Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This is ridiculous!

According to this news article, Elton John is playing back to back concerts in St. John's on October 2nd and 3rd, but rather than stay in St. John's over night he is flying back to Halifax after his concert the first night and flying back again for the concert the next night!

I am not a concert attender at all. I hate crowds. I also hate overly loud music, except on very, very rare occasions for very brief moments, like when DD and I occasionally bomb down the road singing at the top of our lungs to our favorite songs. I also don't understand the outrageous costs ($112.50 each!) for tickets to these concerts. I could find a lot of other uses for the money. But to each his own.

I am also not a big Elton John fan. Actually, I'm not an anybody fan. It's not that I don't like Elton John's songs or music. I do like some of it, but I like a variety of music at different times depending on my mood. After reading this, however, I am even less of an Elton John fan.

I take it as a bit of a snub that he isn't staying overnight in our province. It just doesn't make any sense to me! Maybe there is a logical reason, but I sure don't see it. All I see is a snob that thinks he's above staying in what he considers a lesser place. I could be wrong, but that's what I see. I'd love to know the reasoning behind the decision.

Thoughts anyone?


At Home on the Rock... said...

Well....all I can say....It's *his* loss. Who in their right mind would pass up a chance to stay overnight in NL????

scratch said...

I didn't know that! Doesn't impress me...but I guess that doesn't mean a row of beans to him. Pretty sad though...and I'm one of the crazy fools willing to pay $337.30 for 2 tickets to 'hear' him sing...because I'm sure we won't get to 'see' too much of him.
I do love his songs, singing, and piano playing...but I guess he doesn't have much 'taste' when it comes to "places to stay when you are touring the world".