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Elton John & Ray Cooper performed in Madrid on October 2, 2010
Monday, October 4 2010

Fan report by Julio & Fernando Barral.

It has been my 8th Elton concert and it's amazing to admit that every concert is better than the previous. This time with Ray Cooper, it was a memorable night in front the 9,000 people that crowded the "Palacio de los Deportes" in Madrid, Spain.

Elton started in Spanish with "Buenas noches Madrid" to continue then in English saying that he was wearing a red shirt as a tribute to "La Roja" the Spanish Football team, winners of the Soccer World Cup this year in South Africa. All the 9,000 people then raised the roof.

Another highlight was when he mixed notes of "Que Viva España" song during the "Take Me To The Pilot" intro.

"Muchas gracias Elton, vuelve pronto" (Thank you very much Elton, come back soon).

- Fernando Barral

The weather in Madrid was good. A sunny afternoon when fans befan to gather at about 5 pm. Doors opened promptly at 7 pm. In the front row I could see many of the fans I've seen in other shows and all promised that we would have a great show to finish the European Fall Tour.

The concert opened with "The One", widely applauded by the audience. The most surprising thing was when Elton made a surprise "Song For Guy", mixing it with "Daniel" - it was incredible to hear it again! Another one of the greatest moments was when he played the song "Que Viva España" in honor of Spain during "Take Me To The Pilot".

- Julio

Following is the complete set list of the Elton John & Ray Cooper show in Madrid on October 02, 2010:

    Elton solo piano
  • The One
  • Sixty Years On
  • The Greatest Discovery
  • Border Song
  • The Ballad of the Boy in the Red Shoes
  • The Emporer's New Clothes
  • I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
  • Rocket Man
  • Never Too Old (To Hold Somebody)
  • Philladelphia Freedom
  • Tiny Dancer
  • Your Song

    Elton with Ray Cooper

  • Funeral for a Friend
  • Tonight
  • Better Off Dead
  • Levon
  • Gone to Shiloh
  • Indian Sunset
  • I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself
  • Daniel / Song For Guy
  • Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  • Take Me To The Pilot / Que Viva España
  • Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
  • Bennie And The Jets
  • Crazy Water

    Elton solo piano

  • Circle of Life / Can You Feel The Love Tonight

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