This past weekend I was fortunate enough to go to the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival in Bridgeview, IL. I went with my Dad, my sister, Greg Peters and Tim Revelle. The concert was on Saturday so we stayed overnight Friday so we could get up early. We had general admission tickets, however we decided to go to the venue 3 hours early to wait in line to get good seats. Good thing we did because the first 1,000 people got VIP access to the ellipse, which was a gated off area right in front of the stage. My dad, sister and Greg rushed up to be front row center, and stayed there the entire time. Greg didn’t move for 13 hours, didn’t eat lunch or dinner, go to the bathroom or have water, what a trooper.
The Guitar Festival was pretty amazing to say the least, with amazing artists such as John Mayer, Jeff Beck, Steve Windwood, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and of course, Eric Clapton and many many more.
My favorite 3 shows were probably the Derek Trucks Band, Jeff Beck, and Eric Clapton’s Band when he played with Steve Windwood. My dad got some good footage of the show sitting front row. Here are a couple videos, or check out the live broadcast of the Guitar Festival.