A Great Way to Spend the 4th

Or the 3rd, actually (but we didn’t get home until the 4th). Despite the general crapulence around the Verizon Music Center, it’s impossible to deny that the man can write some amazing music. My wife and I took in Tom Petty and Heartbreakers last night, and in addition to sweet memories of XLII during “Free Falling”, we were thoroughly pleased with the entire show. Petty didn’t pull any punches, and didn’t hammer us with “now let’s endure something my new album”. It was all his best all night long. I don’t think I’ll go back to Verizon for a show again because the atmosphere was toxic with all the smoke, and most everyone around us was loaded and baked an hour before the show started, but none of that has anything to do with the quality of the performance (ok, he does have a half dozen songs about weed, so maybe it was Petty’s fault). Anyway, the show was great. The encore was electric and fireworks in the distance made it a great way to start the holiday weekend.