Montreal marked the 10th time I have seen Eric Clapton. I caught him twice in 1984 with Rogers Waters, three times in 1985 twice on The Behind The Sun tour and up close and personal at Live Aid in Philly, twice on the From The Cradle Tour (dressed in white workmen’s’ pants and white t-shirt EC steps to the mike at the start of the From The Cradle shows and says,” there will be no pop tonight”.) 1 show in 2006 at The Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Tuesday May 27th 2008 was number 9 in Toronto at The Molson Amphitheatre and the next night in Montreal, number 10.
Total round trip was 1134.4KM from my driveway to the Bell Centre. I had a center floor row B seat. Beautiful!!
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This is the first of two Eric Clapton shows I am lucky enough to have seen on this short 2008 summer tour. If I hadn’t thought about going to Montreal before the Toronto show there would have been no way I would of missed Montreal after witnessing the workout the painted silver stone strat got Tuesday night. Man it may have been a cold day in May even by southern Ontario standards but the blues were red hot and Eric Clapton and the band were on fire.
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In June 1995 a friend and I had tickets to see Eric Clapton on the Behind the Sun Tour play the Kingswood Music Theatre in Maple Ontario just north of Toronto. At that time Kingswood was part of the Wonderland Amusement Park.
It was a perfect summer weather day, warm and sunny with zero humidity. We arrived pretty early in the day to check out some of the rides etc. and at some point in the afternoon, I’m pretty sure we were on the mind-buster roller coaster we heard some music coming from the theatre. The theatre is basically an outdoor venue with a partially covered seating section and a grassy hillside area. After listening for a few minutes there was no mistake “slowhand” was playing his guitar doing a sound check. We ran to a wooden fence (more…)
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