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#21 Icterus galbula

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 10:52 AM

I walked over to see him at JazzFest two years ago. I was underwhelmed.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:00 AM

Like Springsteen, I posted a top Billy Joel song list on my FBook page, will also post it here.

 

1.  Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

2.  New York State of Mind

3.  Piano Man

4.  Captain Jack

5.  Miami 2017

6.  The Ballad of Billy the Kid

7.  Prelude/Angry Young Man

8.  Summer, Highland Falls

9.  Vienna

10.  Only the Good Die Young

11.  Baby Grand

12.  Big Man on Mulberry Street

13.  Moving Out

14.  Honesty

15.  Stiletto

16.  Goodnight Saigon

17.  You May Be Right

18.  Allentown

19.  The Stranger

20.  My Life


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:09 AM

That's more good songs than I had realized...


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:20 AM

Yea, I'm generally saying anything from "Pressure" forward...There are a few good ones, but it's hard for me to forgive "Uptown Girl" and "We didn't Start the Fire". 

 

I like those songs...


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:33 AM

I like those songs...

That's cool. I never judge.

 

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:59 AM

It's a shame that he's not playing the arena instead of M&T.  Still, if I weren't busy that night, I'd definitely go.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:01 PM

I walked over to see him at JazzFest two years ago. I was underwhelmed.

Can you elaborate a bit? What didn't you like?

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:06 PM

Can you elaborate a bit? What didn't you like?

 

I think at the time he was just getting back into touring after taking a long hiatus, so that might explain some of it. He just seemed to lack some energy and he also seemed to be playing a few covers and lesser known songs rather than some of the big crowd pleasers. Going through the motions might be too cruel, but it didn't feel like he was giving it his all. I was pretty far away so maybe with a better view I would of enjoyed it more. I'm also someone who wouldn't put him near the top of my musical favorites, so maybe bigger fans of his had a better time.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:36 PM

Interesting - looks like they're only selling tickets for less than half of the stadium.  That will give everybody a better view, but will also make it harder to get tickets (not sold out yet, though).

 

http://www.ticketmas...01&minorcatid=1



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:38 PM

I got tix in section 128. It was pretty weird. Took me about 45 minutes, I kept refreshing, till they finally offered me tickets that weren't in the upper end zone. They didn't appear to be paying any mind to the sections I picked in my search. Anyway, glad to be going, but I hate ticketmaster.
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:40 PM

I got tix in section 128. It was pretty weird. Took me about 45 minutes, I kept refreshing, till they finally offered me tickets that weren't in the upper end zone. They didn't appear to be paying any mind to the sections I picked in my search. Anyway, glad to be going, but I hate ticketmaster.

 

Just looking at the seating map, I think section 128 is about the best non-field section.  So you did well.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:43 PM

Just looking at the seating map, I think section 128 is about the best non-field section.  So you did well.

Yeah, I was shooting for that, or the opposite end. A couple sections off the stage, but close still. The whole experience on ticketmaster was just very odd though. I'm glad it worked out.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:09 PM

I got tix in section 128. It was pretty weird. Took me about 45 minutes, I kept refreshing, till they finally offered me tickets that weren't in the upper end zone. They didn't appear to be paying any mind to the sections I picked in my search. Anyway, glad to be going, but I hate ticketmaster.

 

Damn, I should have done that. My seats are...high.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:26 PM

Damn, I should have done that. My seats are...high.

Well, it's a concert... so maybe you will be too. That should help.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:30 PM

Did you guys see the concert a few weeks back where he received the Gershwin award from the library of Congress?  A bunch of artists covered some of his songs, then BJ performed 6 or 7 songs at the end including a big medley at the end with all of the other artists, good stuff.  Just looked for tix now and the cheapest left are 125 a ticket, doh.



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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:33 PM

Did you guys see the concert a few weeks back where he received the Gershwin award from the library of Congress?  A bunch of artists covered some of his songs, then BJ performed 6 or 7 songs at the end including a big medley at the end with all of the other artists, good stuff.  Just looked for tix now and the cheapest left are 125 a ticket, doh.

I think that always was the cheapest. Then you get to keep your pants pulled down for the service charge.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:45 PM

I think that always was the cheapest. Then you get to keep your pants pulled down for the service charge.

 

Nah, the cheapest were "officially" $50 or so, plus the charge.


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 01:48 PM

Nah, the cheapest were "officially" $50 or so, plus the charge.

I gotcha. I think I was looking at the price of both seats I purchased. My b.

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 07:36 PM

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Not bad! Let's go!

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"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 12:07 AM

So this show was fucking awesome.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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