See the scene before and after Billy Joel's concert at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. It was the 43-year-old arena's finale event before closing for a $261 million renovation.

Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa

Billy Joel fans stop to take one last look at the Coliseum after tonight's Billy Joel concert on the evening of August 4, 2015. Billy Joel performed before a sellout crowd one last time before the Coliseum closes its doors.

Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa

Long time Islanders and Billy Joel fan leaves the Coliseum one last time after tonight's Billy Joel concert on the evening of August 4, 2015. Billy Joel performed before a sellout crowd one last time before the Coliseum closes its doors.

Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa

Nassau Coliseum employee Jennie Brsyon locks the doors one last time after tonight's Billy Joel concert on the evening of August 4, 2015. Billy Joel performed before a sellout crowd one last time before the Coliseum closes its doors.

Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara

Doors at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum are locked after the Billy Joel Concert which will be the last show before the Coliseum closes on the evening of August 4, 2015.

Credit: Steve Pfost

(l-r) Brian Shannon, of Garden City, Kevin Sprotte, of Garden City, Alex Wand, of Garden City, Andrew Seger, of New Hyde Park, Robert Landers, of Garden City, and Nick Gray, of Garden City, laugh amongest each other as people tailgate before doors open at the final Billy Joel concert held at Nassau Coliseum, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

Credit: Steve Pfost

Michele Yula, of Massapequa, left, and Liz Franks, of Massapequa, sit outside waiting for the concert as people tailgate before doors open at the final Billy Joel concert held at Nassau Coliseum, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa

Billy Joel fans tailgate outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd as this will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara

Billy Joel fans tailgate outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd. This will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara

Billy Joel fans gather outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd as this will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Steve Pfost

Ali Scales, of Bayside, her husband Charlie, and Evelyn Yanatos, right, of East Meadow put on Billy Joel concert shirts as people tailgate before doors open at the final Billy Joel concert held at Nassau Coliseum, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa

Billy Joel fans tailgate outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the evening of August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum tonight. This will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa

Megan Conklin of Levittown tailgates outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd and this will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa

Jim and Rue Prunzion of West Babylon tailgate outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd and this will be the last event at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa

Ten-year-old Emily Rossi, from Chicago, works on her soccer skills as she and her family tailgate outside the Nassau County Coliseum on August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd and this will be the last event at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa

Megan Conklin of Levittown tailgates outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd and this will be the last event at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Alejandra Villa

Esther Rappe of Belmont tailgates outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd and this will be the last event at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Steve Pfost

Brendan McLaughlin, left, of Hicksville, and his brother Ty look at their tickets while on line as people tailgate before doors open at the final Billy Joel concert held at Nassau Coliseum, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

Credit: Steve Pfost

John Broder, of Manhattan, holds a Billy Joel sign in the parking lot as people tailgate before doors open at the final Billy Joel concert held at Nassau Coliseum, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

Credit: Steve Pfost

Left to right: Ali Scales of Bayside, Eileen Winrock of Staten Island, and Evelyn Yanatos of East Meadow laugh after buying Billy Joel concert shirts as people tailgate before doors open at the Billy Joel concert the last event held at Nassau Coliseum, Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara

Billy Joel fans Maureen Smith of Lynbrook and Nicole Shyti of Brooklyn tailgate outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd in the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara

Billy Joel fans tailgate outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd and this will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara

Photo of Billy Joel fan Maureen Smith of Lynbrook, showing a 1990 photo of her and Billy Joel, outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum where Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd at the Nassau Coliseum on August 4, 2015. This will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara

Billy Joel fan Maureen Smith of Lynbrook who says she's been to more than 60 Billy Joel concerts, shows off her Billy Joel denim jacket outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum where Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd August 4, 2015. This will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Howard Schnapp

Deb Novick before seeing Billy Joel at the Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Uniondale.

Credit: Howard Schnapp

John Broder before seeing Billy Joel at the Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Uniondale.

Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara

Billy Joel fans Alex and Gail Klein, of Roslyn, tailgate outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the evening of August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd and this will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara

Billy Joel fans Alex and Gail Klein, of Roslyn, tailgate outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the evening of August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd and this will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara

Islander fans tailgate outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the evening of August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the evening of Aug. 4, 2015. This will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara

Billy Joel fans Lynne Scofield and her daughter, Jen Scofield, of Sound Beach gather outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the evening of August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the evening of Aug. 4, 2015. This will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara

James Fess of Babylon tailgates outside the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the evening of August 4, 2015. Billy Joel will perform before a sellout crowd at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the evening of Aug. 4, 2015. This will be the last show at the Coliseum before it closes.

Credit: Howard Schnapp

Carolyn and Tom Guise of Lake Ronkonkoma take a selfie in Billy Joel T-shirts before seeing Billy Joel at the Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 in Uniondale.

Credit: Howard Schnapp

Tom Guise of Lake Ronkonkoma shows off his Billy Joel tshirt before seeing Billy Joel at the Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 in Uniondale.

Credit: Candice Ruud

Billy Joel fan Maureen Smith in the Nassau Coliseum parking lot on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, before Joel plays the arena's final concert. She even met him backstage in 1990. Her favorite song? "New York State of Mind."

Credit: Candice Ruud

Smith has seen Joel 60 times, and he has autographed this jacket.

Credit: Polly Higgins via Instagram

Denise Lang of Lindenhurst and Joey Nuccio of Holbrook, whose tickets are a Father's Day gift. Nuccio hopes to hear "You're My Home."

Credit: Nicole Fuller

Mineola's Daniel Martins, 22, staked out a spot Nassau Coliseum's parking lot 4.

Credit: Nicole Fuller

Joe Marcellino, 51, of Valley Stream, snagged a pair of orchestra tickets for $130 each at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, just a few hours before Billy Joel is set to take the stage.

Credit: John Asbury

Alex Klein is blasting Billy Joel tunes out the back of his Jets bus after going to 30 shows.

Credit: Howard Schnapp

Alex Klein, of Roslyn, arrives at 1pm to man the grill and tailgate before seeing Billy Joel at the Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 in Uniondale.

Credit: Howard Schnapp

Alex Klein, of Roslyn, arrives at 1pm to man the grill and tailgate before seeing Billy Joel at the Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 in Uniondale.

Top Stories

ONE-DAY SALE26¢ for 5 6 months

ACT NOWSALE ENDS SOON | CANCEL ANYTIME