Sunday, February 14, 2010

Elton John/Billy Joel Concert at the Rose Quarter (02-10-10)

We went to see the Face to Face Elton John and Billy Joel concert at the Rose Quarter stadium. After hearing Gary play their music for the last 29 years, I wasn't overly enthusiastic about going; but this concert was so fabulous, I was won over by the great music and the performers' showmanship. Great time.

This is a view of the stadium from where we were sitting. The music was so loud, I was glad we weren't sitting any closer...but it sure looked like the people at the front of the stage were having a blast.

Some sketches of Elton John, Billy Joel, a few band members and screen backdrops.

 The sketches above are of the audience near us. I drew Christopher (top right middle), Valérie (second at lower right) and Monica-Sophie (edge of page on lower right).

I found the souvenir paper sign on the way out of the stadium, near a table where T-shirts and Polo shirts were respectively being sold for $40 and...$60! What a rip!


  1. Well, it looks like a good time was had by all! Your drawings convey the atmosphere of the place very well. nancy

  2. You captured the loudness and mass of people in your drawings. Nice job!

  3. You really caught energy of a concert in your sketches. These are wonderful. Yeah, I stopped buying t-shirts at concerts a long time ago. Selling a $10 t-shirt for $40 just because it has a decal on it. :/ Tickets are so expensive, the shirts should be thrown in as a bonus!

  4. You've definitely captured the moment! It actually feels like a concert!

  5. interesting post. I would love to follow you on twitter.