Awesome. Absolutely the best show I have ever seen.
All right, so the lights dim, and a soft synth overtone is played. The crowd goes nuts. All of a sudden, the opening synth riff from Funeral for a Friend (an instrumental from the double-sided EP, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road), and the drums kick in. This is my absolutely favourite song from Elton, along with it's partner Love Lies Bleeding in My Hand (from the same EP).
It blows me away. And it's awesome as the spotlight kicks in near the stage and we see Elton enter. And I'm incredibly lucky to be seated right behind the Piano. Although a majority of the concert I was facing the back of his head, there's large screens focusing on Elton and the Band to look at if you don't have front row seats. Not to mention after every song, he stood up and bowed to the audience like the diva he is.
At first he kicks in with the classics. Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me, Levon, etc. Every now and then he breaks into a random Piano solo so the rest of the band can rest and do costume changes. About halfway he went into some of the newer stuff from Captain and the Kid (nothing from Peachtree Road though, that I recall), but after about six songs he goes back into the classics like Believe and Crocodile Rock.
Near the end, he breaks into a song that I love, but I cannot mention the title. You know what it is if you're a fan. Then plays Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting, and everyone stands and bops along to the music. He then pauses, signs random things for the lucky people in the first row (including concert tickets, mugs and even a water bottle), and then went back and did Your Song.
He left the stage, and I figured "Oh, well now he's gonna do the reprise. What'll it be, Pinball Wizard?" But no, the concert ended. Kinda left us hanging, but considering he was bashing away at the keys for three hours straight, it was more than my money's worth.
And I have to say my favourite part (aside from the kick-awesome opening) was when he played Tiny Dancer. I almost cried because this song is one that connects me to my truest friend and someone I love more than anyone else. And to be there without her was pretty hard. Regardless, I sang along for her sake.
So would I go see it agian? Yeah. I would. Heck, I'd even go down and see his extravagent (and incredibly expensive) stage show in Las Vegas. Y'know. If I had the money and all. Yeah. Nothing too complicated.