Back in the mid-80's, when he went on hiatus from the E-Street Band, Clemons fronted his own "Clarence Clemons Band" for a brief period. One of the local radio stations was giving away tickets to the Nth caller for his show at the Chestnut Cabaret in Philly. I called and won. My wife and I went and it was great! The club was not even half full, but the music and festive nature of the show made it memorable.
At the conclusion of the show, the Big Man thanked the crowd for coming out - especially on a weeknight. I thought that was a nice gesture, but just being there seeing a legend so close-up was our pleasure, and the thanks belonged to him.