On Wednesday night NYC native Paul Simon was honored at the 2014 NYU Steinhardt Vision Award Gala,
held at the Beacon Theatre on Manhattan's Upper West Side, and performed a 75-minute set
with his band. Those who ponied up the $200 and $300 face value tickets only filled the
orchestra of the venue as both the loge and balcony were empty according to Fox News. Simon's
performance marked his return to the stage after he was arrested with wife Edie Brickell following a domestic dispute
late last month.
Paul's set at the Beacon focused on classics from throughout his career such as "50 Ways
To Leave Your Lover," "The Boxer," "American Tune," "Late In The Evening," "Me and Julio
Down by the Schoolyard" and "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes." Wednesday's event raised
$1.1 million for scholarships to which Simon joked, "After my fee of a million is
deducted, that's $100,000."
Watch a playlist of fan-shot videos from QuattroTube of Paul's set:
Video Playlist: Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Graceland, Hearts & Bones, Still Crazy
After All These Years, You Can Call Me Al, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes, Late In The
Evening, Obvious Child, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, American Tune
[via Fox News]