25,000 feet above Buffalo and more than an hour after the last notes rang out at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, and Tom Petty is still buzzing about the show.
"Did you hear Crosby, Stills and Nash tonight?" he asks excitedly, taking a sip of coffee. "I stopped by the stage when we got there and listened to them for a few minutes. Man, they were great! Stephen's guitar playing was so good, and David and Graham sounded amazing. What a show!"
What a show, indeed. Playing their last date on the Mojo tour, CSN shined, delivering a set worthy of their legendary reputation with classics like "Our House," "Teach Your Children," "Almost Cut My Hair," "Love The One You're With," "Woodstock" and a whole host of others that utterly captivated the 22,000-capacity amphitheater for their 90-minute set. Seemingly sensing the high bar set by CSN, Tom and the boys took the stage promptly at nine and didn't let up for the next two hours. "You Don't Know How It Feels" got the place rockin' early, but it was "Free Fallin'" that really drew the crowd in tonight. "Good Enough" is turning into a Petty classic before our eyes on this tour, and Mike didn't spare any expense on it tonight, strangling notes out of his Gibson like his life depended on it.
We're headed to the Blossom Center outside of Cleveland to wrap up the third leg of the Mojo summer tour! Come out and see us, and be sure to check back for more photos, videos and recaps!