Dec 20 at MSG
Not a good concert by any means. The band was way too loud, and too show-offy. Screaming pyrotechnics on trumpet, guitar, etc detract so much. Joel's voice was in poor shape so why the super-loud backup? The intermittent snippets of carols was a nice touch that soon degraded into obviously unrehearsed silliness. That may be ok if it's not a work nite or if you paid $20 for a seat, but give us a break. Saving my worst criticism for last, Joel should not have one ballad per 20 loud , bass and drum pounding numbers. The variety of choices was much too poor and, honestly, don't ask the audience what should be played. I could go on but modesty prevents me. On a scale of 1(worst) to 10 it gets a 3.