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Old 01-28-2006, 09:21 AM   #91
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If he's doing 12 shows at the Garden, then the 11-show shirt I got last night is out of date. ( and therefore valuable hahahahahaha!)
What was the setlist?

Nevermind found it! Vienna, Summer Highland Falls

MSG Setlist 1-26-06


1. Prelude/Angry Young Man
2. My Life
3. Everybody Loves You Now
4. Summer, Highland Falls
5. Vienna
6. NY State Of Mind
7. Zanzibar
8. Miami 2017
9. Allentown
10. Laura
11. Pressure
12. Sometimes a Fantasy
13. Goonight Saigon
14. An Innocent Man
15. Movin' Out
16. She's Always a Woman
17. River of Dreams
18. I Go To Extremes
19. We Didn't Start The Fire
20. Big Shot
21. Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me
22. You May Be Right

Encore
23. Only The Good Die Young
24. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
25. Piano Man
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:08 AM   #92
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OK seriously, VIENNA??????????????

I swear to God, if he plays that at my 2/2 show, I'm going to be a monumental basketcase. But given that it's Billy Joel, I'm going to be emotional anyway.

I honestly can't believe I'm going to see Billy Joel in concert. I don't know about you guys, but that is just a huge fucking deal to me.
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He did Vienna?!
One song I wish I saw

I'm trying to get up to NY to see another show They are right before my spring break so if my parents let me miss school



HelloAngel, that's so soon!!
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I'm trying to get up to NY to see another show They are right before my spring break so if my parents let me miss school



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The demands that U2 have to play worldwide as well as continuing to write and record are something that Billy Joel does not deal with anymore. U2 had to quit playing several markets in the United States last year long before they were able to fully satisfy demand. Billy Joel on the other hand has more time to do what he is doing in New York City, and several of the shows have not soldout. Considering the rate of sales so far, I don't think he would be able to add to many more shows and still sellout. I have found 8 tickets in a row available in several sections for 5 of the shows.

Billy Joel may have the MSG record now for number of shows, but thats not the same as saying that he is the top concert draw in the New York City area. Bruce Springsteen still holds on to that, and I don't think Billy Joel could outdraw U2 in the area, although it would be close, if U2 attempted to fully satisfy demand for tickets.
i again don't know what the heck you're trying tp prove with this argument, but here's one to come back at ya with... billy joel has 12 shows, all of which will be technical sell outs (no show is ever a true sell out) by the time the shows go off... and he's doing it without having released a new album since 1993. think about that for a second before you start throwing all your useless stats at me. at least 12 shows at madison square garden, likely more to come at the nassau coliseum and maybe at continental airlines, and no new material in 13 years.

could u2 not put out an album for 13 years and then stroll into new york and put on 12 shows at madison square garden, even if they had all the time in the world? of course not... if you think htey could, you're crazy. could they in dublin? i would hope so.

is springsteen a bigger draw? probably... but what you fail to understand, not being from the area, is that billy's core audience is even more limited than simply saying the new york area, and including everyone in a 75 mile raduis in that mix. the man is an absolute god on long island, and that is where the majority of the people going to these shows are comming from... just like the majority going to springsteen shows are from jersey.

think about it... 13 years since his last pop album. 13 years.

is what u2 did this past fall more impressive because they have no geographical ties to the area? sure, i guess you could argue that. but don't try and tell me that u2 could do what htey did in new york without putting out a new album for 13 years.

and oh yea... he still doesn't have any new material out, and will probably be another 2 years or so before he does. if billy had a new album out right now? forget it... he could sell out 20 shows if he wanted.

if you think u2's bigger than billy joel in this area, you have no clue as to what you're talking about.

it's ok... u2 can be #3 at something and the world won't end.
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Billy Joel is a god to me no matter what. I fucking love that man.
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I'd love to see him at least once.

What I'm really pissed over is that I missed out on his shows with Elton John a few years back. I'd have gone nuts over that... Talk about basketcase.
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Does anyone have any audio or video from the 1st Billy Joel Concert @ MSG (1/23/06)?
Or can anybody point me in the right direction...another forum, torrent?
The other Billy Joel forum people are clueless, please help!
Thanks.
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i again don't know what the heck you're trying tp prove with this argument, but here's one to come back at ya with... billy joel has 12 shows, all of which will be technical sell outs (no show is ever a true sell out) by the time the shows go off... and he's doing it without having released a new album since 1993. think about that for a second before you start throwing all your useless stats at me. at least 12 shows at madison square garden, likely more to come at the nassau coliseum and maybe at continental airlines, and no new material in 13 years.

could u2 not put out an album for 13 years and then stroll into new york and put on 12 shows at madison square garden, even if they had all the time in the world? of course not... if you think htey could, you're crazy. could they in dublin? i would hope so.

