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    Fonda Theatre, Night Six: Recap, Photos & Set List!

    June 11, 2013

    Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

     

    Connor Enright stood in the alley way behind the Fonda Theatre Tuesday night, displaying no signs of nervousness despite the fact that the 12-year-old Arizona resident was a few minutes from meeting a hero.

     

    The young man and his father, Jason, had driven to Los Angeles from Phoenix to attend the final night of the Heartbreakers' six-show Fonda residency and present Tom with a guitar they built together.

     

    Stepping onto the tour bus, Connor smiled widely as Tom appeared and welcomed him onboard. After a few pictures, the father and son proudly presented Tom their gift - a beautiful guitar based on the Fender Telecaster design with the Heartbreakers logo burned into the wood.

     

    Tom strummed the guitar, asking questions about the build and clearly impressed with Connor and Jason's work. After signing a few autographs, Tom asked Connor how he started playing the guitar.

     

    "I started because I wanted to learn how to play your songs," Connor said. "Now I play with some friends."

     

    "Keep it up," Tom said, putting his hand on Connor's shoulder. "You can always play the guitar, even when nothing seems to be going right. That's what I'd do when I was your age."

     

    And play they did Tuesday night, with a fire inspired possibly by the previous night's events and by the simple fact that this was the last night at the Fonda. After "Listen to Her Heart," Tom stepped to the mike and acknowledged to the audience that Saturday's visit by the fire marshall was the focus of much of his discussions since the incident occurred.

     

    "I'm not here to point fingers or place any blame, but I do know one thing for sure: it wasn't my fault," he said as the crowd roared in response. "And I promise you we won't be shut down tonight. And one more thing: if anyone who attended Saturday's show wants a refund, I will be make sure it happens if it has to come out of my pocket."

     

    "Fooled Again" burned and flickered, Tom's howls matched only by Mike Campbell's searing leads. "The Best of Everything" shined, the 1985 Southern Accents deep track turning into a full-blown sing-a-long by the last chorus. But it was "Time To Move On," off Wildflowers, that seemed to sum it up best as Tom and the band wrapped up this string of hometown shows and head out on the road to finish the 2013 summer tour.

     

    "Time to move on, time to get going
    What lies ahead, I have no way of knowing
    But under my feet, baby, grass is growing
    It's time to move on, it's time to get going"

     

    Deer Creek, we're coming! See you tonight and keep checking back for more!

     

    Set List:

     Rock & Roll Star

    Love Is A Long Road
    Listen to Her Heart
    Baby Please Don't Go
    Fooled Again
    The Best of Everything
    Steppin' Stone
    Woman In Love
    Kings Highway
    I'd Like To Love You Baby
    Tweeter And The Monkey Man
    Rebels
    Two Gunslingers
    Time To Move On
    Image of Me

    Willin'

    Melinda

    I Should Have Known It

    Refugee

    Running Down A Dream

     

    Encore:

    You Wreck Me

    American Girl

     

    Check Out Photos From The Show Here!

     

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Highway Companions's picture
on Sun, 2013-06-16 10:20

June 11, 2013

Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

 

Connor Enright stood in the alley way behind the Fonda Theatre Tuesday night, displaying no signs of nervousness despite the fact that the 12-year-old Arizona resident was a few minutes from meeting a hero.

 

The young man and his father, Jason, had driven to Los Angeles from Phoenix to attend the final night of the Heartbreakers' six-show Fonda residency and present Tom with a guitar they built together.

 

Stepping onto the tour bus, Connor smiled widely as Tom appeared and welcomed him onboard. After a few pictures, the father and son proudly presented Tom their gift - a beautiful guitar based on the Fender Telecaster design with the Heartbreakers logo burned into the wood.

 

Tom strummed the guitar, asking questions about the build and clearly impressed with Connor and Jason's work. After signing a few autographs, Tom asked Connor how he started playing the guitar.

 

"I started because I wanted to learn how to play your songs," Connor said. "Now I play with some friends."

 

"Keep it up," Tom said, putting his hand on Connor's shoulder. "You can always play the guitar, even when nothing seems to be going right. That's what I'd do when I was your age."

 

And play they did Tuesday night, with a fire inspired possibly by the previous night's events and by the simple fact that this was the last night at the Fonda. After "Listen to Her Heart," Tom stepped to the mike and acknowledged to the audience that Saturday's visit by the fire marshall was the focus of much of his discussions since the incident occurred.

 

"I'm not here to point fingers or place any blame, but I do know one thing for sure: it wasn't my fault," he said as the crowd roared in response. "And I promise you we won't be shut down tonight. And one more thing: if anyone who attended Saturday's show wants a refund, I will be make sure it happens if it has to come out of my pocket."

 

"Fooled Again" burned and flickered, Tom's howls matched only by Mike Campbell's searing leads. "The Best of Everything" shined, the 1985 Southern Accents deep track turning into a full-blown sing-a-long by the last chorus. But it was "Time To Move On," off Wildflowers, that seemed to sum it up best as Tom and the band wrapped up this string of hometown shows and head out on the road to finish the 2013 summer tour.

