Tuesday, June 15, 2010

On the Plane with Elton John's Band

The morning after attending Elton John's concert in Sofia, I (Ellis), headed to the airport to catch a flight to Israel on a short business trip. Waiting at the gate before boarding the plane I noticed a long-haired man, vaguely familiar. I asked him if he was in the concert the previous night, and he confirmed this. It was one of Elton John's guitarists.

The band and crew were taking an El Al flight ahead of their concert in Israel on Thursday night. I had a chance to shake hands with drummer Nigel Olsson and guitarist Davey Johnstone. They, of course, flew business class while I was back in economy, but it was still interesting to meet them.

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