky Chateau, among others). Elton's music has that timeless quality that ensures that you can listen to it for four or forty years and never tire of it.
It couldn't have been more than a few minutes after that when the lights dimmed, and Elton took the stage. He was, in true Elton John style, wearing a sequined jacket with the word "Fantastic" on the back in offset red sequins. This was, of course, accompanied by a shimmering pair of red shoes. Elton doesn't hesitate to let his sparkling personality shine through!
We hadn't yet had a chance to listen to his latest album, The Diving Board, and we were worried that we wouldn't know many of the songs he performed, but (lucky for us) this show turned out to be Elton's Greatest Hits (which, I'd imagine, most of his shows are). I knew all but a couple of the songs, and nearly everyone was singing along with every tune. It was great to hear some of the Elton classics like "Rocket Man", "Your Song", "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues", "Candle in the Wind", "Levon" and "Crocodile Rock" in person.
All in all a great night - and since we got into the parking lot so late, we got right out without having to wait in traffic - score!