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Guitar Legend Eric Clapton Sells Out Gwinnett Arena

British guitar legend Eric Clapton rocked the sold out Arena at Gwinnett Center Tuesday night, March 9, 2010, with Roger Daltrey, vocalist for The Who, opening the show.

And while we weren’t there to cover it, Robb Cohen was handy with his camera. Click here for a full photo gallery from the concert. If you made the show, tell us about what you saw. How did it compare to other Eric Clapton concerts?

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EricFan

March 10th, 2010
8:29 am

Concert was excellent up until last 15 minutes, very dissappointed that he didn’t sing Layla or Tears in Heaven. When he went off stage at very end, everybody stayed, nobody left, expecting him to come back out one more time with one of his greatest, then after about 5 minutes, the lights were turned on and we all just stood there in shock. I heard boos from the floor.

Cindy Feliu

March 10th, 2010
8:52 am

Cannot believe Eric did not sing Layla – very disappointing. The concert was great but Clapton did not even say a word to the audience besides Hi and thanks and waved goodbye. Daltry on the other hand was personal and and happy and sang his heart out. Come on Eric – what’s up

JR

March 10th, 2010
8:54 am

I agree with EricFan about Layla and Tears (plus other Cream faves), however, the ensemble and Eric were on fire.
Roger Daltrey was surprising–I had low expectatations and he sparkled and delighted. I’m now reconsidering seeing the Who (Daltrey/Townshend/Starkey, et al) when they tour after this sterling performance.
The lights flashing in our eyes added nothing to the show, BTW–we have no need to be blinded, we know these guys are old (after all, we are too).
I’d give the show a 4/5, if asked.

Diane Lee

March 10th, 2010
9:03 am

Can perfection even GET better? This was his best performance ever. Granted he did not sing some of everyone’s favorites but too bad. Did you not hear his emotions in the guitar solo for Old Love or Runnin’ on Faith? I could go on. He made the hair stand up on my arms and made people around me cry. It was simply awesome.

Catfishz

March 10th, 2010
9:10 am

Eric seemed like he was phoning it in last night. No acknowledgement of the crowd, one little song for an encore, no playing of major hits, what’s up with that? Next time he should retire AFTER he quits touring, not before.

Todd G

March 10th, 2010
9:34 am

Almost Great… Like the others, I was pleasantly surprised by Roger Daltrey. Despite his voice cracking once or twice, he was in his old form and the band rocked. Clapton opened with “Goin’ Down Slow’ and most of that song was played without the PA for Clapton’s mike or guitar- you could barely hear him through his amps. They fixed that before the song ended. And the next hour was magical- I’ve seen EC three times before and don’t remember him ever playing with this much emotion- he was great on the black strat and the acoustic, and his voice is as strong as ever. Steve Gadd on drums was an extra treat. But, towards the end of a short show, the band kind of came apart after a disjointed Hammond organ solo by Chris Stainton, during Little Queen of Spades; and, for me, they never quite recaptured the magic. EC came on at 8:45 and was off by 10:15, including the 5 minute encore wait. Layla was supposedly on the set list but wasn’t played. Even toward the end of the show, after the disastrous B3 solo, the band wasted precious time with ho-hum keyboard solos in the final songs. For me, a B+; if was incredible at times, but had a few big warts.

SB

March 10th, 2010
9:51 am

I have seen Clapton several times and was not disappointed by him. I was however disappointed that people chose to boo him for not playing Layla. I am not surprised he didn’t play it, all the critics have been panning the version that he has played on this tour and maybe he decided to leave it out because of that. I would rather not hear Layla than hear a bad version of it. As for his personality, he’s ALWAYS like that. He never engages the crowd. He’s there to play and that’s it. Roger Daltry was surprising, I was very pleased with his performance and enjoyed it tremendously.

