Last night, Elton John performed on the campus of my school, University of Wyoming. It was his second performance here to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
It was probably the best concert I’ve been to; it was a perfect show by a legendary musician. It sounded like a studio recording!! I was totally blown away by his mastery on the piano keys and the effortlessness of his singing.
He played some of his best-known stuff, like Rocket Man, Daniel, Tiny Dancer, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Benny and the Jets, Crocodile Rock, Candle in the Wind, Your Song, etc. He also played several songs I wasn’t familiar with, but liked a lot! They were all from his earlier albums in the 1970s. He also played the song he wrote about Matthew’s death, American Triangle.
Anyway, excellent concert. I was glad for the opportunity to see him.
This is what’s cool about being on a university campus… bands, comedians, politicians and media professionals come to us.
* The photo is from the concert. He looks pretty good for 62, right.