NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Paul Simon concluded his farewell concert tour Saturday in Queens, a bicycle ride away from where he grew up.
The 76-year-old singer chose Flushing Meadows Corono Park for his final show.
Americans have been singing along to his songs for decades.
“I’m so excited. I’ve been here with my dad. I’m a little bit from the younger generation, and he’s from the time of Paul Simon, but we’re having a really good time,” Christina Millie told CBS2’s Reena Roy.
His timeless music has been passed down from one generation to another.
“We’re really excited. We’re big Paul Simon fans, and so were our parents, so it’s extra special for us,” said Angela Tucciarone.
His fans aren’t just here in the states, but around the globe.
“I came from Dublin and she came from Bermuda,” one woman said.
So it’s no wonder thousands flocked to his last show of his last tour in his own hometown.
“For me, it’s a one-in-a-lifetime time thing,” said another fan.
The concert called “Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance” was held not far from where Simon grew up in Kew Gardens Hills.
“I grew up in Queens and I’m here to see one of the Queens heroes, Paul Simon,” another fan said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio even joined the singer on stage.
In an open letter back in February, Simon said all the touring and traveling kept him away from his family. He said ending his performing career after 50 years “feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief.”
He thanked his fans Saturday, reminding them that this is not the end. He said he’s open to occasional performances in the future.