Finally - we have baseball again. Might even be good baseball. But while the Cubs are on this road trip, there is a 3 concert homestand at Wrigley Field. Sir Elton John and Billy Joel kick it off tonight (July 16), Rascal Flatts slips in on Saturday (July 18) and EJ/BJ come back for an encore on Tuesday (July 21). After which, the Roger Baird Experience takes over with a little 'bluegrass' makeover, but that's a whole 'nother topic...
Anyway, I'm guessing there'll be a few BCBers in attendance at one or more of these shows - rather than a bunch of scattered posts and shots over the next week, I thought it'd be better if we try to keep everything in one place. Makes it easier for those interested in such stuff to share their thoughts, and keeps the pure-bloods happy that all this non-baseball concert crap isn't messing up the rest of BCB...
I don't have tickets to any of the shows, but I might wander by just to see what's happening outside of Wrigley. So if you see some guy with a glove standing on the corner of Waveland & Kenmore, waiting for a broken drumstick to come flying over the fence... ...well, just quickly move along and don't tell your date you know me. ;-)
I did walk by a couple days ago - here are some pictures of the pre-concert setup activities. I'll post more over the next few days if I snap any that are TMZ-worthy.
Obviously Billy Joel and Elton John have been around a long time, musically speaking, so it's anyone's guess as to what their set list will look like. I'm also guessing neither of them are Cub fans, but I'd like to think they'll pay some sort of homage to Wrigley Field and/or the Cubs. Now, I'm not so much of an Elton John fan so I'll leave that to whoever is. But here are some song dedications I'd like Billy Joel to make:
- "Pressure" - Milton Bradley
- "We Didn't Start the Fire" - Starting rotation
- "You May Be Right (I May Be Crazy)" - Carlos Zambrano
- "An Innocent Man" - Sammy Sosa
- "Just the Way You Are" - Ron Santo
- "Piano Man" - Wayne Messmer & Gary Pressey
- "I Go To Extremes" - Alfonso Soriano
- "Don't Ask Me Why" - Lou Piniella
- "The Longest Time" - Cub fans everywhere
Ok, that's it for now. And remember, it doesn't matter if your name is Daniel, Levon or you're just an Angry Young Man - don't be a Stranger; come back later and tell us if they played Your Song. And after you drank one Big Shot after another, let us know if you're Still Standing or you decided that Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting. Or maybe you decided to chase after some Island Girl. In which case when you get home to your significant other, you might not want to Tell Her About It or she'll be Moving Out on you...