Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks at Lincoln Financial Field

June 162023
Lincoln Financial Field (Home of the Philadelphia Eagles) 1020 Pattison Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148, , , ,

Classic Rock 102.9 ‘MGK welcomes … 2 icons in one night:  Billy Joel … AND … Stevie Nicks on Friday night, June 16th at Lincoln Financial Field!

MGK celebrates this historic tour with blocks of Billy and Stevie every hour all weekend!

Listen to ‘MGK this weekend for keywords to text for your chance to win one of our pairs of tickets before they go on sale on Friday (12/16) at 10am via Ticketmaster.

The giveaways will take place on Saturday at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 7pm, and 9pm and Sunday at 12pm, 2pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks – together under the stars at the Linc in June, and on your radio and smart speaker all weekend – on Philadelphia’s classic rock station – 102.9 ‘MGK!

5 Relatable Bar Characters in "Piano Man" Lyrics

  • The "Old Man Sitting Next to Me"

    “There’s an old man sitting next to me
    Making love to his tonic and gin
    He says, Son can you play me a memory?
    I’m not really sure how it goes
    But it’s sad and it’s sweet and I knew it complete
    When I wore a younger man’s clothes.”

    Billy Joel characterizes an old man who might not be so sharp anymore. His longing for the past sets the tone for theme of the song.

  • John at the Bar

    “Now John at the bar is a friend of mineHe gets me my drinks for freeAnd he’s quick with a joke, or to light up your smokeBut there’s some place that he’d rather be.”

    The bartender might seem like everyone’s favorite person on the surface, but the song reveals that there’s “some place that he’d rather be.” John’s lofty dreams of becoming a movie star are hardly uncommon for some people just fighting to make ends meet.


  • Paul the Real Estate Novelist

    “Now Paul is a real estate novelistWho never had time for a wife.”

    The idea of someone who is married to a job is emotionally authentic and appealing in a genuine sense, regardless of how sad it might be.

  • Davy from the Navy

    “And he’s talkin’ with Davy, who’s still in the navyAnd probably will be for life”

    The idea of Davy and Paul having a casual conversation at the bar escaping from the bigger picture of life is surprisingly heartwarming.

  • The Waitress Who's Practicing Politics

    “And the waitress is practicing politicsAs the businessmen slowly get stoned”

    Like John at the bar, the waitress is hustling around to earn her living while also chasing higher aspirations in life. It’s as relatable of an idea as any.

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