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Elton's a Medallion man

Monday 20 January 2003 @ 20:00 - GMT

Elton wore a gold medallion around his neck when he appared with the band in Bakersfield on January 18, 2003. Elton last appeared at the venue in 1999 as a solo act.

Elton performed a number of rarely heard songs, such as Dixie Lily in a 3-hour show.

After playing Pinball Wizard Elton mentioned that every song he was playing that evening other than Pinball Wizard was written by Bernie Taupin. Bernie was backstage and later appeared to roars from the audience.

The complete setlist of the Bakersfield show on January 18, 2003:

  1. Funeral For A Friend
  2. Love Lies Bleeding
  3. Bennie And The Jets
  4. Daniel
  5. Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  6. The Ballad Of The Boy In The Red Shoes
  7. Philadelphia Freedom
  8. The Wasteland
  9. Rocket Man
  10. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
  11. I Want Love
  12. This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore
  13. Take Me To The Pilot
  14. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  15. Dixie Lily
  16. Harmony
  17. All The Young Girls Love Alice
  18. The Bitch Is Back
  19. Believe
  20. Tiny Dancer
  21. Levon
  22. Have Mercy On The Criminal
  23. Holiday Inn
  24. Original Sin
  25. Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
  26. Crocodile Rock
  27. Pinball Wizard
  28. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me
  29. Your Song