Roy Rahm

March 10th, 2010
10:13 am

Was very pleased with the show. Roger Daltrey’s set was a surprise. Had no expectations but he was very good. Was like seeing Who- lite. As for EC, well he did not disappoint. Played something for everyone. His acoustic set was especially sweet. Real nice soulful blues. Didn’t bother me that he didn’t interact with the audience. I went to see him play his guitar, not talk, and play he did! And that version of “Crossroads”? Magnificent! My only beef is he didn’t play longer. Heck, he could have played nursery rhymes and it would have been good. Great show. Slowhand can still rip on that guitar. Thanks Eric.

JS

March 10th, 2010
10:50 am

I have seen him play several times and he is my favorite of all time. HOWEVER, I was very dissapointed with this short show. Not only did he not play several very loved songs, he did not speak to audience… and he played one(ONE)encore. I felt like he just wasn’t into it last night. Sad!

Patty

March 10th, 2010
11:04 am

I was so excited to see him. I had a 6th row seat and I was ready to rock. Well, I didn’t get to rock much because Eric did a lot of blues and acoustical. I had never seen him before, so I had no idea he was not very personable. I don’t think he even introduced the band. Still, the man can play a guitar like nobody’s business! Roger Daltrey was amazing! I saw The Who at MSG in 1974 and it was certainly nice to see Roger with his shirt open last night just like back in the day…he still looks and sounds great! And, he’s very personable. Sorry, I don’t understand entertainers that don’t communicate much with their audience. I feel a bit cheated on that part with Eric Clapton. All I can say is that I finally saw Eric Clapton now. I realize he won’t play Layla without another guitar player as the song requires the two guitars to intertwine…I really don’t care much for the acoustic version of Layla, but I mean, come ON, don’t we all associate Eric Clapton’s biggest song being Layla?? I don’t know…this concert left a lot be be desired. MHO!

Stevie

March 10th, 2010
11:38 am

Eric was absolutely fantastic!! He is a true musical legend and the Gwinnett Arena performance was excellent. I can’t imagine that his guitar playing has ever been any better?? If it were, I couldn’t take it. His vocals were strong and the band was extra tight. Eric didn’t engage in chit chat…..it was nonstop music. Daltry was great too. How often does one get to experience so much musical history?? No disappointment here.

Greg K

March 10th, 2010
12:49 pm

Clapton’s playing was great. No doubt about it. He seemed to be on auto-pilot and didn’t connect with the audience, but I’ll go along with “it’s about the playing.” I’ll even go without Layla because his normal version can’t hold a candle to the original. However, for the amount of money that we paid for the tickets, I expected more than what was really an hour and fifteen minute show. No excuse for that one Eric. If you can’t stay up that late, start earlier.

JS

March 10th, 2010
12:55 pm

$200 and 60 minutes later… the show is over and disappointing.

Another Fan

March 10th, 2010
1:08 pm

Everyone on here needs to quit crying about him not talking to the audience, he never does that. Besides, who cares. The real issue for me is that he didn’t play long enough. He basically played for 1.5 hrs, he should have played closer to 2 full hours. Other than that, Clapton was fantastic. Although, I can’t say the same for the Gwinnett Arena. That place is not at all good for concerts. I was in section 119 and there was terrible echoing coming from the back of the arena (opposite the stage) all night. Then, the fools on the sound board screwed something up and we missed haf of the first song.

57 Strat

March 10th, 2010
1:15 pm

I was totally blown away by last night’s version of Badge!

Roy Rahm

March 10th, 2010
1:22 pm

to all you complainers out there. what did you expect? for him to sit and have a cup of coffee with you? you want more interaction or great music. me I’ll take the music. you go see a Kiss concert or something. Yeesh, you people are weird.

Nathan Bebeman

March 10th, 2010
1:28 pm

Eric Claptrap is a bassard

Wayne

March 10th, 2010
1:28 pm

It is not often that you can see two legends in one place. I was disapointed that Clapton left out some of his best. He looked tired and like it was work for him to be up there. Overall the concert was one not to be missed. Daltry rocked.

