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Elton John and band performed in Moenchengladbach on June 6, 2006
Friday, June 9 2006

Fan report and photos by Annelies & Patricia.

Somewhere around 1.00 pm we left Ghent (Belgium) for the concert in Moenchengladbach, Germany, where we arrived around 3.30 pm. We took a walk around the stadium when suddenly, around 4.00 pm or a bit later, a helicopter came flying above our heads.

We took pictures and were joking about telling people that we’d seen Elton’s helicopter, when it did another circle above our heads and landed near the place where we were.

Of course that made us curious, who would be arriving this early in the helicopter? And yes, here he was, Sir Elton, wearing a pair of trainers and getting into a car which drove him about 50 metres further to the entrance of the stadium.

Then we waited some more, until doors were opening. We had tickets for the “Innenraum” (ground floor), but nobody seemed to know where we could enter so they send us all around the stadium before we finally got to our seats around 6.30 pm.

The supporting act was “The Stories” who actually were quite good, but didn’t get the people on their feet really as too many people were still entering the stadium.

We went back outside for a while to buy T-shirts where we met Kerstin, a long-time internetpal of Annelies, so that was really cool.

A bit after 7.30 pm Elton entered the stage, and did the same setlist as at the previous concerts. We had 8th row seats, although we had only ordered them three weeks ago! My view was excellent, and Elton and the band sounded great. Elton seemed to be in a good mood, laughing a lot.

After "Sacrifice" we ran to the stage and managed to get to the first row on Elton’s side. He did autographs (we got our Captain Fantastic LP signed!) and after playing with Elton on "Saturday Night’s Alright", Davey gave me his pink plectrum and gave me a great smile! Made me forget where I was for a minute, it was that amazing.

All in all, this was one of the greatest concerts we’ve attended so far and we can only hope there’ll be many more to follow!


Following is the complete set list of the Moenchengladbach show on June 6, 2006:

  • Bennie And The Jets
  • Philadelphia Freedom
  • Believe
  • Daniel
  • Rocket Man
  • I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
  • Turn The Lights Out When You Leave
  • They Call Her The Cat
  • The One
  • Take Me To The Pilot
  • Funeral For A Friend
  • Love Lies Bleeding
  • Tiny Dancer
  • I Want Love
  • Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  • Sacrifice
  • Are You Ready For Love
  • Crocodile Rock
  • I'm Still Standing
  • The Bitch Is Back
  • Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

  • Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  • Your Song

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