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Fans Excited to See Elton John, Say Show Didn't Disappoint

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It's the night that Elton John fans have been waiting for - his sold-out show in Erie. Some have been waiting months, even years depending on who you ask. After the show, they all said it was well worth the wait.

Sir Elton rocked the stage in front of a crowd of more than 8,000 people Monday night, playing his classic with some "Benny and the Jets" early in the night.

It's the first time he's back in Erie in over 13 years. The fans lined up two hours before the show even kicked off.  A lot of them die-hard Elton John fans.

"I rarely go to concerts, but I wouldn't miss this one," said Elton fan Tom Bolen. "Even if it cost me $140. THat's way over my budget, but I had to come. I wouldn't miss him. I love his music."

"I can't even describe how excited I am! I just can't!" said Elton fan Patricia Spitale. "I've never seen him in concert before! I've been looking forward to this! I could hardly sleep last night!" 

"When we were in India, we always heard about concerts, and we'd never get a chance to actually see," said Elton fan Sakthi Kesavan. "So this is like my big time. I love it."

One fan, in particular, said this concert was his birthday gift. And it was the best birthday surprise he could have asked for.

"'Benny and the Jets' is my favorite song, forever," said Ed Yates, an Elton fan celebrating his 71st birthday at the concert Monday. "I'm excited. My wife bought this, big surprise for me. She gave me the present today."

Many of the fans were also excited to come out to see the newly renovated arena. Some were at the arena for the first time for this show. They said they're hoping it can continue to bring in the top acts.

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