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Review by Wayne Martin

Saturday 21 September 2002 @ 23:03 - GMT

Great show Friday night. No surprises, just great music. EJ & BJ both look very good. Healthy, fit and in good spirits. BJ looks better than I've ever seen him.

Great seats -- second row in the special "Pod" section the Fleet Center sets up for these. Right in front of EJ. (There's another pod area on Billy's side) Security let you stand (These two sections as long with the first three rows of the regular seats behind us, from Tiny dancer onward.)

High points in EJ's set has to be Rocket Man and This Train... Rocket Man had yet another ending. And incredible Blues jam that is one of the best I've heard him do yet. This Train... is just a beautiful song and the audience responds incredibly well to it.

Now it's off to NYC for Mondays concert!

The complete setlist:

1) Pre-recorded Intro Music
AIDA OVERTURE/
Yankee Doodle (BJ enters)/
God Save The Queen (EJ enters)

2) Your Song
3) Just The Way You Are

EJ's BAND ENTERS

4) Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me (Now EJ band out)

BJ EXITS - ELTON'S SET

5) Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
6) Someone Saved My Life Tonight
7) Philadelphia Freedom
8) I Want Love
9) Rocket Man
10) Take Me to the Pilot
11) Have Mercy on The Criminal

** EJ Introduces Band Members **

12) Tiny Dancer
13) This Train Don't Stop There Anymore
14) I'm Still Standing
15) Crocodile Rock

EJ & BAND EXIT/
BJ'S BAND ENTERS - BILLY'S SET

16) Prelude/Angry Young Man
17) Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
18) Movin' Out
19) Allentown
20) Don't Ask Me Why **(Audience Pick over Big Man on Mulberry St. and Downeaster Alexa)**
21) Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)
22) River of Dreams with snippet of Dirty Water
23) New York State of Mind
24) I Go To Extremes
25) It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
26) Only The Good Die Young

BJ & BAND EXIT AND RETURN WITH EJ

27) My Life (Billy's Band with Nigel from EJ band)

(REMAINING MEMBERS OF EJ's BAND ENTER)

28) Bitch Is Back
29) You May Be Right
30) Bennie and the Jets
31) Hard Days Night
32) Great Balls Of Fire

EJ & BJ EXIT WITH THEIR BANDS/
EJ & BJ RETURN BY THEMSELVES

33) Candle in the Wind
34) Piano Man

And Ejw.com adds: thanks Wayne for all your hard work!