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Elton John's Powerful Farewell Performance

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Last year, my son bought Elton John’s farewell
concert tickets for me and his father as a part of
my birthday present (He charged to his father’s credit
card).

My son’s condominium is located in Tampa Bay, Florida
and Elton’s farewell concert was scheduled to be held at Amalie Arena
Hockey stadium last year. But Elton had an ear infection and canceled
his concert at the last minute.

Actually, his concert was postponed for one year. So, I am
one year older this year and my son, and my husband
escorted me to celebrate another year’s birthday to
the same event. Yes, that is finally Elton John’s concert.

My son said that Elton’s concert tickets were sold out
very quickly, so he had to pay a premium price.
My son paid a $300 for each of us but some people paid up
to $25,000 for one ticket according to Tampa Bay Times.
And I heard 17,000 tickets were completely sold
out. The age of audiences is about 40 years and up.

Elton’s yielding about a million dollars each concert. Amazing!
This 72-year-old singer actually sung for about 3 hours.
And it was a full-throated powerful performance and sounds
multidimensional.

We saw the movie,” Rocket man” before we went to the concert.
I felt his loneliness by rejection from his father. This sadness
might of lead him to his lifelong problems of alcohol and drugs.
But, anyway, he is a music genius and his grandmother noticed his
talent first, he was lucky to have her around.

His piano was drifting across the stage when he was singing.
His band pushed him and forced him
with syncopation. It was a dazzling lush experience for me.
I hope my next year’s birthday will be fancy like this.

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Set list
1. Bennie and the Jets
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2. All the Girls Love Alice
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3. I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues
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4. Border Song
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5. Tiny Dancer
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6. Philadelphia Freedom
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7. Indian Sunset
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8. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time)
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9. Take Me to the Pilot
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10. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
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11. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
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12. Levon
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13. Candle in the Wind
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14. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
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15. Burn Down the Mission
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16. Daniel
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17. I Want Love
(tour debut)
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18. Sad Songs (Say So Much)
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19. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
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20. The Bitch Is Back
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21. I'm Still Standing
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22. Crocodile Rock
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23. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
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24.

Encore:
Your Song
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
(from the setlist wiki)

By the way,

Elton is one of the best selling artists:

8. Elton John – 78 million units. ...
7. Michael Jackson – 81 million units. ...
6. Billy Joel – 82.5 million units. ...
5. Eagles – 101 million units. ...
4. Led Zeppelin – 111.5 million units. ...
3. Elvis Presley – 136 million units. ...
2. Garth Brooks – 148 million units. ...
1.The Beatles – 178 million units. Featured image by Rodrigo Amorim (CC by 2.0)
(from Digital Music News)











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延期されて,1年後に開催になったエルトンジョンのコンサート,素晴らしかったことでしょう。

息子さんも,お洒落なお誕生日プレゼントを用意されるのですね。

エルトンジョンの生い立ちは,複雑みたいですけれど,見事に音楽表現に昇華できて,優れたパフォーマーなのでしょうね。

音楽の天才

音楽の先生が「エリーゼのために」を弾いていた、「何か弾いてごらんなさい」と
言われたら、初めて聞いたエリーゼをパッと弾くんですからね、天才です。
孤独感、寂しさから麻薬とアルコールの世界へ。音楽というのは不思議な
世界。でも、這い上がってこれて、良かった。

72歳にして、良質のマイクロフォンを使っているにせよ、3時間、ピアノを弾きながら、歌うエネルギーに感心します。一晩での、稼ぎ高にも、感心。

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