When I saw a recent photo of Elton John, I honestly thought he wouldn't be able to deliver; he looks old, out of shape, and exhausted. I arrived to the arena and checked out the stage which I thought should have been center floor instead of at the end. After waiting about 20min, the lights went down, Elton walked out, and he started playing away. He put the place on their feet and everyone started to sing every word. The ease in which he did this still baffles me.
Elton John has sold more than 300 million records and has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including 7 consecutive No. 1 albums. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth for "services to music and charitable organizations" in 1998. He's been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS and also supports LGBT events and same-sex marriage.
Elton played most of his hits including "Tiny Dancer", "Your Song", "Bennie and the Jets", "Candle in the Wind", "Rocket Man", and of course "Daniel". Hearing "Daniel" played live and having an entire arena sing it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. This concert definitely ranks in my top 5.