Photos and Review by: Catrina Maxwell of CatMax Photography, LLC
Eric Clapton is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time. He left no doubt that he still has loyal fans by the sold out crowd at the Arena at Gwinnett Center Wednesday night March 27th. Everyone was pretty chill throughout the show, mostly sitting as Clapton rolled through 40 plus years of hits.
Traveling with Clapton is talented songwriter and musician Mr. Paul Carrack who has shared his talents with The Eagles, Ace, Squeeze, Nick Lowe and many other bands. Eric turned the stage over to Nick a couple times during the show where he performed “How Long” and “Tempted By The Fruit Of Another”. About half way through the show Clapton took a seat to perform a few songs including “Layla” which turned into a jam session with the band.
Clapton took to his feet towards the end of the show and so did the fans. Once he left the stage the arena was filled with cell phone flash lights, making it look like a bunch of fireflies buzzing around the arena. After much cheering and chanting, he returned for an encore including “Sunshine Of Your Love” and “High Time”. Eric Clapton didn’t have much to say to the crowd during his performance, but then again what more needs to be said when you can play a guitar like he can?