Elton John's front row at Baltimore's 1st Mariner Arena: Young, hot guys, mostly
Does Elton John like a good-looking front row? Sam Sessa hears from a fan who saw John at 1st Mariner Arena.
Hi all, it's Midnight Sun alum Sam Sessa (Erik is on vacation until tomorrow) with a funny Elton John tidbit.
I wasn't able to make John's Baltimore concert Saturday night at 1st Mariner Arena, but my good friend Kristin did. She scored second-row seats ("10 feet from Elton!") from a local radio station.
Once she and her date were situated, they turned to the young, good-looking guys ahead of them and asked them how they'd managed to land front row seats. They had been sitting further back when one of John's crew came up and offered them seats in the front row.
Kristin marveled at this, until she realized that most of the folks in the front row -- at least the ones near John -- were young, hot guys.
Then she knew what was up.
Apparently, it's something John has done for a while. When he goes on tour with Billy Joel, the front row is half hot guys and half hot chicks. John and Joel have even joked about it during shows, one fan tells me.
I've heard of bands having their roadies hand-pick hot chicks to join them backstage after shows, but never filling the front rows with them. Still, it makes sense.
Photo: Elton John at 1st Mariner Arena: (Colby Ware/Special to The Sun)