Eric Clapton - Civic Center
Hartford, Ct. - April 12, 1990 - DVD-R2
Ok, what's wrong with this picture? Hmmmm, let's see ... designer boots ... leather pants ... designer shirt ... designer guitar strap ... and BASEBALL CAPS? Yes, that's right. The University of Connecticut "Huskies" Basketball team in 1990 had what has been referred to as the "Dream Season" finishing 36-6, and performing in their home arena EC and Nathan donned team caps to commemorate the event. during the instrumental "A Remark You Made" prelude to "Layla". It's the sort of thing that makes this show fun to watch. The band isn't particularly "on fire" this night, there are no really memorable blistering guitar or drum solos or dazzling keyboard runs. It's one of those nights where Eric and the band are there to relax a bit and have FUN with several thousand of their friends. A sold out show with the seating behind the stage filled, EC occasionally takes his solos behind the stage facing to the rear, at which point the crowd back there just go wild. It's a spirited crowd but the audience noise doesn't intrude on the recording at all. EC comes out for the encore and does an extended "Boogie Chillin" solo jam before the band kicks into "Crossroads. EC and Nathan even take the time for a slow dance with Tessa and Katie during the jazzy prelude to "Sunshine of Your Love". Shot from a single, tripod mounted camera, this is the complete show. Standalone DVD transfer directly from the master VHS makes this one as good as it gets!