Stay classy TP&HB. Way to take care of the fans that love you so! Can't wait to attend my next, and 7th overall, show in the future! Hopefully in an intimate setting like the Fonda was.
Personally, I don't think anyone that wasn't at the 6/8 show should be commenting on anything other than how those of us that did attend it got screwed over royally. To say that we only missed 5-7 songs, or 30-45 minutes of the show, is just plain ignorant and out of line in my eyes. Call us "whiny", call us sore losers, call us what you will. Just don't call us friends! I wouldn't go to a World Series Game 7 to be asked to leave in the 7th inning of a tied game. Anyone who has seen TP and the boys (Saturday was my 6th time overall but by far the most intimate and special concert up until the shutdown), knows how epic an encore from Petty is. "American Girl" encored in and of itself is worth the price of admission most likely. I am appalled at whomever was responsible for this and that they even let it happen. If what the statement released is true, the only people I blame for this happening is the negligence and incompetency of the Fonda Theater. Shame on them for being "greedy" and overselling. Shame on them for allowing non-wristband patrons to enter the floor. Shame on those fans for not returning to their respective spots after Tom made the announcement. Shame on the Fonda for not turning on the light and making people go upstairs that didn't belong! My guest flew in from Phoenix two hours before the show. Not to mention, hotel costs, food, the $45 shirts we bought, $12 drinks, gas for me from PHX, and on and on. None of it would've mattered one bit had we all had the chance to see a full show. The politically correct thing to do is refund all ticket holders for the event; hopefully not in some stupid $50 credit to the Tom Petty store online either. The right thing to do is to reschedule the event for a future date to accommodate the many fans I talked to at the show from out of state, like myself. Unfortunately, I fear everyone will blame each other and in the end, who loses? The fans.