Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Billy Joel and Elton John Come to Salt Lake and Me In Concert!

Now folks, understand this.  I am so glad I downloaded my Bick lighter app on my IPhone in advance because I used it liked crazy during the concert at the Energy Solutions Center.  I also screamed like crazy.  These two guys are not old and neither was I for three plus hours.  It was fabulous.  My ears are still ringing.  

They are a natural together.  Just as the two girls in the picture below said, "They're like Ranch and carrots."  The whole night was perfect.

They started out singing a few of each other's songs in duet perfectly, then Elton took over for an hour, then Billy was on for his hour, then Elton returned and  the two of them went at it together for three, or so more songs.  I was screaming like an crazy schoolgirl.  I don't know where it came from.  Carl even commented, and he usually tries to stay out of my business.  

The girls sitting by me kind of dumbfounded me because they loved John and Joel.  The wondered in the beginning if they would like them as much as they liked Fleetwood Mac!  I asked them how old they were and they thought that was pretty funny, but they were really cute the whole night.  I couldn't have sat by better people. They screamed, they danced, they drank beer so they got funnier and funnier.  It really was a cute little perk.  They took our picture below.  But I digress.

"Rocket Man", "Tiny Dancer", "Daniel", "Philadelphia Freedom", "Crocodile Rock", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", all made me crazy as I loved Elton.  

"We Didn't Start the Fire", "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me", "She's Always a Woman", and "Only the Good Die Young", were Billy's with power, beauty and style.  

Together they finished with "Uptown Girl" (I guess that Joel can't do that one alone anymore, what with Kristie Brinkley and all), "Bennie and the Jets", and "Candle in the Wind".  I knew that was about it and I wanted to rush the stage and beg them not to stop.  I know now how addicts feel for sure.

Look at this face.  Am I not an idiot?  That is pure joy, I tell you.  I know what Elton said a day or so before about Jesus, but I bet Jesus himself loves Elton just because he knows Elton is a little cracked and  . . . just because he can pound the socks off a piano and can make life just glorious for three hours.   It was wonderful.


Annie said...

oh how fun! You really do look happy! Carl looks like he is unsure... lol

You guys are SO cool!

Lindsey said...

I only wish I could have seen you in action!