Sunday night’s alright
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.