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Billy Joel fans flock to Miller Park for concert

Posted at 9:45 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-26 23:17:18-04

Fans packed into Miller Park to see Billy Joel in concert.

This is his only Midwest performance for 2019. Carol Whitehaus was ecstatic to see her favorite musician.

Inside Carol's house, Billy Joel's picture can be found on mugs, books, coasters and even a custom made Billy Joel jacket.

"I'm so excited I feel like I’m jumping out of my skin," Whitehaus said.

Carol is a teacher at Arrowhead and includes Billy Joel in her lesson plans.

"I’ve done other lesson plans where I’ll say I think this Billy Joel song really related to this novel and they will share with me their music," Whitehaus said.

Carol is probably Billy Joel's biggest fan, she even named her daughters, Willa Joely and Jovie Rose after her favorite musicians.

"Our first daughter is after Bon Jovi and Guns and Roses and our second daughter is Willia Joey, after Billy Joel," Whitehaus said.

The night Carol took little Willa home from the hospital, the whole family wore Billy Joel t-shirts, Willa in an "I love Billy Joel" onesie.

Carol and her husband sat in the fourth row of the concert. She was hoping to grab the eye of the musician with a poster with Willia's face on it.

Around 5:00 p.m., there were long lines of fans waiting to get into Miller Park. Many arrived early to avoid traffic congestion. Brian Johnson was at the Ed Sheran concert in October, he hopes leaving Miller Park today would be a lot smoother.

"Tonight it seems easier, a trickle in rather than everyone pounding in at the same time," Johnson said.

The concert started around 8:30 p.m.