I went to see Neil Diamond at Madison Square Garden Friday night, and it could be the most fun I’ve ever had at a concert. Though the squeals I let out at the start of “I Am… I Said” and “Love on the Rocks” were involuntary, I could’ve probably controlled myself during “Sweet Caroline” but didn’t. The entire arena was on its feet, singing along (“So good! So good! So good!”) and marveling at the cojones Diamond has to do that song mid-show. Even if you think “Sweet Caroline” is overdone, I defy you to watch the clip below, and not want to be in that crowd.
Is it the best crowd participation concert song ever? If not, what tops it?