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Elton John Rockets Costa Rica

Royalty Entertains Costa Ricans

Costa Rica Elton JohnOn Friday 10,000 Costa Ricans were treated to one of the best concerts that have come to Costa Rica , Sir Elton John played the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium in San Jose and needless to say, he did not disappoint.

In a less extravagant performance in terms of costumes from days gone by, sporting a sparkling jacket only, Sir Elton John opened the concert with “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” and despite it being Friday, the crowd roared.

Accompanying the superstar was guitarist Davey Johnstone who has played with Sir Elton since 1971. Nigel Olsson, the band’s original drummer along with four back up singers who completed the entourage. The show was a compilation of John’s hits and despite his age, 64, John did not miss a beat as he kept the crowds on their feet.

Prior to the concert, the crowd was entertained by Costa Rica’s Culture Minister, Manuel Obregon as he provided concert goers with a few compilations on the piano. As an acclaimed pianist, Mr . Obregon played as the backdrop provided images of some of the great things to see and do in Costa Rica. A group of cellists introduced Sir Elton as they played several bars from Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting.

Costa Ricans On Their Feet

Costa Ricans are ones to show their emotions but this concert seemed to change that with most concert goers on their feet during the performance. As a professional entertainer with years of experience, Elton John managed to keep the concert goes participating in the concert, encouraging dancing and singing by the crowd.

One thing is for sure, Sir Elton John is a legendary entertainer and despite his age he is a remarkable performer, something that concert goers in Costa Rica can attest to. Even President Laura Chinchilla could not contain her enthusiasm. Closing the concert with “Your Song”, a dedication by John to Costa Rica, the event was clearly a success for concert goers and the entertainer. One can only hope that Sir Elton John doesn’t become a stranger and visits Costa Rica again!

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About the Author: Tee is Senior Editor of CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and NBC's adventure dating series fans magazine LoveInTheWildFansMag.com, as well ascontributing editor to QRCodesUSA.org

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