5 Dec 2010


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 !


diane b said...

Sounds like you had a great night out. He sure is a great performer.

A Lady's Life said...

I don't think Elton John ever disappoints his fans.
His work is always wonderful and he seems like a very nice person in real life as well.
He seems to do lots of nice things for people.
I am glad you had fun and enjoyed his show.:)

Gledwood said...

Hi Gattina

ya know when he got up and sang Goodbye England's Rose at princess Diana's funeral in front of half the world... how do you do that. Die of nerves, I would.

Well I'm clean as a whistle, believe it or not. Off me head on nothing at all!!!!

It's pretty fantastic. No more of that crap I was into.

Gotta run Gattina, terrible attention span!!

All the best


Didya get snow? About 2 days ago?? We did. London was like an ice-rink!

Hootin' Anni said...

How fun!!! Not the snow [I don't like snow] but the concert!!!!

Trotter said...

Hi Gattina! I'm not a fan, but he's surely a great performer...
Lucky you found a parking... ;)

Blogtrotter Two is in the Valley of Kings waiting for you!! No photos allowed inside the tombs, sorry… Enjoy and have a great week!

DianeCA said...

Renny saw Elton John in concert about 10 years ago. Seems like not that long LOL. It was a really great experience for him. I love Elton Johns music and envy you this chance :-) Your little camera did good too!

Pamela said...

did you feel like a kid again? heh heh. jealous