RMac from Raleigh, NC
HORRIBLE SOUND QUALITY
Visually excellent, sound quality was horrible and it never improved. It was over compressed and overall just a mash up of instruments. You almost could not hear Elton sing. An excessive Bass boast that was almost painful on some notes. Whoever did the arena analysis failed badly. Reflection problems throughout the venue. It is a real shame that you pay nearly $700 for a concert you were unable to enjoy.
Bruce Wasserman from New York, New York
ELTON JOHN BOMBS
The show was a great big disappointment. The sound was so bad the words were indistinguishable and garbled. The lighting was nothing special, there was no choreography, the set never changed except to float some "clouds" on stage and move the piano with Elton playing around a little bit. Stay home and listed to him on headphones... don't waste your money!
Cam Martin from Raleigh, North Carolina
I was very excited to see Elton last night in Raleigh. This would make my third time seeing him since I first saw him in California as a young teenager when he was on his epic Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour in 1973. That show literally blew my mind. Last night's was a nightmare. He led off with "Bennie and the Jets". Obviously, great tune. But the sound was HORRIBLE. Loud to the point of painful distortion. And the mix was just as bad. Rhythm section loud to the point where you couldn't hear the vocals. "OK", I thought; first song, maybe somebody screwed up the sound check and things will get straightened around. Nope. Next 2 tunes just as bad. My ears literally began to hurt. My wife and I had floor seats and everyone stood up. What's the point of floor seats if every idiot is going to disregard everyone else behind them and stand up waving their recording cell phones in the air? We left while Elton was introducing "Border Song". Memories are best when you don't try to relive them.
Lise Larin from Vero Beach, Florida
It was so bad that we left one hour into the show. The sound was ridiculous, it was so loud that it reverberated in the entire Amway Center. The movie on the screen behind him was ridiculous and poorly thought out. In the first few songs it was a slideshow of disjointed pictures which had no meaning at all. During one song they would flash the brightest light into your eyes for the entire song. It was really stupid. I was so shocked at how bad the entire production was, what a waste of an evening. What a complete and total wasre of time and an utter disappointment!.
Tess from San Jose, California
SOUND WAS HORRIBLE!!!
So sad to be delivered such an awful show for such a superstar. Saw Elton with Billie Joel at SAP and it was one of the best ever concerts. This was one of the worst ever concerts. And it's not SAP's fault. The best sound at a concert I ever heard was Roger Water's "Us and Them" tour a few years ago at SAP. It was so far and above anything I had ever heard before that I was stunned. Hard to believe Elton would allow this horrible sound to happen.
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