Six children, sons and daughters of police officers perished in the line of duty, had a chance to meet British pop legend Sir Elton John, asked him for autographs and then watched the spectacular show. "Sofia Music Enterprises" - organizers of the concert, ensured the visit of the children. Before the beginning of his performance Elton John invited Nora, Nikol, Borislava, Hristo, Petar and Dragomir in his dressing room. Slavka Bozukova - Editor-in-Chief of 'The Standart' took part in the meeting.
All youngsters stated this was once in a lifetime experience and they are thankful for a chance to meet a pop star like Sir Elton John.
Boyan Tomov, who was in charge of the charity campaign for children of police officers perished in the line of duty, presented Elton John with a cutlass on behalf of vice PM and Interior Minister Tsevetan Tsvetanov.
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Elton John's first-time concert in Bulgaria, far from a mere live rendition of staple pop hits, was a feast of just plain great music played with tons of feeling.
The Sunday show at Sofia's Locomotive stadium was part of the British artist's “Rocket Man” tour, promoting his latest greatest hits compilation.
Sir Elton's band burst into the stage with the immortal “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding”, setting the tone for an evening of fine musicianship.
The set, which lasted over two-and-a-half hours, put a very welcome emphasis on John's output from the seventies, including gems such as the brooding “Madman Across the Water”.
The band comprised Davey Johnstone (guitar), Bob Birch (bass), Nigel Olson (drums), John Mahon (additional percussion), Kim Bullard (keybords) and Sir Elton himself at the piano. The latter gently dominated the sound, allowing each one of the other five to showcase his craft.
A heavy portion of the songs were graced by improvs, played in impeccable unison by the band members, and culminating in a lengthy outro to the song “Rocket Man”.
The show concluded with hits such as “Bennie and the Jets” and “I'm Still Standing”, and a heartfelt rendition of “Your Song”, which left the audience more than charmed.