Today is Tom Petty’s birthday. If we hadn’t lost him a couple of weeks ago, he would’ve been 67 today. And last night, a group of Petty fans in Sherman Oaks, California paid Petty homage by holding a “Vampire Walk” in the San Fernando Valley. The event was, of course, a goofy reference to a line from Petty’s “Free Fallin'”: “All the vampires walking through the valley move west down Ventura Boulevard.” Last night, a whole lot of people dressed as vampires did just that.
As the Los Angeles Daily News reports, the event was the brainchild of Mary Soracco, a goth jeweler in California. Together, they observed a moment of silence for Petty, held a “Free Fallin'” singalong, and moved west down Ventura Boulevard. Watch a couple of videos from the event below.
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You can see more photos from the Vampire Walk here.