Fans of all ages were stompin' and hootin' to the sounds of Sir Elton John and his band.
Upwards of 11,000 folks jammed the venerable facility, which had been dressed up pretty darn good, to sing, dance, listen and enjoy one of the world's premier entertainers.
And entertain he did. Straight through, from 8:10 until conclusion after 10:30, no intermission, it was song after song.
Tingley looked pretty good for being 60 ... and Sir Elton went on and on... He
will be 70 on Saturday.
He told the adoring crowd that he loved doing live performances because it was a way of getting energized. Sure, he said he likes to sell his records, CD's, and DVD's, but the energy comes from the fans.
Lighting for Goodbye Yellow Brick Road!
This was a spectacular event - the sound and lighting - installed to the specs provided by the tour, and then operated by the tour staff was rockin' too.
Now, looking forward, this community needs to get together and figure out how to design and build a modern arena venue that can last the next 60 years.
It can be done!