It’s all becoming quite real now.
When it was announced three weeks ago that Sir Elton John would be playing a Bathurst show as part of his farewell world tour, plenty of locals took some convincing.
To be fair, it certainly sounded like an April Fool's joke but the promoters were quite serious.
So, it turns out, were Sir Elton's legion of fans.
While it was to be expected that the pre-sale tickets that went on sale only to Telstra customers last week would not last long, no-one really knew what to expect when tickets were made available to the general public on Friday morning.
Bathurst has never hosted an event like this before and even the promoters admitted they had not previously taken Sir Elton's show to a city as small as Bathurst.
And the tickets weren't cheap, starting at $119 for a patch of grass on the hill at the far end of Carrington Park and ranging up to $339 [or even more for the VIP packages].
With large areas of the state's west still concerned by the impact of drought and much less discretionary spending money slushing about in local economies than might otherwise be the case, there must have also been questions over just how many people could afford to spare a few hundred dollars for a single night out.
Well, those questions have now been answered – and emphatically.
Within half an hour of tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday, nearly all had been snapped up.
It will certainly be a sell-out by the time Sir Elton arrives in January next year, with fans coming from far afield to enjoy one of modern music's greats.
It's an enormous achievement which is a credit to the drawing power of Sir Elton, the planning nous of the promoters and to the faith that all have showed in Bathurst's ability to host such an extravaganza.
Local food, beverage and accommodation providers must already be rubbing their hands at the prospect of a welcome post-Christmas boost to their coffers as many of the concertgoers will already been planning their overnight stays.
And locals who have been fortunate enough to grab a ticket or two will be counting down the days to a night they will not quickly forget.
There is still plenty of work to do to make the show a reality, but it's all becoming quite real now. And we can hardly wait.