The music’s over at Shea Stadium, where Billy Joel just completed his second of two sold-out concerts that are the final concerts ever at the soon-to-be-demolished ballpark in Flushing Meadows Park. The shows, billed as “Last Play at Shea,” featured a grand total of 68 songs and eight special guests.
As predicted by nearly everyone, Paul McCartney helped close down the park by singing and playing guitar on The Beatles’ classic I Saw Her Standing There with the Piano Man and his backing band before being asked back to the stage for a duet on the final song ever to be played at the venue, Let It Be. Congratulations Billy Joel, you just gave Shea Stadium the most fitting farewell concert imaginable. Now, let’s see if the Mets can close out the joint in similar fashion this October.
Without further ado, here’s tonight’s setlist thanks to the folks at Joelfan.com:
July 18, 2008
Setlist: Star Spangled Banner, Miami 2017, Prelude/Angry Young Man, My Life, The Entertainer, Summer, Highland Falls, Zanzibar, Allentown, Ballad of Billy the Kid, New York State of Mind (with Tony Bennett), Root Beer Rag, Goodnight Saigon, Don’t Ask Me Why, Keeping The Faith, The Downeaster “Alexa”, This Night, Movin’ Out, Under The Boardwalk/An Innocent Man, Shameless (duet with Garth Brooks), She’s Always A Woman, Captain Jack, Lullabye, River of Dreams/A Hard Days Night, Walk This Way (with Steven Tyler), We Didn’t Start The Fire, It’s Still Rock ‘n Roll To Me, My Generation (with Roger Daltrey), You May Be Right
Encore: Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Only The Good Die Young,
Second Encore: I Saw Her Standing There (with Sir Paul McCartney), Piano Man, Let It Be (with Sir Paul McCartney)
We’ve also found YouTube clips of a number of songs from Wednesday’s show:
This Is The Time w/ John Mayer, A Hard Day’s Night > River of Dreams, You May Be Right, Please Please Me, It’s Still Rock N Roll To Me, Boys of Summer w/ Don Henley, Downeaster Alexa, National Anthem, New York State of Mind w/ Tony Bennett, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Take Me Out To The Ballgame > Piano Man, Pink Houses w/ John Mellencamp, Goodnight Saigon, She Loves You,