Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Elton Rocks Vermont for the 1st Time Ever

One of the most anticipated shows in Vermont history rocked the state on Monday night; Elton John performed to a sellout crowd at the fairgrounds in Essex Junction.

The Rocket Man sent more than 10,000 fans into orbit with his first-ever show in Vermont. But before he hit the state, the flamboyant performer met with reporters and tasted the limited edition Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor made in his honor, aptly named "Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road."

Sir Elton was glad that the rain stopped and let him play his first Vermont show in full force. "I love America," he said. "I came here in 1970 for my first show in California, and it's taken me, well, 39 years to get to Vermont, but it's worth it and I love this country, and I wanted to play in every single state"

Fans who waited months, if not a lifetime for the show, were not disappointed.

"We were really excited," said Geoff Gadbois of Milton. "He may never come back again, so it was great."

Kate and Jimbo Petraska traveled from Hanover, NH, to see the show. "We just got married last week, so this was really special for us," Kate Petraska said. Elton John even played the couple's favorite song, 'Tiny Dancer.'

Sir Elton John played for over two hours, and certainly gave 10,000 people a rocking Vermont night that they won't forget any time soon.