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FMN: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers at Red Rocks

By maxwell edison ·
A Friday Night Music unannounced and posted in the morning? What gives? As to the unannounced, who cares? And it's Friday night somewhere, right?

I saw Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers last night - live at Red Rocks, the absolute best venue in the world (although I have to admit I've not visited them all). Have you ever been there? What's your favorite?

http://www.denver.com/red-rocks/gifs/red-rocks-pic6.jpg

http://lariatloop.org/tour/images/RR-Amphi.jpg

http://www.redrocksonline.com/

Petty did two shows at Red Rocks, one on the 1st, and another on the 3rd. (Crosby, Stills and Nash was already scheduled for the 2nd.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNv1i9wtINU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeUxFGwNxp4

(Not exactly the best sound and video quality, but what can we expect from an amateur posting on youTube?)

Joe Cocker, the King of Covers, opened for Petty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ABZgs0kFXY

Joe Cocker was good, and Tom Petty was outstanding! Those videos do not do the show justice.

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The Moody Blues with the Colorado Symphony is considered among the best shows ever at Red Rocks (1990 or 91):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuywcMYMKfQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YHIRGYlLlU

If you like the Moody Blues, consider buying the DVD of that show. Outstanding!

And to think, The Moody Blues and continually being snubbed for the R&R Hall of Fame. (Of course, the R&R Hall of Fame has proven itself to be a joke! What do you think?)

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Funny

by maecuff In reply to FMN: Tom Petty and The He ...

My husband and I were talking about concerts we've attended. I've been to many over the years. Tom Petty stands out as one of the best. I've seen him twice. The last time was in the early 90s. I'd love to see him again.

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I agree - it was one of the best

by maxwell edison In reply to Funny

His stop here was to kick-off his summer tour, and he might be coming to a venue near you:

http://www.tompetty.com/

It was well worth the price.

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My choices

by NickNielsen In reply to I agree - it was one of t ...

Atlanta August 11, the week before my niece is getting married in NY.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, August 27, the week AFTER my niece gets married.

Charlotte in September. Could be done. I'll have to look into it.

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I love Tom Petty

by AV . In reply to FMN: Tom Petty and The He ...

I never saw him in concert, but Red Rocks looks like such a beautiful place to see a concert.

Here's one of my favorites (I have many)

Runnin' Down a Dream
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1D3a5eDJIs

I love this one too

Mary Jane's Last Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aowSGxim_O8&feature=channel

Good stuff.

AV

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Stevie Ray Vaughn - The Sky Is Cryin' (Oops.)

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to FMN: Tom Petty and The He ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI9TS4O5Ww4&feature=related

Want to see him. Guessed I missed that...

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Can NOT have Stevie without Chitluns.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Stevie Ray Vaughn - The S ...
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Ooh, that is fabu

by AV . In reply to Can NOT have Stevie witho ...

I like this one too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAG-kX_IlUw

AV

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Oh, he was so hot

by AV . In reply to Stevie Ray Vaughn - The S ...

Love this one too.

Pride and Joy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e8O6H1YOds&feature=related

AV

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I love it! NO RULES

by AV . In reply to FMN: Tom Petty and The He ...

I'm into no rules. Too bad the rest of life has so many.

I'm finally going to see Crosby, Stills and Nash this summer at the PNC Art Center. I've listened to them my entire life, it seems, but never saw them in person.

PNC isn't even close to Red Rocks as far as ambiance, but I got good seats. Had to convince my hubby he wanted to go too, as he's not as much a fan as I am. I can be persuasive.

I hope they play this song

Marrekesh Express
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wddCfXzz6fc

AV

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Oh, I love that one.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I love it! NO RULES

Nothin' like the Wayback Machine!

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