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Crossroads envy

Eric Clapton's having a few friends over to jam this weekend, and I wish I could be there.

This weekend it's Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, and this time he's having it over two nights at Madison Square Garden.

That's disappointing to me and a whole lot of Midwesterners, who were hoping it would be back in Chicago, like it was in 2010. Apparently the 90-plus degree temps were a bit much for Clapton and a lot of the other guitar slingers, who'll have a much more climate-controlled experience this time around.

I took a look at this year's lineup, and it seems to have many of the same characters that played for us three years ago at Toyota Park.  One difference--the Allman Brothers Band will make it there this time. They had to bow out last time because Greg Allman was busy getting a new liver.
 
Not playing this year--ZZ Top. I remember when I saw them at the 2010 festival I wondered if they had some kind of air conditioning in those suits.
 


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