Elton John Concert Fun at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island
Elton John loves me…
He must, he played all of my favorites in the first 15 minutes of the private concert at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island last night!
The concert was in closing to a 5 day appreciation event sponsored by SAPÂ (technology software co.) for its employees/affiliates and their families which completely bought out five hotels; Hilton at Waikoloa, Mauna Lani, Fairmont Orchid, Hapuna, and Mauna Kea. Owners and residents were politely asked not to come onto the hotel grounds during the five days of their stay.
The fact is, IÂ tried to sneak in with two girlfriends and after being completely humiliated (along with about 50 other people) we stumbled through the lava rock in the dark ’til we hit the golf path to the very elevated 12th tee box of the North Course at Mauna Lani Resort. We tried all the excuses, “We live here (well, I do anyway), you can’t keep us off the shoreline…you know what I mean.” They had heard them all 50 times already by that time of night. We would have paid, of course, but it was private; the nerve!
The tee box is just adjacent to the FairmontÂ parkingÂ lot, and is in direct view and within perfect range of the very loud and clear concert! Wahoo.Â We danced, drank wine, and giggled the night away with the most awesome lightening show in the background. Then, to top it off, there was a 15 minute fireworks display that we watched lying on our backs as the grand finale!Â What a spectacular show.
I love the Big Island…oh yeah, and Elton John!
Living and loving the resort life.