Last night I took my girlfriend and two daughters to their first Billy Joel show. It was a special night being his 50th consecutive show in his residency at the world famous Madison Square Garden. My oldest daughter, Melodie, recently got into his catalog after hearing “Piano Man” hmm wonder why ha ha. Anyway, he was nothing shy of spectacular. His timeless songs and great stage banter along with a stellar band and light show made for a truly unforgettable evening. To watch and listen to him perform I was amazed by him at his age. You give me hope Billy!
As almost expected Billy had a couple of guests. Former Ranger Captain Mark Messier came out to present the 50th show banner (video below) and Jim Brewer came out and sang the AC/DC classic “You Shook Me All Night Long”. One of the most goosebumps parts of the night was when Mike DelGuidice of Big Shot, and now part of Billy’s band, sang the aria “Nessun Dorma” from Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot. (video below) It was spine tingling.
Check out the slideshow below for the spectacle of lights and a couple of pic’s with band members and the nights set list. Also below that are two videos of a couple of the nights highlights. Please excuse the flimsy camera work. If you like his music and have not seen him, do it! Before he retires. So worth it.