Tommy Craig, John Eaton and Hart Baur joined the party backstage at the the Eddie Money concert this past Saturday Night in beautiful downtown Pompano Beach, Florida. In what was one of the most important concerts of the young season, Money performed to a sold out, standing-room only crowd that spanned three generation of fans and included opening guest Starship, fronted by Mickey Thomas.
The band is currently in talks for the TV show to follow the release of their documentary ‘Skum Rocks!” and wanted to stop by and talk with Eddie, as well as show their support.
As far as outdoor rock shows go, this one was one of the all-time greats. International celebrity journalist Nigel Pandemonium was backstage, as was concert icon Bobby Newcastle. “Smashing show!” said Pandemonium, “Eddie was in great form and it was a absolutely splendid performance by Mickey. I spoke with Eddie afterward and he was very happy with the evening. He told me ‘Nigel it was a great crowd and we fed off that.”
Even Bobby Newcastle agreed. “Great show. Yeah Eddie was on. Starship impressed me as well.”
Things got off to a great start when Starship hit the stage at 8pm sharp. Starship front man Mickey Thomas was spot on as they belted out hit after hit sounding as if it were 1987 all over again.
Skum drummer Tommy Craig said “Starship just killed it. Mickey was off the charts vocally and Stephanie blew me away with ‘White Rabbit”. And it was just so awesome to see Eddie again. What a guy. We were talking about the TV show and he was just in a great mood. Then he gets up on stage and just brought the place down. Great show.”
Mickey Thomas added, ” It was great to see the guys out at the show, but I thought Bruke was coming. He texted he was going to make it.” (Pat Burke was unable to attend the show as he was committed to a charity event in Raleigh the same night.)
Eddie hit all stops during his 75 minute set as the crowd ate up his one liners along with
the hits. “Two Tickets to Paradise”, “I think I’m in Love”, I Wanna Go Back” kept the crowd on their feet and he raised the roof with his encore ‘Shakin’.
“Eddie Money personifies what this business is all about,” said lead singer Hart Baur. “He is not only one of the classiest guys on tour, but just a total performer. Writes great songs, great hooks, has amazing rapport with the crowd and then just when you think he can’t get better he whips out the sax and blows the place away.”
The band discussed the possibility of collaborating on on a remake of Money’s classic 1984 hit “Shakin” in what guitarist John Eaton said would be an “epic collaboration.”
“It was great to see the guys again,” added Eddie. “We hadn’t seen each other since we played on the same bill in 2015 and you know how I feel about them. Love them. Let’s get this done! Song is going to rock.”