Billy Joel got to watch a Billy Joel concert Wednesday.
The Piano Man himself was a surprise guest in the audience at Glen Cove's Deasy Elementary School spring concert, "The River of Dreams: A Billy Joel Tribute." In the show, kindergartners through second-graders performed 15 songs from various phases of Joel's career.
"We invited Billy Joel on a lark, but we didn't expect him to come. It was totally thrilling," said Nomi Rosen, Deasy's principal. "We were all beside ourselves."
"I asked him if he wanted to sit in front, but he said he would rather stay in the back so he wouldn't make the kids nervous," Rosen said.
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Additional photos and details from the children's show can be found at http://www.glencove.k12.ny.us.
Video and photos courtesy of the Glen Cove School District.