WHEELS OF FIRE Tour 1968
November 4, 1968
RI Auditorium, Providence
hand bill courtesy of http://www.madpeck.com
photo courtesy of Robert Corwin http://www.robertcorwin.com/index.html
Cream performed two shows at the Rhode Island Auditorium on November 4, 1968. The first show was at 6:30 The second show was at 9:30 and was cut short due to noise curfew.
I'm So Glad
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I was in the fourth row at the second show of Cream, November 4, 1968 at the Rhode Island Auditorium in Providence, RI, USA.
The old Rhode Island Auditorium was a cavernous hockey rink with the stage at center ice and folding chair seats on the floor. It was not an ideal concert venue, but the band played so loud bad acoustics were not particularly noticeable (at least not where I sat). As in other shows, Clapton was to the right as you faced the stage, Baker in center, Jack Bruce on the left. I can't really remember what any of the band wore. I do remember Ginger's hair pulled back in a pony-tail and Ginger's fluorescent spray-paint drumheads. I wasn't aware at the time that it was a shortened set or any reason for it, but I do remember thinking as I left that they hadn't played very many songs.