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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:46 AM

Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination

Source: The Guardian

Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination

Clapton says he won’t perform for a ‘discriminated audience’ after vaccination passports made mandatory for clubs and venues this autumn

Laura Snapes
Thu 22 Jul 2021 11.05 BST

Eric Clapton has said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to show proof of vaccination.

In response to the government announcement that vaccination passports will be required to access nightclubs and venues by the end of September, the musician has issued a statement saying he would not play “any stage where there is a discriminated audience present.

“Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show.”

Clapton shared the statement via the Telegram account of Italian architect and Covid sceptic Robin Monotti. It was accompanied by a link to Clapton’s anti-lockdown collaboration with Van Morrison, Stand and Deliver, in which they sing: “Do you wanna be a free man / Or do you wanna be a slave?”

In May, Clapton shared his negative experiences of receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine through Monotti’s Telegram account, claiming to have experienced “severe” reactions that left him questioning whether he would be able to play the guitar again.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jul/22/eric-clapton-refuses-to-play-venues-require-proof-of-vaccination-covid

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Reply Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination (Original post)
Eugene Jul 22 OP
Xoan Jul 22 #1
IrishAfricanAmerican Jul 22 #2
brewens Jul 22 #3
Goonch Jul 22 #4
dweller Jul 22 #5
lagomorph777 Jul 22 #6
Blues Heron Jul 22 #7
Ritabert Jul 22 #10
Blues Heron Jul 22 #11
Ritabert Jul 22 #15
Blues Heron Jul 22 #17
-misanthroptimist Jul 22 #8
LenaBaby61 Jul 22 #12
-misanthroptimist Jul 22 #19
AZSkiffyGeek Jul 22 #9
malaise Jul 22 #13
Sneederbunk Jul 22 #14
BeckyDem Jul 22 #16
Omnipresent Jul 22 #18

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:49 AM

1. His newest single ...

Slow Head

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:50 AM

2. He's always been a jackass.

He's just getting worse in his dotage.





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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:53 AM

3. I don't think it will matter much. Clapton and the rest of the anti-vaxer's will have

those shows shut down before long. His only chance for a successful tour would have been universal vaccination and passports.

When I first heard he was touring, I was hoping to catch a show at Spokane or The Gorge in WA. Not now. No way.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:54 AM

4. Eric Clapton's Anti-Vaccine Diatribe Blames 'Propaganda' for 'Disastrous' Experience

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:57 AM

5. I see future success for Mr Clapton in

Busking …

reminds me of a scene from ‘Give My Regards to Broad Street’

✌🏻

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:58 AM

6. Building a bonfire of my Clapton CDs right now.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 10:06 AM

7. Will he be playing his new hit "Lay Down Sally in the ICU"?

Or the other one "Bell Bottom Blue Lips"?

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 10:58 AM

10. LOL!

Good one.

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Response to Ritabert (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 11:01 AM

11. He'll probably open with "Let it Grow"...

Don't even need to alter that one...

OK your turn!

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 11:21 AM

15. Knockin' on Heaven's Door

...

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Response to Ritabert (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 11:30 AM

17. nice!

"White Room (at the funeral parlor)" is another updated tune I heard he was going to play..

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 10:10 AM

8. Overrated, has been jackass says what, now? nt

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Response to -misanthroptimist (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 11:18 AM

12. Overrated, has been jackass says what, now?

Overrated is right.

He has talent, but the blues greats from my day and my parents day (MANY of whom my late parents KNEW) would play his racist ass up under the table. Hell, he can't carry a Jimi Hendrix guitar case.

I don't know what the hell B.B. King saw in him that made him love him so much. But then again, what did B.B. see in racist ass Lee Atwater? For me, music certainly is all about bonding, and it is also about building bridges, but not with racist pieces of shit it isn't.

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Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:39 PM

19. +1 on all counts

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 10:20 AM

9. He wants all people to attend...

Except blacks and foreigners, who he wants out of England. Racist asshole.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 11:20 AM

13. Well then

Eff him

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 11:20 AM

14. Spent all his life just saying no to drugs.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 11:21 AM

16. Awful when you learn how dumb some people can be.

Discriminated against? Unreal.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 12:21 PM

18. He'll be reunited with Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce...

If he’s not more careful.

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