Pissed OFF

March 10th, 2010
1:29 pm

EC was excellent. The songs played had extended guitart work and sounded great. I have seen three of his shows and want to hear him play guitar not chit-chat. I loved all the blues songs that are his passion. Great music that has passion. However I wish the rude fans who sat in front would not run back and forth to either the concession stands or restroom. My view was blocked by people who left back and forth 5 times during the EC show.

Allan B

March 10th, 2010
1:41 pm

Daltry was outstanding. Looking forward to new studio Who music next year. I felt like I had my money’s worth after Eric’s first searing guitar solo on Key to the Highway and it only get better as the set progressed. Every guitar lick was note perfect and the solos were frequent and passionate This was as satisfying as I’ve ever seen including a performance in Germany 1998. You can keep the mindless gab that is really just a time waster that fools you into thinking a band played longer than they really did. The spare lineup which included just Eric’s guitar, base, organ, keyboard and two backup singers put me in the mood of a down home blues honkey-tonk and the set list refelects this same atmosphere that I think he was going for. There was more pure music packed into these 15 songs than most other performances that last longer according to the clock. Bravo Slowhand.

01. Goin’ Down Slow
02. Key To The Highway
03. Tell The Truth
04. Old Love
05. I Shot The Sheriff
06. Drifin’ (acoustic)
07. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out (acoustic)
08. Running On Faith (acoustic)
09. I’ve Got A Rock ‘n Roll Heart (acoustic)
10. Badge
11. Before You Accuse Me
12. Little Queen Of Spades
13. Wonderful Tonight
14. Cocaine
Encore:
15. Crossroads

Ted

March 10th, 2010
1:47 pm

I left thinking that Roger Daltrey was happy to be there and Eric Clapton was not. Clapton should be opening for Daltrey.

Tom

March 10th, 2010
1:57 pm

I enjoyed this show quite a bit, and even bought one of the limited edition posters, which will look VERY nice matted and framed.

I thought Clapton’s playing was terrific throughout, and even better than when I saw him a few years ago at Phillips Arena–a show I also enjoyed a lot. A major difference were the other guitar players with him that night. Tonight it was only Clapton on six-string. That gave him more space to fill, and he rose to the occasion like the pro and legend that he is.

The complaints about the show’s length ARE legitimate, however. A $95 face value ticket (which was absurdly jacked up by Ticketmaster fees, and I think other seats were even higher) should be worth a little bit longer of an experience. It wouldn’t have hurt him to do another song or two.

DB

March 10th, 2010
1:58 pm

This was my 4th or 5th time seeing Clapton and I would give it 4 out of 5.

Good:
– No Layla. As someone else said, it was panned by critics and fans at earlier concerts. Also, I am tired of the acountic version and he did not have enough guitars for the real version.
– Badge, Keys to the Highway, R&R Heart.
– Daltrey

Bad:
– Lost sound on first song.
– Keyboard solos
– WAAAY too short. If Springsteen can do 3-4 hours, Clapton should be able to do 24 – but I would settle for 2.5
– After Midnight? Pretending?
– The Dumas behind us explaining to his son that Wonderful Tonight was written for Patti. Really? Gee thanks for that news flash. Next time, shut the heck up until after the show.
– Idiots whould could not figure out that the reggae improv was an intro to I Shot the Sheriff. Did you think he was just trying to channel UB40?

ECGuitar

March 10th, 2010
1:59 pm

My wife and I loved the show. Eric played superbly and played a variety of music. I actually appreciate not hearing all the old standards. Surprising renditions of Old Love, Goin’ Down Slow, and I Shot the Sheriff. This concert may not have been for the fan looking for the old tunes, but it was a fantastic concert. I am always astounded at how Clapton plays so consistently and challenges himself in each concert. I loved his concert in 2006, but this was equally well done. Clapton never – I mean never – has been a performer to interact with the audience much. He lets his music do the talking. I appreciated what Clapton offered last night and would go see him again tomorrow.

CommonSense66

March 10th, 2010
2:28 pm

Great show, a little short, but great none the less. Personally, I’m glad he didn’t play Layla, at least the acoustic version that he originated on “Unplugged”. That version has none of the passion and urgency of the original, and it’s just tired. A great take on “Badge” and “Queen of Spades”.

