Sun­day night’s al­right

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Wat­ford fans don’t nor­mally get a stand­ing ova­tion from Posh sup­port­ers at the Abax sta­dium but that’s al­most cer­tainly what a cer­tain Reg Dwight aka El­ton John will be get­ting next sum­mer.

The an­nounce­ment that the pi­ano play­ing na­tional trea­sure is to play a Peter­bor­ough con­cert on Sun­day, June 11 cre­ated some ex­cite­ment, and a lot of dis­tinctly av­er­age song ti­tle puns.

I quite liked Upon This Croc­o­dile Rock com­bin­ing one of El­ton’s big­gest hits and Posh’s motto.

Other songs we’re ex­pect­ing are I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues in homage to the Posh’s colours, Good­bye Lon­don Road and in trib­ute to owner Dar- ragh MacAn­thony’s bankrolling of the club we all want a rous­ing ren­di­tion of Sac­ri­fice.

It’s just a shame Posh sold diminu­tive play­maker Erhun Oz­tumer as Tiny Dancer could have been ded­i­cated to him.

Bad puns aside I’m de­lighted Sir El­ton is head­ing here as he re­mains one of the big­gest pop acts around.

I’m not one of El­ton’s big­gest fans and I per­son­ally wouldn’t cross the road to see Bryan Adams who was this year’s big name to play Peter­bor­ough, but the city des­per­ately needs con­certs with this cal­i­bre of acts.

Hope­fully the Abax stadi- um could be­come a reg­u­lar venue for this type of con­cert al­beit for only a cou­ple of months each year.

The city coun­cil de­spite its con­stant harp­ing on about the city’s ex­cit­ing growth agenda ap­pears ei­ther un­will­ing or un­able to pro­vide or pro­mote a de­cent sized con­cert venue.

This city de­serves bet­ter than one to­ken big name con­cert a year.

Imag­ine the pic­tures I could use in this col­umn if Bey­once or Brit­ney came. Not that I’ve got any­thing against fol­licly chal­lenged mid­dle aged men.

And what about if Pink Floyd re­formed? David Gil­mour’s from Cam­bridge so maybe he sup­ports his home town foot­ball team.

Imag­ine that, a Cam­bridge United fan get­ting a stand­ing ova­tion in Peter­bor­ough.

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