Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player (Elton John)

Totally unplanned for and at the very last minute, we found ourselves right inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium last night, surrounded by thousands of his fans. Our second concert for the year at the same venue, but with better seats … in a way. All thanks to complimentary tickets since the star was not able to attend an event at Jarrod’s work place, due to delays during the Austrian leg of The Rocket Man Tour.

To think that we didn’t even bother to purchase tickets earlier upon knowing Elton John was performing at the one night only concert, mainly because we didn’t think it would be that good since he has toned down on his eccentric stage costumes and only like a few of his songs. How wrong could we be? It was a marvelous concert and dare I say it, even better than The Police’s.

What really impressed us was the fact that he performed non-stop throughout the two and a half hour concert and never failed to stand up and bow after every song in appreciation of the audience. And his piano solo sessions were mesmerising. A class act.

The first few songs were a bit unfamiliar to us and things only got into full swing once he sang his more popular hits like Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Rocket Man, Candle In The Wind and so forth. And when Crocodile Rock came on, yours truly voluntarily joined the rest in shaking his bon-bon.

I guess every one of us came away satisfied having heard our favourite songs performed. Mine was Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me and I half expected George Michael to pop out from somewhere when Elton John sang it. Needless to say, there were quite a few homosexuals at the concert, with the star dropping a few gay jokes just short of having the authorities shut down the concert there and then. We even bumped into one whom we know.

Screw homophobics. The guy’s extremely talented and that’s the bottom line.


~ by blackcadillac73 on May 8, 2008.

2 Responses to “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player (Elton John)”

  1. You lucky lucky people 🙂 – glad you guys had fun. But I do seem to remember an incident with you, Fada and someone not so straight many many years ago – remember the coffee place next to your work hehe 🙂 – but don’t want to mention his name coz it could ruin his career.

  2. I’m alright with being friends with gays, provided they respect that I don’t swing both ways. But when they offer to take you on a ‘free’ holiday or like ‘flickr’ing, that could be a problem.

    By the way, that ‘someone’ was who we bumped into that night. Fad asked him if he went to your blog and he blurrily replied “Block? Why would I want to go to her block?”, thinking she was referring to your old HDB block.


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