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Eyewitness report by Wayne Martin

Monday 19 April 2004 @ 22:29 - GMT

EJW.com thanks

Wayne Martin for the following setlist and report:

Mullins Center - Amherst, Massachussets, USA

Saturday, April 17, 2004 - 8:10PM – 10:46PM(Walk-in music:

Rufus Wainwright’s Want One CD)

1)

The Bitch Is Back – (On Fri. April 16, Opening night of the tour in Reading, PA, they opened with Bennie… On Sat. during sound check, Davey and the Band came up with a new rift for bitch and decided to open with this instead. The band walked on stage bathed in blue light and started playing this new rift repeatedly for a minute or two before striking the familiar chords to Bennie, at which point Elton entered the stage)

2) Bennie And The Jets

3) Levon – (With a new extended piano solo intro)

4) Daniel

5) Someone Saved My Life Tonight

6) Ballad of the Boy In The Red Shoes

7) Philadelphia Freedom

8) Rocket Man

9) I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues - (With yet another new bluesy ending)

10) I Want Love – (With Music Video starring Robert Downey, JR. playing on screens)

11) Tiny Dancer

Elton Introduces The Band

12) Take Me To The Pilot

13) Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Band Exits

14) Nikita – (Elton solo at the piano)

15) Original Sin - (Elton solo at the piano)

16) Candle In The Wind - (Elton solo at the piano)

Elton Leaves Stage / Band re-enters / Elton re-appears during Guy Babylon’s instrumental opening to Funeral…

17) Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding

18) Believe

19) All The Young Girls Love Alice

20) I’m Still Standing

21) Saturday Nights Alright (For Fighting)

22) Crocodile Rock

FIRST ENCORE

23) Pinball Wizard – (With pre-recorded instrumental and sound effects introduction from 1993 tour)

24) Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

SECOND ENCORE

25) Your Song – (Elton enters stage alone, dressed in track suit, signs autographs for all in front rows, before singing Your Song. Band re-enters and joins in during second verse)

(Walkout music: AIDA Orchestral Finale)