The June 18, 2004 Press and Journal reported on a fan who was ”singing the blues” when he failed to get a ticket for Elton’s Pittodrie concert.
Terry Craig criticized many who buy tickets, only to resell at higher prices. He saw Elton in Scotland in 1972, when people brought tickets only because they were ”desperate” to see the musician.
Nowadays, the concert is a cash coup for the city’s economy as well. Including restaurants and hotels, the June 18 show could be worth 400,000 pounds to Aberdeen.