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Elton John takes you back to a time in your life, one fan said

Published: Sat, February 1, 2014 @ 10:41 p.m.


Less than an hour before Elton John took the stage Saturday night, Cindy Markijohn of Canfield still couldn’t believe her luck.

Standing outside of O’Donald’s Irish Pub and Grill Downtown, as hundreds of concertgoers filtered in and out of bars and eateries along Federal Street, Markijohn explained how she’d tried to get tickets to John’s previous Covelli Centre appearance on May 1, 2010, but failed.

The 7,000 seats for that show sold out in just 30 minutes.

This time, though, Markijohn was ready, with phone in hand, when tickets went on sale back in early December. About 7,500 tickets — ranging from $26 to $126 — were sold for Saturday’s performance, setting an attendance record for the facility.

Ron George of Canfield, who was attending the sold-out concert with Markijohn, chimed in.

“His music brings you back to something in your life,” George said. “And he’s in Youngstown — on a Saturday night. We’re thankful to have him.”

Read about the show in Sunday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.


1vinglass(221 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Good show, very much like the previous one. One big difference...parking at Covelli the last time was 10.00, this year it was $25!! And you didn't find that out until it was too late to back out or turn around. Sorry Mr. Ryan but 25.00 (in cash yet) was a little too much for the Covelli Center, we won't be attending Any future events there. Just way too greedy1

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2123goz(455 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I have heard from people that online sales were sold out in seconds, not minutes, and at Ticketmaster locations, they were sold out after a few customers. I think the only place to be is at the box office. I find it sickening that the 'brokers' who saythey are providing a service, manage to have all kinds of tickets at 4x's face value.

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3vinglass(221 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

The ticket prices through Ticketmaster are a scam, perpetuated by the Covelli Center. Who scims off that 4x markup?? Eric Ryan??

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