Elton John showed up in Alabama,
decked out in fabulous purple sequins and ready to rock.
He played for almost 3 glorious hours,
singing beautifully to a back catalog of amazing music;
slow ballads, then quick tempo tunes, and then fun songs that make you dance in your seat.
Which I did.
And I let out a big "Wooooooo!"
when he played my favorite song.
Or second favorite song.
Or, let's be honest, pretty much any song I knew the words to.
(which may or may not be all but three that he played.)
Because I AM a Woo Girl.
You know about Woo-girls, don't you?
The Urban Dictionary defines them as this:
There were tons of Woo Girls at the concert.
I bet you're probably one, too.
But, unfortunately, Will and I were seated amongst a calvacade of Debbie Downers.
Debbie Downer.....a Woo Girl's worst enemy.
They frowned a lot, NEVER danced, and barely clapped after each song.
Seeing one of the most popular and successful musicians in life? SUCH a YAWN.
But no matter.
Those folks didn't ruin my time.
You just can't keep a good Woo-Girl down.
\\ Some highlights from last night:
--starting off the show with Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
--B-B-B-Bennie and the JETSSSSSSSSSSSS
--hearing Levon, one of my most favorite songs....LIVE
--an obscure favorite, Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters, turning up in the set list.
Elton said he was playing it in memory of 9/11.
--Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. Love Love Love.
--hearing Daniel, the song that reminds Will of his older brother Sam.
--I'm Still Standing. Seat dancing song numero uno.
--Elton in true form during The Bitch is Back.
After he finished the song,
he hopped on top of his black grand piano with a flourish
and bathed in wild applause.
--The way he sang the encore like a love letter to his fans. Your Song.
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