Shakin’ With the Money Man at Tioga Downs
Last Night, Eddie Money played in concert at Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols. He opened with one of his biggest hits ever, "Baby Hold On". Throughout the show, he played all his hits including; "Two Tickets To Paradise", "Think I'm in Love", "I Wanna Go Back", "Endless Summer Nights", "Take Me Home Tonight", "Shakin" and my personal favorite "Bring Me Some Water".
If you have ever seen Eddie Money live, he always tells jokes in between songs while on stage. Most of them poke fun at his relationship with his wife. The two of them star in a reality show called Real Money, which has just been picked up for a second season on AXS TV. He asked the crowd how many people have seen the TV show, and there wasn't a huge response. He laughed and said, "that's ok, a lot of people don't have cable these days".
A very cool part of the show was when he paid tribute to vet in the audience who had just returned home from two tours of duty in Iraq. The crowd gave the local hero a standing ovation. Eddie then thank all the veterans in attendance and played his song "One More Soldier". He also mentioned his involvement in the Pets For Vets nonprofit organization. He sells shirts at all of his concerts with all the proceeds going to help with that cause.
About halfway through the show joked around about going into the casino after he was done on stage to try and win some money.
After all the storms we had the last two days, the weather for the concert was perfect. It was sunny with temperatures in the 80s when he hit the stage. It was a great night of classic rock at Tioga Downs.