Day #17 #SOL17
If you didn’t know, Elton John is on tour and made a stop in lil ole Wyoming! I was thrilled, I got online the minute ticket sales were open and bought tickets. Elton John is my idol. I consider “Yellow Brick Road” my first album. Although, that’s a bit of a cheat because my real first album was “The Partridge Family” and I had a huge crush on David Cassidy and similar teenie bopper singer Bobby Sherman. But, I digress.
“Yellow Brick Road” was the first album I had where I felt …. cool. I remember my friend bringing her brand new album to my house and a group of us giggly teen girls laying on the floor of my cramped bedroom in a circle with the album in the middle. We were just pouring over each lyric. We would listen to a song, then put the needle (yes, needle) back and listen again. Over and Over. We were so hip, we loved it so much. The music was and is genius and I wasn’t crushing on the artist, it was the music that made us think and feel.
As soon as I had the money, I went to downtown to the nearest record store and bought my own album.
FLASH FORWARD 2017
Wednesday night I got to experience Elton John in concert for a solid 3 hours, in which time, he took no breaks, sang, played and spoke from his heart. And I was transported. I could see the faces of my young friends and feel our enthusiasm and excitement for the future.
I loved it so much. Thank you Sir Elton John. Thank you.