29 mars 2007, 8h21m
Fri 23 Mar – Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
has such a great variety of music. He's got nearly a dozen of albums all of which have a different taste and feel. However, the show was tremendously blues oriented and for the most part I felt like he was playing the same song over and over (except for a few times when he brought out his classical repertoire like Layla). I would have loved to have heard something from Pilgrim
or a song like Change The World
. Instead all we got was a blues-rock driving show which seemed to lack any creativity. The first solo was great, but when he did a fifth and six solo over the same blue scale... even the greatness of Clapton couldn't pull it off creatively.
The guitarist that accompanied him was a complete disgrace. It felt like every note he played was out of place. It shouldn't have been there. He looked out of place as well, strutting across the stage, talking to people behind the stage... where did they get this guy from? Green Day
The bass player was phenomenal. He was right on. And same goes for the drummer. The piano player was great too. The organ player... the one note solo said it all. It was as if he had a huge ego and though he was the greatest and could pull anything off. Unfortunately for him, it wasn't the 'organ-player' hoedown, and he felt really out of place and his sound made the show worse.
For the first few songs the sound engineer was obviously on break because I couldn't hear anything, just noise. The best part of the concert was when everyone went off stage and Clapton pulled out the acoustic. He should have been on the acoustic alone for the whole show. Maybe bring the bass player and drummer for some background filler...
Overall, I was extremely disappointed. Mostly by the lack of repertoire and choice of the set list. Obviously they had to play stuff off the new album and obviously they had to play the classic/popular tunes, but it between they should have played good songs, not similar songs.