One more thing I’ve always wanted to do but never done I can now check off my list…I finally saw a Billy Joel concert.
Eric got the tickets through workingadvantage.com way back in December. The Wachovia Center in Philadelphia is beautiful. We had club box seats, just over the stage’s right side. The arena was completely sold out.
He sounded great, and the time zipped by. Of course, the final encore was “Piano Man.” He told some stories in between songs, and even gave a roadie a chance to do a song…which was a little weird.
One thing, though…and I’m probably showing my age here. I haven’t been to a lot of live concerts. It’s something I didn’t do when I was younger, and once Eric and I met we rarely did because our taste in music is so different.
During “She’s Got A Way” and other ballads the arena was full of white waving light. Eric leaned over and asked me, “Where did everyone get the white lights?” I looked closely…it was cell phone screens! People were waving their open cell phones! Cell phones?!? We saw maybe 3 or 4 yellow lights in the entire place from cigarette lighters. Jerry Garcia must be rolling over. I just couldn’t do it…I couldn’t wave my smartphone in the air without feeling really silly.
But as long as I had the phone out, I tried to take a picture. Not so good for live concerts, is it?