Sunday, March 15, 2009

Elton John Billy Joel Face to Face Concert in Atlanta

Saturday, I was puttering around thinking about working on a few new items, when my hubby calls and asks me how would I like to go see Elton John and Billy Joel? Are you kidding me? Who wouldn't? Elton John and Billy Joel are the most successful longest running concert pairing in pop history, and after seeing them in concert I can see why!

The show opened with 2 baby grand piano's rising from the floor and Elton John and Billy Joel played together, taking turns with each other's songs. John is 61 and Joel is 59 and their energy is amazing. Everyone sang along and rocked to the beat to all of their many many hits. Both Elton John and Billy Joel let their fans get close to them, stopping to touch their hands and say a few words to them.
After dueling for a half a dozen or so songs, Joel left the stage and Elton John performed a dozen songs, starting out with Funeral for a Friend - beautiful beautiful song and an amazing rendition of Rocket Man.

Joel came back and played his set - some songs I didn't recognize but most were songs I knew and loved. He played Zanzibar and that was very cool.
The end of the show was fantastic. I couldn't remember all of the songs, so I found this by Sean Daly:

For the encore, the boys were back together, hamming up John's "The Bitch Is Back," then Joel's "You May Be Right." In a slick piano showdown, they went after each other on "Bennie and the Jets," before tearing off the Beatles' "Yer Birthday" and "Back in the U.S.S.R." Their backing bands cleared out for "Candle in the Wind" and -- you knew it was coming -- "Piano Man." They grinned and played and roared, two 'ol cowboys shutting the place down, firing away until all their bullets were spent.

They played for 3 hours!!!!!! If you get a chance go see them, you won't regret it.
Anyone else had the chance to see them in concert?


  1. That is awesome. What a powerful duo.
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  2. Wow! This would be an awesome experience. Just stopping by from SITS to say hello and Happy St. Pats to ya. Have a wee bit o fun today ;o)

  3. That sounds like an awesome concert!

  4. I saw them in Philly when I was six months pregnant with my first son (almost 15 yrs ago)...what a blast! He was jumping the whole time :O)

  5. They were close to us just a few days ago. One of the guys my husband works with went. He said it was awesome.

  6. Hi Pam,

    I got your name in the easter basket Swap. just wanted to come over and say "hi!"
    Take Care,