Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Elton John @ Olympia, Paris Dec 10 2013

Elton John @ Olympia, Paris Dec 10 2013

Elton John is playing 3 sold-out shows @ Paris' Olympia theater, tickets prices are really silly once again with the best seats going for 280 euros.He will be back next year in November 2014 @ Paris Bercy with prices from 80 euros for the shitty seats at the very back, up to 280 euros for the best seats,. WOW !!!
We arrived a bit late, he started at 8:15pm, so we've missed the first 4-5 songs.
7 musicians including 2 cellos that couldn't be heard at all  , 4 girls on backing vocals and Elton all dressed in blue on the left on the grand piano.
Nice lightning , the sound is perfect and not too loud.
As you can see on the setlist below , lots of old songs, everything is perfect, too perfect. In the middle of the set Elton is playing a couple of songs solo on the piano.
Between each song he's standing up to thank the audience and having a cold drink which is a funny routine.
Funny also to see the audience quietly listening to the songs and standing up and erupting between songs.
Lots of catchy songs specially at the end with all the classics.
setlist: ---( from the first show on Dec 09, I guess he played roughly the same set tonight)---
1/ Funeral for a friend / love lies bleeding 2/ Bennie and the jets 3/ Candle in the wind 4/ Grey seal 5/ Levon 6/ Tiny Dancer 7/ Holiday Inn 8/ Sorry seems to be the hardest word 9/ Believe 10/ Philadelphia freedom 11/ Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 12/ Rocket man (i think it’s going to be a long long time) 13/ Hey Ahab 14/ I guess that’s why they call it the blues 15/ The One 16/ Oceans away 17/ Someone saved my life tonight 18/ Sad songs (say so much) 19/ All the girls love alice 20/ Home again 21/ Don’t let the sun go down on me 22/ I’m still standing 23/ The bitch is back 24/ Your sister can’t twist (but she can rock’n’roll) 25/ Saturday night’s alright for fighting 26/ Your song 27/ Crocodile rock

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