Tour closers are always bittersweet affairs, as everyone - the band and crew alike - is excited to get home to loved ones but sad to say goodbye to our friends out on the road.
Mannheim - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' third show in Germany this month - proved to be a perfect spot to close the band's first trip to Europe in 20-plus years.
Unfortunately, Jonathan Wilson and band were unable to make the show as bus troubles left them stranded in northern Italy, but Tom and the band didn't let the last-minute change deter than from playing a smoking tour closer.
The biggest difference between Mannheim and the other German dates on the Heartbreakers' tour was the crowd, which was on its feet from the opening chords of "Listen To Her Heart" until the final note of "American Girl."
"It's Good To Be King" proved once again to be this tour's heavy hitter, with the band delivering another spine-tingling performance of the Wildflowers opus that elicited the loudest ovation of the entire night.
Just like in Lucca, Tom decided to add a third song to the encore, once again playing a incendiary version of "Two Men Talking," a tune that has only been previously released on 2003's Soundstage DVD.
"This is the last night of our European tour," Tom said before launching into "American Girl." "Thank you, Germany, for a great night tonight. We'll be back real soon."
Listen to Her Heart
You Wreck Me
I Won't Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Handle with Care
Don't Come Around Here No More
It's Good To Be King
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Runnin' Down A Dream
Two Men Talking