Paul Simon Comes Home To Queens, Says Farewell
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Paul Simon Comes Home To Queens, Says Farewell

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QUEENS, N.Y. (CelebrityAccess) Paul Simon said farewell to touring Sept. 22 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, N.Y., just minutes away from where he grew up.

Simon played a 26-song set wrapping his “Homeward Bound” tour with two encores that totaled eight songs. The first encore included “Still Crazy After All These Years” and the second included “Homeward Bound,” “The Boxer” and, finally, “The Sound of Silence.”

“It feels more like fate than coincidence that I should do the final show on the final tour at Flushing Meadows Corona Park,” Simon said, according to NME. “I could have ridden my bike from home to the park in about 20 minutes when I was a kid. But this is less a goodbye than a farewell. Thank you all for the ride, I had a great time.”

His setlist didn’t have too many b-sides:

America

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover

The Boy in the Bubble

Dazzling Blue

That Was Your Mother

Rewrite

Mother and Child Reunion

Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (with Edie Brickell)

Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War (with yMusic)

Can’t Run But (with yMusic)

Bridge Over Troubled Water (with yMusic)

Wristband

Spirit Voices

The Obvious Child

Questions for the Angels

The Cool, Cool River

Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

You Can Call Me Al

Encore 1:

Late in the Evening

Still Crazy After All These Years

Graceland

Encore 2:

Homeward Bound

Kodachrome

The Boxer


American Tune

The Sound of Silence

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