Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a crazy week around here – spring break is just around the corner, so naturally now is the time of the semester when we have all of our papers due and midterm exams scheduled. Despite the long week of work behind me and the long weekend of studying ahead of me, yesterday was the perfect break from school. Shaun came down to Madison for the night, and we went to see Sir Elton John in concert!
Even though we got the “cheap seats,” they ended up being fantastic! Technically, they were listed as “limited view” because we were behind the stage and the projector screens. But the view was awesome! At least where we were sitting, we could directly see the stage and Elton at all times, and we had a great view of the projector as well…it was just backwards.
We were both really excited about this show. Not only has it been a while since we went on real date, but we’re both huge Elton fans…so much so that his song “Something About the Way You Look Tonight” is going to be our first dance at our wedding. (Side note: he didn’t end up playing that song last night. I was a little bummed, but the concert overall was so fantastic that I can’t complain!)
Despite an email from the venue telling us that there would be no opening act, there was. Even better, it was The Two Cellos! (Yes – these Two Cellos.) They played their signature “Smooth Criminal,” as well as a U2 song (I forget exactly which one) and “Highway to Hell.” Shaun and I decided that this was probably their way of getting back at their mothers for all of those cello lessons – but they were fantastic!
Of course, the main event was the man himself. The whole concert was amazing. From the opening song “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” to the encore of “Your Song” and everything in between (including “Crocodile Rock”…still not a huge fan), the energy of the crowd and Elton’s performance was spectacular. Even though he’s 65, his voice was still powerful and clear. The only difference was that he didn’t go into his falsetto (only really noticeable on songs like “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer”) but it was totally fine! In fact, I’d say it was probably the best concert that I’ve ever been to. And it’s going to be a tough one to beat.
The best part? It was Sir Elton’s birthday! It was a great concert and a great night and it was so exciting to see one of my favorite artists (and a legend!) in person.
What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?