Saturday, April 07, 2007

Eric Clapton

I returned a few hours ago from a trip to Columbus, Ohio where I attended an Eric Clapton concert. It was incredible! The show could not have been better. It was as though Eric had asked me in advance what songs I would like to hear. Of course when you have a catalogue of songs as large as Eric Clapton you cannot expect to hear everything in one show. However, what we heard was perfect and there was not a clinker in the bunch. A big portion of the songs were from his classic album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs. The complete set is listed at the bottom of this post. My friends and I left Louisville Friday morning for the 200 mile drive. A little north of Cincinnati the snow began. At times there was virtually no visibility with whiteout conditions. We arrived at our hotel where there was some delay getting into our rooms. Eventually we got in and settled before heading to the show. The venue wasn't far from the hotel and they had a very convenient shuttle service that took your from the parking lot directly to the main entrance. We had gotten our tickets late in the game so our seats weren't perfect but they were still very good. Seeing Eric play classic songs that have been such a big part of my life was moving at times and reminded me of the strong emotions I felt a couple of years ago when I saw Paul McCartney in Indianapolis. Although this was a big event in terms of the venue and number of people attending, it was the most orderly and calm rock concert I have ever attended. People sat through most of the show and were downright reverent towards Eric. He is a musician who deserves great respect and the audience gave it to him. The whole experience was wonderful and more than worth any effort we put into making it happen. I am still bathing in the afterglow. If music is a kind of religion, then Eric Clapton is one of its saints.

Tell The Truth
Key To The Highway
Got to Get Better in A Little While
Little Wing
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?

Sit Down Set
Driftin' (EC Solo)
Outside Woman Blues
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Running On Faith

Motherless Children
Little Queen of Spades
Further On Up The Road
Wonderful Tonight

Crossroads (with Robert Cray)

1 comment:

Jake said...

Clapton rocks!