Billy Joel is one of my favorite musicians and in fact, I have almost all of his albums (cassette tapes!) at our home in Angeles City. In short, I’ve been a fan of Billy Joel since I was young. When I was a senior in high school, I had the chance to see him in concert in Clark Air Base (near Angeles City where I lived).
On January 16, 1991 (I still remember the exact date) Billy Joel went to the Philippines as part of his USO concert tour. I was living in our school’s dormitory that time and I had to miss school for a whole week because I knew I wouldn’t be allowed to go out just to watch the concert. My mother is so cool to allow me to miss school! LOL! Mr. Joel did not disappoint and me missing school was oh-so-worth-it!
Billy Joel gave a super duper unforgettable performance despite the light rainshowers that time. His only complaint were the bugs, while mine was having to stand for almost five hours (three hours in line and two hours for the concert!) Anyway, I still remember how the crowd sang with him when he performed the “Piano Man” and how couples swayed to his version of “Unchained Melody” which was really popular that time.
Billy Joel’s concert in Seoul is next week, November 15. It’s unfortunate that I couldn’t go since my husband will be on a business trip abroad. I could’ve taken that 20% discount on tickets since we have a Hyundai card.