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Sat., April 9, 2011, 6:30 a.m.

Elton John Entertains Packed Arena

During the opening song, music director and band member Davey Johnstone joins Elton john in singing
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. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

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?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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