 

"Time to move on, time to get going
What lies ahead, I have no way of knowing
But under my feet, baby, grass is growing
It's time to move on, it's time to get going"

 

Deer Creek, we're coming! See you tonight and keep checking back for more!

 

Set List:

 Rock & Roll Star

Love Is A Long Road
Listen to Her Heart
Baby Please Don't Go
Fooled Again
The Best of Everything
Steppin' Stone
Woman In Love
Kings Highway
I'd Like To Love You Baby
Tweeter And The Monkey Man
Rebels
Two Gunslingers
Time To Move On
Image of Me

Willin'

Melinda

I Should Have Known It

Refugee

Running Down A Dream

 

Encore:

You Wreck Me

American Girl

 

Check Out Photos From The Show Here!

 

Comments

scoleman's picture

Intimate feel at this venue made it our best TPATH show ever. After seeing them perform 14 or 15 times over the last 20 years, that's saying a lot. The only thing that could have topped it is if our equally fanatic friends could have been with us. At least they made it to the Noblesville show ;-)
Tom & the boys are like a fine wine... we were in awe and will be forever thankful for the opportunity to have such an amazing experience. We flew in from CO just for this & getting "King's Highway" was the icing on the cake... (side note, my husband & I read this write up and thought "huh?" Don't recall a word about Saturday night's incident being mentioned at Tuesday's show).

relic's picture

I didnt remember that statement made at Tuesday's show either but after a week of rocking, rolling and line standing, I suppose its possible I missed it somehow....

What I would love to see (any photos Andy?) and hear about was that amazing interlude during Melinda when Steve Ferrone and Benmont Tench turned the Fonda into their own little improv duet. Mike 'hushing' the crowd (raising his finger to his lips) as if to say 'hey! listen to this!'..... Hopefully someone got a shot of that. There was real pride and admiration on Mike's face as he worked to put a little focus on his bandmates'. One of the absolute highlights of the entire run at the Fonda.....

debsblue's picture

As a long time fan I feel this concert was ok but not impressive. I have been to many concerts & yes it was nice to be at a small venue, but people crowding & pushing in front of each other was not a good experience. Standing in line out front for GA also was not fun, it made for a very long nite as the concert didn't start till after 9. If i had to do over I would not under these conditions. Guess I'll wait a few more years to see Tom again, as I feel the fan club etc was not worth the wait.Although the Stones rocked!!!!!

relic's picture

Im sorry you experienced pushing. I know how much that can detract from a gig! AS for the line standing - everyone has their own opinion on this and I just wanted to chime in that while it was an activity that required stamina and physical exertion, it allowed 'lowly' $80 GA ticket holders a fair chance at the rail if they were willing to get there super early, and still provided a decent view for GA ticket holders who came a few hours early (before the line completely maxxed out).

I love the Stones too but our 'mystery' $85 tickets to the Anaheim gig were behind the stage, parallel to the view screens (so they were not viewable) and in the very last row - up against the wall - and up in the rafters. Very thankful for everything the HCC and the band have done to try and make these gigs intimate and allow fans to get tickets without running the scalper gauntlet.

Wishing your experience was more positive but when I read you mention the Stones, I just had to chime in.

Steve

debsblue's picture

The amount payed is not an issue,I am probably more fit than you will ever be lol. Yes I was there in line early but really Mr Relic expert??? As for the Stones I did hold out & buy $85.00 tics, guess I got lucky I was upgraded to FRONT & CENTER @ Anaheim & had Jagger sweat all over us!!!!!!!!! It was AWESOME &  it was a BLAST!!!!!! The scalpers suck I do agree! Us long time fans deserve better as I have been doing this since the 70's.

relic's picture

You should have joined us playing frisbee in the Fonda parking lot. It was a good workout.

And I am thrilled for you your stones tickets were upgraded. You got very lucky.

Money is absolutely the point. Compare the two bands. One sells the top priced ticket for a few hundred bucks. The other, thousands of dollars. Its not supply and demand that is driving that difference, its (forgive me) greed.

terdy's picture

Relic, you are a much nicer person than me!  LOL.  Cheers, and you are absolutely correct, it is all about the money!

 

 

wizzer's picture

WHOA!  That's me, Jason and my son they're talking about up there.  I had no idea they'd put a write up on here about it.  That's awesome.  And actually, Connor is only nine.  :-)  To everyone that made it happen, from Evan to Laurence to Mary to Andy to TP, his wife, and security guard...we can't thank you enough.  It was a dream come true, and it's still hard to believe.  Connor is still beaming about it.  Thank you all SO much!

tpfan's picture

How very cool for Connor and you too Jason! This story reminds me of a boy named Tommy meeting  a man named Elvis..well you know the rest of the story.

 

dianna's picture

I saw a tweet with a picture of the guitar......nice!  So glad they got to give it to you personally.  You really just made somebody's life.  WTG!

bkdetos's picture

BEST SHOW EVER.