Sir Elton John played two shows in Toronto at the Scotiabank Arena (formerly ACC) in September as part of his ongoing 3 year farewell tour. Having seen him in concert four times already, I had a good idea of what to expect and Elton never disappoints. The set list (see below) is full of top ten hits and so very accommodating to just about anyone who has listened the radio in the last 40 years. My favourite part of concerts in general is quite often the chatting/bantering that the artist has with the audience between songs. Seeing Elton in Toronto is fabulous for this because, while the set list remains the same at each stop, his connection to the city (his husband David Furnish) results in some nice personal dialogue unique to this particular tour stop. The man is clearly proud to be part Canadian.
Elton doesn't bother with the high notes in Goodbye Yellow Brick Road anymore and enlists the help of the audience for the "lalalalala" portion of Crocodile Rock, but his voice and piano playing is as strong as ever.
I was seated three rows up in the side stage section, conveniently facing Elton which provided a great opportunity for photos and a bit of video which is shared below.