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Billy Joel performs live at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY February 22, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
Billy Joel’s 84th Performance At Madison Square Garden – Concert Recap

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It was unseasonably warm for February 22nd in New York City, with temperatures pleasantly in the 60-degree range. This would be Billy’s February show at the Garden, his 38th consecutive sold-out performance and 84th lifetime performance at the world’s most famous arena. Della, Alexa and Alexis were in attendance, which made the show a Joel family affair. It was Max Loubiere’s birthday! Happy birthday Max. Dennis Arfa, Billy’s longtime agent, would become a grandfather with grandson Luke Arfa born that afternoon on the east side of Manhattan. Congrats to proud parents Stephanie and Jarred.

“What A Wonderful World” could be the theme song for the night, a song which Billy first played in New Orleans on Feb 10th. It entered the set list on Wednesday with a magnificent trumpet solo by jazzman Carl Fischer. A young man proposed in the front row and the bride-to-be accepted. The house rocked, the floor shook, and we danced the night away until the Garden curfew. See you again at the Garden on March 3rd.

Billy Joel performs live on stage at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on February 22, 2017.

Billy Joel performs live on stage at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on February 22, 2017.

Billy Joel and Andy Cichon on stage at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on February 22, 2017.

Billy Joel and Andy Cichon on stage at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on February 22, 2017.

Alexa Ray Joel and Ryan Gleason backstage at Billy Joel's concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on February 22, 2017.

Alexa Ray Joel and Ryan Gleason backstage at Billy Joel’s concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on February 22, 2017.

Fans in the audience at Billy Joel's concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on February 22, 2017.

The bride-and-groom-to-be and family in the audience after proposing marriage during Billy Joel’s concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on February 22, 2017.

Dennis Arfa with a signed set list announcing the birth of his grandson, Luke, at Billy Joel's concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on February 22, 2017.

Dennis Arfa with a signed set list announcing the birth of his grandson, Luke, at Billy Joel’s concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on February 22, 2017.

You may be right! Fan in the audience at Billy Joel's concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on February 22, 2017.

You may be right! A fan in the audience at Billy Joel’s concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on February 22, 2017.

Billy Joel Set List – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY – February 22, 2017

Set list from Billy Joel Madison Square Garden New York, NY concert February 22, 2017

Official photos by Jeff Schock

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