I had no problem with the keyboard solos, EC likes to show off the talent in his band, and these guys are TALENTED. Chris Stainton in particular is an absolute treasure. As far as EC’s lack of crowd interaction, that’s just how he is. He’s lowkey and a consummate professional.

I’ve been listening to him for 35 years and his soloing still blows me away. There were a couple of times he started a run, and instead of going toward the bridge he went back toward the headstock, making for a different feel. All in all, 9/10.

kyle k

March 10th, 2010
2:29 pm

roger daltry was terrific! CLAPTONS guitar playing was outstanding. however like everyone else in the arena, iwas disappointed in the length or lack of length in the show. ive seen him before and he didnt interact with tha audience then either.I guess thats just him.I give it 4of5.alot of money for an hour and half

GumbyDoodle

March 10th, 2010
2:34 pm

I was quite disappointed in Eric. He only played for about 90 minutes and as the others mentioned, he failed to involve the audience or play some of his classics, e.g. Layla, White Room, etc. It seemed he just went through the motions and left. They also had some issues with sound system and I would have liked it to be louder. Roger on the other hand was a very pleasant surprise and today I find myself humming “Going Mobile”. Glad I saw Clapton but won’t go back and wouldn’t recommend for $100 a pop. Hope he’s happy with the paycheck.

I love Clapton

March 10th, 2010
3:02 pm

I have never missed a Clapton concert in over 30 years. Once again, he was truly awesome. As far as the boos for not playing Layla…..boo hoo!! It was a great show…once again he proves he is the ultimate….the tickets were not too pricey and I would highly recommend anyone to go see him. I have to believe the only 1 song encore was due to Gwinnett Co. ordinances…..who cares…it was CLAPTON!!!

Moneysworth

March 10th, 2010
3:03 pm

Definitely not worth the $$ I paid. Daltry should have been the headliner. Yes, I came there with a positive attitude, looking forward to seeing Eric a 2nd time. He physically was there but his mind and spirit were somewhere else. BTW – I hope the guy next to me got a DUI on the way home.

Midtowner

March 10th, 2010
3:03 pm

Just to be in the same room as two such Rock Icons was indescribable; but there were some things in which I was really disappointed!

1. The acoustics in the Gwinnett Arena were HORRIBLE! And the audio mixing was even WORSE; particularly for the lead vocals of all things!!! Yes, RD and EC both have lost some lung power, but overall the vocal mics sound was consistently very muddy.

Good & Bad, in no order:

The set props obviously were a result of budget cut-backs.

I’m guessing that Clapton’s acoustic guitar must have had a broken pickup or something; it buzzed a LOT on certain notes through the entire set.

Daltrey’s drummer was awesome. He gives Zach Starkey (Ringo’s son, now and regular drummer for The Who) a real run for his money, and that’s saying a lot! And Pete Townshend’s younger brother, Simon, played lead guitar. No windmills; and I respected him for not trying to imitate his legendary big bro.

Daltrey wouldn’t come back out for an encore despite a standing ovation and calls for more. See if I buy your next CD, icon or no icon.

Clapton’s band, with the exception of the one keyboardist who did the long solo, was just not that good. The word “tired” came to mind. Even his two back-up singers, probably in their 20s or early 30s, sat down in chairs a good bit of the time!

Although Clapton came back with Crossroads as his encore, you could tell it was with “minimal effort.”

I agree with everyone else who says that for ($111.50 a person in our case!) both acts just plain fell short.

To DP about the reggae-style intro to Clapton’s I Shot the Sheriff, I bet not many people caught that this was a version of the Inner Circle (reggae band’s) song “Bad Boys,” aka theme to the COPS television show. I thought that was funny and befitting. ;- )

TomH

March 10th, 2010
3:12 pm

I came with the goal of finally seeing my favorite song of all time and best since Mozart penned “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, “Layla” (electric version) played in person and was very disappointed. Also disappointed in Clapton’s short show, and a single, one song encore… he was out of there in 75 minutes. I saw Sir Paul McCartney at the park last summer, and he did nearly 3 and a half hours without break, and he’s older than Clapton.

