WHEELS OF FIRE Tour 1968
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
Cream - 1968 Farewell Concert /BBC-TV - Royal Albert Hall
Cream "Wheels Of Fire" Full Album 1968
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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.
By John Allen
I was 12 years old in 1968 and was living in Barrington, R.I. I bought tickets for two front row center seats for my mom and I to attend the early (6:30) show. My recollection is that the tickets were $6.00 each. There was a crowd of photographers around the stage and I managed to crawl up onto the stage for part of the show. There was a psychedelic light show with moving "amoeba" images on screens above the stage. It was my first rock concert