A to Z Challenge – 2020 – Clapton

We are going back in time for the letter “C,” – 2007 to be exact.  It was early in our concert going days and I was so excited to see that Eric Clapton was coming to the HP Pavilion (now SAP Center) in San Jose.  I should have paid a little more attention to who his opening act was though as it turned out to be a blues singer, Robert Cray, which meant that the whole show was going to have a bluesy feel rather than the rock and roll we were looking for.  Lesson learned on this one!

Just as it was early in our concert going days, it was early in my scrapbooking days too so I didn’t have as many embellishments or tools.  We also didn’t take our “selfie” which is now pretty much a staple at every show.

I do have the “tickets” so we have the info of who, what, where and when. 

Also, these pages have been scrapbooked already so I don’t have the detailed examples of what I did and how I put them together.  Mostly I just fit the pictures on the page.  I think the title is my favorite part.  There are no extra embellishments or anything.      
The pictures I got from the show weren’t that great either because I had an older camera that didn’t have as good a zoom as the one I have now.  I do have the setlist though.  I didn’t know very many of the songs.   

The people sitting a couple of rows in front of us were up and moving through the whole show.  Obviously they like the blues!
As you can see by the newspaper clippings, Eric Clapton really didn’t do much in the way of playing or singing himself.  He frequently would just play a bit of the song’s intro and then step back to let his band play the rest.  “He seemed bored.”  

Although I did hear a few songs of Robert Cray’s that I like (“Bad Influence” and “Guess I Showed Her”) and Eric did sing “Wonderful Tonight” and “Layla,” we do not consider this as one of our top 10 concerts.  

I might consider seeing him again but a lot would depend on who the opening act is and what the set list looks like.  I think it was after this show that I started looking on Setlist.com before each concert.  We didn’t want to be fooled again.

There are only 3 pages for the whole thing and this is how they look in the album.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t want to spend too much time on it.

As if I needed something else to make this a less than favorable memory, while I was going through the album to take the pages out for this post it broke!  I had to move everything to another album. Thank goodness I had an extra one or I’d really be mad.

What do you think of our first few days of the A to Z?  Are you finding some new blogs to follow?  Come back tomorrow for “D.”  It’s a much better show!

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34 Responses to A to Z Challenge – 2020 – Clapton

  1. Pingback: A to Z Challenge – 2020 – Reflections | Janet's Smiles

  2. joey says:

    Bummer. I was thinking, OH WOW, I’ve never seen Clapton! And then the let down. Must have been exactly how you felt tenfold. He seemed bored. Well, gee, LOL!

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  3. Memories are so great… at least you were there even if you didn’t get the selfie. I love the scrapbooks…one day I’d like to try one.

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  4. J-Dub says:

    I would have thought top 10 for sure but you never know until you get there. Sort of like when we saw Kid Rock open up for Aerosmith. As much as I love Aerosmith, Kid Rock stole the show.
    Really got the crowd going. The latter was tired and old.

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  5. Scarlett79 says:

    You are just too cool for words Mz. Janet. Eric Clapton, W O W !!! And look at all that great archiving of the memories. You are definitely one of my heroes, and I’m a little bit jealous. We like the same music too. Loving the AtoZ Challenge, it keeps me in touch with my blogging buddies takes me away from all the worrying. Love ya, and I’ll be back for “D” !!!!

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  6. Mary B says:

    What a bummer that he didn’t play the full songs. And such a disappointment that he did an all blues set. But oh, the memories!

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  7. jlennidorner says:

    That’s a great scrapbook of memories. Sorry your album broke. Glad you had another.
    Have a great April! Thanks for your kindness and friendship over the years.

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Truthfully, I am going to replace another one or two because I have this thing about making them all match 🙂 Thanks for the hard work you do to keep us organized in this challenge!

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  8. Your scrapbooks don’t fail to amaze me!
    Happy Blogging 🙂
    C is for Crime
    https://thedreamgirlwrites.wordpress.com/2020/04/03/crime/

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  9. Ally Bean says:

    I’m bummed that Clapton wasn’t good in concert when you saw him. I love his albums, so maybe that’s just as well.

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  10. These are fantastic pictures! While I am not a Clapton fan, my boyfriend met him in the early 80s. Clapton stayed in a hotel in Chicago and ordered a pool table. My boyfriend worked for that company at the time and was the one who delivered it. Afterwards, Clapton asked him if he wanted to play, so yes, my boyfriend (sounds weird as he is 61) played a round of pool with him. It’s one of his favorite memories to this day. (and yes, he was star struck)

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  11. While you may have been disappointed, it sounds like you learned some things that have continued to be useful to you. And isn’t it fun to look back and see how your style has changed and evolved over time?

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      We have learned some things and yes, it is fun to look back. I almost wanted to add some detail to this when I took it out but if I start going back, I’ll never finish!

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  12. Frédérique says:

    Too bad, I understand why you are so disappointed, I love Eric Clapton music too, and I wouldn’t appreciate a non-concert 😉 Yeah, first days of AtoZ, I get to know new blogs, and I’m so happy to read you again this year!
    C is for Colour

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  13. John Holton says:

    Hey, I did a Robert Cray song this morning for Song of the Day! (But you knew that.) Did the two of them play together? That’s always a sight to see.

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  14. I miss the old Ticketmaster printed tickets. I saved all my old ticket stubs. With everything digital or printed on home computers, they’re not as colorful or fun to scrap anymore. Weekends In Maine

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  15. slfinnell says:

    How disappointing! I don’t know what the heck he has to be bored about?! lol I have the Unplugged cd from back in the early 90’s that I played for my eldest when she was colicky. It was the one thing that soothed her crying.

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  16. LA says:

    Love your scrapbooks!

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