I was excited but the chaos that had encompassed the previous weeks had taken the edge off of my excitement leaving me hoping that this evening would end up being as memorable as I had initially hoped.
After the two hour drive, hoards of traffic, a fair share of road rage and a fast food meal to go, we were there.
And I was ready.
We had cut our time short and as we were making our way to our seats I could hear the music start to play. I grabbed my sisters hand and pulled her along as I ran in the general direction of our seats.
As I was approaching the entrance nearest our seats I heard the crowd go absolutely wild. I ran head long through all of the foot traffic and craned my neck......as I was standing tip-toe balancing on the steps I could feel the vibration of the music as well as the vibration of the excitement that was contained in one arena.
This is what I saw.....
well this is what I saw through my cell phone....in real life it wasn't as pixel-ated. (is that a word?) It looked more like this...
And let me tell you now. If you ever get a chance to see Elton John. Do it. I am serious. It does NOT disappoint.
There was no opening act. It is all him.
He walked onto the stage at 8 pm and played non-stop until the show was over at 11.
It was great.
Did we have great seats, you ask? Well, you could still see really well but technically they were the seats the furthest from the stage.
Did that dampen my spirits? Oh no, in fact it raised them. There is an up side to being on the top row, in the far corner. No one can see you. The people across the arena were too far away to see us, everyone below us was looking at the stage..... we had free reign to act like idiots. And yes, ma'm, we did.
We were maniacs......My sister and I danced like we had never danced before......
My mom couldn't do anything but laugh, my aunt was determined to remain foreward facing with eyes averted and the other two just thought we were nuts. But that was OK with us. Because did I mention, we were maniacs, maniacs on the floor.......and we were dancing like we'd never danced before...
We created new moves never before seen by man.....and probably will never be seen again. But it was fun. Elton helped to create a memory with my sister that I will never forget.