Fans Pack Colosseum At Caesars Windsor For TLC Reunion Concert
WINDSOR, Ontario (WWJ) – Fans packed into the Colosseum at Caesars Windsor Friday night to see TLC perform the hit songs that made them famous and earned them award after award, including five Grammys and Billboard magazine’s ranking as “the best selling female group of all time.” With 5,000+ seats, just about every seat in the place was taken! How’s that for a reunion!
Preceded by their six “TLC dancers” and hip hop recording artist Lil’ Mama, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas took to the stage with their hit song “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg.” With the crowd still roaring its approval, the next song they pulled from their repertoire was “What About Your Friends” from their album “Ooooooohhh … On The TLC Tip.” And the hits just kept on coming, including Fan Mail, Baby, Baby, Baby (during which they brought a super-excited male fan onstage to dance and lend his vocals), Diggin’ on You, Red Light Special, Creep, Unpretty, and No Scrubs.
Before breaking into the song “Damaged,” Chili referred to her breakup with Usher, telling the crowd she wrote it because she “was hurt.”
Before the show ended shortly before 11:00pm, TLC and Lil’ Mama treated the crowd to what they said was Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ favorite song, Waterfalls, which they dedicated to Lopes. “Left Eye” may not have been there in person, but her spirit sure was.
Overall, a fun way to spend a Friday night. It was great to see TLC back on stage performing, years after Lopes was killed in a tragic car accident in Honduras. The only issue some fans told me they’d like to see fixed: the bass needs to be turned down; it drowned the ladies out during much of the show.
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Photos courtesy: Ultimate TLC