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RachelJean
11-02-2006, 11:19 AM
Just wanted to share. My DH and I treated ourselves and went to see Elton John last night at Nassau Colosseum (Long Island). We were in Row 13...pretty close! Elton was really awesome ... he played for 2 hours and 40 minutes without a break. :cheering: :cheering:

An aumusing side note. This morning my 10 year old DD was saying that our next concert should be on a weekend. She said the poor guy was probably tired from all that singing and dancing on a week night. I told her he didn't dance - just played the piano and sang. Her comment was "how lame". :shrug: :rofl:

Sara
11-02-2006, 11:22 AM
:roflhard:

JLC
11-02-2006, 11:33 AM
Oh, I love Elton John. That must have been awesome! Man, I haven't been to a concert since John Mellencamp in 1994. How sad is that?

Kirochka
11-03-2006, 01:21 PM
Nassau Coliseum!!! OMG, talk about flashbacks (went to high school on Long Island in the late 1970s... we used to have to have a parent drive us there and then pick us up after the concert... shades of Almost Famous...! :roflhard: ).

I've even seen Arlo Guthrie and David Bromberg play at the infamous Westbury Music Fair... man, that was a long time ago...

stitchwitch
11-03-2006, 01:54 PM
I camped out when I was in college for front row seats to Elton. Only problem was I camped out with a boyfriend, between getting the tickets and the actual concert we split up and I camped out for nothing, never got to go. :pout:
Moral of the story.....buy your own ticket! :roflhard:

susanc
11-13-2006, 11:41 AM
Elton is my absolute favorite! Such talent. :shock: :notworthy: I saw him back in the early 70s when he played Dodger Stadium. My uncle took both me and my cousin. We had such a great time. Great memories! :cheering:

nonny2t
11-13-2006, 12:03 PM
I thought the tickets when we were in Vegas were wayyyyy too much to go see him last year when we were there and dh doesn't even like him (he is strictly a Blues and Old Country Western man.) I think he is a very talented man though and would like to see him someday.




An aumusing side note. This morning my 10 year old DD was saying that our next concert should be on a weekend. She said the poor guy was probably tired from all that singing and dancing on a week night. I told her he didn't dance - just played the piano and sang. Her comment was "how lame". :shrug: :rofl:

Boy, the kids of today would be really bored with the stuff from the 60's and we thought we were so cool. I have to tell a funny story though. I had NEVER been to a concert in my life as my parents, then grandparents wouldn't let me go to them. When I was around 32-33 a younger friend of mine that I worked with at the Naval Medical Clinic had 2 tickets to go see the Beach Boys in concert. I jumped at the chance, not only to see them, but because I was such a virgin concert goer and thought it would be this grand experience. This was back in the early 80's btw. We were seated pretty high up in the venue and there were tons of people standing down in I guess today it is the mosh (sp?) pit. I was puzzled by this but didn't say anything thinking they were standing there to get autographs. After the concert started, and NO ONE was sitting in their seats, I asked her why people paid to stand up down in front. She laughed at me, but explained it all like I was a toddler. A little later, I noticed it was so foggy in the auditorium and they weren't using any dry ice special affects or anything and then I got hit with this burnt rope smell. I thought the place was on fire and kind of panicked. Let me tell you, she got a REAL kick out of having to explain marijuana to a 30+ year old! I felt totally dumb and never went to any kind of "rock n roll" concert again.

I know you will all groan at this, but honestly the best concert I have gone to in recent years was Wayne Newton. His voice is not as good as when he was younger, but he plays strictly to the crowd and really makes you feel like he is entertaining just you. We went to see him a couple years ago down here at the Tunica Casinos and he was just great. He made the guards and security stand to the side and let people walk up to him and give him stuff. One little old lady gave him cookies! He did this musical salute to the military and had everyone that had ever been in the military stand up. He then went from one side of the stage across it and saluted all the guys and the few women in the audience that were standing. I was totally impressed with that probably because of my dh being a 20 year Navy Veteran. He even took requests!

Faye

susanc
11-13-2006, 12:17 PM
[quote="nonny2t"] A little later, I noticed it was so foggy in the auditorium and they weren't using any dry ice special affects or anything and then I got hit with this burnt rope smell. I thought the place was on fire and kind of panicked. Let me tell you, she got a REAL kick out of having to explain marijuana to a 30+ year old![quote]

That's so funny! :rofl: I haven't been to a concert in AGES, but I do remember back when I went quite a bit that marijuana was passed around. I never did try it but you could sure tell it was around by the icky smell!