Friday, March 05, 2010
Wednesday night Greg, Mia, Sharon and I went to see Elton John and Billy Joel in concert at the new Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita. The concert was great.
The pianos rise from under the stage and they do a few numbers together. Then, Elton John does a set by himself, then he leaves the stage and Billy Joel does a set by himself. They finish with a few more songs together. Ending, of course, with "Piano Man."
Billy Joel is much chattier with the audience, and is very expressive.
He got the audience laughing and gave us a range of emotions.
He also did a number playing the guitar. I didn't even know he played the guitar, but I saw it with my own two eyes. He gave us some of that more typical rock and roll persona than being behind the keyboard all the time.
Naturally, watching both of them play the piano was wonderful. Billy Joel's piano rotates a couple of times so everyone gets a chance to see his fingers on the keys.
Elton John seems to be much more about playing and singing - more serious and focused.
Both of them were great.
The lights play a part in the show too, accentuating various songs.
I really recommend the show. They were fabulous individually and together.
Posted by Patsy Terrell at 11:27 PM