Saturday, April 17, 2010

Elton John in Lubbock, America

As the first concert performance in the Texas Tech Spirit Arena 10 years ago, Elton John returned to Lubbock April 9, 2010. 

Seeing and hearing this music icon perform for nearly 3 hours without a break is believing that Elton John came to entertain his audience. 

Watching the crowd, it occurred to me how to distinguish between performers and entertainers. 

A performer performs because of how entertaining makes him feel. 

An entertainer entertains because of how performing makes his audience feel. 

The audience felt appreciated. The crowd could feel the love that night. EJ wore Tech colors and held his guns up. 

Being there brought back memories as only music can. Doing dishes while the radio played "Your Song," I felt as if the artist "put down in words how wonderful life is while you're in the world." 


James captured some video of "Your Song"which I edited for youtube.

But if you want to hear more, someone posted "Circle of Life," the song Elton John said changed his life.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ring Bears as Ring Bearers

A movie footnote to Jordan and Stephanie's wedding, nephews Beau and Beck dressed in bear costumes for the wedding rehearsal. No one expected the ring bearers to growl.