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Eddie Money and his band played the stage in the Colosseum at Caesars Windsor on 16 January 2016.
Photo by John Skinner.

Column header Ian ShalapataBy Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Gone is the Eddie Money of our youth and in his stead is a newer, more rounded version of entertainer who connects with his audience on many different levels.

Eddie Money and his back arrived in Windsor Saturday night for a show at Caesars Windsor. The Colosseum was packed in anticipation of seeing the mainstay of the 1970s and 80s rock scene.

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Eddie Money took the Caesars audience on a trip through time to the glory days of the 1970s and 80s.
Photo by John Skinner.

The band jumped right into Baby Hold On to the delight of the crowd. Through the evening, Money pinballed from hit to hit, punctuated with his trademark jokes and bad puns. The quintessential entertainer, Money can turn any audience into fans, on a personal level.

After Walk On Water, the band started into the next tune when Money stopped them and changed the set. Big Crash had been requested by two of the audience before the show and Money acquiesced to their entreaty.

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Lead guitarist, Detroit’s Tommy Girvin, decked out in a Pine Knob t-shirt, shredded all night long.
Photo by John Skinner.

From song to song, Money led the crowd on a trip through time as he and the band performed No Control, Call On Me, Trinidad, and Life For The Taking. We all wanted to go with Eddie Money, back to the days of blue-collar rock and roll, feathered hair, and skinny jeans.

The crowd at Caesars rushed the stage to be closer to the rock icon, and he didn’t disappoint, slapping hands and signing autographs during the performance. By the time he and the band arrived at Take Me Home Tonight, the audience was more than willing to do so.

When Money launched into Two Tickets To Paradise, he had them where he want them; clamouring for more. And the band didn’t disappoint when they returned to the stage for a two-song encore of 1982’s Think I’m In Love before ending the night with Shaking.

The cocaine and the rock lifestyle has taken a toll on Eddie Money, but the audience ecstatic that he did everything he could to get out of the house and into Caesars Windsor.

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Eddie Money (L) made sure his band mates got the recognition they deserved. Here bassist Lee Beverly is singled out for the spot light.
Photo by John Skinner.

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