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Concert Review: Billy Joel @ Honda Center, 2/23/08

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The piano man is also a guitar man

I’m not ashamed to admit that somewhere among my Jon Brion, Of Montreal and Vampire Weekend albums, you’ll find a bunch of Billy Joel CDs. Although I wasn’t even born when he first hit the airwaves, I’ve always had a soft spot for his music. Since I didn’t get to see him perform during the days when he was releasing and performing new music, I was excited for the opportunity to see him Saturday night in Anaheim.

The evening began at 8:30 p.m. when Joel took the stage at the Honda Center. He introduced himself as “Billy’s dad” because “Billy was busy at home…combing his hair.” He thanked those sitting in the nosebleed seats (which he referred to as “all the way in Rancho Cucamonga”) and said he appreciated their support in buying tickets because his “car insurance rates have gone through the roof.”

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