Our miracle tickets for Elton

Gazette: Our miracle tickets for Elton Our miracle tickets for Elton

TWO Elton John fans who were listening to his gig from a petrol station forecourt ended up with seats just metres from the stage.

Angela Black and her partner Graham Purtel thought the closest they would get to their idol was the BP garage, the other side of the A12 from the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

They listened to the start of the show and watched the corner of the big screen.

Then a random act of kindness gave the couple their dream tickets to the gig.

Angela, 57, of Jacksons Walk, Colchester, got chatting to a woman who was crying on the forecourt when the conversation turned to Sir Elton.

Angela said: “She said she’d had a disagreement with her husband.

“She asked if we were going to the show and I told her I didn’t have a lot of money so I couldn’t afford to go to see him, so we’d come down to the garage to listen to him.

“While we were talking she asked if I had a cigarette so I gave her one and lit it.

“Then when her partner came out she reached into his pocket and pulled out two tickets, put her arms around me and said: ‘Here, you go and enjoy yourself.”

“I was saying: ‘No, no, no’, but she just kept saying: ‘You go and enjoy yourselves.’”

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2:41pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Mr Honest says...

Lit a cigarette on a petrol station forecourt? IDIOT!
Lit a cigarette on a petrol station forecourt? IDIOT! Mr Honest
  • Score: 26

4:11pm Tue 1 Jul 14

cabbie77 says...

Thats just asking for trouble lucky the concert didnt go up in smoke
Thats just asking for trouble lucky the concert didnt go up in smoke cabbie77
  • Score: 2

5:36pm Thu 3 Jul 14

trinah76 says...

That was me and my husband we r so glad you enjoyed the tickets,
That was me and my husband we r so glad you enjoyed the tickets, trinah76
  • Score: 4

6:15pm Fri 4 Jul 14

the mighty wah says...

trinah76 wrote:
That was me and my husband we r so glad you enjoyed the tickets,
On the print edition you could see your name on the tickets, I thought it was wrong of the paper to give the reason for your generosity.
[quote][p][bold]trinah76[/bold] wrote: That was me and my husband we r so glad you enjoyed the tickets,[/p][/quote]On the print edition you could see your name on the tickets, I thought it was wrong of the paper to give the reason for your generosity. the mighty wah
  • Score: 0

1:56pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Hazeyx600 says...

Its nice to see my husband still knows how to show a girl a good time... lol listening from the garage.. excellent
Its nice to see my husband still knows how to show a girl a good time... lol listening from the garage.. excellent Hazeyx600
  • Score: 1
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