Peter von Nostrand: That takes some guts to do that in Russia
whidbey: Love EJ's music up until 1975, can't imagine him being able to hit even half of the notes he used to.
hardinparamedic: Peter von Nostrand: That takes some guts to do that in RussiaNot really. Elton John is pretty much untouchable. It would validate the world's opinion of Russia's policies, and negatively impact their bottom line. If anything is true about Russia, they care about money more than they care about morals.
Peter von Nostrand: Putin poisoned a guy while he was in England. I don't think he cares
Gordon Bennett: I like that TFA describes him as "The 'Rocket Man' singer." A song from 1972.
skinink: Peter von Nostrand: That takes some guts to do that in RussiaWould have took more guts to boycott Russia and not play there. But money's money. Elton made his, the Russian Gov't/Mob made their money off the concert, everyone is happy. I wouldn't expect they would be too bothered about a gay entertainer they let in the country speak about gay matters.
whidbey: Love EJ's music up until 1975, can't imagine him being able to hit even half of the notes he used to. That said, I've heard he's put on good shows in recent years.
Peter von Nostrand: Very few people would have the guts to say it.
hardinparamedic: Peter von Nostrand: Putin poisoned a guy while he was in England. I don't think he caresSo Putin kills Elton John, or arrests him. Either way.The entire western world sees one of it's most famous, most beloved entertainers being openly persecuted by a country that is, relatively, still hated for the business it engaged in from 1945 to 1992 in Europe.Putin may be a bastard, but he's not an idiot, dude. The Russians are not going to risk crashing their fragile economy on something like that.
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