July 20 was a day I had been looking forward to for many months. It was the day that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were playing at Blossom Music Center. After the 2008 show, I knew I couldn’t miss this concert. Unfortunately, the band’s guitarist Mike Campbell was under strict doctor’s orders to get some rest due to heat recent exhaustion. After the initial disappointment wore off, I began to look forward to the rescheduled date, August 31.Tuesday night’s show was solid, and I would never expect anything less from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. The band has been on tour all summer promoting their latest album, ‘Mojo,’ so I expected new tunes intermixed with the old. The balance between the chart-toppers and the fresh tunes kept the crowd engaged and the free spirits dancing all night long. Score!
Once again, I was fortunate enough to get approval to shoot the first three songs. You know it’s an amazing start to a concert when you have 8 photographers jammin’ out in the photo pit!
Besides the hellacious drive to the show (why, Blossom, why can’t you figure the traffic out!?), it was a lovely evening for a classic rock show.
However, my mid-week fun wasn’t over quite yet. On Wednesday I was lucky enough to catch another Tribe game in the Tribe Social Deck. After running a contest for cleveland.com users to win a seat in the deck to hang out with some super cool c.com peeps, we chose 7 lucky winners to play hooky with us!Holy hotness! It was at least
Oh yeah, the Indians lost to the White Sox 6-4 and Manny Ramirez was speaking English (as far as I could lip-read). Minor details 🙂 I love my job!
Yawn, I am tired and it’s not even Thursday! Not much time to recoup as the Browns play tomorrow and Friday is the beginning of the holiday weekend! No complaints here though 😉
What are you doing to enjoy the last days of summer? I know I am going to try to soak up some more sun!