Billy Joel Concert Brings Out Miley Cyrus and Phillies Hatred

Joel himself brought out Boyz II Men, Rocky and Gamble & Huff.

Saturday night brought a sold out crowd to Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park for a performance by Billy Joel. And Joel, who has a reputation for giving it all in his live shows, did not disappoint.

Joel played upwards of 25 songs (a couple of those were more like snippets of songs), including a five song encore. No, he did not play Captain Jack, the song that WMMR used to help make him famous back in 1972. But other than that, he didn’t leave off many big hits. (See the full set list below.)

And he knows that when you’re in Philly, you’ve got to show Philly some respect.

He donned a Phillies cap:

He played the Rocky theme, aka “Gonna Fly Now”:

He brought Boyz II Men out for “The Longest Time”:

And he even covered Philly’s Gamble and Huff-produced Soul Survivors:

We quite like that he brought his roadie Chainsaw out to sing AC/DC:

Of course, as is always the case with the Internet, people used the occasion of the Billy Joel concert to show off their wit.

Seems that Spike Eskin is not a fan:

One had a Phillies-related request:

Oh, but that wasn’t the only Phillies dig:

Nope, still not done:

We could go on with the Phillies bashing, but we won’t.

Meanwhile, folks also had some bashing for Miley Cyrus, who was performing across the street at the Wells Fargo Center while Joel was at the ballpark:

Anyway, here’s the setlist from Billy Joel at Citizens Bank Park:

1. A Matter of Trust
2. Pressure
3. The Entertainer
4. Vienna
5. Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)
6. Zanzibar
7. The Longest Time (with Boyz II Men)
8. New York State of Mind
9. Expressway to Your Heart
10. Movin’ Out
11. Goodnight Saigon
12. Allentown
13. My Life
14. She’s Always a Woman
15. We Didn’t Start the Fire
16. Highway to Hell (AC/DC cover)
17. Don’t Ask Me Why
18. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
19. The River of Dreams
20. Piano Man

21. Uptown Girl
22. It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me
23. Big Shot
24. You May Be Right
25. Only the Good Die Young