On Wedsnesday afternoon it started to snow, and I had booked a concert with Elton John already in August ! Even before we knew that it would snow, Dominique and I intended to leave home at 6 (the concert started at 8), picking up Ilona on the way and then arriving at the concert hall around 7 pm because it is very hard to find a parking space there. Of course the concert was also sold out !
Despite the meanwhile 3 or 4 cm high snow and snowy roads and very slow traffic we made it and arrived there just a quarter to 8, found a parking and were on time. Lots of seats were empty because outside there was a mess on highways and streets and the traffic had broken down, but this fortunately I only knew that the next day ! We were really more than lucky. The buses with Elton fans arrived after two songs too and the whole concert hall was full.
The show was absolutely great ! what a genius and a great artist. I have never seen somebody playing piano as he did, with rather very short fingers. They litterally dansed on the keys ! We could see it on a huge screen. He also was very sympathic and real friendly with the public, after each song he stood up and thanked. The applause was consequently !
I tried to make some pictures and was quiet proud of the result because I have a very small camera a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T 300, put it didn't let me down ...
what a voice ! I didn't record any song, because there are much better videos in the Internet.
the lights for all songs were different and very well done
He was accompagnied by Ray Cooper a genius of a percussionist, I had never seen somebody playing like him on drums and cymbals and I don't know what else in my whole life !
Just have a look here. It can't be described with words.
and after more than 2 h of singing without any break, he signed lots of autographs and then waved good bye.
It was certainly the best concert I have seen in a long time !
I had already seen him in 1986 or something when he had been in Brussels, but of course at that time he was completely different !