Let me first respond to the questions people asked me in real life.
"How were your seats?" Seats were not bad.
(The steps up to the stage can be seen on the bottom left - white with black lines. There may or may not be two pianos on the stage at this point. Drums came up, went down, pianos came up,went down, and Billy's rotated.)
"Did they play together?" Together, then individually, then together.
"Was it sold out?" Oh, yes. And everybody sang the chorus of Piano Man in the final encore.
"Did you like it?" Well, duh. You kind of have to like it. However, the woman next to me talked through all of Elton John's performance. Then, in the middle of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," she turned to me and drunkenly said, "He needs to get this thing ROCKIN!" then staggered off to get beer.
Actually, I started to wonder why it didn't bother me that she talked through much of it, and I realized neither of use were there to hear the music, since it was carved into our neurons since Junior High. I looked at Gary and his air of satisfied self-content and decided we were there for the same reason we went to Shakespeare's house and Stonehenge. To have been there. So there was no way to not enjoy it.
That said ...
We came in about 10 minutes late, so I suppose Elton may have said hello to the crowd then, but it was honestly an hour later before he brought his head up.
Then he said, "Hello Saint Louis, I hope you are having a good time." Then he played more classic rock music. Billy Joel, on the other hand, came out and discussed the venue, and the seats, and his bald head, and the fact we were all Twittering. Delightful. I've been spoiled by BNL 1.0, which had frontmen who would come out and discuss their vasectomies (Steve) frozen sperm (Ed) fear of moths (Steve) and misadventures in planes (Ed). I'm not used to having a musician come out and "just" be an artist. Hmph. And to be fair, in lieu of communicating with us Elton did point at us. Lots of pointing. A Hillary Clinton level of pointing. He pointed at every section at least once.
Still, I'm not complaining. However, I did come down with a Swine-flu like fever the very next night. And, you know, they didn't play any of their new stuff.