SATURDAY night was definitely all right for drinking, dancing and having a good old sing-along as Sir Elton John rocketed into Leigh this weekend.
There was no Elton tribute act in sight as the world renowned superstar, having arrived by helicopter, appeared on stage at Leigh Sports Village shortly after 8pm.
Perched in front of a grand piano to the left of the stage and wearing a dazzling sequined navy blue suit, royal blue shirt and matching glasses, the 67-year-old performed to a welcoming crowd of thousands for a solid two-and-a-half hours.
The set list was comprehensive enough to satisfy all ages in the audience, ranging from old favourites such as Rocket Man, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Tiny Dancer, to new numbers from his latest album The Diving Board – and plenty in between.
Some of the biggest cheers on the night were reserved for Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On (Leigh) Me, I’m Still Standing and I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues.
Elton told the crowd: “It’s wonderful to be here in Leigh. When I was young I used to watch the rugby league with Eddie Waring commentating.”