Last weekend I saw Sir Elton John in concert at Capital One Arena for his Yellow Brick Road Farewell Tour. I thought it may be my last chance to see him live, so I was excited!
Our seats were far away (highest level, but at least center), but we could still see the show, especially when they frequently would show everything on a big screen above the stage (see the photo below). The screen also showed graphics of wild glasses (such a brilliant marketing ploy), music videos, and clips of his concerts throughout the years (I've always known him as an older man, so seeing him as a young, energetic man jumping around stage was cool).
|There were FOUR drum sets!|
Bennie and the Jets
Candle in the Wind
He did not perform any of his songs from The Lion King, which was disappointing. But I understand that he may not own the rights to them. Here are some for your listening pleasure:
Circle of Life
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
*I was surprised to learn that his partner writes the lyrics and Sir Elton writes the music. I thought he did it all! So I was almost let down by that, just because the lyrics are the part that really speak to me! But of course he is still brilliant, and that is clearly a partnership made in heaven!