Photos and Review by: Catrina Maxwell with CatMax Photography, LLC
The energy of the sold out crowd in The Macon Coliseum when Elton john opened the night with “Bitch is Back” was electric. Elton John continued to entertain the crowd by dishing out the hits such as “Tiny Dancer,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Rocket Man,” and many more. Through out the show Elton would stand up and look out to the crowd asking them to get louder by waving his hands over his head. Elton took a break towards the end of his set to introduce his band and back-up singers. Rose Stone from Sly and the Family Stone as well as Rose’s daughter are two of Elton’s four back-up singers. Just when the night seemed to have climaxed the security guys suddenly allowed people in the first ten rows to push their chairs out of the way and stand against the stage while Elton was belting out “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.” Just after that I looked around as the band kicked into “Crocodile Rock” and people were dancing in the aisles and in their seats. It was like a party with 8,000 of your friends. Everyone was really enjoying the moment and taking it all in as he finished the night with “Saturday Night Is Alright For Fighting”. After the last song you would think someone like Elton would run off to his tour bus, but he didn’t as I was about to walk out of the coliseum I turned around to see him back on the stage gathering flowers from his fans and signing autographs. This man is amazing and a true legend in his own right!