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Eric Clapton

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Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Hollywood , Florida

May 5, 2008

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by PeterP


Eric Clapton put on a heavily blues inspired show at the Hard Rock. You had to like the blues in order to be fully engaged by the first part of the show and the fans were largely polite rather than enthusiastic initally. The first part of the show was really for hard core blues or guitar enthusiasts. The overhead screen lingered lovingly on Eric's technique but this did not increase the fans' early involvement. While Eric Clapton is one of those legends you have to cross off your list of artists you have seen, his playing did not fully engage me until he appeared fully involved in a sublime version of Little Wing. His lack of interaction with the crowd did not help.


However, no sooner did he play the opening notes of Layla than the show took off and that song alone was almost worth the ticket price. With the fans finally fully involved the band played a great encore of Got My Mojo Working.


A 'must see' artist but with a set list too heavy on blues at this show for some fans.



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On 06/07/2008 at 15:43:23 [PST] Rich Rollo wrote:
I just saw Clapton in NY at the Joans Beach theater and your review here would be exactly how I felt about his concert at the beach.
I am a guitar playing long time fan and i still thought the concert was a drag. To many notes not enough song till the end when he played songs i would normally not even want to hear but for this show was much better. Knowing Eric this was probably the same set you saw...Thanks

On 06/14/2008 at 18:33:14 [PST] PeterP wrote:
I'm sort of glad a long time fan saw it much the same way. This was the first time I have seen him. Is he always so little involved with the audience?


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