“Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway)” is one of Billy Joel’s more popular ballads. He plays the Turnstiles cut regularly at his MSG residency, as it’s about NYC’s destruction in an apocalypse before the narrator moved to Florida to tell the tale. (“They held a concert out in Brooklyn / To watch the island bridges blow…”) Last night, probably not coincidentally, Joel rang in 2017 with a concert at the BB&T Center in the Miami area, and he played the song at midnight right after “Auld Lang Syne.” Watch some fan-shot video below.
Other pop culture scenarios coming to pass this year: The Running Man!
Well, it's the first day of 2017 and I'd like to thank 2016 for doing it's best to ensure the titles of THE RUNNING MAN come true. pic.twitter.com/iEGPu5cRYt
— Tony Lee (@mrtonylee) January 1, 2017