After some irritation regarding our seats we finally had excellent seats and could watch Eric's guitarroadie from the balcony... and the master walking on stage...

PRETENDING, SO TIRED und MOTHERLESS CHILD have been goosebumps-bits... EVERBODY OUGHT TO... was a smasher, too... actually all the songs were great... and I liked the entire concert very much... Claudia and my two step-daughters as well...

The drummer was funny... ...he had his share of fun while playing... all in all I counted 9 (!) different snaredrums that were used during the entire concert... but I have not heard that much difference... well, anyway... cool how the roadie managed this... :-o)

Eric has been above every doubt... played and sung excellent... he always was the boss in the ring...

Here the setlist:
1. Pretending
2. So Tired
3. Got To Get Better In A Little While
4. Bell Bottom Blues
5. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
6. Everybody Oughta Make A Change
7. Motherless Children
8. Back Home (akustisch) 
9. I Am Yours
10. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
11. Running On Faith
standing again:
12. After Midnight
13. Little Queen Of Spades
14. Let It Rain
15. Wonderful Tonight
16. Layla
17. Cocaine
encore with Robert Cray:
18. Crossroads

Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Derek Trucks - guitar
Doyle Bramhall II - guitar
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Tim Carmon - keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Steve Jordan - drums
The Kick Horns (Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders)
Michelle John - backing vocals
Sharon White - backing vocals

To be honest, tonight three guitarists have been one too many... at least as it sounded at my seat... I felt a bit sorry for Doyle... he was the one who appeared a bit lost... even struggled somehow with his amp-/stagesound as I believe... because he often stood with his back to the audience, creaping into his amps with his ears... his playing and sound in EC's band are not really my type of thing... very rough... his solo-stuff his a total different animal...

Unfortunately not a lot of Tim Carmon's Hammond Orgel arrived at my place...

The background singer were mighty good... they were awesome...



Oktober 2016 Pit Schmidt