Saturday, January 26, 2008
Elton performed a one-off magical concert beneath the bright night sky of Tenerife, Spain. The venue was the Golf Costa Adeje Golf Course. An incredible stage was built on the golf course. A hole in the course had to be levelled in order for the 1,296 square meter artificial ampitheatre to be constructed. There's another 2,560 square meters backstage and, for those who love statistics, but not saving energy, it will use 226K watts of sound and 216K watts of lighting. Furthermore, ticket sales have "surpassed initial expectations" having reached 20,000 sales.
It was a warm night, and apart from some difficulties accessing the venue in time due to overcrowding, the show began promptly at 9pm. Elton altered the set list for this concert - Circle Of Life was swapped for The Bridge.
The audience was very excited to see Elton, who arrived direct from Abu Dhabi via private jet. This memorable, 'once in a lifetime' event for Adeje was very well recieved by the largely Spanish audience. It is not known if Elton spent the night in Tenerife or departed directly heading for home in London.