I went to an Elton John concert last night here in Rapid.
I don't know how much of the equipment was his. And how much belonged to the Civic Center. Speakers, sound, etc. ????
I have to confess. The sound of his piano was awful. It could have been acoustics? Lack of setting up the sound well? It was only one night.
If I just had to rationalize. I'd say it was the acoustics. I was sitting between where a bunch of speakers were faced forward. And a half set facing to the side.
Either way.... none of you would give the sound a thumbs up. I know you people.
I don't think Elton was happy with it either.
Overall the sound had too much distortion. I didn't like it.
From here on is personal dribble if you want to skip it....
I have to say it was great seeing Elton in person, after all these years. I was sitting at stage height. Elton's usual setup. He was looking straight at me sitting at his piano. I was so close, I could have thrown him a ball. When he walked to my side of the stage. I could have tossed him a ball underhand. It was like a personal concert. Rather surreal...to be honest.
I couldn't believe all the old people. It was a hoard of old people. Very nice environment. Not like rock concerts I used to go to years ago. Cops all over outside. No need inside.
I'm really glad I went. Tons of old memories pouring out of my heart from songs. Was so great to see Elton after all these years.