Monday, December 5, 2011

Hunter Valley Press Photos & Review

http://www.theherald.com.au/multimedia/32413/407679/elton-john-performs-at-hope-estate.aspx?Start=10&page=1


SINGING about candles in the wind may be one thing, but severe weather failed to dampen the experience for thousands of Elton John fans at Pokolbin last night.
More than 34,000 fans flocked to Hope Estate over two nights to witness the second and third legs of Elton John’s summer tour Down Under.


Fans were rewarded for braving early rain to turn out last night as the flamboyant modern day pop Armadeus proved he’s still standing.

John delivered a cavalcade of hits from a glittering 40-year pop collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin, ripping through an amazing range of tunes striding the decades including Tiny Dancer, Philadelphia Freedom, Rocket Man and Candle in the Wind.

A highlight of the performance was 17,000 fans ‘laaaa … la la la la laaaaaa’-ing’ to the chorus of Crocodile Rock.

More than 34,000 fans will have flocked to Hope Estate this weekend to witness the second and third legs of Elton John’s summer tour Down Under.

The flamboyant modern day pop Armadeus proved he’s still standing, belting out favourites including Tiny Dancer, Philadelphia Freedom, Rocket Man and Candle in the Wind.


The strong response was in spite of a Bureau of Meteorology severe thunderstorm warning issued for the Pokolbin area early in the afternoon.

The support gig was 2Cellos, made up of classically trained Croatian duo Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, who were plucked off Youtube by Sir Elton personally after he caught their arrangement of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal.

The Herald

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