is springsteen a bigger draw? probably... but what you fail to understand, not being from the area, is that billy's core audience is even more limited than simply saying the new york area, and including everyone in a 75 mile raduis in that mix. the man is an absolute god on long island, and that is where the majority of the people going to these shows are comming from... just like the majority going to springsteen shows are from jersey.

think about it... 13 years since his last pop album. 13 years.

is what u2 did this past fall more impressive because they have no geographical ties to the area? sure, i guess you could argue that. but don't try and tell me that u2 could do what htey did in new york without putting out a new album for 13 years.

and oh yea... he still doesn't have any new material out, and will probably be another 2 years or so before he does. if billy had a new album out right now? forget it... he could sell out 20 shows if he wanted.

if you think u2's bigger than billy joel in this area, you have no clue as to what you're talking about.

it's ok... u2 can be #3 at something and the world won't end.
Statistics are not useless, their facts which go a long way to explaining who is the more in demand artist in any given area, rather simply an opinion not based on statistics. I was only pointing out how strong Springsteen and U2 are in the New York City area.

While its true Billy Joel has not had an album out in 13 years, that in of itself is not necessarily an impediment to strong ticket sales. In fact, fans are assured that when they buy tickets, they are going to be getting a set list filled with all their favorite Billy Joel songs instead of having 1/3 to 1/2 half of the show being taken up by new material for a new album which may or may not be popular. In this way, a new album could potentially yield less ticket demand, especially if the album is not a popular multi-platinum seller.

Another thing to consider is that this is only the second time since the River A Dreams tour(1993-1994) that Billy Joel has done a multi-night stand in the NY City area without Elton John with him.

I would certainly bet that if U2 did not release an album for 13 years that they would still have incredibly strong attendance at their shows. Neither you nor I can postively say how many shows U2 could do in the New York area. But consider the fact that U2 has been the 2nd strongest touring artist in the world over the past 20 years and its not so hard to see that in such a hypothetical situation, that if there is anyone who could play NYC 12 times besides those from the area, in such a situation, it would be U2. Consider the Eagles have not released an album in nearly 30 years and while they might not be able to get up to 10 shows in NYC area, they could come close.

In any event, we can only compare whats happened recently regardless of who put an album out when. In regards to DUBLIN, consider that U2 played to 250,000 people at 3 shows last summer, each show was sold out in minutes. Consider that Ireland has a population about 1/3 of the New York City Metro area, and one can see that on a Per Capita basis, U2 is more popular in Dublin than either Springsteen or Joel is in New York City.


Billy Joel has never done 20 shows in the New York City area even when he had an album out. In fact most of his tours did under 10 shows in the area.

The fact is, in terms of ticket demand and the capacity to play shows, the Vertigo tour has been a more in demand ticket than the current Billy Joel tour has been in the NYC area, even though U2 tickets are slightly more expensive. Based on what I have seen in regards to ticket sales, I would say U2 is the more in demand artist although not by much. Springsteen is in league by himself in that market. The fact that Billy Joel is not the top draw in his hometown is not the end of the world either.
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Billy Joel is a god to me no matter what. I fucking love that man.
He's great! I was at a show in NJ years ago and I had crappy 300 level seats...Some guy with a vip type of pass around his neck came up to my friend and I and asked where we were sitting and asked if we would like to exchange our seats for front row. Of course after my 10 minutes of laughter he told me how he works for Billy and how Billy hates scalpers and wants his fans in the prime seats. I still didn't believe him since he wanted to exchange tickets right then and there; so he walked my friend and I to the ticket person who scanned us in with the front row tickets and I then gave the guy my 300 level seats and proceed to die ! I could not believe it and it was the last show I think of the tour or in that city I can't really remember.!!! and a few weeks later my coworker runs into the office with a copy of Billy Joel in People magazine and there I was in the picture
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He's great! I was at a show in NJ years ago and I had crappy 300 level seats...Some guy with a vip type of pass around his neck came up to my friend and I and asked where we were sitting and asked if we would like to exchange our seats for front row. Of course after my 10 minutes of laughter he told me how he works for Billy and how Billy hates scalpers and wants his fans in the prime seats. I still didn't believe him since he wanted to exchange tickets right then and there; so he walked my friend and I to the ticket person who scanned us in with the front row tickets and I then gave the guy my 300 level seats and proceed to die ! I could not believe it and it was the last show I think of the tour or in that city I can't really remember.!!! and a few weeks later my coworker runs into the office with a copy of Billy Joel in People magazine and there I was in the picture
Oh. My. God.
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Can any of you tell me what time Billy took the stage? My tix have a time of 8pm. Thanks!!
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Sorry! Having to bump this again since I'm seeing him on Thursday night and need to make sure we get there at the right time. Thanks!!
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OK so last night I didn't get Vienna or Innocent Man.. booo... but it was seriously one of the most amazing shows I've ever ever ever been to.

For any of you reading this - where can I find Billy Joel setlists online?
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Try this:

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