Billy Joel Says He Scored ‘Cool Dad Points’ After Taking Daughters to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour


The Piano Man attended the pop star’s concert during her stop in Tampa, Fla.

Billy Joel performs onstage at his 31st consecutive show at Madison Square Garden on July 20, 2016 in New York City.

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Billy Joel earned “very cool dad points” after taking his daughters to see Taylor Swift in concert.

The Piano Man opened up during an interview with People about attending the pop superstar’s Eras Tour in Tampa, Fla., on March 15 with his little pair of Swifties.

“Oh, she’s great. She’s really very good,” Joel told the publication during the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, which opened Friday and features an exhibit in his honor. “We’re going to probably go see her again.”

After the Eras Tour show in March, the “We Didn’t Start the Fire” singer took to Instagram to share a gallery of photos that included his wife, Alexis Roderick, and their two daughters, Della Rose, 8, and Remy Anne, 6.

In the snapshots, the girls appeared to be dressed in outfits inspired by Swift’s Folklore/Evermore and Lover eras, posing for pictures before the show and later dancing along as the singer belted out “Are You Ready for It?”

“Rockin’ into our new ‘era’ thank you @Taylorswift we loved the show! #swifties #taylorswift #theerastour,” Joel captioned the images.

Della and Remy also got an extra special treat: They were able to meet Swift herself backstage alongside their mom and dad.

The legendary artist and his family are far from the first celebrities to geek out at Swift’s Eras tour. Selena Gomez, Jack Antonoff, HAIM, Aaron Dessner, Marcus Mumford, Diplo and Shania Twain are among the tour’s celebrity attendees (see a full list of all the famous guests at The Eras Tour here).

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