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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

OK Clapton came. It was was cool to see him on stage, playing and singing and dancing. OK maybe not dancing. The blues doesn't lend itself to a whole lot of dance moves.

Honestly I have been to better Concerts, I know Clapton loves the blues, but I really wanted to hear more of the Rock n Roll. I had only heard of about half of the songs and I listen to a lot of Clapton. There was no 'I got a rock n roll heart', 'Holy Mother', 'Change the World', ' Tears in Heaven', 'I shot the Sheriff', 'Back Home', and others I had hoped he would play. He did do Layla of course, and Wonderful tonight and Running on Faith, and Cocaine in the encore along with Cross-roads. But I really would have preferred 'It's in the Way that you Use It' to some of the stuff he played.

And I paid to see Clapton play, I got tired of watching the other guitarists do multiple solos. I didn't know them before I got there and I still have no reason to want to get to know them. I wanted more, more, more of Clapton. It was good to be there but he didn't hold a candle to Sting or Mark Knopfler.

1 comment:

whitney joy said...

blah, I'm glad I didn't go.