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    Billy Joel - Acer Arena, December 9 2008

    http://www.billyjoelfan.com/Concerts...08/12-06.shtml

    The set list for Brisbane listed here is what we had, minus Sometimes A Fantasy.

    He puts on a fantastic show and I always enjoy seeing him. Overall I enjoyed this setlist more than the previous show I saw in 2006 which included songs from An Innocent Man, an album I don't like. I missed Goodnight Saigon, however, which is awesome. He told some very funny stories - after Billy The Kid we had a dissertation on the historical inaccuracies in the lyrics, for instance he wasn't from Wheeling, West Virginia, but Brooklyn, and you could hardly roam east & west of the Rio Grande, but north & south. He said 'and I am not from Oyster Bay. I'm from Hicksville'. Before Scenes From An Italian Restaurant he actually recommended a Neopolitan restaurant in Paddington, an inner Sydney suburb.

    Highlights for me were Allentown, which is my favourite song by him, We Didn't Start The Fire (people who deride this as a 'list' miss the point), and a wonderful jazz club, Ray Charles infused New York State Of Mind (it made me realise how much I miss the place, as I have not been there since 1988.

    There was one song I didn't know, Christmas In Fallujah, which is similar to LROOE in lyrical content, in which he played electric guitar. I thought it rocked, but it received a muted response. And the crowd singing of Piano Man wasn't nearly as enthusiastic as last time. Still, I had a good time.

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    I was torn between posting this here, or in "Good for a Laugh."

    I needed to pull out my HS Senior Yearbook yesterday for the first time in AGES, because I had been recruited by some other moms to go in to school today and help layout pictures for the 4th grade yearbook. (I had been one of the editors in HS, and I have to say we did an excellent job back then!)

    I stumbled across the concert program and ticket from my very first concert right after graduation, a few days before I became legal in 1979. One of my girlfriend's dads dropped a few of us off at Giants Stadium at noon to see Boston, Poco, Todd Rundgren and Utopia, and the Outlaws--so it must have lasted until 8 pm or later. The price of the ticket???? A mere $12.50!! I had to get out my reading glasses to be sure, but that was it! Granted, we were in nosebleed seats, but we were young and thrilled and didn't have a care in the world back then-- unbelievable!

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    Poco hey? To badf it was after Randy and Timothy had already left! Love Boston and Todd Rundgren. That was a pretty good concert I bet-especially for $12.50! WOW!
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    I haven't been on this thread in awhile. Sounds like the Billy Joel concert was really good, FP. He is someone I definitely hope to see in the near future. He is coming to Atlanta but it is a double bill with Elton John, and I saw Elton 2 years ago so I was really hoping to catch Billy solo.

    Quote Originally Posted by eaglesvet View Post
    I stumbled across the concert program and ticket from my very first concert right after graduation, a few days before I became legal in 1979. One of my girlfriend's dads dropped a few of us off at Giants Stadium at noon to see Boston, Poco, Todd Rundgren and Utopia, and the Outlaws--so it must have lasted until 8 pm or later. The price of the ticket???? A mere $12.50!!
    $12.50?!?! Wow, EV--those were the days!

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    EV, the fact that you had to put on your reading glasses to see the $12.50 puts everything into perspective, doesn't it! Things were much cheaper all those years ago when we didn't need reading glasses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonFan View Post
    I haven't been on this thread in awhile. Sounds like the Billy Joel concert was really good, FP. He is someone I definitely hope to see in the near future. He is coming to Atlanta but it is a double bill with Elton John, and I saw Elton 2 years ago so I was really hoping to catch Billy solo.



    $12.50?!?! Wow, EV--those were the days!
    DF, if you get a chance to see Elton and Billy together, don't miss it. I saw them together several years ago and it was one of the most awesome shows I have ever witnessed. They sing each other's songs... Elton sings Uptown Girl, they duet on Piano Man & Your Song (I can't remember which Elton song Billy sang)! I am hoping they will bring this back here again because they both come here so often.

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    [quote=DonFan;52748]I haven't been on this thread in awhile. Sounds like the Billy Joel concert was really good, FP. He is someone I definitely hope to see in the near future. He is coming to Atlanta but it is a double bill with Elton John, and I saw Elton 2 years ago so I was really hoping to catch Billy solo.



    We saw Billy and Elton a few years ago in Madison Square Garden, and it was tremendous! I had already seen Billy a number of times before, but never Elton. They each played one solo set, and then they played a long set together. We sat in the few rows behind the circular stage featuring the 2 pianos, and it was amazing because they often played to the back--so we very often had the best seats in the house (unexpectedly.) I have to say, that was one of the greatest concerts I have ever been to.

    On the other hand, since Billy Joel is one of my favorite artists, his solo concerts also rank among the top. We saw him once on New Year's Eve in his native Long Island, and it was one of the best ways to ring in the New Year ever! His catalogue of songs has so many that I enjoy, and each of the concerts I've seen of his has varied nicely.

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    Along with being a HUGE fan of the Eagles, i'm also a big fan of stand up comedy. Bill Engvall is my favorite comedian. He is hilarious. I've been to several of his concerts and have gotten to meet him a few times. He's such a sweet heart in person and I could tell right off that he really appreciates his fans. His material is very family friendly and doesn't do anything vulgar. I like the clean comedy but i also enjoy a bit of the blue stuff. Dane Cook is another favorite comedian of mine. Although his material is completely different from Bill's, I still find him to be just as hilarious. I may have the chance to see Dane in concert while i'm Florida. He's gonna be at the same arena in Tampa as the Eagles but only 2 nights later. I hope i get to see Dane in concert. It would complete my Florida trip to not only get to see my family and the Eagles but to also get to see a great comedy show.
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    I'm with ya PB-LOVE comedy and have seen several comedians. My faves are Carrot Top (I cried thru the whole show from laughing so hard). You have to really pay attention to him because he throws them out so fast! Besides, who can look at the man without laughing before he even opens his mouth? LOVE HIM!!!! I also liked Steven Wright, but you really have to like dry humor to enjoy him. We were also lucky to have been able to see George Carlin about 20 years ago (the night after we were married in fact). He was great-if you like sarcasm, which I hate to admit, I do.
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    Laughter is the best medicine. Besides listening to the Eagles or watching their dvds, listening/watching comedy is the next best thing for me whenever i'm feeling down.

    Carrot Top is pretty funny. I've only seen a little bit of his stuff on tv. I think he'd be a great to see live. Ron White is coming to the casino that I work at. I hope i'll get to see him when he comes here.
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