Yesterday we had the AMAZING opportunity to see Sir Elton John in concert.
No cameras were allowed (which means you only get to hold your smartphone up and record the entire show, apparently...), so I've only got my good-times and memories, neither of which can be posted on the blog.
Let's just say that even the songs I'm not crazy about ("Benny and the Jets", "Honky Cat") sounded great. The songs that actually got the Brits out of their seats? (Yes, the majority of the audience spent the better part firmly seated.) "I'm Still Standing" and "The Bitch is Back."
My biggest smiles? My absolute favorite by him, "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" and his encore, "Your Song." If only Ewan McGegor had come onstage for a duet!
Sadly, he didn't sing "I Want Love" (another big favorite of mine), but maybe this was good, since I can't hear that song without wanting a little RDJ!
Anyway, since I have no original images/footage, I'll just assume you're familiar with EJ and none of you crawled out from under a rock this morning.
Two handsome young men who charmed us prior to the unofficial king of Britain coming onstage might not be as familiar to you.
2Cellos, made up of classically trained cellists Luka Sulić and Stjepan Hauser,
two talented musicians who have a new take on some songs you probably all know by heart.
I'll let you hear a couple for yourself.
These guys have an album out, which I've already ordered.
I highly encourage you to give them a listen- there are lots of other Youtube videos of them,
(and hey, why not have a look while you listen? (ahem))
I think their rendition of "Fields of Gold" is absolutely enchanting.
Have any new artists blown you off your feet lately?