Monday, June 14, 2010

Elton John Concert in Sofia

The string of major concert acts to visit Bulgaria continues! Just 10 days ago we saw Bob Dylan in concert, and now we had a chance to see Elton John and his band perform. We had seen Elton John when he visited Israel some 30 years ago, and we were excited to hear him again. His Rocket Man Tour promised all of the singer's greatest hits. We were not to be disappointed.


The concert took place at Lokomotiv Stadium, in Sofia's far northern neighborhoods. We took a long taxi ride to get there, arriving in the midst of a traffic jam of fans heading into the stadium. The location provided places only for some 20,000 fans. We had seats in the 37th row and a good view of the stage.


In short, it was a great concert! Elton and his band performed for 2 1/2 hours without a break, singing hit after hit. Elton spoke to the crowd, saying that this was his first visit to Bulgaria but hopefully he would be back.


A non-definite list of Elton John songs at the concert included:
Funeral for a Friend
Love Lies Bleeding
Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting
Madman Across the Water
Tiny Dancer
Take Me to the Pilot
Levon
Sacrifice
Rocket Man
Sorry Always Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Something About the Way You Look Tonight
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Candle in the Wind
Crocodile Rock
Daniel
Philadelphia Freedom
The Bitch Is Back
I'm Still Standing
The Circle of Life
Your Song

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