He also didn’t get to see Howard Jones, the '80s balladeer whose own hit was “No One Is to Blame.” Jones started playing “Tiny Dancer” on an electronic keyboard. But when a cable kept causing static, he stopped, retreated to the grand piano on stage right, and played the song the old-fashioned way. It was beautiful, and he got a standing ovation, too.
I’d like to see some of today’s pop performers react with such aplomb. Of course, they’d have to know how to play a real instrument!
While I'm posting here anyway, if you're interested in seeing "Someone You Need" as a waltz,
here's a 2-minute clip from my wedding though it takes a minute to download because it's 15MB. (Also you may need Quicktime to see it.) All my dancing friends joined in halfway through, it was beautiful.