Billy Joel takes the stage at Lambeau Field

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ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WBAY) -- Outside Lambeau Field this weekend, it feels like Packers season started early.

Around 45 hundred fans camped out in Lambeau’s parking lot this afternoon, tailgating ahead of Saturday’s Billy Joel concert.

Around 4 o’clock fans started setting up shop, where they could be heard cranking Joel’s greatest hits, doing their best impressions of the star, and of course grilling and cracking open a few cold drinks.

Ahead of the concert, many fans gushed that the event was bringing together two of everyone’s favorite things: Billy Joel and the historic Green Bay Packers.

“Just a little pregame, I guess ‘pregame’ celebration,” says Patrick Boomer of Green Bay. “Getting a little tuned up for Packers season, but also getting tuned up for the concert.”

“You can’t beat the atmosphere,” says Rob Mckindles of Suamico. “Whether it's a packers game or a concert, but it's all about the ambiance with the packers stadium. With the fans that are here, they're packers fans. And billy Joel fans. And it's all good.”

Fans headed into Lambeau Field around 6:30. Joel’s opening act, Andrwe McMahon in the Wilderness took the stage around 8:00, and finally the Piano Man himself took the stage just before 9:00.

“He’s amazing live, lots of energy,” says Billy Joel fan Aaron Zitzelsberger. “I can only hope that I have that much energy when I’m his age.”


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