But I refuse to let that spoil a show of two legends.

The Good: I have no complaints about the music that WAS played. I have never seen a better guitarist coax perfection out of his instrument. Those solos were amazing. Glad he mixed in a little Cream, but how about Derek and the Dominoes? I’ll have to try and catch his show again to finally see Layla played live.

And special complements to Roger Daltry who really put on a great show. He delivered the songs I came to hear. Last time I saw him was with The Who at the Omni back in 1980. It was great to hear he hasn’t lost much of his voice over 40 plus years, and he brought the house down with Teenage Wasteland.

Jungleland2

March 10th, 2010
3:34 pm

Daltrey sounded great. His band was young guys (and Simon Townshend) His range is not what it was in 1975, but his voice is actually thicker and blusier. Young Man Blues and Who Are You were standouts

Clapton had a very mellow, polished and laid back show. Lots of cover songs (Keys To The Highway, I Shot the Sheriff, Cocaine, Crossroads, Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out, Before You Accuse me) some big hits (Wonderful Tonight, Rock And Roll Heart…a request from T-Mobile?) but this was not a “hits” show

Tell The Truth was the highlight early in the show (without the slide guitar, but it worked). Running On Faith and Old Love sounded fantastic. The version of Badge that EC has been doing for years (Where is my badge??) was maybe the most rockin’ song of the night. His I Shot The Sheriff had more to do with reggae than his hit 70’s version did…. See More

Strangely, no Layla…

Overall I’d say this was a Master Class in American Blues. EC played almost every style of blues out there, Robert Johnson’s 1920’s blues, 40’s acoustic blues, 50’s electric blues, 60’s rock-blues, 70’s laid-back-country-rock-blues, 80’s slick blues, 90’s MTV unplugged blues.

Compared to other EC shows? I preferred the setlist from the Crossroads Festival in 2007 (worth the drive to Chicago) where he had Trucks and Bramhall on guitar with him and The mighty Steve Jordan on drums..but that was a festival and nearly 10x the audience. This show was very mellow and reserved but allowed his guitar to do the heavy lifting.

The 1990-91 tour was more hits oriented (and he had an actual current hit then with Pretending and the whole Journeyman CD) This time he was not promoting any kind of record (just a T-mobile phone??)

ChrisB

March 10th, 2010
4:03 pm

First off, Eric Clapton is a god for the gods. However, to those who said it was one of his best performances…..WHAT? Have you ever seen Clapton before? As an avid fan and someone who has seen his many times, I couldn’t have been more disappointed. He did not even seem like he wanted to be there minus a few good solos. And what was the campy 3 minute version of Crossroads about for the only encore? It would have been fine if it was a 10 minute version full of gut wrenching licks and solos. The last time I saw him a few years ago, he played for 3 hours. Eric, if you are tired halfway through an 11 show tour, don’t do it. You leave to many of us longing for the old days. Oh, and Roger was great. I would have liked to see them do something together.

Hutch7

March 10th, 2010
4:30 pm

Daltry rocked! Clapton phoned it in! Nuff said…

Ralph

March 10th, 2010
5:42 pm

As my lovely wife put so eloquently…..”At Thanksgiving you expect Turkey on the table, at Christmas you expect presents under the tree, at an Eric Clapton concert you expect him to play Layla”. That said, this is the third time I’ve seen him, last being at Phillips a few years ago. I think the Phillips show was far better than last night. In all three shows that I have seen, he has never really interacted with the audience, which frankly I don’t mind. I think some of the newer bands could probably take a lesson from that, “Shut Up & Play”. However, my wife and I agreed Eric looked tired. He seemed to rush through everything last night. There were some amazing moments, but for my money ($100 a ticket), I think one more encore would have been good.

