Thursday, January 17, 2008
Elton John on Drip During SA Concert
If there's a big star in town playing at the Absa Stadium, the rule is it will pour with rain.
It's Sod's Law and Durban's law. British pop legend Sir Elton John was "still standing" at Wednesday night's concert, despite a "tummy bug" which nearly floored him before the show even started.
"I was still on a drip 15 minutes before the show started," he told a crowd of more than 20 000 rain-soaked, but enthusiastic fans who attended the Big Concerts event.
But, ever the professional and, of course, a trouper of note, Sir Elton delivered a show of nearly two-and-half-hours long, which included many of his piano-driven hits such as I'm Still Standing to Tiny Dancer, Crocodile Rock, Candle in the Wind, Sacrifice, Daniel, and the poignant and rousing encore of one his early hit ballads Your Song.
Whether it's Tina Turner, REM or Robbie Williams - it always happens with the big names. Durban can guarantee rain! But it has never stopped play!