Elton John in Canberra
Celebrating 40-years since the release of his hit "Rocket Man" Elton John played to an excited crowd in Canberra on Wednesday night. Photo: Stephanie Anderson
The "Rocket Man" had barely touched down in the nation's capital before the crowds began turning out in force more than two hours ahead of Elton John's performance at the Canberra Stadium.
Fans came from as far away as Western Australia and Queensland to listen to the 65-year-old singer as he celebrated the 40 year anniversary of his hit single "Rocket Man".
Fans also took the opportunity to dress up for the occasion.
Sisters Lauren Miller and Belinda Passlow came equipped with sparkly glasses while interstate travellers Darren George and Ken Oliver donned colourful suits.
John took to the stage around 8.30pm and was expected to play more than two hours' worth of his back catalogue of hits.
Mix 106.3 presenter Carla "Biggzy" Bignasca, who was among the 12,000 strong crowd, was impressed with the pop music veteran's stamina.
"He can still rock out with the best of them. He's a top class musician and entertainer who loves his audience and despite being somewhat subdued they appreciatively gave him a standing ovation after every song. His band sound super tight and the Canberra Stadium is packed," she told Fairfax Media during intermission.
Be sure to pick up Thursday's copy of the Canberra Times for a full review of the show.