He's on my bucket list, and, last night, chances are I may have missed the best opportunity to see Elton John. It was a sold out show at Van Andel Arena. And, I wasn't about to hold up a gas station to afford "after-market" ticket prices. So, a swing and a miss is what it was for me. And, oh my, what a whiff it was.

First thing today I scoured the web looking for any sort of review and comment. After a nearly empty search on Facebook (those friends I saw that posted about the show, apparently enjoyed it a bit too much, rendering their opinions less than credible...or legible) I came across a great review of the show at mlive.com that reassured me of the greatness I missed once again. Elton played for nearly two and a half hours, and dove deep into his bag of stories and song in the process. The pictures that are captured in the article show the magnificent stage display that Elton made a staple more than forty years ago.

I really got curious about the full set list and song arrangement. So, I figured I'd torture myself some more and check it out for myself at setlist.fm. Seriously? 24 freaking songs? What a wide array of masterpieces everybody in attendance was treated to! Elton kicked it off with my all-time favorite of his "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" followed by "Bennie and The Jets" just to warm things up nicely. Shortly there after, another of my faves from Yellow Brick, "All The Young Girls Love Alice". Tons of other great songs led to a four song set late in the show that saw the rock and roller side of Elton at his finest: "The Bitch Is Back", "I'm Still Standing", "Your Sister Can't Twist", and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" led to the one song encore of "Crocodile Rock".

Check out the full list form setlist.fm right here as I go bang my head against a wall for a few more minutes...