The City of Brotherly Love has always been a music hot bed, dating back to Frankie Avalon and Bill Haley, all the way through Patti LaBelle, the Gamble and Huff songwriting team and the late great Teddy Pendergrass. It has also been the scene of many incredible Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers concerts throughout the years.
Last night, Tom and the guys returned to Philadelphia's Wachovia Center for another sold out show. Just a day after his 74th birthday, blues legend Buddy Guy got the party started early, parading through the crowd on the arena floor while bursts of blues fire emanated from his white Fender Stratocaster.
Buoyed by their stellar Madison Square Garden show, Tom and the Heartbreakers didn't let up in Philadelphia, rocking the sold-out Wachovia Arena. The atmosphere was positively electric tonight and the roar after each song deafening. "Jefferson Jericho Blues" featured some great keys work from Benmont Tench, while "Running Man's Bible" found Tom locking in with Ron Blair and Steve Ferrone. "Good Enough," which is quickly becoming an epic blues gem, saw Benmont and Mike trading licks on the organ and guitar respectively.
Night two in Philly is up next- last show of the second leg of the Mojo Summer 2010 tour!
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