This was the second time I had the pleasure of seeing Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and it was at the same venue as the first time I saw them. They were touring for the album Mojo that was released about 4 months before this, which was Tom Petty’s first album with the Heartbreakers in eight years.
We originally had Lawn tickets but almost halfway through the set Techno showed up with enough tickets to get all of us down the 100 Level. Down we went but when got there we quickly realized we had one more ticket than seats available and of course I was the guy standing nearest the person in the row not in our group. I stayed anyway much to the chagrin of the man standing next to me with his two kids. It was slightly cramped but nobody was actually sitting down so I figured what the hell. The guy was really not happy when I sparked up a joint. He made his unhappiness known by uttering a simple “really?” to me. I volleyed that “really” right back to him. Smoking pot at a Tom Petty show? Is that really a surprise to you? I understand he was trying to protect his kids but I was conscious of the kids and made sure the smoke went away from them. Shortly after this settling in episode Tom launched into “Breakdown,” which was pure magic. So good. Another highlight was “Don’t Come Around Here No More.” The whole bubble we were in seemed to light up both literally and figuratively. I was robbed of hearing “You Got Lucky” for a second time but I am not going to whine about it. I got to see Tom Petty for the second time!
SETLIST: “Listen to Her Heart,” “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “Free Fallin’,” “Oh Well,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” “Kings Highway,” “Breakdown,” “Jefferson Jericho Blues,” “Good Enough,” “Running Man’s Bible,” “I Should Have Known It,” “Learning to Fly,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” “Refugee,” “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” “American Girl”