Eric Clapton - Castle Hall
Osaka, Japan - November 17, 2003 - Rozy - DVD-R1
- When You Got a Good Friend
- I Shot the Sheriff
- Bell Bottom Blues
- Reconsider Baby
- Can't Find My Way Home
- White Room
- I Want a Little Girl
- Got My Mojo Working
- Hoochie Coochie Man
- Change the World
- Five Long Years
- Kind Hearted Woman
- Holy Mother
- Lay Down Sally
- Wonderful Tonight
- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
- Sunshine of Your Love
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Comments: Welcome to a DVD that REALLY gives the complete "Clapton
Concert Experience"! Are we talking about hot, torrid guitar solos? Nope. Superb musicianship?
Nope. A top notch band performing like a well oiled machine? Again - nope. You can get any of
those things at a lot of EC shows. No, what the Rozy team was really able to capture here was
the real experience of an EC show, starring ... [drum roll please]:
Mr. Spikey Head !!!!
Yes, folks, we've always been there, haven't we? You beg, borrow, or steal tickets to a good show,
then jump through all the hoops to make sure you manage to get there - taking time off from work,
finding babysitters, planes, trains, automobiles to get to your destination on time. Then there's
the parking, the crowds - the indigestion from that awful food that only seems to be served at
arena style events, which makes airline food look like fine cuisine. And then, it happens ... in a
room with fifteen thousand other people, you somehow end up seated directly behind the
one self-centered obnoxious asshole whose sole mission in life is to turn your concert experience
into a living hell on earth.
Now, wrecking a concert experience for one, two, or even a small group of people is no small feat,
and Mr. Spikey Head proves this. I mean, one can't simply sit there in the seat like a bump on a
log if you really want to get the job done. Mr. Spikey Head approaches his task with the zeal and
panache of a well trained athlete ...
He's in the Middle ...
He's on the left ...
He uses his arms!
He slides to the right!
On the bottom ...
During the show ...
During the encore ...
Whew! I'm tired just from looking at all that - both the filmer and Mr. Spikey Head must have gone
home after this show exhausted from all the effort of bobbing and weaving like a pair of prize
fighters for two hours. I will tell you though, in this contest, there was a clear winner: Mr.
Spikey Head! Yes, the filmer does occasionally manage to get in a few uninterrupted minutes of
footage, but like the champ he is, Mr. Spikey Head always does whatever it takes to wreck a shot.
If being an annoying asshole were an Olympic Event - we're talking gold medal material here.
So let's all dedicate this show - not to Eric, not to the band, not even to the fans. Not to the
filmer, not even to Mr. Spikey Head himself. Let's all dedicate it to the Hair Care Idol and
Life Role Model for Mr. Spikey Head - Bart Simpson: