What’s Billy Joel doing in Middletown?

He was filming the hit 1993 music video for his “The River of Dreams”… that’s what he was doing. I present you with:

Exhibit A: Billy Joel with his three backup singers, standing on an old swing truss rail bridge. Where ever could it be?

Exhibit B: Hey, that looks familiar! It’s the Providence & Worcester rail bridge, along with the Arrigoni Bridge in the background! Why, they’re standing on a bridge above the Connecticut River! A bridge that connects Middletown and Portland!

Exhibit C: These guys are chillin’ on top of the “Come On Over” sign that beckons Middletonians to Portland. Except the lettering looks different. A mystery for another day…

24 thoughts on “What’s Billy Joel doing in Middletown?

  1. Anonymous

    Nice job Justin. Been a while since I’ve seen this video. When it came out there didn’t seem to be much if any press about it. All the river scenes could all be from CT River. The steam locomotive appears to be the Essex Steam Train. The barn appears to be a tabacco leaf drying barn that is (or was common) in Portland. The ferry might be the Weathersfield to Glastonbury ferry. The CT River valley is a hidden gem. -roger

  2. Anonymous

    Nice job Justin. Been a while since I’ve seen this video. When it came out there didn’t seem to be much if any press about it. All the river scenes could all be from CT River. The steam locomotive appears to be the Essex Steam Train. The barn appears to be a tabacco leaf drying barn that is (or was common) in Portland. The ferry might be the Weathersfield to Glastonbury ferry. The CT River valley is a hidden gem. -roger

  3. Jesse

    Hot sassy jesus, whoever figured this out deserves a Pulitzer. God damn, well done. Mind officially BLOWN.

  4. Jesse

    Hot sassy jesus, whoever figured this out deserves a Pulitzer. God damn, well done. Mind officially BLOWN.

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