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::Eddie Money Can Still Rock And Roll

By R.Gregg, Raleigh Chronicle Editor In Chief
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

RALEIGH - At the Raleigh Wide Open event on Saturday, veteran rocker Eddie Money showed that he can still rock and roll with the best of them.

At the free Raleigh Wide Open celebration on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh [see related story] the Raleigh fans seemed to love the songs that he belted out including his string of 1970's and 1980's hits like "Baby Hold On",  "Shakin'" and "Take Me Home Tonight."

It's hard to estimate the crowd because the venue at the end of the street was standing room only, but there were people as far as the eye could see in the plaza and down the street.  It's estimated by this reporter that there were around 50,000 fans who were there just for the Eddie Money concert.

Eddie Money looked the same as he did 20 years ago and his distinct voice sounded exactly the same as you heard on the radio in the 1980's.

"I can't believe you remember the words from these songs from the 80's," joked Eddie Money to the crowd.

Money had fun with the crowd, getting them to sing along with songs, clap their hands above their heads, and even tossed a t-shirt or two into the sea of fans.

The rocker was a blast to watch on stage and he definitely looked like he was loving every minute of it. 

In addition to singing, Money played both the saxophone and harmonica in different songs.

During the concert, he called attention to the men and women serving in the US military, calling them the real heroes of the country. 

Money dedicated a song to them and also to his mother who has passed away, calling up to her in the sky saying that he was doing well.

After the main concert, Money appeared back on stage for an encore after the crowd called for him to return and he played a couple more songs. 

Money's concert ended in a flurry of excitement as Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker unveiled the refurbished Sir Walter Raleigh statue near the main stage just before fireworks started being shot off overhead in front of the crowd.

Eddie Money is on tour this year to promote his new album called "Wanna Go Back" which has new recordings of twelve classic hit songs from the artist and after Raleigh, he is scheduled to visit the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando, Florida.

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::Eddie Money Can Still Rock And Roll
 
At the Raleigh Wide Open event on Saturday, veteran rocker Eddie Money showed that he can still rock and roll with the best of them. 

In this composite picture made from three different photos, you can see the 50,000 fans that seemed to go on forever in the middle of the city of Raleigh who came to listen to Eddie Money. 

The crowd listening to the concert extended further up Fayetteville St. out of sight to the right.  The yet to be unveiled Sir Walter Raleigh statue is visible in the foreground (with an orange light) on the right.
 
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Blue Martini :: Daily Specials, Great Music :: Powerhouse
TirNaNog Irish Pub :: Raleigh's Irish Pub Downtown
The Raleigh Times :: 14 E. Hargett St.  Raleigh

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Opera Company Of NC :: 10 Years Of World Class Opera

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Morgan Imports :: Unique Gifts & Furnishings!

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The Raleigh Downtowner :: Your Guide To Downtown!
TechJournal South :: Southeast Tech And VC News
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Cynthia Gregg, MD, FACS :: Facial Plastic Surgery

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