“P” is for Petty, Tom Petty. I am not sure why but of all of the musicians we have lost in the last few years, his death really hit me. I cried, which is something I hardly ever do. I was so sorry that I hadn’t gone to the concerts he did in our area right before he passed. I thought they were too far away and wasn’t familiar with the venue but in retrospect, I should have made the effort. He died a month and a half later. At least we did get to see him twice.
The first time was at Oracle Arena in 2010. Our eldest daughter came with us. I was amazed at how many trucks it took to bring all the equipment in.
I used the “Say Cheese” stencil that I used with the Frampton pictures.
Here’s the setlist from that show and also a review that was in the paper. I really love the picture of Tom with his arms outstretched and his back to the crowd.
This is “Running Down a Dream” from the second time we saw him, in San Jose in 2014. My goal had been to scrapbook those pictures for this post but that’s not happening.
I’m hoping to use tomorrow to get ahead a bit on the rest of the alphabet. Oh who am I kidding? 10 days left of the A to Z Challenge. Are we having fun yet?