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Dr john
Posted: June 13, 2017 11:56 am
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QUOTE (DougS @ June 11, 2017 11:24 am)
Blackburn, UK on June 10:

I was watching a few YouTube videos of the concert last night at Ewood Park (Blackburn) and it seemed like the audience were actually singing some songs so loudly that you couldn't hear EJ!

They sang along with "Your Song" which many audiences do but they partied at full voice through "I'm Still Standing" that it was hard to hear EJ in the chorus. Great reaction from those fans.

It seems like most of these UK shows this June have had very energetic audiences. Must be great for EJ and the band to get audience feedback like this after all these years...

Doug

It was "Rocketman" in Birmingham...


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Posted: June 13, 2017 12:44 pm
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Although the set list had remained near enough the same, there has been some fantastic additions to some of the songs! My favourite song was Have Mercy On The Criminal, which was sung and played with immense power.


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Posted: June 13, 2017 03:37 pm
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Dr john:

I did also see "Rocket Man" in Birmingham but the videos I am mentioning are from the Blackburn outdoor concert. Check them out for the response.

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Posted: June 17, 2017 11:29 pm
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Ipswich, UK on June 17:

Apparently tonight was precisely the 50th anniversary of when EJ was first introduced to Bernie...

Good interview and photos in the Ipswich Star newspaper:

http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/home

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Posted: June 19, 2017 10:50 am
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Widnes, UK on June 18:

Here is a great concert review, photos, and set list from the local newspaper "Liverpoolecho" today:

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/mu...-still-13203276

Great weather at these outdoor UK shows so far.

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Posted: July 09, 2017 10:02 am
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Berlin, Germany on July 7:

A fan kindly loaded the show onto YouTube for our dancing and dining pleasure!

Just go to YouTube and type or paste in:

"Elton John - Wonderful Crazy Night FULL Set - Berlin, 07.07.2017" to view the concert. "Levon" continues to be worth the price of admission.

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Posted: July 13, 2017 10:20 am
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"Have Mercy On The Criminal"

It looks like "Have Mercy On The Criminal" may not be staying in the set list; apparently a few recent concerts in Germany and Poland saw "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" replacing it...

Time to drop "Burn Down The Mission" which is a mere shadow of its previous glory. "Hercules," which is another same-era album track and a real crowd pleaser, might be a good replacement.

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Posted: July 15, 2017 02:27 pm
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Shame about Mercy it has been the best addition to the set list for years.


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Posted: July 16, 2017 10:45 pm
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Elton:

It looks like EJ is going back and forth between "Have Mercy On The Criminal" and "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word."

Depends which night you catch him!

"Candle in the Wind" has been showing up recently as completely solo - no band.

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Posted: July 21, 2017 11:31 pm
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Summer 2017 Concerts:

The summer concerts are done. Not much fidgeting with the set list throughout.

"Have Mercy On The Criminal" slipped in and out on occasion and "Candle in the Wind" became solo towards the end.

"Levon" continues to excel.

Can't imagine any significant changes for the autumn shows...

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