Elton John And His Band, Cox Arena, San Diego, CA [12.09.01]

Elton John And His Band at Cox Arena, San Diego, CA [12.09.01]

1) Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
2) Someone Saved My Life Tonight
3) Bennie And The Jets
4) Philadelphia Freedom
5) The Boy With The Red Shoes
6) Wasteland
7) Rocket Man
8) Daniel
9) This Train Don’t Stop Here Anymore
10) I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
11) (Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket
12) I Want Love
13) Birds
14) Take Me To The Pilot
15) Original Sin
16) Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
17) Holiday Inn [EJ takes a bathroom break]
18) Levon
19) Tiny Dancer
20) I’m Still Standing
21) Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
22) The Bitch Is Back

23) Your Song
24) Crocodile Rock

I think it was Phil Galloway’s idea to go to this show; this concert was part of the tour supporting the Songs From The West Coast album, another supposed return to form. The new songs don’t suck but they don’t seem very inspired either.  After this show I figure that I don’t need to see Elton John again. But never say never as they say [I saw him once more after 9/11 at Madison Square Garden with Billy Joel, but that’s another story].