Last night Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers headlined the main stage for a rousing 3+ hour set heavy on the hits. One of the Clap Your Hands guys tipped me off that Stevie Nicks was gonna join in (she’s touring w/ Petty this summer). Sure enough, at around ten to 10, Stevie and Tom revisited their ’81 smash “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.”

Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty – “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (MP3 Link Expired)

“I told you we were gonna have fun, didn’t I?” Petty joked after the tune.

Three things I wanted to hear from Tom but didn’t:

1. “Here’s a Jenny Lewis cover. [Laughter.] Welcome Conor Oberst and Ben Gibbard for ’Handle With Care.’”
2. “This is called ’Mary Jane’s Last Dance.’ The Chili Peppers ripped it off on their shitty new album.”
3. “Where my bloggaz at?”

But as promised, fun was had. Didn’t get great pics, but Halified nabbed the setlist, which I snapped:

It sounds like a bunch of you streamed and enjoyed. Get yr ’roo view on here (Damian Marley and Gomez today @ 4 CST, Les Claypool at 6.) Just caught Magic Numbers and Dungen. Next up: Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint, Beck, Gomez, and some band called Radio Heads.

I’ll check in later with more band shots. Take care of Shiloh while I’m gone.

Comments (17)
  1. pissed  |   Posted on Jun 17th, 2006 0

    I wish they were streaming the Radiohead performance =(

  2. I’ve got the new Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers single here –

  3. wha?  |   Posted on Jun 17th, 2006 0


  4. grace  |   Posted on Jun 17th, 2006 0

    I wish they were streaming EVERYTHING. Oh well, Elvis Costello is great.

  5. nate  |   Posted on Jun 17th, 2006 0

    Anyone know anything about “Very Special Guest”? The site says they are streaming on Sunday night at 10:30.

  6. pissed  |   Posted on Jun 17th, 2006 0

    The “Very Special Guest” will be the Geggy Tah reunion show.

  7. gotta love Tom Petty, the man has the golden touch when it comes to songwriting. And I’ve heard that his live shows are especially good in recent years.

  8. Echo is a great album!

  9. jimm  |   Posted on Jun 18th, 2006 0

    the special guest has to be radiohead, that’s my bet at least. though it doesnt make sense why they dont just say who it is. these arent live either….or at least not all of them

    i watched the my morning jacket webcast last night and holy mother of all that is righteous i hope you were there for that scott

  10. I have the entire Tom Petty set for Dl on my site pluus art of MMJ’s set.

  11. I saw Petty a year ago (with the Black Crowes opening) — him and the Heartbreakers killed. And I was at the very back of the lawn.

  12. Memememe  |   Posted on Jun 19th, 2006 0

    Heh. He didn’t do “Breakdown.”

  13. FYI, Petty didn’t play 3+ hours. It was probably about 2 hours. He didn’t come on until just after 9pm, and was off the stage around 11pm. Gave us plenty of time to wander to the midnight shows and get settled in well before they started.

    I just got home. :-)

  14. Disappointed  |   Posted on Jun 20th, 2006 0

    Tom Petty was the #1 band on my list this year, but I was disappointed because he only did a two hour show. A good show, but only 2 hours! Also, if the high point in your show is Stevie Nicks showing up, you have some work to do.

  15. Ben  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2006 0

    Hey tom petty is the man at writing sings…..i have only one thing to ask him if he is to read this…Man, stop in vermont stop in essex Jct or colchester even burlington just stop somewhere in vermont…..maybe even higherground it would besweet… parents wont let me goto your concert in saratoga with some of my freinds that are going…..or the one in hartford….Vermont would kick Ass……..

  16. Ben  |   Posted on Jun 28th, 2006 0


    be sweet*

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