I went to Fenway Park on Saturday night to see Billy Joel. He opened the concert by saying how nice it was to be back in Boston… (it was his 6th time playing at Fenway and he is now the 1st official inductee into the Fenway Music Hall of Fame). He then told the crowd that he had spent the two days prior up in Gloucester. Did anyone happen to bump into him? A bit later in the evening he talked about his time in Gloucester again and said that his time there always reminds him of “this song” …. and then sang “Downeaster Alexa.” (video attached)
During a weekend when we lost two iconic musicians, it was really fantastic to hear him perform as strong as always.