Mike

March 10th, 2010
7:10 pm

For the money I think it was of the worst concerts I’ve ever been to. First off, we all know that EC is a guitar god, but do we really need to hear all the blues standards. My wife and I have been waiting for many years to see him and now kinda wished we hadn’t went. I could care less about Layla but would have been at least satisfied if he played a few tunes off the August and Journeyman albums. I know this was not a “hits” show but what is a musician without hits? I dropped over $200 for tickets and by god I wanna hear the hits that he made famous. If I order a steak medium rare then that’s how I expect it to be served. EC seemed as if he was in a hurry to get the show over with. One lousy song for an encore, what was that all about?

Allan B

March 10th, 2010
8:17 pm

I’ve returned to see what has been posted. I can’t believe the whine-fest this thread has become. The last posting doesn’t have have merit. August had only 1 hit (Its in the Way that you Use it) which had no place in last night’s set list which was clearly built around the blues. And I count 3 songs from Journeyman (Old Love, Running on Faith and Before You Accuse Me). Quit your whining, think about what you will be doing at age 65 and be thankful you were in the presence of a legend.

disappointed

March 10th, 2010
8:35 pm

I have seen Clapton on every tour since the 70s. This was the worst show I have seen Eric do. I don’t know if he was sick or if he really didnt want to be there. The last time @ Gwinett the whole band were laughing,smiling and jamming; this time nothing not even a bow after the last song or encore. I thought Derek Trucks or Chuck Leavell would make a guest appearance, no luck. He should of asked Daltrey’s guitarist to join him, the kid was pretty good and looked like he wanted to be there.

Carol G

March 10th, 2010
8:47 pm

My 5th time to see him, my husband’s fist. I understand that so many fell in love with Layla in their youth and hoped to hear it. But if you read the reviews from B-ham, Tulsa and Kansas City you learned it was a stripped down band and he only might have done the acoustic version. The great thing about hearing his songs more than once is that Eric never plays them the same way twice. He always adds a new idea or twist that makes the solo almost a new song. So last night’s show was a showcase for his great songs played by great musicians, not a recap of EC greatest hits. And I loved it that way. He is not like Jimmy Buffet to tell you a joke or bring sharks on the stage– that hasn’t changed in three decades. Was also glad that Roger’s voice was so strong and loved his songs. Turn on 97.1 the River as they play Layla about 4 times a day !

Chris

March 10th, 2010
9:22 pm

Roger Daltry was great, better than I expected after watching the super bowl halftime show. For the most part his voice was strong and he had a great song set.

I have been an EC fan since I first saw him in 1977. All these years later he still has a powerful voice and the screaming guitar. That said, I was disappointed about the length of the show and that I did not hear more of his rock favorites. Yes, his “blues” were amazing and it was a treat to see him, but when you lay out close to $100 per ticket you would like to hear your favorites, not his…

Still, a great show by a true legend.

AA

March 11th, 2010
6:29 am

Would I have loved Clapton to play Layla? Certainly. Would I have loved him to play longer? Of course. Was I disappointed? Never. Clapton is Clapton and the best.

He did interact with the audience, but in a more intimate manner than merely talking. He poured out his emotion and soul through his music. Whether its blues or rock and roll, EC gives and if the audience wants to accept it, it is up to them. I’ve been a fan for over forty years. His music changes as does he. I’m thrilled to have gotten to see him again. He could have played all night or all week, and I would have wanted more, but no matter how long he played or what he played, I am prejudicely pleased. He did thank the audience, but it is us that should thank him. Loved it and love him.

John

March 11th, 2010
11:16 am

Mike, if that was the worst concert you have seen for the money you must go to some great shows. If you want an artist to play a specific list of songs – buy a CD, save your money, and stay at home. I go to a lot of shows in Atlanta and thought this one was really good. Too short but good.
Daltry was great – I wish he had done an encore but I thought he left it all on stage so thanks Roger for a great performance.
EC was fantastic but his sound mix was not. There were obvious problems during the first song but they continued throughout the show. I was in Sec 119 Row F and with the exception of Crossroads the vocal volume was too low. During the acustic set the vocal and guitar volume was too low. I’ve been to many shows in this arena and never noticed a problem with the sound. There’s really no excuse these days for poorly mixed sound at a show.
Even with the sound problems I thought Clapton was great. I enjoyed the set list but was dissapointed that he didn’t do at least one more song. I think an atist owes more to a paying audience than what he gave. I also went to the Paul McCartney show last summer (3+ hrs from PM).

