For years, Hilburn has reviewed Billy Joel's attitude, not his music. He's reviewed his career, not his concerts. Now Hilburn reviews Joel's wife. Why do you pay him to be a music critic?
The Forum concert was--like all Joel concert's energetic, nostalgic and innovative. Hilburn reviewed songs Joel didn't even perform. The "critic" may not have noticed this, since he was more interested in the presence of Mrs. Joel.
Next time there's a Billy Joel concert, let Hilburn stay home with an Elvis Costello music video, and leave the good seats for Joel fans or real music critics.