Posted on November 11, 2011
Paul McCartney played his famous song ‘Let it be’ as the final song as patrons bid farewell to Shea Stadium. He decided to do this following a conversation he had backstage with Billy Joel who had just performed his hit ‘Piano Man’. “It was poetic,” Joel said of the decision, adding that having McCartney bookend the musical history of the stadium was “the perfect ending” for Shea. “It was really this thing coming full circle,” McCartney added. This 90-minute film, directed by Paul Crowder focuses on Joel’s historic concerts at Shea and uses his music to tell the stories of the stadium. ‘Last Play at Shea’ is more about the history of the place and those who call it home. The documentary uses the help of historical footage and animation to really put into context how the rise of the suburbs and how Long Island reflect the shift in American life. The video was designed to hopefully give lifelong fans of the Mets and Joel a new way of looking at the events that have already been woven into the fabric of their lives. This emotional documentary chronicles the final concert performance at Shea Stadium by Billy Joel before the historic baseball arena was torn down. Tune in as Alec Baldwin narrates this nostalgic documentary as they look back at an iconic New York landmark. Catch ‘The Last Play At Shea’ Friday November, 11th at 9:30pm on Showtime. To learn more about adding this to your satellite TV programming package, visit us at DISH-Systems or call (866)989-3474.