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The stars come out at Shea Stadium

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 19, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Pledging never to step foot in Shea Stadium again was not a good idea. Did you see who showed up at the Billy Joel concerts on Wednesday and Friday?

Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, Don Henley and John Mayer were on hand the first night. Last night featured Roger Daltry, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney. Not bad. (Alert readers say that Steven Tyler was there, too.)

Of course it doesn’t approach Bob Dylan showing up to do a song at Shea with Bruce in 2003. But still.

It’s too bad the Yankees didn’t schedule some sort of concert at the Stadium this summer. It has never been much of a music venue, but there have been some memorable shows over the years including Joel, U2 and Pink Floyd.

How is it that Springsteen has played assorted ballparks around the country including Shea, Fenway, PNC and Dodger Stadium and not played Yankee Stadium? He is a Yankee fan after all.




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