Eric Clapton Tour '22-Europe

Discussion in 'Artists & Music' started by WeFixFlats, May 14, 2021.

  1. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,528
    Likes Received:
    1,199
  2. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2019
    Messages:
    3,550
    Likes Received:
    10,264
    I remember thinking at 17 that when Elvis passed away that “he lived a good long life. 42. Point being that age is relative. At 17, 42 seemed pretty old. At 42, I was astonished that Elvis died at this young age.

    Now I’m 61, and I’m still playing rock music. Incredibly, some of the songs I played then are being relearned to play now! Sometimes I wonder if it’s any sort of normal for me to still be doing this after all these years and “at my age.” Then I see Clapton, Frampton, Beck, and others who were my inspirations 40-50 years or more ago still doing it! It’s glorious, and inspiring all over again in a different way. I’m not weird. I’m lucky... blessed even. I hope these guys keep playing as long as they want. I’d buy a ticket just to hear them talk about playing!

    I need to look into Crossroads tickets... I was sure it had been cancelled! (Edit: Wishful thinking... misread the dates in the article!)
     
    #2 RickP, May 14, 2021
    Last edited: May 14, 2021
    Alnus Rubra, bodia and jxe like this.
  3. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2017
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    1,599
    Do you think another Crossroads is a possibility?:eek: I read that article and reread to make sure I didn't miss it. No discussion of Crossroads.

    It's every 3 years. The last one was 2019. 2019 +3 = :cool:

    If so, I will have the MC out and the mouse ready to click the millisecond it is announced!
     
    RickP likes this.
  4. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2019
    Messages:
    3,550
    Likes Received:
    10,264
    No, you’re right. Seeing all that rescheduling, I read it that Crossroads might be back on.. just “wishful reading” on my part!

    https://crossroadsguitarfestival2021.com/
     
  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    26,869
    Likes Received:
    46,999
    The Mrs and I saw the 2007 Crossroads outside of Chicago. Great music, but hotter than hell. That sunburn was worth it.
     
    Alnus Rubra and RickP like this.
  6. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2019
    Messages:
    3,550
    Likes Received:
    10,264
    I’ve tried to explain how revolutionary artists like these were to my kids and younger musicians and I think that they believe they understand it. But I’ve come to accept that, like it was for me with Elvis, if you didn’t live life before and experience the change, you just can’t understand the impact in it’s time and so something is lost in the translation. Not that you can’t appreciate it, but there is an element of experience missing.

    Those crazy concerts and the “battle scars” of the things we did to see them are some of the funnest and best memories, right? I remember a bunch of us hitchhiking ~60 miles one way to see Styx and Kiss back in 77. We did whatever it took. I wouldn’t trade the memories!
     
    Tony M. likes this.
  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    26,869
    Likes Received:
    46,999
    Here’s a cool story for ya.

    April 1, 1985, a 17 year old bodia walks into his buddy’s house after finishing my afternoon paper route. My buddies are screaming at me that I won something and I need to call the X (97x, the local rock station). I call BS because it is April Fool's Day. Ten minutes of arguing with them and then I hear, “we’re still waiting to hear from Jim B, the winner of the Grigg’s Music/97x Concert Givaway” come out the stereo speakers. Holy crap! I call the station and find out that my name was drawn from the contest entry box at Grigg’s Music. I am the lucky winner of 2 tickets to any concert within a 75 mile radius of Davenport, Iowa FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR!!! Man there were some weeks where I was going to 3 or 4 shows. It was awesome. Best part, I never drove to a single show. I’d offer the 2nd ticket to a buddy for free, if he would drive. Saw some great shows, and made a little cash selling the tickets to the shows I didn’t want to go to.
     
  8. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2019
    Messages:
    3,550
    Likes Received:
    10,264
    Dude, that would have been a banner year for any 17 year old. I’d have never been home! Great story. I can only imagine the memories!
     
    Alnus Rubra and bodia like this.
  9. Wailing

    Wailing New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2020
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    236
    Sad story..... I managed to get a ticket for Claptons planned gig at the Albert Hall on the 18th next week.. they rescheduled the Saturday and Sunday tickets for next year.. but cancelled the one on the 18th and returned my money :( ..... I tried to get tickets to the other shows ... no luck.... it would have been my first live viewing of his skills... I know it’s just a first world problem... but still frustrating
     
  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    26,869
    Likes Received:
    46,999
    That blows!
     
    Alnus Rubra likes this.
  11. Wailing

    Wailing New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2020
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    236
    I will now balance the bad with good... I checked today and managed to get a ticket to see Jeff Beck at the Albert Hall May 30th 2022 :)
     
  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    26,869
    Likes Received:
    46,999
    Nice!
     
    Alnus Rubra and Wailing like this.
  13. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2017
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    1,599
    I had tickets to Clapton when he played here in Omaha over 5 years ago. Closer to 10? I had to work; I actually volunteered for a shift not thinking how big a deal it would be. My wife made it very clear how big a deal it actually was. I just figured I would catch him next time. Of course, that has not happened.
     
  14. Wailing

    Wailing New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2020
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    236
    :(:mad::(:(:(
    :(
     
  15. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,528
    Likes Received:
    1,199
  16. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,528
    Likes Received:
    1,199
  17. WeFixFlats

    WeFixFlats Respect The Clave

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,528
    Likes Received:
    1,199
    bodia likes this.
  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    26,869
    Likes Received:
    46,999
  19. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2017
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    1,599
    And we just got our tickets this morning for Nashville, September 21!!!!!!!!!!! Woo hoo! Anything on 1st floor was sold out or waaaaaaay over my budget. But I got 2nd floor 1st row. :D There will be no one in front of me blocking the view. I've never been in this arena, Bridgestone, but I think they should be great seats.
     
    bodia and veinbuster like this.
  20. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Messages:
    7,307
    Likes Received:
    13,498
    Last time I saw Clapton play he was wearing a white linen suit at an outdoor venue in Indy. Next to a bunch of tennis courts! Tickets were less than $20.
     
    Alnus Rubra, veinbuster and bodia like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice