Dear (Elton) John,


Dear (Elton) John,

I bought my tickets the moment they went on sale because I wanted to see how wonderful life is while you’re in the world.

I grabbed the two best seats available.  I’ve been a fan for nearly 50 years – your whole career – and I remember when rock was young.

Then I invited my sister Kathy, the one who used to bike downtown every Saturday to buy your 45 records with her allowance money, to join me. Right from the start, she gave you her heart.

Tuesday night concerts aren’t ideal for either of us, but we shifted some things, called in a few favors, made our plans and hey, hey, hey, you know what I mean.

Wednesday night, six days before the concert, my sister called and broke the news that you were rescheduling the concert to October 19 and now I have to ask you, what did Milwaukee do to offend you? I’m sure it was no sacrifice, no sacrifice at all for you to skip one of the 300 shows on your tour. But, why us? Is it written in the stars? Are we paying for some crime?

Who decided Fiserv , our state-of-the-art new arena, was the one? How did that date qualify as the “necessary window needed in the tour schedule to make some technical production adjustments”?

This ain’t no battle, it ain’t no war, but why do you need to make “technical production adjustments” anyway?

We weren’t going to your concert to watch a hologram, or some crazy light show. It would have been enough for this wide-eyed wanderer just to be with you.

So, I’m disappointed that it’s not going to happen next week

And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time
And I think it’s gonna be a long long time

until we finally get to see you.

Until then, I’ll be nursing my cold, cold heart hard done by you but I guess that’s why they call it the blues.

We were ready for you, Elton. But, losing everything is like the sun going down on me.


It’s sad. So sad. It’s a sad sad situation. And it’s getting more and more absurd.

5 thoughts on “Dear (Elton) John,

  1. My records are LPs from my college days. Elton had a concert scheduled in Jacksonville, FL and the local newspaper ran a contest offering free pairs of tickets. I didn’t win a set. However, a number of winners failed to claim theirs. So fortune smiled and I received a call to claim a pair of tickets! Other than $10 for parking, we witnessed a fabulous concert by a master showman and performer for free. Despite approaching 70, Elton was still hitting all the notes in his extensive collection of hits songs. He performed for over two hours, with a few brief costumes changes and never faltered. Amazing! My wife and I had a great time! Thanks Elton!

    1. That is an amazing story and I’m so glad you guys had a great time. I really hope he comes back to Milwaukee in October because I would love to see Elton perform live

  2. According to the press release, “‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ is the most technical and complicated tour production that Elton has ever taken on the road. The tour needs to use the Milwaukee date to make technical modifications to the show in order to give fans the best experience possible.” HOWEVER last fall, some of those were also postponed due to an ear infection and they were pushed to next month. I wonder if something’s going on with his health again. I can’t believe it’s going to take that long to upgrade the arena. By the way, what’s your favorite Elton John song? Mine is Philadelphia Freedom.

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