Eric Clapton, Centre Bell, Montreal, QC

One of the most unlikely shows that I went to this year was Eric Clapton. While I was a fan of Cream when I was a teenager and the Derek and the Dominos album was a classic, I wasn’t spending all that much time listening to Eric Clapton in 2008. On the other hand, this was probably one of the last chances I would have to see him perform live, which I realized I’d never done before. So, I dragged along my co-worker and friend Nancy Beaton.

We both had a great time and while at times I felt like we were the youngest people in the crowd, Eric and his band did an amazing job entertaining the crowd. I’ll never forget how crazy the crowd went when they started playing Layla.

Setlist

Motherless Children (Blind Willie Johnson cover) – Key to the Highway (Charles Segar cover) – I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon cover) – Little Wing (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover) – Outside Woman Blues (Blind Joe Reynolds cover) – Double Trouble (Otis Rush cover) – Don’t Knock My Love (Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye cover) – Driftin’ Blues (Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers cover) – Rockin’ Chair (John Lee Hooker cover) – Motherless Child (Robert Hicks cover) – Travelling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson cover) – Running on Faith – Tell the Truth (Derek and the Dominos song) – Little Queen of Spades (Robert Johnson cover) – Before You Accuse Me (Bo Diddley cover)- Wonderful Tonight – Layla (Derek and the Dominos song) – Cocaine (J.J. Cale cover)Encore:

Encore

Got My Mojo Working (Ann Cole cover)

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I’m Warren Wilansky, a middle-aged lifelong Montréaler. I've been running a great little digital agency by the name of Plank for almost 20 years.

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