During the opening song, music director and band member Davey Johnstone joins Elton john in singing "Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" Friday night in front of a sold out Spokane Arena crowd. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany)
Just got in from a happy and celebratory Elton John concert at the Spokane Arena and I thought I'd share a few quick impressions (I'll be writing a full review for Sunday print). Opening Elton stage banter: “Last time I was here I played a solo show. This time we're going to rock out!” Hits left out of this 2 hour 45 minute show: Hardly any, unless you consider “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” to be an Elton John hit (see set list below). Best costume: A couple of guys in the front row wearing pink feather boas. Runnerup, Elton's outfit. which consisted of a black formal tailcoat with embroidered musical notes and a “Music Magic” insignia on the back. Call it Nashville meets Hyde Park/Jim Kershner, Spotlight. More here.
Question (for those who attended the Elton John concert last night): What did you think of the concert?