"Pop music is fun," laughed Elton, "and there's only one way to keep your sanity in it. Don't take yourself seriously. I don't. I love pop music. It's my whole life. I love it because it is fun. People say, 'Why do you wear flamboyant clothes, and why do you do this and that?' It's fun! I mean, I really have a ball dressing up, wearing the crazy clothes. But there's one thing I do take seriously, and that's the quality of the music. The music has to be there."