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    Elton John at the Vic!
    Elton John at the Vic!

    Elton: back for their future - again!

    Some 23,000 fans watched Elton John play a concert at his beloved Watford Football club on Saturday night - and heard him make some surprise announcements!

    Elton John played a concert to a sell out crowd at his beloved Watford Football Club on Saturday night - and then delighted fans by suggesting a return in two years.

    Fans dressed in yellow
    Fans dressed in yellow

    He rocked 23,000 fans at Vicarage Road with a two and a half hour set, during which he spoke of his love for the club.

    The dress code was yellow and a great deal of the concert-goers followed it, many in Watford shirts from over the years, others in other forms of the summery colour that also reflected the perfect warm evening.

    Arriving on stage in trademark shades, and wearing a dazzling blue and gold suit with gold cravat, Elton entertained the lively crowd from there on in - with old classics and songs from his new album alongside each other.

    In the surprise of the night, he said he'd be coming back in two years time to celebrate his 60th birthday with another concert to raise further funds for the club.


    Elton John
    Elton dons a red, yellow and black wig for a song

    Tickets for the show had sold out almost immediately after they were released for sale, primarily to Watford Season Ticket holders so the fact that a large number of the people in the stadium were Hornets' fans only added to the atmosphere.

    And he told these enthusiastic supporters that despite spending most of his time in America, the club was never far from his heart, and that he loved it more than they could ever imagine.

    The concert was thought to have raised in the region of £1.3m and Elton said that this would be spent on players - and not on buying back the ground, as many had expected.

    Vicarage Road
    Vicarage Road was a sea of yellow

    Fans leaving the show said that they had not been disappointed.

    "I had an amazing evening, it was fantastic" said one. "Elton was a really good showman and I'll definitely go back when he does it in two years for his 60th."

    "First class - an absolute legend" echoed another.

    See pictures from the evening using the link on the right-hand side.

    Come back soon for our full review of the show!

    If you've got any pictures from the night that you would like to see in our gallery - please send them to

    last updated: 20/06/05
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    Julie Tompkins
    Elton was fantastic, had an amazing evening. He's a great guy and really loves Watford football club like many of us do!! I think it's right the money should go towards players, so important to rebuild team.What's the point of ground etc, if team not sucessful? People would have bought tickets for concert whatever the proceeds were for.I have been to so many concerts over the years and I think the football club did an excellent job organising everything. Cannot wait till the next one! Thanks Elton, fellow supporters, music lovers and everyone connected with the club.

    Pete, Abbots Langley
    Thank you Elton for pledging the money from Saturday to buying new players. So come Boothroyd, or whatever your name is, how about bringing back some Watford legends, Ramon Vega, Alan Smart or even Devon White.

    Great show from Eltonbut I in the minority who go to a concert to STAY sitting and quietly watch and listen to the performer.This is the secon d football arena concert and each time it was like having ants moving up and down,most distracting and if I had been the artist would have felt belittled that people couldn't be bothered to watch me!!If they weren't on the move it was chatting to each other and most of it wasn't about Elton either.Please concert goers show some respect to the artist and those who paid 75.00 per ticket.I cannot afford that sort of money to sit while some half drunk burk stands up in the crowd blocking my view or even have a stewart blocking the view.Also how about putting extra ladies toilets,If the men had to queue so long ,they'd be mutiny.I've been to fer conerts in my life and feel ,it's take your money,and hard luck if you can't see anything.Someone is making money at our expense but if don't feel it's worth you don't bother again and you tell people ,just go out and buy the cd etc and have your friends round.You can buy a lot of food and drinks for 75.00 plus train fares etc.

    Michael Thomas
    A superb evening, and a great performance from Elton. The organisation was also fantastic, with everything clearly explained and polite stewards.

    Margaret Witherden
    This was a most amazing evening.I was on the pitch in 1973 but this time I was in the upper rous stand. It was pure entertainment. No set changes, no costume changes just good solid music. The atmostphere was electric a carnival event. everyone just had such a good time. A showman I can't say anything else.

    Dave Owen
    BRILLIANT - anyone who doubts Elton's affection for WFC needs their head examined. Now the board must respect Elton's wishes and use this money on the team and not on the stadium. Glad also that the Paul Devlin situation has now been cleared up ( ie who paid for him!)

    Dave from Stevenage
    Absolutly fantastic. A great evening, superbly organised and as for Elton...A true master of music. Thanks to everyone including the fans who made it a night to remember. Proud to say... I WAS THERE !

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