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    Hangout Festival: Recap, Photos & Set List!

    Hangout 2013

    Gulf Shores, AL

    May 18, 2013

    With Kings of Leon warming the stage up as the Friday night headliner and Stevie Wonder slated to close festivities down on the Main Stage Sunday, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were in primed for a big night Saturday night with a two-hour slot following supporting sets from the Black Crowes, Gov’t Mule and Shoves & Rope.

    Tom and the guys arrived to the festival site a few hours before showtime, mingling backstage and taking in the gorgeous beachfront views of the Gulf of Mexico. Mike and Steve played some ping-pong, and Benmont visited with family and friends. Just before taking the stage, Tom and the guys spent a few minutes with Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon, the young Tennessee rockers elated to meet their long-time heroes.

    “So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star” is quickly becoming the ideal show opener that Tom and the band envisioned in rehearsals, and this particular version of The Byrds’ classic was huge and high-energy. The next four songs – “Love Is A Long Road,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “You Wreck Me” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” – were the loudest sing-a-longs these ears have ever heard with 40,000-plus harmonizing with Tom. “I Just Want To Make Love To You” gave Scott a chance to shine, taking an extended harmonica solo on the Muddy Waters cover. “Friend of the Devil” found Tom taking a turn on the harmonica himself, giving the Grateful Dead chestnut a cool, countrier feel for its 2013 summer tour debut having not been played since the 1997 Fillmore residency. “You’re So Bad” rocked and brought the crowd vocals back, which peaked for “Refugee” and “Runnin’ Down A Dream.” The band was all smiles on the sidestage during the break before the encore, basking in the applause from the awaiting audience. The crowd erupted in cheers as the band returned to the stage, and only grew louder as Mike played the iconic riff to open “Don’t Come Around Here No More.” “American Girl” brought the decibel level to a frenzied apex, topped only by the cheer the band received upon bowing at the lip of the stage before exiting on their way to the Big Apple!

    New York, we’re ready for the Beacon! Keep checking back for more from the 2013 Summer Tour!

     

    Set List:

    Rock & Roll Star

    Love Is A Long Road

    I Won't Back Down

    You Wreck Me

    Mary Jane's Last Dance

    Good Enough

    Free Fallin'

    Woman In Love

    I Just Want To Make Love To You

    Tweeter And The Monkey Man

    Rebels

    Friend of the Devil

    Learning to Fly

    Yer So Bad

    I Should Have Known It

    Refugee

    Runnin' Down A Dream

     

    E: Don't Come Around Here No More

    American Girl

    Check out photos from the show here.

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on Mon, 2013-05-20 15:53

Hangout 2013

Gulf Shores, AL

May 18, 2013

With Kings of Leon warming the stage up as the Friday night headliner and Stevie Wonder slated to close festivities down on the Main Stage Sunday, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were in primed for a big night Saturday night with a two-hour slot following supporting sets from the Black Crowes, Gov’t Mule and Shoves & Rope.

Tom and the guys arrived to the festival site a few hours before showtime, mingling backstage and taking in the gorgeous beachfront views of the Gulf of Mexico. Mike and Steve played some ping-pong, and Benmont visited with family and friends. Just before taking the stage, Tom and the guys spent a few minutes with Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon, the young Tennessee rockers elated to meet their long-time heroes.

“So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star” is quickly becoming the ideal show opener that Tom and the band envisioned in rehearsals, and this particular version of The Byrds’ classic was huge and high-energy. The next four songs – “Love Is A Long Road,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “You Wreck Me” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” – were the loudest sing-a-longs these ears have ever heard with 40,000-plus harmonizing with Tom. “I Just Want To Make Love To You” gave Scott a chance to shine, taking an extended harmonica solo on the Muddy Waters cover. “Friend of the Devil” found Tom taking a turn on the harmonica himself, giving the Grateful Dead chestnut a cool, countrier feel for its 2013 summer tour debut having not been played since the 1997 Fillmore residency. “You’re So Bad” rocked and brought the crowd vocals back, which peaked for “Refugee” and “Runnin’ Down A Dream.” The band was all smiles on the sidestage during the break before the encore, basking in the applause from the awaiting audience. The crowd erupted in cheers as the band returned to the stage, and only grew louder as Mike played the iconic riff to open “Don’t Come Around Here No More.” “American Girl” brought the decibel level to a frenzied apex, topped only by the cheer the band received upon bowing at the lip of the stage before exiting on their way to the Big Apple!

New York, we’re ready for the Beacon! Keep checking back for more from the 2013 Summer Tour!

 

Set List:

Rock & Roll Star

Love Is A Long Road

I Won't Back Down

You Wreck Me

Mary Jane's Last Dance

Good Enough

Free Fallin'

Woman In Love

I Just Want To Make Love To You

Tweeter And The Monkey Man

Rebels

Friend of the Devil

Learning to Fly

Yer So Bad

I Should Have Known It

Refugee

Runnin' Down A Dream

 

E: Don't Come Around Here No More

American Girl

Check out photos from the show here.

Comments

calliemimosa's picture

Sure wouldve loved to been here. My son was married in Gulf Shores on the 25th! I just barely missed Tom! sounds like it was a good show!

cindykahl's picture

Thanks for a great show!!!!

3graces's picture

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers always deliver a quality rock and roll experience. Another soaring success!

Mr Shelter's picture

man, those really are awesome photos. kudos

pcpettyhead's picture

I HAD A GREAT TIME!!!  THANKS FOR THE VIP PASSES HCC!!!!

http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/05/tom_petty.html

Iwazzabadboy's picture

I'm luvin the photos :):)

jptoombs's picture

Link IS working now - thanks !

jptoombs's picture

the link to the photos does not appear to work - I get an error message when I click it

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