Elton John's Powerful Farewell Performance


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

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

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.


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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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)