I went with some friends to see Clapton perform at MSG last night.
A few thoughts and comments.
I was never a Clapton fanatic but I was aware of him from his Yardbird and Cream days. To say he he an incredible guitarist is to say the least and an absolute Rock legend. His silky smooth command of those strings is insane. He was dead on and I liked his arraignments very much. The keyboardist was also incredible. He had 2 opening acts who I was not familiar with but, well if you are opening for Clapton, it's a given you are going to be good. And again, no pyrotechnics, cursing, crotch grabbing, just a man, his guitar his band and his music.
Now, I'll admit I spoiled - last year Springsteen played 4 hours, McCartney over 3 hours - Clapton about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
But here's a kicker, I have never remembered those seats being so tight - no, it's not because we aging boomers have put on a few extra pounds either. Unless your hands are in your lap, you were touching shoulders with the person next to you. Just as bad was that you have almost no leg room - I'm 5'6" and my legs were hitting the seat in front of me. I think one of my taller friends is still in the fetal position. The seats were new and I swear I think they added more seats across the row to just pack in more people (more $$$).
Bottom line, well worth seeing if you are even a moderate fan, especially at this point in his career. But those MSG seats are giving me second thoughts about future concerts.