Alright, so I went to see Elton John last weekend. Here's the thing - I'm not a big fan or anything, but he's a really talented guy and I thought I should check him out, given the opportunity. I figured he'd sing the dead princess song 'n stuff, which is nice, right?
So, the show starts at 8:05. It was scheduled for 8pm. This is not very rock 'n roll at all! Seriously - he should be passed out backstage until at least 8:40 or so, right? I can't remember what they were playing for the first song, but it was innocuous. And then I noticed it...the "light show". Yes, in lights at the back of the stage, they were displaying E-L-T-O-N over and over. Seriously cheesy. It got worse - he was singing about a butterfly and (you know it) they showed a butterfly fluttering in lights. Then they'd go back to the E-L-T-O-N.
About 15 minutes into the show, I suddenly remembered - I hate pop music. Elton John is most famous for pop music he wrote when I was 12. Urgh. How to deal? I was thinking seriously snarky stuff so I started to write down snarky thoughts to share with you guys (and so that I could revel in my snarkiness later on).
It was 9:10 before I smelled any pot. Granted, everyone there was born 7 zillion years ago 'n stuff, but I can't be the only one who got sober. Apparently, pretty much every Elton fan in Seattle is sober. Or dull. Or both. Sigh. This was an older crowd - they should have been selling Elton colostomy bags. I think I saw my mother dancing in the aisle. Oy. I was amused by a drunk guy yelling "John Lennon"!
I wish he had dressed like a duck.