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July 8, 2002
In November 1972, when I was 15 years old, I saw Elton John in concert for the first time. Honky Chateau was newly released, a follow-up to the phenomenal Madman Across the Water. The $8 ticket bought general admission, so my friend (actually not a friend, but a "responsible" adult - a pot-smoking, hippie teacher at the private Christian school I attended - that I persuaded to drive me in exchange for her ticket) and I arrived early to secure good seats.

Many years later, on my first trip to NYC, I shook Elton's hand at Madison Square Garden.