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  • Billy Joel to play Shea, but not to close the stadium

    He'll be playing there July 16th. Very surprising, but I guess the Mets wanted to close Shea themselves, not have Billy Joel or some other musician have the last event there.

    http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/..._id=1003707583

  • #2
    Originally posted by nymdan9 View Post
    He'll be playing there July 16th. Very surprising, but I guess the Mets wanted to close Shea themselves, not have Billy Joel or some other musician have the last event there.

    http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/..._id=1003707583
    or wanted to get shea torn down and made into a parking lot already...

    the concert will be insane though

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    • #3
      "Joel joins a long list of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will have played the Bronx, N.Y. baseball stadium."

      I suppose we deserve that for letting him play Shea.

      The event is called "From the Beatles to Billy."

      How far we've gone. h

      It would have been nice to see one of the legendary performers who had already played the (other) stadium to close out it's concert stage: Paul McCartney, Ringo('s All) Starr (Band), the Stones, the Who, Springsteen, the Police, REM, Paul Simon, Grand Funk Railroad, the Pope...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JohnCropp View Post
        "Joel joins a long list of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will have played the Bronx, N.Y. baseball stadium."

        I suppose we deserve that for letting him play Shea.

        The event is called "From the Beatles to Billy."

        How far we've gone. h

        It would have been nice to see one of the legendary performers who had already played the (other) stadium to close out it's concert stage: Paul McCartney, Ringo('s All) Starr (Band), the Stones, the Who, Springsteen, the Police, REM, Paul Simon, Grand Funk Railroad, the Pope...
        Joel is a local with a big following. I don't think it's a horrible choice.

        Grand Funk? Really?
        Dave Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Dick Alex Sparky
        Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
        Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
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        • #5
          If anyone sees presale info please post.
          Baseball Journeyman

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
            Joel is a local with a big following. I don't think it's a horrible choice.

            Grand Funk? Really?
            Grand Funk. Really!
            http://www.loge13.com/2007/04/shea_funk_railroad.php
            Grand Funk Railroad sold-out Shea Stadium twice in three nights. A record that still stands today (37 years later). I'm proud to say this video is in the permanent archives of Shea Stadium & The N.Y. Mets. Yes, this is the real deal, the Grand Funk Railroad we all love at the peak of their great career. This is a historic concert that folks still rave about. If you were there, feel lucky, because you were a part of history. This is considered by many to be one of the greatest concerts in the short history of "Hard Rock/Metal". Grand Funk Railroad were truly a "Performance Vehicle". Some call it "Industrial Rock". You'll see no lazers or pyro here, just some of the greatest music ever performed live.
            Time to dig out some of their CDs.
            (I had to make these CDs from the albums that were in the basement.)
            Last edited by 2Chance; 02-07-2008, 11:20 AM.
            "Someone asked me if I took steroids. I said, 'No. I had a contract with Wheaties.'"
            --Bob Feller

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 2Chance View Post
              Well that's some kind of wonderful.
              Dave Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Dick Alex Sparky
              Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
              Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
              Gates Philip John Warrior Rik Casey Tony Horace
              Robin Bill Ernie JEDI

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              • #8
                That Billy Joel has to be a big shot, doesn't he?

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                • #9
                  I was surprised to learn that at one time GFR was bigger than the Beatles, and the Shea sellouts during that time are some kind of proof.

                  Billy Joel will undoubtedly put on a great concert at Shea, but I will probably miss it while dreaming about running on ice while sleeping with the television on. Say a traveling prayer for me, will ya?
                  "Someone asked me if I took steroids. I said, 'No. I had a contract with Wheaties.'"
                  --Bob Feller

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PeteU View Post
                    That Billy Joel has to be a big shot, doesn't he?
                    I am surprised it took this long for someone to make a joke about the innocent man.
                    Baseball Journeyman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TheJourneyman View Post
                      I am surprised it took this long for someone to make a joke about the innocent man.
                      Hey, don't look at me. I didn't start the fire.

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                      • #12
                        Do you think the Mets will be able to handle the Pressure this season after what happened down the homestretch in 2007?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by stlfan View Post
                          Do you think the Mets will be able to handle the Pressure this season after what happened down the homestretch in 2007?
                          They won't handle it well. There next NLCS victory will be in Miami 2017.
                          Jerry

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                          • #14
                            ok, This Is the Time to stop all of these jokes about The Entertainer dubbed the Piano Man...


                            if you have a full season ticket plan and paid your 08 balance thepresale info is in the mail

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                            • #15
                              Thank god. The fact that he's a Yank fan and his music sucks (sorry to the Joel fans out there) makes him unworthy to close out the stadium, imho. I don't know if he can still pack em in such a big stadium, but Paul McCartney would have been a more acceptable choice given the history.

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