Pete

March 11th, 2010
11:40 am

I rarely take time to “comment”. On reading many responses that reflect my disappointment with Eric I was inspired. Just look at the photos. They tell it all. Eric and his whole backup stood there un enthusiastically flat footed the whole show and never once offered a smile or any communication to the audience. The whole group seemed really tired of what they were doing. Too tired to honor his audience (who roared on his departure for another tune) with even so much as a thanks or an fu. I’ve been to all of his shows here in Atlanta. I’ll never go to another. On the other hand…Roger tore ‘em up. He was there to give us a great show and he and all of his group were diggin’ it. They rocked and I even came home looking up some of his newer tunes to down load. After bitchin to a friend they said, “maybe Eric was sick”. If he wasn’t, he needs to hang ole blacky up and save his talents for his front room. If he was…well that’s the name of his multi million dollar game. Try hard.

Kathy

March 11th, 2010
11:44 am

This was the 3rd time I saw Clapton, and this was the shortest performance with the least amount of hits. However, he played more solo guitar in this performance and I loved it. I did miss his Cream stuff and Tears – not enough hits. He seemed angry and I don’t remember him even smiling – maybe he was having a bad day. We payed over $200 and were a little PO’d about the short concert.
Now, Roger rocked! I was amazed he sounded so good, unlike his appearance in the Superbowl – I suppose it was the accoustics. His band was better than Clapton’s.
All in all, I’d give the concert a B – and Daltrey an A.

Deb

March 11th, 2010
12:14 pm

Daltrey was awesome! I love how he played guitar too-you don’t see him do that too often. Am so happy he did Baba O’Reilly! Clapton was awesome as well! I loved “Badge”! I loved how he took “Before You Accuse Me” and rocked it up. For those wondering about “Tears in Heaven”; because it’s about his son Connor’s death, it’s always difficult for him to perform. As far as not doing Layla; he’s known for altering his closing songs. He ended with Layla the day before this concert. I heard him ysay “thank you” each time, but the audience was so loud, you hardly heard it. Daltrey sang for an hour; Clapton 75 minutes. It would have been cool if they’d done a song or two together. All in all- and awesome event!

Jen

March 11th, 2010
1:19 pm

I would have loved to see this show. Do you sell your pictures from shows? They are Fantastic!!!

Laura

March 11th, 2010
2:26 pm

Roger Daltrey was a great surprise, we really enjoyed him. He gave 100%.
Although Clapton is my favorite, I have to agree, he on auto pilot for the entire show, that was way too short for the price of the ticket.

Craig

March 11th, 2010
7:47 pm

Daltrey was absolutely awesome. His voice sounded great and he really knows how to put on a great show. You got the feeling that he wanted to play longer, but couldn’t because he was the opening act. Eric sounded great but totally lacks the enthusiasm and showmanship that Daltrey and his band provided. I left thinking that I’d rather see Clapton open for Daltrey…don’t think I’m alone.

jeff

March 12th, 2010
10:35 am

Before you accuse Eric take a look at yourself

john

March 13th, 2010
10:13 pm

The show was too short but Eric was technically excellent as usual but I felt no soul or excitement in his music this time. He did not introduce his band which I thought was an insult to those traveling with him. If they cant take the pace of the tour they need to cut back on the number of performances and not the performance itself.
As for Roger Daltrey, I was never a WHO fan but he gave a very good performance and helped me think I halfway got my moneys worth.
This was my first visit to the Gwinette Arena and it is the most user friendly of any event loctions that I have been to. The people that work there are extremely personable and helpful.