Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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Da Concert

Last night was the second of the two scheduled Elton John / Billy Joel concerts at Wrigley Field. It was fairly clear that I saw a different concert than the Tribune reviewer did. Or maybe I just like Billy Joel better than he does. I certainly appreciated Joel introducing the various members of the band.

And when it comes down to it, I simply like Joel's music better than John's. Not that there's anything wrong with either of them, it's simply a matter of personal taste. And when Billy Joel sings a song like "Allentown", I'm reminded that my grandfather was a coal miner all his life until he lost an eye to a continuous mining machine that threw a piece of rock and that my father, despite spending twenty years in the Air Force, was a coal miner both before and after that, although a member of management the second time around.

In any case, I'm glad I was able to hear them both.
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