On Wednesday 22 April, The Derek Trucks band will hit London for what will probably be the most spectaculair performance of the year(At least in my mind)!
The concert will take place at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire located a few minutes walk from Hyde Park. Just like last time I’ll be hopping over to London for a day to be sure I’m not missing out on the action… Stay tuned for a review of the concert next week!
I went through some of my old pictures and came across some from the Derek Trucks Band concert I went to on October 11, 2007. Ever since I got introduced to their music through Eric Clapton’s 2006 tour i’ve been a big fan of him. When I noticed they planned a gig in London I immediately bought a ticket and booked a flight! The night cost me about 400,- euro’s in total but was worth every penny!
When I was waiting outside the club before the show I started to talk to some other Derek fans over there. A lot of them where surpisingly young but of course almost all of them where guitar players :). Suddenly we saw two regular looking guys walking by… took us a while to realise it where Derek and Mike looking for the entrance! So naturally we went after them and got a few pictures. I mentioned to him that I came all the way from the Netherlands to see him and he even replied back to me ” That’s great man!!” 🙂 Felt a bit embarrassed acting like a crazy fan but what can you do?!
I’ve put together a gallery of the pictures I took, along with a scan of one of Yonico’s hand drawn setlists that I found on the internet. I’ll convert a few of the video clips I made to flash and upload them here later on..